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Equipping the Saints through Blogging

In Church, Culture on January 26, 2009 at 10:32 pm


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It’s unclear exactly when Blogging as a form of communication began; but its continued growth—both in the marketplace and ministry—demonstrates its effectiveness in reaching the broader culture. Industry uses blogging to test new products, social advocate’s blog to raise awareness of important causes, and ministries use blogging to assist in the “equipping of the saints.”

Guests include Kent Shaffer (churchrelevance.com), Tim Challies (challies.com and discerningreader.com) and Kendra Fletcher (preschoolersandpeace.com).

If you’d like to see the “Top 60 Ministry Blogs,” click here.

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  1. On the contrary, the origins of blogging, and the use of the term are quite easy to discovey :)

    “The term “weblog” was coined by Jorn Barger[51] on 17 December 1997. The short form, “blog,” was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog Peterme.com in April or May of 1999.[52][53][54] Shortly thereafter, Evan Williams at Pyra Labs used “blog” as both a noun and verb (“to blog,” meaning “to edit one’s weblog or to post to one’s weblog”) and devised the term “blogger” in connection with Pyra Labs’ Blogger product, leading to the popularization of the terms”

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