$100 Tagline Contest Final

This poll will run until sometime next Monday morning, the the winner will get the $100 gift card from EISENBRAUNS. Here are the finalists with round one results:

  • Theology with a Southern accent (Jdg 12:5-6) (40%, 39 Votes) HT
  • Because some things just have to be Said. Acts 4:20 (29%, 28 Votes) HT
  • Because the conversations don’t end in the classroom (28%, 27 Votes) HT
  • They said it, we spread it (20%, 20 Votes) HT: Bull

Cast Your Final Vote

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What Do You Think?

Some might think this is a bizarre and risky way to pick a new tagline. But it’s just another example of what we’re trying to do with this blog. As my graduation approaches (yes they have approved me), I want Said at Southern to become more a community effort. That’s why I’m adding so many new writers and focusing the blog design to generate comments. That’s why the statistic that I watch most closely is how many readers click through to other blogs we link.

So, feel free to debate the taglines or rally support on your own blog. Especially if you’re in the final 5 and want some academic books.

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25 Responses to $100 Tagline Contest Final

  1. Brother Hank says:

    Tony, please don’t leave us!!!

    …or at least leave us a talking doll in your likeness that dances to “the Twist” when we press the little red button. That should keep us preoccupied for a while… :D

    p.s. – leave extra batteries please.

    Brother Hanks last blog post..Having a Fake Baby: All the Rage in Europe?

  2. Tony Kummer says:

    @Brother Hank: I’m in high level negotiations with my conscience about doing doctoral work, but the doll idea would save some money.

  3. Tony Kummer says:

    The early results are looking like a landslide.

  4. Never fear, ninth inning is near.

    Timmy Bristers last blog post..Steve Lemke on Total Depravity

  5. Brother Hank says:

    No! No! Call it right now! Ten Run rule!

    ::runs up and kicks sand in Timmy’s face::

    Brother Hanks last blog post..Donald Miller’s “Blue Like Jazz”… Yet Another Cultural Christian Cliché

  6. Hank,

    Monday morning is a long time away. Plenty enough time to get the sand out of my eyes. :)

    Looking for my rally cap,

    Timmy

    Timmy Bristers last blog post..Steve Lemke on Total Depravity

  7. Brother Hank says:

    Unlike Timmy some people – I only want what’s best for the Said at Southern community…that being of course, the best blog-tagline that $100 dollars can buy.

    Granted, some things do have to be Said, but that’s not the biggest issue at stake. Our noble cause as Baptist bloggers is to disperse our meager musings as the peculiar people that we are — known affectionately as “Southern” Baptists. And how much more so, as the students, faculty, and alumni of the flagship seminary of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, should we be purposed to reach out and touch the world with a familiar Southern accent?

    …take that…

    Brother Hanks last blog post..Donald Miller’s “Blue Like Jazz”… Yet Another Cultural Christian Cliché

  8. But Hank,

    Are you not discriminating against those who are not south of the Mason-Dixon line? Don’t we want SAS to become “all things to all people”? Blog paternalism can be an abuse thing, you know. I am much more inclined for technological indigenization. I mean, no need to hate when you bloviate. ;)

    There will come a time where those without a northern accent will need to say something, and I am not prepared to have them put it in the King’s English or the Southern man’s slang. What sayest thou?

    From down yonder,

    Timmy

    Timmy Bristers last blog post..Steve Lemke on Total Depravity

  9. Brother Hank says:

    Timmy-

    You misconstrue the “Southern” in “Southern accent,” my good man from Orange land. You need not a Texas draw, or Tennessee twang to take to heart the proposed tagline — you need only a love for that denomination to which you have committed to serve – the “Southern” Baptist Convention, whether that’s as a cod-fishing congregation in New Foundland, or a lumberjacking bivocational preacherman from the Oregonian country-side. We are bound by our theological “accent,” if you will, that brings a distinctly “Southern” Baptist flavor to the table — and that’s what I mean by “Theology with a Southern accent”…

    :)

    And if that doesn’t sway you, consider this. The only books I have are bioethical books, and I didn’t see any of those on Eisenbrauns…so if you ever want me to blog about something other than birth control – just let me win, so I can get some new material!

