Sunday, July 09, 2006

Cyber-Savvy Pastors Blog When the Spirit Moves Them

Cyber-Savvy Pastors Blog When the Spirit Moves Them:

"Pastor Ben Arment spends several hours each week carefully preparing his Sunday sermon for the 100 members of History Church in Oak Hill. In contrast, he takes just minutes to jot down a few thoughts on faith for his blog; within 24 hours, his message has reached about 300 people. ..."
This is not the first out there, but the Washington Post has taken note of what is proving to be a significant and effective tool in getting the word out.

I suspect that with our recent experience with General Assembly blogging, as well as the many pastors and members who have some kind of presence in the blogosphere, that we are on the exponential leg of the curve. I sure hope the blog servers can keep up with the demand...

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2 comments:

niebuhrian said...

Here is the question I want to ask. If he takes several hours for his sermon, that shows a moderate amount of careful wording and phrasing so that the message he wants comes across as best as he can say it.

If he only spends several minutes on the blog post, what is the overall carefully crafted message? Furthermore, a few minutes on faith is more sound bite theology than anything else. And soundbite theology can be one of the worst things for humanity...

grace and peace...

Denis Hancock said...

From my perspective, blogs are not where you are going to find Calvin's Institutes. It's where you will find quick comments, daily insights, and other short pieces the blogger wants to put before others. It is a conversational sort of thing.

It is also a medium that seems to be transforming communications among Christians. We're still seeing how tis is going to develop, but I feel that, overall, it is a good thing.