The following was inspired by Dr. Dennis Culbreth and Alan Rogers, men who are obsessed with posting enumerated lists on Facebook.
If you are reading this – evidently you are – it is probably because you are on some form of social media, like Facebook or Twitter. it is also possible you received an email notification as a subscriber, or you were forwarded a message from a friend who said, “You’ve GOT to read this!”
On the other hand, you may be a blogger who was surfing recent posts from followed sites or “suggestions”form WordPress (or some other inferior blogging platform). Those of you in this group – the bloggers – will understand what I’m about to write; the rest need help.
The following list will be less of a shocker than an affirmation of what Christian (and some pagan) bloggers already believe about themselves or others within their “community.” Therefore, the following list is meant more for the casual Facebook reader, the neglected child with a school project due, and the wife or husband whose eyes roll more often than a bowling ball.
10 Things Christian Bloggers Wished the Rest of the Universe Could Understand
1. The ability to write is a gift from God; the ability to write well takes work. Every post, if it’s worth posting, should be well-written. A poorly-written post is a poor reflection on the message we have to share. Therefore, don’t get upset if we spend 3 hours crafting a 500-word work of art.
2. Blogging is a form of worship. I know, it may sound crazy, but blogging can be a very legitimate means of giving praise and honor to God. Christian bloggers regularly speak of the goodness of God, praise Him in the midst of struggles, and challenge others to trust Jesus. Christian bloggers LOVE to praise God through computer screens all over the world!
3. Christian bloggers are internet missionaries! You don’t have to travel the world to teach people with the Good News; you can do it from your kitchen! That’s right with a simple blog piece one person can instantly share relevant Truth in over 100 countries! Last time I counted, I’ve had readers in 126.
4. Everything is fodder for a blog post. That’s right, everything from one’s recent trip to the mall to one’s battle with cancer – it’s all worth writing about, especially to the one who sees God’s hand working everywhere.
5. Household chores will take care of themselves. Families of bloggers are usually the most stressed of housekeepers, but this need not be. Worse come to worse, dirty dishes, un-walked pets, and un-made meals can be used as writing topics (see point 4).
6. Blogging is reporting. All bloggers wish the world would give us more respect. I mean, seriously, we deserve Press credentials! If you write a well-written blog you should be allowed into all political events, meetings, and all concerts for free. As for me, I think every blogger is a potential food and restaurant critic – we should eat for free.
7. Christian bloggers don’t have selective hearing; we have selected focus. When I’m at the computer, don’t assume I hear anything you say. When I’m writing I’m in the “zone,” so voices outside the “zone” are muted. If you want my attention, offer food or show legitimate interest in what I’m writing. Otherwise, don’t assume I heard you tell me to pay that bill.
8. Donations are always welcome. Just because we Christian bloggers love doing what we do, that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t accept money. Money buys better computers, custom themes, and comfortable desk chairs.
9. The Christian blogging “community” is a real thing with real people. Honestly, some of my best friends are bloggers I’ve met online. Several of us have met in person, prayed with each other, and shared in genuine Christian fellowship and worship. Bloggers love bloggers 🙂
10. Christian bloggers come in all virtual shapes and sizes. Not every Christian is alike, and neither are our blogs. We are all unique and bring our own perspectives to the discussion of life. Don’t read just one.
So, what are your thoughts? Any points you’d like to share with the universe?
31 responses to “10 Things Christian Bloggers Wished the Rest of the Universe Could Understand”
Did you see David Platt praying for President Trump?
Couldn’t figure out if he was still SBC from the name of his church.
Yes, I did. I don’t know anything about his church, though. It is saddening, however, that there were those who were offended that he did. How could they be offended and still say they know Scripture? Biblical illiteracy is the disease of the modern church.
I don’t know if anyone is offended but someone just posted to me that Platt is active in a resettlement org. that doesn’t allow the Gospel to be shared.
So that was news to me.
That sounds strange. Why would Platt be involved in something that didn’t share the gospel after spending most of his life supporting missions?
I’ll try and find the comment.
His son is adopted from another country. I wonder if that has anything to do with it? Platt is often very emotional for a guy.
From the comment: “Massive issues with his tenure as IMB president. I’ll spare a laundry list and focus on an item with political relevance. He encouraged SBC churches to work with their local resettlement agencies.
The one in Northern Virginia (LIRS/LSS) apparently contained prohibitions against gospel sharing with the recipients of a given church’s money for those involved in their top levels of affiliation (levels one and two) and has a local association with an affiliate that works to promote adoption by same-sex partners (note the smiling guys in matching tuxedos:
Despite this and more being brought to the attention of a local (at one time) conservative SBC church, the staff persisted over recent months with affiliating with LSS, largely on the repeated citation of Platt’s endorsement of working with local resettlement agencies.”
I don’t have any knowledge from which to comment on this. I’ve never been a big fan of Platt, but I’ve never had any reason to question his stance on LGBTQ issues or his associations with foster parent facilities. It’s just not been on my radar.
Oh. I just read the article on him apologizing for praying for President Trump.
What a shame.
Dr. Lee Robertson wouldn’t have apologized, or Ian Paisley!
Yes, I was very disappointed. I’m probably going to address it in a future post.
Oh boy. Swinging at the SBC king!
Good on ya!
Ha! That would be Al Mohler 😊
Ok, I guess Platt would be the Crown Prince?
Hi Anthony, I really enjoyed reading this and it has a nice flow. Most important you made some excellent points. Keep up the good work!
Thank you. Will do my best.
I love this! I feel that Christ-centered writing has suffered greatly in the modern age, and it has become quite a watered down domain. I have been on WordPress not that long, and I can see that there is a great remnant of people on the platform that creates quality work on Him, and his ways. Thank you for being one of them. Blessings!
Blessings to you 😊
You as well good sir.
I enjoyed reading this and could relate. Thank you so much for posting! God bless you.
Thanks for reading! And you’re welcome 🙂
This was a great read, Anthony. Thank you. I’m brand new in this blogging world and you are an inspiration.
Honored. Welcome to the blogging community 🙂
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I like the idea of being an Internet missionary. Great post! Blessings, Anthony!
Nice funny article. And with many tongue in cheek points. As many of us evangelical types feel it is a ministry worth the time we spend and at the same time see how it can consume a lot of time.
Yep. Grace to you, and keep doing what you do…until the honey-do list needs attention, of course 😉
Thanks. 40,000 comments on Disqus. And many of them with several scriptures cut and pasted in Long form. from about 2009 and much more before that on other sites. It has been sacrifice. money wise, and personally. But my outside life in Christ is just as busy and divine appointments and opportunity everywhere. Whats nice is when God sets up a appointment where serendipity is so often you realize its God, And when its a sweet special event you get to see the character of God of what is important to him. As you know we ll have Lots of stories.
Love this post. Blessings.
Thank you 🙂