I see a few different types of Christian bloggers in the world…
- The real funny people like Stuff Christians Like
- The Bitter armchair critics and
- The ones who want to help
Now every Christian blogger has one thing in common and that is that they want to see change for the better (I like to believe this). Some do it through humour, while others spend all their time following the pastors and churches they hate trying to pick up on their mistakes/ humanity.
Now I fully believe that pastors need to be held accountable to the people they pastor – if your a pastor or minister and you cannot handle people talking about or asking you questions, get a different job! However as a Christian blogger myself, something that gets me is the continous negative comments from most of them. Now instead of posting that, why do they not use their knowledge to help, lift and build the (world) church instead?
If a pastor falls to immorality, yes highlight where they went wrong, teach us how we can use it as a warning for us but how about finishing off the post with a prayer for the poor people involved? If a pastor preaches heretic rubbish, instead of labeling them as a cult leader, how about doing a productive post on the truth instead? If you do not like the way a church does an event, how about talking about ways to improve it?
Now as a note, yes I have been one of those bitter Christian bloggers and I am not perfect! I have a past of going to a church I do not agree to but instead of being bitter, lets get better… Is your post productive and trying to give people a positive spin on the church or you giving them an excuse to stay away?