People talk about the blogosphere like it is monolithic. Generally when they say some discussion is hot in the blogosphere they mean the blogosphere they read. But there are some many different blogospheres. Groups of blogs that talk about similar things. The proof of this is when you find a blog you’ve never seen before and suddenly are open to a new vein of discussion about stuff you didn’t even know was happening.
This was brought to my attention when I followed a URL from a comment on RLP and discovered a whole vein of people blogging about church and how it can be done in the 21st century. The first article on Church Marketing Sucks was about when to go to multiple services, which I’d just talked to the new minister of worship that morning.
I became disillusioned with the relevant church movement or whatever you want to call it, because I didn’t see it working in the neighborhood I live in. But nothing will help disillusionment more than to see the opposite end of the spectrum, where no one thinks about changing to reach the lost at all. Where evangelism is the last thing on the agenda, instead of the first.
Guess it shouldn’t be the first. When asked what the most important things to do were, Jesus said “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.â€™ The second is this: â€˜Love your neighbour as yourself.â€™ There is no commandment greater than these.”
So saving your neighbor should be right after loving God with all you’ve got.