In reading through Proverbs, I found chapter 18 instructive on the nature of the Blogosphere.
v2 “Fools find no pleasure in understanding
but delight in airing their own opinions.”
v17 “In a lawsuit [Blog entry?] the first to speak seems right,
until someone comes forward and cross-examines.”
One of the reasons I like blogging is that it allows me to bounce ideas, thoughts, ruminations or reflections off of others. It’s a kind of “knowledge share” (assuming “knowledge” is not overly presumptuous on my posts here!). I do hope that my entries are not merely emissions of a fool who delights in airing his own opinions. After all, there’s plenty of that kind of activity before even connecting to the internet!
Instead, I desire for this blog to be a place where others can “cross-examine” the issues proposed here so that understanding is promoted and wisdom is achieved. After the spirit of Romans 15:14, every believer in Christ is competent to instruct others. Moreover, truth and knowledge are not exclusively “christian;” anyone and everyone made in the image of the God of truth has something valuable to contribute, given that it is reasonably presented and within the boundaries set forth in the Guidelines of this Blog. So far, those who have made a contribution have certainly helped me to think more carefully and constructively. And so, thank you for responding to posts and allowing me to “Listen to advice and accept discipline, [so that] at the end [I] will be counted among the wise” (Proverbs 19:20).
Oooooh. Good one.