I’m Old School Confessional

Here I am, adding to the glut of theobloggers on the internet today. Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. This stems from a couple of things.

Anyone with an internet connection and an opinion can now see their thoughts in print. This has proved to be pretty dangerous in a lot of ways. One glaring danger of this is the instantaneous nature of communication in this medium. Think it, type it, click it, boom: it’s out there. It’s out there for the world to see in all its glory or its shame. It’s a little too immediate. This immediacy is one of the factors that scared me off of blogging for a while. So I’m either hit with a stroke of brilliance or I’m the village idiot. Time might tell.

Related to all of the foregoing is the sudden emergence of experts from every nook and cranny of cyberspace. Everyone’s an expert because we live in an information age and everybody has a little bit of that information. So we take these little bits, formulate opinions, and hold them tenaciously. And these days opinions are inscribed in stone by the fingers of our own personal gods. The point is that we’ve got legions of demi-experts in the realm of theology with little in the way of accountability or deference to that which is greater than ourselves.

The bit that makes me rather nervous is this last one: blogging is counter-conversational. It simply serves to pronounce that which is most disturbing and harmful to conversation. It’s with much fear and trepidation that I enable comments on this blog, or even engage in the task at all. To those who stumble upon this trite little project, I welcome you and your thoughts, should you honor me by leaving any.

May God grant you pardon and peace through the death and resurrection of his Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

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