We’ve heard it in the MSM/ journalism context… but it is spreading to the Christian/ MSM context as well, it seems.
See, there is a certain segment within the power brokers of Christianity that do not want you to have your voice because your voice and views is a threat to their pocketbooks. The fact that a â€˜nobodyâ€™ (I do not mean this derogatory, but as a description of how they view people like me) can revolutionize the world through the open media of the Internet scares the established big boys. Spencer says it clearly when he stated:
“Itâ€™s in perceiving just how threatened some persons in the Christian blogosphere are that Iâ€™ve realized ordinary bloggers, persistently sticking to their guns, turning out content, bringing good stuff every week, can have an impact that matters. Radio. Television. Big churches. Christian Publishing. They donâ€™t control us or what we think anymore. The phenomenon of the internet has leveled the playing field and overwhelmed the experts and â€œofficial spokespersonsâ€ with other voices speaking things that didnâ€™t use to ever be heard.
Do pastors of large churches like the fact that now a dozen blogs in their own church will analyze the sermon? Do major authors like the fact that thousands of bloggers will review their books? Do the custodians of orthodoxy like it that a million bloggers can take the conversation wherever they want it to go? Some will, and some wonâ€™t. Either wayâ€¦blog onâ€¦ “
oh wow…shades of the Reformation! What happens when the common man gets ahold of the microphone?
Question: did putting the Bible into the common tongue result in the collapse of the Church as was feared? Did it result in the chaos prophesied?
In some ways, yes it did. But was this needed and useful?
I think so. I think it is time we made up our minds that we are not afriad of truth. Even when truth threatens our house of cards.
Because, after all, our building on our own is but a foundation of sand, no matter how gorgeous and impressive the visible structure.
Truth is the foundation of rock. Truth can withstand questions, doubtings, criticisms, and debates.
Truth, in the final account, is not to be resisted.