Disciplines of a Godly Man
Disciplines of a Godly Woman
Disciplines of a Godly Family
They are immensely challenging, and helpfully highlight that true freedom and true discipline are companions rather than opponents.
As I embark on the blog, I thought it would be helpful to me to lay down some blogging disciplines, most of which are plain, Spirit-wrought Christian virtues (in no particular order).
- Aim to edify believers and/or evangelise unbelievers with every post.
- Assume everyone is reading. Tim Keller says of church services that they should speak to the Christian, assuming that the unbeliever is listening in. So a blog may address a particular audience, but with the awareness that anyone can and may read it.
- Avoid personal attacks. If they are justified on rare occasions, don't say what you wouldn't say to someone's face.
- Don't criticise someone or something you wouldn't criticise elsewhere.
- A blog post is not a journal article or doctoral thesis. Therefore, ideas which are not fully-researched are legitimate. However, speculative, uncertain thoughts should be flagged as such to the reader.
That'll do for now.