Did anyone else notice this Wired blog post mocking GodTube?
There are many things swirling in my mind about this:
1. Does it make sense to have “Christian” versions of popular, secular web sites, or does it make more sense to proclaim the good news on the secular sites themselves? John Brownlee, the writer of the post, gets at question when he says, “What is disturbing about GodTube is that it is an observable microcosm of the way that fundamentalist Christians have shut themselves off from any outside perspective.” Where is the line between being “in” the world but not “of” it?
2. John does us a favor by saying what many others also must be thinking. Doesn’t this help us gain insight into the mindset of secular humanists and atheists? We can’t possibly present the good news persuasively without knowing the views of our hearers.
3. Also facinating are the comments at the end of the post. Clearly John struck a nerve because many people wanted to react to what he said — both echoes of John’s ideas as well as thoughtful Christian responses.