Blogging is good for your soul

Monday 4 May 2009 4:09 AM

The title of this post just came to me after reading a very helpful blog post by John Piper on why pastors should blog. This in turn caught my attention as I was continuing to chew over the impact on me of an address, also by John Piper, which was really his personal story. I listened to a podcast of this while driving last Saturday. Some of what struck me in that talk: • his passion to write since very young, including poetry • writing came from his father who wrote poetry • he sees preaching and poetry as nearly the same activity • he speaks from a full text always • inspired by Jonathan Edwards' goal: to capture the affections of hearers with the truth • scholarly mind, yet reads very slowly Why did all that strike me? ... He could be describing me! In company with many many others, I've been a fan of Piper for many years - especially as a preacher. I had wondered why I warmed to his communication so much. I think I now know why. So my latest resolution - which stands either to be honoured or broken - is to blog much more often on a much wider range of themes. Writing has energised me for a long time. Let's now see if I follow through ...

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