Ever since the First Council of Nicaea, Christians have been getting together to hash things out. Now that the blogosphere has taken the Christian world by storm, it was only a matter of time before the first God Blog Convention was convened.
Although I’m enjoying reading all kinds of blogs and especially connecting with other Christians and reading their thoughts, I’m a little skeptical about some of the extravagent claims I’m reading. When it comes to the blogosphere’s potential for ushering in a new era in Chrisitianity, I frankly don’t think ol’ Johann Gutenberg needs to be watching his back.
From my time spent on Christian blogs, I’ve made a couple of observations:
- There’s some good stuff being written out there–serious theology offered up with reflection and insight
- There’s also a lot of garbage–whiny, navel-gazing ponderings and mean-spirited tripe
As far as my own efforts, I’m aiming to avoid the latter, but please don’t expect any of the former either. If I occasionally write something that stimulates a little thinking, or better yet, a little laughter, then I will have accomplished my goal. I’m of the belief that Christians by and large take themselves too seriously and that a little mirth can help the Gospel go down more smoothly.
One thing’s for sure when it comes to blogging and Christianity. Some entrepreneurial evangelical, bless his heart, will show up at the God Blog convention, set up his kiosk, and promptly sell out of what is bound to be the next Christian kitsch classic–WWJB anyone?