04 June 2006

Getting a Sense of the Sacred in Blogworld

Someone made a comment in another blog that Christian bloggers spend too much time arguing about theology and not enough time being pastoral. I have a lot of sympathy for that viewpoint. My only problem is that I don't consider myself to be very good at writing on 'spiritual' or pastoral matters and, if I'm being honest, I'm probably also a bit hesitant about letting everything in my 'spiritual'/emotional life hang out in the public marketplace for all to see.

I've had some sort of 'intuition' all my life that theology isn't what being a Christian is all about. I can only come back to those words 'a personal relationship with God in Christ'. I'm almost hesitant to repeat those words any more because they have been used so often to bad effect that I think they have almost become meaningless.

What makes me sad, in blogword and in discussion groups, is all the bickering over theology that goes on. I wonder whether there is any way to gain a sense of the sacred in blogword? No answers, just a question.


Sally said...

ok- I probably do the oposite Pam, I think there is a balance to be had but I have recieved amazing pastoral support through blogging-even today!

PamBG said...

veSally, I am afraid I may have written badly - I'm so tired at the moment and writing isn't actually something I do for rest and refreshment.

It might sound like I'm complaining that I'm not getting support here on this blog; I'm not.

My remarks are with respect to some of the blogs and discussion groups oriented toward theological discussion where civility seems sometime difficult to maintain.

In any event, I think you are very good at putting your spiritual self across in writing; I am not.

Sally said...

Pam- I do hope you are feeling less stressed and rushed- sorry I haven't visited your blog sooner than today- actually you come over really well, and your writing is wonderfuly balanced- I think I tend towards navel gazing!!!