I read this verse again several days ago. Maybe you’re familiar with it.
“Don’t speak evil against each other, dear brothers and sisters. If you criticize and judge each other, then you are criticizing and judging God’s law. But your job is to obey the law, not to judge whether it applies to you.” (James 4:11, NLT)
It’s because of teaching from God’s Word in verses like this and others that I believe using my blog or Twitter feed to be critical of specific individuals or ministries is sin. You may disagree, but that’s why you never see me talk negatively about people or churches. That’s also why I don’t allow comments that do the same.
I know…I’m giving up traffic on my blog because of that. Criticism and controversy generates traffic. My site sponsors would probably love it if I started using this platform to call out people and turn this site into the Christian version of TMZ.
Yes, things could get a lot more exciting around here if I started calling out pastors and their churches. Instead, I’ve decided to generate conversation around ideas. By the way, feel free to push back on my ideas. Just don’t attack me personally. I like a good dialogue on ideas. That’s how I learn. (Maybe this is one of them.)
So, in the meantime, I’m going to try to follow God’s design for my life even with this website. Sorry I can’t fulfill your craving for rumors and gossip and a good ole’ fashion claim of heresy. I’m sure there are other websites available if that’s your thing.
And now you know why I have a boring blog.