Back in the day, The Age of Blogs, there were a handful of sites that were SBC go-to blogs: SBC Today in its first or second iteration, SBC Outpost, SBC Voices, a few personal sites. If you read a dozen you probably had all the SBC news worth reading, and from different points of view.
Then came the SBC celebrity sites and Twitter with snippets, factoids, puffery, and excruciatingly tedious strings of Tweets. Blogs took a back seat. Not quite under the bus yet but definitely diminished.
I suppose Facebook figures in all this but I have my own scruples and FB doesn’t get a lot of attention from me, not even cute cat pictures.
Consider this an old dude, hacker and plodder blogger in the SBC hinterlands giving his non-techno, sub-social media savvy opinions.
So, I notice that my old Georgia colleague, guy with the best hair in the SBC, and pretty good blogger, the little “g” great “I am” Peter…Lumpkins is off the bench and back in action.
Peter and I agree on some things and disagree on some things. He’s a very smart guy and highly connected. I’m glad he is back to blogging and has a couple of items on those pesky discernment blogs. Check his table showing the various rankings including Mohler, himself, P & P, Capstone, Voices and others. (Easily found)
He concludes: “Get used to it. “Discernment blogs” are here to stay–at least for now.” No debate from me. SBC leadership, whatever their motives (and I assume they are proper) would love to have the field to themselves. That would be a disaster, unrestrained, unchecked, unaccountable denominational power. Better to have imperfect checks on that than an SBC world absent any platform for little guys to point fingers, ask questions, and bring to light misbehavior.