On Monday I gave a seminar at Greenbelt Festival called "The Spirituality of Blogging". I introduced the topic with "What Bloggers Hear" and "If The Bible was Blogged", as well as some recent statistics on blogging from Kevin Kelly and some thoughts on cyberchurch and blogging from Tim Bednar's "We Know More Than Our Pastors"
Here is the skinny on what I said. 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").
We did not have time to read "How Shall We Then Blog" but we did finish off with The Bloggers Prayer. Thanks everyone for coming and making it an enjoyable experience.
Other notes: Phil (the most comprehensive), Paul Roberts, Sarah
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