05 April, 2007

New Blog in Town

Reverend Charles Brown of Westminster RPCNA has started a blog. I get excited, as well as encouraged, when pastors begin to blog. I think that it is a good way to continue the discussion of theological ideas as well as pass on knowledge of Church history. I have said many times that the Puritans were innovators in using the technology of the day for the furtherance of the Kingdom of Christ. May the Lord use new technologies to again reform and revive the Church.


Notliberal said...

I swing both ways on this. On one hand, I agree that blogging has the potential to be used as a teaching tool and such. On the other hand, it also has the potential for pastors to stir pots, intentionally or unintentionally, that don't need to be stirred. Such can cause disharmony in their churches and I suspect more than one pastor will see his downfall via a blog.

Nate said...

I am sure that the same thing could have been said for pastors who wrote books or held public debates or lectures or radio shows.

There are always wicked men who are wolves in sheep's clothing that are more than willing to destroy churches over things.

Of course there are foolish and unwise pastors who enjoy controversy and seem to blow up churches everywhere they go as well.

I guess I go both ways as well. We cannot fear man but God and we need to use caution and wisdom.

Notliberal said...

All I'm saying is that it is especially important for pastors to be careful about what they do and say online. Their position requires it and it's very easy to forget about that when writing online.

Mark said...

I would also add that it's not just pastors who can stir pots. There's an extra level of responsibility for pastors, certainly, a higher standard if you will. But I've seen plenty of laymen's blogs that are filled with hatred and bile while claiming the name of Christ.

Part of the problem is that we tend to treat the internet impersonally, and tend to forget many of the helpful passages about guarding the tongue found in Proverbs when blogging/commenting. But then, we tend to forget those anyway.

Notliberal said...

Laymen don't have the 'voice of authority' that pastor's have. While I agree that laymen need to be careful as well, pastors have to be extra careful about what they say both in public and online.