Blog! Blog! Blog!Posted: March 15, 2008
Short for “Web Log”, blogs have nestled into our mainstream culture. No longer the hobby of dorky computer geeks and 40-somethings that still live with their moms, blogs are becoming more and more of a medium for creative outlet. Everyone from Barack Obama to Lupe Fiasco has a blog now. In sort of a rebellion to traditional information feeds such as the newspaper, evening news broadcasts, & popular magazines, people are finding their own means of reporting what’s important to them, and acquiring an ear with who ever is willing to listen. It’s exciting that technology allows us to have such outlets for expression, but it’s also very disconcerting when you realize the amount of “junk” that’s out there for the public to consume. In an age where we’re encouraged to dialog and question all things, the blog has provided the perfect avenue for public conversation & the collective sharing of experiences. To leave this conversation one-sided is a shame though, so I believe it to be the call of Christians to immerse themselves in this sort of emerging culture and be influential members. I believe it to be the calling of some to reach the world through mediums such as this. As some might liken it, Christians are not only to swim upstream to counter culture, but be the source from which culture flows in order to transform it. And as Paul wrote letters to preach the Gospel of Christ to all the world, let us use the medium of blogging for the advancement of the Gospel throughout the world.
2 Thessalonians 3:17, “I, Paul write this greeting with my own hand. This is the sign of genuineness in every letter of mine; it is the way I write. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.”