May 12, 2009

Should Pastors Blog?

I don't know what you think, but here is an interesting post from the Desiring God blog. It is titled 6 Reasons Pastors Should Blog.

Here are the six reasons:
  1. ...to write
  2. ...to teach
  3. ...to interact
  4. ...to develop an eye for what is meaningful
  5. ...to be known
To get the explanation of each of these six reasons, you will have to go to the original post. I mention them here mostly because I just thought it was interesting and lately I have really enjoyed some interesting posts from other people's blogs that I have felt the need to share on this blog. The other reason that I mention this is because it got me to thinking about teachers blogging. I especially liked what he says under reason #4. The author says of blogging,
"It nurtures a habit of looking for insight and wisdom and value in every situation, no matter how mundane."
He goes on to say that this habit can help you to become more aware of what God is doing in your life. I agree, even if you don't blog, it is a good habit to get into. I won't mention any more, just go read the article.

4 comments :

  1. I'm not a pastor but that blog post is great for helping to define what blogging can be.

    I need to spend some more time in working out how to incorporate some of the stuff Abraham says into my own blogging.

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  2. I agree, that post has really gotten me to think about what I am doing when I blog.

    Thanks for commenting!

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  3. I think pastors SHOULD blog. (well, duh)

    I think it is a great way to "personalize" the pastor; for folks to see the little struggles, victories, and everything else in between that makes the pastor 'human'.

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  4. I totally agree. There are several pastors (including this Rick Boyne guy) that I read regularly through Google Reader. I have enjoyed getting to know these guys better. It makes them more human...

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