Monday, March 14, 2005

Blogging

Many thanks to a cyber-acquaintance at View from the Pew for his help getting trackback on Grace Notes 4 Teens. For someone relatively new to blogging and not the most computer saavy person, I’m grateful for the help other bloggers have offered.

My Mom thinks people spend way too much time on computers, that it isolates us from one another, and society eventually will regret all this online communication. I have found, though, a certain sense of community among bloggers, particularly evangelical ones. The ones I’ve read seem quick to help and challenge one another. There’s no question I’d rather sit down in Starbucks and enjoy a latte or two (decaf) with these people, but given geographic and time limitations, meeting in cyberspace isn’t so bad.

And in the spirit of community, my next technological feat will have to be figuring out how to post a “blogroll” in the sidebar so my readers can find links to other blogs. For an inquisitive mind with regard to Christian faith, all sorts of material is available. There are pastor blogs, apologetic blogs (no, they’re not sorry - they’re giving an intelligent defense of faith), Christian poli-blogs, etc. They may not agree on every point of theology, but God is honored when His people work together to seek out Truth with a capital T.

“You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God; for the rendering of this service not only supplies the wants of the saints but also overflows in many thanksgivings to God.” II Corinthians 9:11-12