Blog It On The Rooftop

October 1, 2004

Sometimes it’s nice to be up on a soapbox, waxing eloquent on a topic of particular interest or concern. Even better a rooftop. We begin today with The Rooftop Blog, hoping to expand the reach of what we do and say, and to present– to the public looking in– the groups and friends and issues and opinions that we care about and that we believe are important to our society.

Our purpose is to explore the news and interplay of the Four Estates and the moral imagination of a culture informed by the Judeo-Christian tradition. It’s a big arena, but that will give us some latitude as we attempt to examine the important developments in our nation and the world as they impact our families, as they involve the church and government, and as they are reported on and influenced by the media.

Professionally we have significant contact with the American news media, and although we welcome them if they look into this portal, we are purposefully developing a channel that seeks not the media but the public as an audience. We are unabashedly looking for a direct path that is not encumbered by media gatekeepers.

This site will change and evolve as we figure out what is helpful and what is possible. We welcome those who come along for the ride.



About Jim Jewell

I am a writer and consultant on faith and public life, active for many years in management and communications in the evangelical community. I now work as the director of the nonprofit practice at The Valcort Group ( Everything on this blog, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Valcort.
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