Saturday, April 19, 2008

Blogging and the Opinion Mill

I just started reading "Why We're Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be)" written by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck. In his chapter on the postmodern infatuation with uncertainty and mystery, DeYoung comments insightfully on blogging:

"We live in a blogging culture, which suggests that just because we have an opinion on something it must be worthwhile and just because we are in touch with our spiritual journey it must be worth sharing" (pg.34).

In my opinion (which may or may not be worthwhile!), this is perceptively accurate. Spot on, as the Brits would say.

1 comment:

Tom Coughlin said...

Ouch! I just began started my blogging career as a result of Abraham Piper's suggestion to pastors and preachers.

I do see how blogging can encourage the idea that we have something worthwhile to share, when perhaps we are just thinking aloud on a blog. Maybe we should keep some of our thoughts to ourselves....hmmmm...