Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Spirituality and Blogging

Blogger TallSkinnyKiwi spoke recently at a conference on "The Spirituality of Blogging" in England. What he had to say deserves wide circulation:

Blogging is a spiritual discipline because to blog is to find oneself in a place of:

1. Praise (public acknowledgement) - "publish glad tidings daily"
2. Accountability. (Eph. 5: 21 "Submit yourselves to one another", quote from Athanasias)
3. Vulnerability (Daniel's window)
4, Given-ness (Freely you have received, gift economy, Prov 11:24)
5. Creative Naming (Adam, Neighbors in Ruth)
6. Repentance (editing/deleting/changing our mind in new media)
7. Fellowship (hypertext linking, Koinonia)
8. Evangelism (storytelling, blogging from our lives)
9. Integrity (writing matches our speaking, design reflects reality)
10. Posterity. (store/guard what has been entrusted, writing history)
There was also another one: Watchfulness ("watch and pray").

1 comment:

Andrew said...

thanks for the link - much appreciated.

hey - btw - any chance of opening up the comments to allow non-blogger users to comment under their own name?