I just read an interesting article in Christianity Today online magazine. It’s called “Not Many of You Should Presume to Be Bloggers,” and the author’s perspective is that too many people too often publish their theological (and other) thoughts online without really checking themselves first. He asserts that “the invention of social media, like blogs, Twitter, and Facebook, created a radical departure in communication.” His basic argument is that before online social media, only a select group of people were able to publish their thoughts on important issues, but now everyone can publish and seemingly does so.
I have thought a lot about this issue recently, especially in the past year as I have started my own blog and encouraged other friends, family, and students to do likewise. I have asked myself the questions, “Who am I to have anything worthwhile to share?” and “Who cares what I think?” I don’t say these things in a self-defeating way or with a sense of false humility. Continue reading “Why I Blog”