He writes: “With a blog in tow, the preacher will be able to post a sermon idea at the beginning of the week and give the congregation a chance to respond. By Sunday, when he delivers the sermon, many will already be tuned into the topic. This allows the congregation, as well as other online participants to be actively engaged in the process and to be able to share their own ideas and thoughts. This can truly be a way to make a sermon topic last much longer than 30 minutes on Sunday morning. In fact, it can be a continual thought and living topic. Soon a preacher that does not blog with his congregation will be out of touch and behind the pack.”
Maybe I am already behind the pack but I confess that I have never considered using a blog in this way. Have you?
More from Mr. Gosnell: “Preachers will be able to use blogs to bridge the gap between what they think they know about their church members and the views that the members really have.”
Interesting. Next he lists six reasons why blogging will change preaching.
* Get input before Sunday
* Increasing Accountability
* Enhance the Preacher’s Transparency
* Improve Preparation
* Opportunities for Discipling
* Working Collaboratively
He does admit that getting member’s cooperation may at first be a daunting task, but is convinced this is the wave of the future.
What do you think? Do his points have any merit? Will blogging change preaching?