If I were to caption this photo for the project at hand, it would say,
“Sweater cubicle? or are bloggers too isolated for their own spiritual good?”
As I promised on Timothy Dalrymple‘s blog a bit ago, I am covering the topic of spiritual guidance for bloggers (as a series). Thankfully, some talent bloggers are joining us, too.
In plenty of ways technology has outpaced our spiritual reflection. The needed inner gaze at the practice (spiritual or otherwise) of blogging itself has not been encountered effectively. Bloggers have specific spiritual needs and encounter spiritual pitfalls that are under-addressed…even on blogs themselves, where you’d expect them to be handled. Well, no more.
In the next few weeks, I’ll lay this topic out and do just that, with the help of some talented bloggers as featured guest contributors.
For me, it’s an EPIC mashup of blogging experience (since 2006), and three scores of credit hours with my seminary education (M.A. in Religion, Spiritual Formation concentration) cross-fertilizing at the perfect juncture to rock this thing out. Boom. Pow!
Pitfall #1. Bloggers can be grandiose when introducing a new series.
If you are a blogger, this is especially for you. You and I both need this.
If you know someone who blogs, please send them over. Encourage him or her to read and participate in this series. If they seem reluctant, or just too busy, just say, “See, that’s exactly the whole point!”
A peek at some of the upcoming themes:
- Seductions Specific to Christian Bloggers and What to do About it
- Overcoming the Spiritual Pitfalls of Blogging
- A Writer’s Mistress is a Blog (humor)
- The Best Spiritual Disciplines for Bloggers
- Blogging and Community: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Plus, Articles from fantastic Guest Writers: