Wesley’s Rules for Blogging – Stay in Love with God

Stay in Love With God

How does this apply to us, especially those who are other atheist or agnostic, or who simply do not want to engage in theology?

The Wesleyan premise was pretty simple. He looked over the landscape and saw the Anglican Church abandoning the poor in favor of themselves and their own power structures. They had lost the love of God as exhibited in their works to others. They knew God and in many ways served God but simply did not love God. They were themselves the object of their love.

Bloggers can become a self-obsessed lot, blogging more about themselves than any previous outside goals. There are some blogs who are established to deliver information only about the author. There is no engagement, no comments. They exist a website that updates on a regular basis. As a Christian who believes blogging can be a ministry, I find pay sites (especially those designed as a ministry) appalling. What is the love here? What is the direction of the love?

I want to broadly interpret this rule for those who may not necessarily believe. Stay in love with something other than yourself. This provides something of an accountability to your blogging. If you are no longer blogging just to hear yourself speak, then you will blog more responsible. As a Christian, if your blog does not showcase the love of God in some way, then you may be doing it wrong.

Post By Joel Watts (10,077 Posts)

Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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