Are You an Influential Blogger?

Sometimes certain blogs are described as "influential." I have spent a lot of time thinking about what being influential means and how it can be measured. We could measure this in many different ways, which don’t all necessarily go together:The number of people who read your site or your "hit rate."The number of people who read more than one page and then become regular readers.Your ability to send your readers to other websites and/or to cause them to want to buy certain products.The number of p … [Read more...]

MLJ Monday – Guidelines: Blogging the Truth in Love

Today Lloyd-Jones returns with some final thoughts on “speaking the truth in love.” You can find the two previous posts on this subject here and here. Whilst Lloyd-Jones, of course, wrote this in the days before blogs, his words on speaking the truth in love can equally well be applied to our blogging!Often churchgoers today find themselves exposed to everything but ‘the truth once delivered to the saints,’ and as MLJ puts it, instead of exposition of Scripture, they hear ethical addresses, polit … [Read more...]

Independence Day Reflections of a Returning British Christian Blogger and "Together on a Mission"

This is going to be a bit of a long and personal post and will meander through some personal news, and some reflections on this blog and blogging in general, before eventually getting to the subject of American Independence Day as seen through the eyes of a Brit! So bear with me . . .I know that none of you will believe me when I say this, but I really did consider shutting down the whole blog for good this past week - perhaps moving to a group blog if anyone could bear having me. (The title … [Read more...]

Don't Mess With Warnie

This photo should join the series of "Adrian trying to do physical activities and looking quite silly in the process" shots. Still, at least I tried! … [Read more...]

John Piper Friday – Using Our Mouths to Impart Grace

I am convinced that everything Piper says here about speech applies equally to blogging. The trouble with blogging is it has all the immediacy of speech with all the permanence of writing! We should be even more careful about what we write online than we are about what we say offline. In this sermon on Ephesians 4, Piper gives us some clear instruction, to whch we would do well to listen." . . . let's step back and ask what Paul might mean by calling language evil or corrupt or unwholesome or … [Read more...]

Warnie in Budapest

Thought I'd share a few photos with you from my recent trip to Hungary. Enjoy . . . … [Read more...]

A public apology to Johnson for a perceived rebuke

It seems I have fallen into the very same trap that I have been trying to address in my recent posts on "tone" in the blogosphere. I recognised this trap yesterday and tried to address it to some degree in my post 2001 posts and counting.What trap have I fallen into? Well it is the trap of writing in such a way that I can be misinterpreted. My original post which was intended to serve as a complement to Phil for his measured and appropriate response to Michael instead led some - not least Phil … [Read more...]

Power struggles in the blogosphere and the pulpit

UPDATE - the following post has been seen by some as a public rebuke of Phil Johnson - it was never intended in that way and so I have left it in place without editing it. But, after reading it please see my public apology to Phil for more information and clarification.When I started this post, I was going to begin it by saying "It grieves me greatly to report that it seems hostilities have resumed." Having gone back and re-read my sources again, now I am not so sure. I am actually beginning … [Read more...]

You know when you are a hard core blogger when….

.....your sister is live blogging your babies birth! See girl talk for the latest.....your blogging buddy teases you about being an apostle for the world to see then says your book should be added to the cannon! (See T4GB)Any other ideas for how to complete that sentance? … [Read more...]

Brothers, Pray for us pajama preachers

Piper quotes Paul's pleas for his readers to pray for him and asks "Can you hear the depth of need this apostle feels for God's help?"Piper is absolutely right to say that "....WHAT COUNTS MOST...... CANNOT BE ACCOMPLISHED BY MAN LEFT TO HIMSELF."Please pray for me this year. I dont know which is scarier, knowing that I run a blog with a too-rapidly growing audience or that I preach to a church with a too-rapidly growing congregation. I say too rapidly, because with the growth of each comes … [Read more...]


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