Disclaimer: About This Blog

THIS BLOG IS: my personal journey of how I am rethinking some of my spiritual beliefs.
THIS BLOG IS NOT: intended to point fingers at people who I think are wrong.
I do not believe the final judgement will be based on how many correct answers we get on a theology exam. I believe many people throughout history have had genuine relationships with our Lord and Saviour Jesus, despite holding questionable beliefs and practices. I make no claim to having it all figured out or being your judge. If we end up disagreeing over these topics I pray we can find a way to demonstrate grace.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

My Cyber Pulpit

If you've read enough of my blog you'll know I question the over-use of monologue, one directional sermons.

But as I took a look at my blog stat's I realize in a way I have my own cyber pulpit.

On average about 200 people each week suffer though reading some of my posts.  I know it's not huge, nothing to brag about, but I think that is a decent audience size.  With larger audiences it makes it tough to connect with everyone.  However, most people may not want to really connect anyway.

There are some differences though:
  • I don't know how many of them drift off to sleep half way through my cyber-sermons and leave the page without getting the whole message.
  • I don't mind if people get up and go to the bathroom, take a phone call, or reply to an email at any point.
  • I welcome and encourage feedback. I love it when people comment. Even if it is just something short, and even when they disagree with me.
  • I don't pass the plate before or after the message.
  • I don't have to get dressed up in a suit.
  • I regularly speak in tongues as this blog gets translated into many different languages around the world. I wonder if I make more sense in those other languages.

But I really don't want to view this as my cyber-pulpit. I'd rather view this as adding my voice to the conversation others are having.  I don't claim to have more authority than anyone else on these topics.

And I really appreciate feedback and dialogue - here, on other blogs, other social media sites, and with real people in real life. :)

Please participate in the conversation somewhere.  By doing so you will personalize and internalize what you believe. 

And thanks for reading. :)


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2 comments:

Frank Prescott said...

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Huh? What were you saying?

I really do not snooze off when reading your posts.

The comments are my and others way of contributing to the conversation. Thanks for the soap box you share with us.

Jonathan said...

Thanks. I'm glad you made it through all the way down to the comment box. :)