Sunday, January 4, 2009

holyblog

Blogging is an interesting thing. A postmodern mixture of ego and connection, truth and fluff, nuggets of gold or a complete waste of time. I used to make fun of my husband for being so committed to blogging... back in the day before I realized it's power. It's a tool for reflection and for truth. It's a chore and a discipline and a love. There's a great book called Netocracy which suggests that blogging (and the internet) is the new power - connection is the new currency of a global generation... the power base is shifting from title (pre-printing press), money/knowledge (post-printing press), to networking (internet revolution). Today I heard a sermon about Romans 10:17 - that hearing comes from the word of God - the preacher suggested that we spend a lot of time listening to the world... and challenged us to hear from God instead. A great challenge... so, I'm blogging what I've heard God say - be holy. I've been reading some classics on holiness - most likely I'll share a few quotes with you soon... but what God has been reminding me this whole year (four days now) is to be holy. Be holy. So connect with this. Wrestle with this - what does holiness look like in a blog?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You sound like Stephen Court!

hs said...

just reading over at armybarmy and thinking - wow, how faithful Stephen has been to this. I've not had that kind of discipline. Greetings to both of you - thanks for your witness.

Anonymous said...

Blogging is relevant. Im completing an adult teaching degree, and last semester completed a subject on online learning and teaching. Our challenge as practitioners was to teach using modern day technology. Its all heading that way.

As for the holiness subject..... yes yes yes Lord! Teach us, mold us, make us to be more like you so we may enter into your throne room daily!!! Amen!

Bless ya!

Margie Stafford said...

Hi Danielle
How are you - long time since we met at Goodwood in the Cape. Jeff and I are now in Pretoria and about to open a new programme for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. I love your blog. Holiness looks honest and real and I believe that most people feel they can be that in a blog so I hope your blog continues to shine for Him. So good to read your thoughts.

Take care - sure we will meet again some time.

Margie Stafford Major