Thursday, March 04, 2010

The Religious Blogosphere

Noone needs an academic research paper to tell us that blogging is big here. According to the mixture of metaphors in the title which examines the New Landscape of the Religion Blogosphere, they focus upon the major mountains so to speak. Only one of which appears in my landscape, but they seem more interested in the discussion of religion and politics. I'm not sure that the paper gets behind many more interesting questions such as why people blog and what they do achieve or whether blogging encourages or discourages reading. There is an old survey that gets a bit nearer. Someone has produced some principles of Christian blogging, which is fair but essentially the principles ought to be the ten commandments as defined in their full biblical parameters by the Westminster Larger Catechism. I think that a clutch of relevant proverbs would help too, the following are starters. Proverbs 10:19 "In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise". Proverbs 18:17 "He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him".

In my view onto the blogosphere, the best posts are as follows. Number 1, Number 2, Number 3, Number 4, Number 5, Number 6 and Number 7.