“I’m your Stalker…”
It is pretty funny though quite enjoyable to have someone say something like this to you every once in a while.
Tonight I was hanging out with some friends and one of them said to me, “I totally stalk you online. I like to read your writings.”
Like I said, this is often flattering, though it is difficult to really know what to say to that. Thanks? Why? Oh, I stalk you too…
It is a cool age that we live in where we can follow the ideas of people who we aren’t really that close to but whose opinions we really respect. For instance, I have met Mike Cope once, swapped an email or two, but I am largely a stranger to him. However, I find that his wisdom and often his practical advise for people in ministry is quite insightful, so I follow his blog. Richard Beck constantly challenges me to think in higher ways, so I follow his blog. I really respect and admire the work that Mark Driscoll has done, though he is in Seattle, I can still listen to his podcasts.
We are in a cool age where knowledge is constantly being made available to those who are seeking it.
We are also in a dangerous age where seekers can walk into some pretty heretical stuff that is being passed off as wisdom. This is also a great platform for people to spread their bad ideas, poor theology and develop a following of the dooped. Often these people are well-intentioned people who for some reason or another just have a bad idea.
I always hope that I am of the former not the latter. I hope that I can share some wisdom and experience that I have had in a way that is useful for someone else to glean from. I hope that I am never a spreader of bad ideas that trick people.
The lesson in all of this: Be careful who you stalk, but I am flattered none the less.