Christianity Today serves as a unique place for evangelicals of all stripes to convene, where thinkers from a variety of backgrounds can discuss and engage in ideas. We wanted to experiment with CT's "village green" format and extend the conversation using Google's new Hangout abilities through Google+.
We start with a topic that has captured the attention of millions of people, most of them women: Pinterest. The relatively new social networking site lets users create virtual boards where people "pin" images related to interests ranging from weddings, food, fitness, and books, to crafts, recipes, and inspiration quotes. Boards offer a mix of cute outfits to mouth-watering caramel chocolate-chip pretzel brownie muffins to IKEA-hacked mudrooms, on bulletin board-like walls that can be viewed and followed by friends and strangers alike. The site has 11 million users, 70 percent of whom are women, drawing especially from the crafty and foodie crowds. Some of you may have embraced the social ...1