Thursday, August 13, 2009

Justin Taylor is Bad with Technology

You heard it here first: Justin "Master of the Theo-Blogosphere" Taylor has admitted that he is technologically illiterate. Remarkable considering how successful his blog is! While in Wheaton, IL visiting my wife's family, I had the privilege of having lunch with Justin and heard it straight from the horse's mouth. Who knew?

More seriously, I was reminded by a few of his wise comments that those of us who blog need to be careful to think through our intentions as we write. Are we self-important? Are we writing out of anger? Do we constantly pursue more readers and better links? There is legitimacy to seeking readers, but edification should always be our goal.

So James 1 says,
19 My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
The blogosphere is a place where these words are steadfastly ignored, despite that they apply here as much as anywhere else. Justin reminded me of this passage, and I pass it on to you, dear readers and bloggers, to consider as well.

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