Saturday, April 17, 2010

For Those Who Visit Blogs

I actually posted this on my church planting blog last weekend but thought it might be good to repost it to this audience as well.

More Weekend Musings

I am privileged to have you come and visit and interact with the thoughts and community you find here. Many of you have left comments and are following the conversation that ensues. But most people who visit blogs do not leave comments which is fine. But I want to encourage more of you to do three things. The third thing I will mention is the most important.

  1. Try to leave a comment. The body of Christ, including the portion of the body that reads this blog needs your input. We are members one of another, the Scripture says, and that means that all of you have something to contribute. Since the beginning of the year there have been almost 3,500 visits to the blog ( but only about 230 comments. I wonder how many great thoughts were left at your keyboard that might have helped one or dozens of the visitors to the blog.
  2. Rate the blog post you visit. If its muddy in it thinking and obtuse in it application, give it a one star. If the post you read was helpful to you or got you thinking about something you had never considered, rate it higher. This will help me to know if there are themes and issues that resonate with what is going on in the spirit’s of my readers.
  3. Think. Pray. Do. Think about what you have read in a post or in the thread of comments in the conversation that follows. Pray over what you have read and do something that helps make the whole exercise productive in your walk and service to God.

Hopefully, we can avoid the Athenian problem [Acts 17:21 … “Now all the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there would spend their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new.” (ESV) ] I’m not interested in just talking about things. I want to change lives.

And if there is something that you would like to talk about offline or set up an appointment to talk about missional leadership, evangelistic impact, cultural engagement from a Christian worldview, church planting, … e-mail me at and we can sit down over a cup of coffee and dream some dreams together for God and his kingdom.

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