Thursday, November 04, 2004

A Participitative Spirituality: Renewal thru Blogging

Puff talk? Tim Bednar, of, doesn't think so.

We are a generation of Internet users (not distinguished by age) who view themselves as participants, not consumers. It's important for pastors to note this transformation from a passive to a participatory congregation. Millions of us do not want pastors to be gatekeepers; but we need pastors who foster spiritual formation by co-creating the church with us. Bloggers represent the tip of this transformation. Internet users are experiencing the networked church and it is changing them. Soon, we will bring these themes into our local church. I believe this will be the beginning of a grassroots revival not unlike the Charismatic/Pentecostal renewal of the early twentieth century.

Rob Moll interviews Bednar in a recent Leadership Journal article.

Bednar's comments reminded of some inter-blog conversation a few of us had recently on the role of blogging and a new praxy of theologizing:

do blogs democratise knowledge?

part one

part two

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