Some of you may still be asking yourself, “What is a blog?” Well, I think it’s about time you find out because it’s an important tool for the church. And it’s an ever increasing tool for our ministry.
Check out best selling author and nationally syndicated talk show host, Hugh Hewitt link and describe my blog on his blog yesterday.
–he accidentally calls me Brett…but that’s cool…beggars can’t be choosers, and I’m just thankful he even mentions me–
“Am I overstating what is happening via the blogosphere? I really don’t think so. Visit SmartChristian and see the spontaneous organization of GodBlogCon I. When that sort of event self-organizes, then a dramatic shift has occurred in the dissemination of information.
I would also direct you to Brett Smith’s new blog at The Quest, which is the college ministry at Bel Air Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. This is an example of how the new technology is being applied up and down the information change. I guarantee you that Pastor Smith –full disclosure, I know his brother and have met his parents, but not Brett– has the trust of his college group participants. Now, instead of communicating with them once or twice a week, he is communicating with them as often as they want. That alters his influence on their lives in a dramatic fashion. Before long many thousands of pastors and parachurch workers with a desire to extend and deepend their congregations’ or volunteers’ understanding of doctrine, teaching or mission will be using the blogs to do so.”
So here are the steps to follow:
1) Peruse the internet reading as many blogs as you can to get a feel for them. Hugh Hewitt is a good place to start. Read the bloggers he lists, and you will get a good feel.
2) Read Hugh’s book BLOG.
3) Go to Blogger and start your free blog now.