Getting a reputation

Getting a reputation
I’m a technorati addict.  Far too often I check it to see who has linked to me and why.  Today I found a great quote about me. 

“Leighton Tebay alone keeps the heat under portions of the church.” by Bryan.

I guess I’m starting to get a rep in the blogosphere.  Bryan, despite the fact that he cheers for a team that was quacked out of the playoffs makes a pretty good point.  The emerging church should examine itself with the same level of scrutiny that we throw at the establishment. 

For me it forces me to ask a number of questions.  Have I switched the markers of religious success from the standard buildings, bodies and bucks to blog hits?  Blogging is fun but like any other ministry there are temptations to do it for yourself rather than the kingdom.  How much are we different just because we want to be different so we can feel better about ourselves and look cool. 

If we go deep enough we will find the most of the problems in church are rooted in plain old human nature.  We may be able to structure things differently so we are less temptated to serve ourselves rather than God but that temptation will always be there.  This journey we are on isn’t about us, or modernism or even the meta-narrative (can’t we just say story?).  It’s about God.  

  1. #1 by bryan on May 27, 2003 - 9:15 am

    I catch myself all too often checking stats – technorati, TTLB Ecosystem, sitemeter. Ultimately, it gets back to playing to your audience. Good questions.

  2. #2 by Bene Diction on May 28, 2003 - 10:38 am

    I think when we enter blogging we go through phases, and perhaps we get a bit stuck in one for a bit.

    My belief is the blogosphere is too lively to stay stuck…as we participate in the kingdom of agape, we find people that can move us through the ‘self’ phases. Blog on!

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