Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What We Need

The world has been blessed by the internet. I know that there are a lot of problems. There are addictions, predators and other evil and bad boogey-men out there in the online world. The most popular searches and websites are of an illicit origin. The most profitable websites are pornographic and the most dangerous- in my opinion- are gambling sites. There is also a lot of misinformation on the world wide web. And yet, I believe that the internet is a great new world.

There are new opportunities for making connections and networking. There are great avenues for learning and growth. The convenience of shopping for goods and services is amazing. The internet has made the world smaller in a lot of good ways.

One of the most beneficial- and sometimes suspect- sites is Wikipedia is a website that seeks to cover every topic in an encyclopedic way. The key to its success is that it is user-generated. That means that people, just like you and I, contribute to wikipedia. We make entries, additions and corrections. When it is good, it is because of our contributions. When it is wrong, we can be blamed for that as well.

I believe that there is a need for a similar website for Christian users. A Christian wiki site would include various doctrines, biographies, history, denominations, movements, events, and more. It could be a useful tool for everyone interested in Christianity, the church and the church's place in the world.

What do you think?

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