    Brother Hanks last blog post..Donald Miller’s “Blue Like Jazz”… Yet Another Cultural Christian Cliché

  10. Hank,

    Thanks for providing authorial intent. Given the various ways of interpreting your tagline, it is tempting to be redactive with a little pomo hermeneutic. But then again, shouldn’t the ambiguity leave room for the reader to revel in attempting to know what you are *really* meaning to say? You are taking all the fun out of a tag line, wrapping it up in a straight jacket rather than MC Hammer pants. I say my tag line is simply 2 Legit 2 Quit.

    We’re Rollin On,

    Timmy

    Timmy Bristers last blog post..Kostenberger on the Church’s Mission in the 21st Century

  11. Tony Kummer says:

    It looks like the 9th has begun.

  12. Tony,

    You’re not supposed to tell everybody! Kummer to Said at Southern readers,

    “The Brister blimp is now hovering over the SAS arena.”

    Full of hot air,

    Timmy

    Timmy Bristers last blog post..Voting for What Needs to Be Said

  13. Tony Kummer says:

    @Timmy Brister: 10:38 am Thurs 9 October = tied at 54 votes

  14. Brother Hank says:

    Timmy-

    I call on you to concede. For the good of blog.

    Yours truly,
    A representative “Southern” Baptist

    P.S. – Please.

    Brother Hanks last blog post..The Nature of Marriage: What Marital Sex has to do with Procreation and Homosexuality

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  16. David Kjos says:

    And if that doesn’t sway you, consider this. The only books I have are bioethical books, and I didn’t see any of those on Eisenbrauns…so if you ever want me to blog about something other than birth control – just let me win, so I can get some new material!

    Please! Let Hank win!

    David Kjoss last blog post..Meditation

  17. Tony Kummer says:

    I’ll let the poll continue a little longer, just to stir up controversy and make sure the “will of the people” is clear.

  18. Brother Hank says:

    I’m no mathematician, but I’d say + 50% is a pretty clear commentary on the will of the people… :)

    Plus, my supporters are getting restless, and they know where I hide the pitchforks and torches.

    Brother Hanks last blog post..The Redeemed Tattoo: If We’re Gonna Ink, We’d Better Think

  19. It looks as though Timmy has pulled a Chicago Cub–a phrase for choking when it matters.

    Terry Delaneys last blog post..Falling Down on the Lord’s Day

  20. Thanks Terry.

    And Tony, I’m glad that you’re still up to breaking all the rules. ;)

    Brother Hank, congrats my friend!

    Back to the discount store,

    Timmy B.

    Timmy Bristers last blog post..Steve Lemke on Timothy George and ROSES

  21. Brother Hank says:

    Thanks Timmy.

    Even though I resorted to calling you Walmart, you know I still love you.

    Brother Hanks last blog post..The Redeemed Tattoo: If We’re Gonna Ink, We’d Better Think

  22. Tony Kummer says:

    @Timmy Brister: You should know by now that I only use approximate and anthropomorphic language – so abandon you’re fundamentalist readings when you visit the Kummeropolis.

    I am a little surprised that Hank took you, the rally was weaker than I remember. Maybe it’s time for you to create some mischief on your blog to energize your base.

    The poll is now closed – official winner pending the audit.

  23. Yeah, I will admit that my blog has taken a hit since getting absorbed in to local church ministry. I recall the time when Steve McCoy shut down the Missional Baptist Blog (MBB) which at one time was the most influential Baptist blog on the internet (circa 2005-2006). His exiting blogpost was entitled something like, “Louder Than Our Blogs” in which he referred to the real context of our ministry, the local church, should have a greater impact than our blogging. I have often thought about that, having spent many an hour writing a blogpost!

    (with apologies for the somewhat serious moment)

    Timmy Bristers last blog post..Steve Lemke on Timothy George and ROSES

  24. Brother Hank says:

    Keep on preachin’ brother. We, of all people, need to hear it! — and do it!

    Brother Hanks last blog post..The Redeemed Tattoo: If We’re Gonna Ink, We’d Better Think

  25. @Timmy: Brother, I can totally relate! Tell you what, you pray for me and I’ll pray for you.

    Terry Delaneys last blog post..Falling Down on the Lord’s Day

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