Confronting Unbiblical Teaching in Blogging

Confronting Unbiblical Teaching in Blogging


In terms of blogging against people in the
same, okay, we both acknowledge we’re Christians, we acknowledge we’re like minded in most ways,
we’re going to do some back and forth. I think there’s a place for that. But you’ve got to be very, very careful because
there’s lots of young Christians who read that and honestly a lot of young men who read
that. It’s mostly young men who are interested in
reading those theological disputations. And I think you can, I think you have to model
disagreeing in love, which means you’re commending one another, you’re having a relationship
with one another and you’re believing the best about one another. If there’s any trait, you know, 1st Corinthians
13, all about love, right, how to love one another, that whole section. Believe the best about one another, you know,
believe that, I’m not going to assume bad motives of you, I’m going to assume good motives
of you. I think that has really gone missing in blogs. And so what happens is people are just kind
of swinging at each other and not really hoping all things, believeing all things about one
another. So, if we can have disputes and it’s really
done in that way of thinking, I think that can be quite helpful. How it usually happens though is thinking
the worst of other people and not really listening to them, but assuming things about them. And that’s where I think you can get into
some pretty negative arguments and that it tends to be, again, young men who get into
that and they, by definition, lack the wisdom and lack the grace that would help them do
it well. So, I think there is a place for that kind
of, sort of internal apologetics or something, but I would be pretty carefull. And I would say, as a blogger, at least nine
out of every ten articles you write should be positive. I’m just modeling how to live the Christian
life, I’m talking about good things. That means it’s all the more powerful when
you write a post that’s against something or write a post that’s saying, this is wrong,
this is dead wrong, I think it stands out all the more. If you’re only ever writing negative stuff,
people, I think just assume you’re a negative person. But if you’re positive, you’re just helping
people, you’re assisting people and then one day, bam, I think people really sit up and
listen a whole lot more.

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