Monday, March 09, 2009

Blogs as a Window into Our Souls

A good article here at CT by Collin Hansen on theological debates online, looking at things like Douglas Wilson's take on Piper vs. Wright, Ben Witherington's concerns about Rob Bell, John Stackhouse's lament of Chris Tomlin's poetic sensibilities, and Scot McKnight's jeremiad about the "NeoReformed."

Here, I think, is the upshot:
Ever since the Internet made itself indispensable, experts have observed its unmatched potential for facilitating good and evil. When we desperately need teachers who relate biblical truth to current thoughts and trends, the Internet provides them with an effective and efficient forum. Yet the Internet also demolishes safeguards that formerly suppressed our sin nature.
Read the whole thing.