There is an assumption in some quarters that a Christian blogger/writer is a kind of a fellow jam-packed with head knowledge but hollow in the heart/spiritual experience. That they only read books and articles and copy-paste them but don’t have time for creativity and quiet time with God. This assumption is groundless. For my case, I plan my time. There is time for working, working out, reading, writing, devotion, fellowship and watching TV. So when I write about the Russian S300 antimissiles systems in Syria, or persecution of Christians in Iran, it does not mean I spent the whole day on TV or the internet. I spent a brief time on social sites too. We don’t lean on our understanding. We do much in building our relationship with God.
“Every Christian blogger must strive to build a close relationship with God.”
There is one more assumption that when I write about logic, or in an appeal to it, then I am against faith. This notion is outlandish and farfetched. My whole life is faith-driven, and people who are close to me know this. Logic is merely correct reasoning, and every human being strives to reason correctly. When God instructs you to speak to a rock to yield water, and you go ahead to do that, then what you are doing is logical. It is not nonsense. Why? Because the one who tells you to do that has a record of performing impossibilities. It can only be garbage if the one telling you to speak to the rock has no history of executing the impossible. Thus I find it quite vexatious when Christians refer to acts of faith as if they were nonsense.
All reasonable discussions (even those related to the existence or non-existence of God) require the prior foundation of logical absolutes. Only theism, however, can sufficiently account for the existence of the transcendent Laws of Logic. That is why logic is more close to Christianity than to atheism. Unfortunately, some Christians don’t think so – mostly due to misunderstanding.
“We live in a fast-paced world. Fast-paced socially, economically, politically and intellectually. This means that a Christian blogger must always strive to be ahead. Not for self but for the church.”
I have observed that atheists and other sceptics either appeal or appear to appeal to logic to a great extent and would not hesitate to gloat about it. If they go the logic way, then follow them there too. As a blogger, get familiar with logic ‘territory,’ not just for sceptics but for the church and yourself.
I don’t walk alone
I may write alone. However, I don’t walk my Christian journey unaccompanied, and it shall never happen until I hand in my dinner pail. Some people have consistently, persistently and insistently supported me. They have made me a box of birds as I step forward into the unfamiliar.
I am not placed in the wrong box. By and large, I am cushioned and cosy in a box seat. This makes me defy the law of diminishing returns. That is why I walk like a dog with two tails.
“Christian blogging is not all about you. It is about God and His people.”