Comments: A Good Question!

As a person who struggles with faith, attending church and believing in God, I think you are right on target. I visit your site on a regular basis to keep up with how you are doing, but also because your writing about your faith is straight forward. When I read your post about your goals for this blog, I realized why I keep coming back. Your comments on logic made sense.

I think many people are turned off by preachy blogs. If religion is part of your every day life it will come out in your blog and people understand that and will be interested in hearing about it. And may even be influence by it.

Warren, I think you are on the right track and I know I will keep coming back.

Posted by Amy at July 13, 2005 09:05 PM

hmmm I'm a wonderer and found your blog interesting...don't know if I would want that much traffic on my site but then again I don't think I have more then 3 people who regularly read my blog...but I like reading other's blogs..I'll keep yours in my read folder...you make some pretty good points.

Posted by dora at July 14, 2005 10:17 AM

I appreciate both of these comments. I try to have something of interest for everyone who reads the site -- when I stop doing that, people stop reading, and then there's no point. But I also want to say something that has some meaning.

Posted by Warren at July 14, 2005 12:06 PM

I guess I don't see the need to use blogs to reach the world. The blogs I read tend to be rather cerebral and it's unrealistic to expect a non-Christian to be able to understand what is written there. Kudos to the person who finds a way to make blogging an evangelistic tool, but doing so will destroy the purpose Christian blogs now serve.

Posted by Ryan DeBarr at July 14, 2005 03:42 PM

Hmmmm. Good point, Ryan. I think we need to realize that there are Christian blogs that serve more as edification/education. I think that as the Christian portion of the blogosphere grows, we're going to find that individual blogs are going to serve different roles (kinda like individuals serve different roles in the church).

I DO think that evangelism is best done one-on-one. But I think that blogs can go a long way in making people more receptive to the gospel, just by what we say and how we say it.

Hope you're feeling better, BTW. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Warren at July 14, 2005 08:21 PM

I don't blog as an evangelical tool. I blog because I need to write. Sometimes it helps me get my sermon thoughts together. Sometimes it helps me get things off my chest. Sometimes I blog simply to let the creative juices flow or other such hyperbole. Although I believe a blog can be evangelical in nature, I think such a blog would have to be designed and kept especially for that purpose.

If someone gets something from my blog, I hope it is an appreciation of the struggles of a life lived to please Christ and the failures along the way.

Every blog has it's purpose.

Posted by rev-ed at July 14, 2005 10:51 PM
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