Bloggers pastors or students or theologians, especially young ones, need to listen to the wisdom of this little word by Thielicke. Why? Let me begin with this: what you say on your blog is international, permanent, and universally accessible…
An interesting thought, no doubt. I guess for me, I’ve officially moved from the “young pastor” camp but have not received membership into the “old pastor” camp. Rather I am stuck in transit, I assume. To this thought, I am torn. One side of me wants to say to McKight, “Well, who are you to tell me what I can and can’t blog, think, work out and discuss; regardless of how “wrong” or “incomplete” it may be at the time? Isn’t this process part of working it out? Then the other side of me wants to stand up and offer a round of applause to McKnight for bringing this issue to light. For I feel he’s right (in part anyway). Young pastors and old pastors (who’ve not matured) often times spout off and in turn make the whole lot of us look bad–make Christ look bad. So as I wrestle here, I feel it wisest to error on the side of caution and accept the wisdom offered by McKight and Thielicke and make a better attempt to hold my tongue.