What Our Blogs Are Not
Al Mohler is the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, which I happen to have about 36 hours toward a Master of Divinity degree at. He discussed recently that while the digital world is great at many things, it is not and cannot replace the church. As one who loves the digital communities I belong to, I wondered about that.
And I agree.
One of my early posts this year was about how the theme of this year for me is community.
I asked the question in another post if I must go to church.
You see, I love the Church. And I love the church.
As much as I love the folks I have met on Twitter and through this blog, it can’t take the place of being part of an actual physical faith community.
I’m not talking about the building I go to so that I can meet with my church.
I’m talking about real, honest to goodness, physical people who I can shake and howdy with. I’m talking about real people who I can hug or cry with. Real people that we laugh and eat with.
I don’t say that to disparage our on-line communities. I have met some great people who would do anything for me and I would do the same. But I really hope they have what I described above. In other words, I hope they have more that the words I write here or the comments I leave on their blogs.
And I hope to meet as many of them as possible in whatever ways possible.
We can be a lot of things to and for each other on the interwebs.
We cannot be the local church.
Do you have a local church? Is it important to you and your walk of faith?