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Thursday, August 04, 2005

attack of the bloggers!@~#!

I've been reading several blogs over the weeks that have passed since I started to blog and have come to the conclusion that blog forums have a tendency to distract our time..time spent discussing the "ins" and "outs" of our theological persuasion consume inordinate amounts of time. This time is spent arguing and thrashing points of view around the world with fellow bloggers who we don't really know personally other than what we read.....(I'm not devalueing the friendships and encouragement gained from blogging)

The greatest rule of all within the blog world has to be "let the gift of Grace be evident in all we write"

This clearly is not the case when issues cause heated responses. Another underlying trend I've noticed is the sarcasm displayed when proponents of one emphasis are challenged from the other viewpoint.

This then escalates into a semi personal attack on integrity of one belief.

A recent example of this is from the EmergentNo team where the authors are very clear of their intent to proclaim the herecy of a movement.

"Challies" by the nature of the freedom it offers to post also provides a well bed of theological discussion from every spectrum of reason....

"Pyromaniac" ...manages to keep his views edged with Grace, though by his own admission he is oppinionated. He still manages to stay on the right side of christian comment.

I sympathise most of all with Dan and "Cerulean Sanctum". Dan doesn't attack, Dan comments and we are drawn in empathy to cry from the heart that rings..."Lord take your place here in this world of comment"

For those of us who are sideliners in an often frantic catch-up of reading in lives spent more in the real world than the theoretical blog world, take heart! We do not need to be so heavenly minded that we are no earthly good...let's get balanced

...b a l a n c e!!!

5 Comments:

Blogger Pete Williamson said...

good (and timely) word...thanks man

3:03 am  
Blogger J. A. Gillmartin said...

Nice add to the discussion Andrew. Keep up the fine blogging!

7:02 am  
Blogger David Ketter said...

Wow...convicting...very convicting...

11:49 pm  
Blogger caz said...

hey dad
i know you had a blog, but wow! this is a cool space. i like it! mine is no where near as good as urs. keep it up, i enjoy reading it! love yah tonnes dad!
ur cacky
xoxo

4:03 pm  
Blogger Nae said...

Morning Bro

Great to catch up on the job news! Thats really exciting - my brother becoming a teacher!!!!!! Now you really are following in Dad's footsteps! Only joking. No doubt you will have an amazing impact on that college - God once again has been really deliberate in moving you onto the next thing.

I'm a bit wrecked but the 2nd week at New Wine held another part of the journey. Will catch up with you soon - LOL x

10:27 am  

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