I am back home, safe and sound, and thankful for a good trip. I used the Cambodia trip to launch my blog site. I am not thoroughly certain why I did this, for this trip was not much different than many others I have taken. Although I thought friends and family might want to keep up with me while I was gone, I was equally motivated by a concern, I will stop short of calling it a fear, that technology is passing me by! So I think the blog also is my attempt to remain in touch in more ways than one way.
I was also becoming weary of certain people, and you know who you are, who continually berated me and New Life Church because our pastoral staff did not blog. (Blog is both a noun and a verb.) One such person, who will remain nameless at this time, was quick to tell me how 1990s we are and what a disservice it is for a church to be blogless. People need to be connected, and furthermore, they care. I was led to believe that everyone needed my blog. So to this criticism, I responded by starting a blog.
But I was deceived. Mr. Techno-Savvy—and now you know it was a man—who thinks every pastor ought to blog, has yet to post one comment on my blog. In fact, he has not so much as congratulated or thanked me for launching the blog. This proves that my blogging was not really the life support I was told it would be. No, I think Mr. TS was more concerned about his own image. He wanted to be able to tell friends and colleagues that his pastors blog. He has no intentions on ever entering the religious blogosphere; rather, he simply does not want the world to think that his pastors are simpletons who don’t know the difference between a blog and a glob. He wants a sophisticated pastorate.
Hence, I blog.
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