Tuesday, August 22, 2006

John Schroeder with Interesting Take on 'The Nature of Blogging'

He especially addresses what makes a Christian blog Christian. It isn't necessarily about whether one does devotionals or says, "Praise the Lord," says John. It's more about whether one's faith is evident in how people are treated and issues are tackled, even when disagreeing with other bloggers:
...there is lots of griping in some circles of Christian blogging that Hugh Hewitt is not a "real" Christian blogger because he writes about politics almost exclusively. I beg to differ...graciousness, kindness, and generosity...set Hugh apart as a Christian blogger among the leading polibloggers.

You want to redeem Christian blogging [?]...link generously, disagree kindly, never insult, make friends..., PRAY FOR OTHER CHRISTIAN BLOGGERS. These things will change our world...far more effectively than arguing about the correct exegesis of some obscure passage.
Amen. Read the whole thing.

By the way, Hugh Hewitt and I don't always agree on things. But I have found him to be unfailingly gracious to me, generous in linking to this blog and others, unapologetic about his Christian faith, and even when he disagrees with those he interviews on his radio show, polite and civil.

It would be wrong to describe Hugh's politics as Christian just as it would be incorrect to label the politics of Jim Wallis or Barry Lynn in the same way. God, I'm convinced, is neither a Republican or a Democrat, no matter how faithfully we may be in attempting to pray about and bring our Christian sensibilites to our politics.

But, allowing for the human imperfections we all bring to political discussions (and every other sort of discussion), I think it's fair to say that Hugh seeks to be a faithful Christian as he goes about his day as a radio host, author, lawprof, AND blogger.

But back to the main point here. (There is a main point here.) John has written something very important here.

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