Now that the 2008 Band of Bloggers fellowship is gone, folks have been wondering what if anything will come of the Band of Bloggers and the vision of a gospel-driven community in the evangelical blogosphere. That is something that has been on my mind as well, and over the next several weeks, I hope to share some of the things that I think has the potential of being a very fruitful endeavor.
The first project the Band of Bloggers is undertaking is to compile a list of bloggers and their blogs who are committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ. In the spirit of the exhortation to walk in “a manner worthy of the gospel to which you have been called,” the Band of Bloggers directory will be a collective response of Christians who desire to “blog worthy of the gospel.” The goal is to aggregate the content of dozens of blogs that are flavored by, and do not bury, the gospel (to use the words of Abraham Piper). Simply, we want to highlight and bring attention to the gospel of Jesus Christ and recognize those who are desiring to communicate it, treasure it, demonstrate it in their lives, and share it with others who do not know Jesus.
So with that said, if you are a blogger and would like to be a part of a gospel-centered community that is forwardly confessional and fraternally accountable, then let me encourage you to consider going over to the Band of Bloggers and submit your name (first and last name) and your blog address in the comments. Or, you can do so also by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May there be many who, entrusted with the gospel, desire to blog worthy of it.