Careless Words

This made me chuckle. Then it made me think. Remember what Jesus said in Matthew 12:36-37?   That applies to the blogosphere as well.   I recently heard Mark Driscoll say that online communication is:

– instant: it goes out immediately
constant: 24 hours a day/7 days a week
– global
: once it’s out, it’s out to the world
permanent: once it’s out there, it’s out there

Whether you’re a preacher, a politician, an athlete or average Joe in his basement, the world of communication has dramatically changed.   Let’s make sure that Jesus’ expectations aren’t forgotten in the shuffle.   If they are, we’ve been assured that they won’t be forgotten in the judgment.