The idea of Overview Questions on site idea sounds really good: get an overview of all the major Christian denominations on one particular question, in one place, each view explaining its perspective fairly and neutrally. In practice though, overview questions are really hard to answer properly. People have raised the idea of working on collaborating to answer overview questions before, which sounds good, but no concrete plan was worked out. So I'd like to raise the following as a possible way forward.
- People sign up to represent their denomination in the project. It's fine for more than one person from each to join up, and people can join or leave at any time. If more than one person signs up for a position then they can either work together or take turns, as they decide for themselves.
- We make a chat room for discussing and planning the project.
- We have a meta question for nominating overview questions to handle, and then vote to select one at a regular cadence, perhaps one per fortnight or month. (If votes are tied the chat room can just pick one.) It might be possible to use the events feature to advertise each one too.
- We then make a wiki answer, and over the fortnight each perspective can fill in their position's answer. A typical response would be up to 250 words per position. Depending on the question some positions can work together (for example on some questions all Protestants might work together, or even all Trinitarians.)
What do you think about a project like this? Would you be interested in participating? Any part of this that you'd change?