Some people clearly do not respect the blogosphere. For them, blogs are operated by dropouts who are unable to get themselves published in “legitimate” arenas. When these people refer to “bloggers,” the word is spoken with the same scorn with which they dismiss the “punk kids” or the “ignorant malcontents” who are simply not worth the time it takes to engage.
I think this attitude fails to recognize the revolutionary impact that the blogosphere has had and will continue to have, and I think it also reflects a failure to approach “bloggers” with a pastoral heart that seeks to show them love and contribute to the process of their discipleship.
In contrast to the dismissive response of some, other prominent evangelicals have recognized the opportunity afforded by the blogosphere, and by entering into it with thoughtful and quality contributions, they elevate the discussion and engage the contemporary scene.
Quality blogs are run by the likes of Al Mohler, Russ Moore, Denny Burk, Justin Taylor, Mike Bird, Michael Haykin, and many others. Now Darrell Bock has recently joined the fray. Interestingly enough, Bock is not only an NT prof but a professor of Spiritual Development and Culture.