On Being A Dangerous Christian Blogger
Jeff Goins recently wrote a blog post that encouraged those of us who read his posts to be dangerous. After all, we write our little posts and, at the end of the day, we want people to read them. We want to engage an audience.
I have thought about that and wondered what being a dangerous blogger looks like. What does a dangerous Christian blogger look like?
Jon Acuff is a dangerous, Christian blogger. I have written several posts about how Jon and I are practically best friends. We hung out for, like, 30 seconds at The Walk in Knoxville, TN last September. We had our picture made together. I need to send that to Jon so that he can put it in a frame and keep it on his desk.
Jon writes a Christian satire blog. He pokes loving fun at us because he is one of us. He laughs at so much of the crazy stuff we do in our churches because he goes to church and has for his entire life. Hey, he’s a PK.
But it’s dangerous. Satire is dangerous. I can’t do it. I tried. I failed. I had to switch churches. (Well, that’s not the entire reason, but it helped move me in that direction.)
I ground my axe for some time, fussing and complaining about what happens in churches and the Church. That didn’t make me dangerous. That just made me negative.
So, now, I try to be a dangerous, Christian blogger. I think about some of the stuff we do. I wonder if we shouldn’t change some of it. And I try to make you think about it.
Sometimes that’s dangerous.
Do you know any dangerous bloggers? Christian bloggers? Dangerous Christian bloggers?