10 Reasons You Might Be A Watchblogger If

10 Reasons you might be a Watchblogger if…

10. You constantly Google yourself.

9. You Google your spouse’s name to try and win an argument.

8. Family devotions consist of reading your kids your recent blog posts so they can meditate on “truth.”

7. Your two-week vacation consists of taking your laptop to Starbucks to keep your blog going.

6. You have HRESY HUNTR tattooed across your knuckles, in temporary ink, of course.

5. You are glad James, in chapter one, didn’t mention “blogging” when he wrote, “quick to listen, slow to speak.”

4. You have a separate cell phone just to receive alerts for key words like “Rick Warren” and “Mark Driscoll.”

3. You change your mind, blog against yourself, and you’re still right both times!

2. You cannot wait to refute this “10 Reasons” list.

1. The only four letter word you don’t write about is “love.”

OK Then

So what did I miss?  What did I hit?  What would you add?

For what it’s worth…


tagged as , in Culture,Gospel,Humor,theology

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Carla Rolfe April 13, 2009 at 2:32 pm

lol, it’s perfect! Some of those are closer to reality than many might think.

2 Darrin April 13, 2009 at 4:05 pm

I guess #2 knocks out any possibility of criticism, so … “great post”!
Funny stuff, though; not sure how much seriousness is in it.
Perhaps I’m not familiar with whatever the dark side of theological blogging is, so maybe my concerns about Tim’s post are unfounded. I believe we need to refute error but should try to do it graciously. If that’s what Challies was trying to say, I think he needed to give more thought to his articulation.

3 johnMark April 13, 2009 at 4:41 pm

Carla, it was tough coming up with that humor where you know the truth is only one layer back.

Darrin, I believe you hit the nail on the head here: “I believe we need to refute error but should try to do it graciously.” I agree and think this is just what Phil and Steve did in their responses to Tim. I don’t think Tim would disagree either. Even the great apologist the apostle Paul seasoned his letters with grace, hope and love.

I could very easily fall into this trap given my disposition and religious background though I really try not to. There is so much more that God has blessed me with that I’ve got to broaden my focus. Negativity with not much else will simple wear someone out. I know it does me.


4 Frank Turk April 13, 2009 at 6:21 pm

You might be a watchblogger if you get up early to exercise and wind up late for work because someone on the internet was wrong.

5 johnMark April 13, 2009 at 9:25 pm

Frank, that is an excellent cartoon. Sums it up well.

6 Vicki April 14, 2009 at 12:40 am

Appreciated those links, Mark. And your 10 reasons cracked me up – especially #7. Uh oh:-)

7 Gummby April 14, 2009 at 10:00 am

#8 is the best, Dude. Family devotions!

8 johnMark April 14, 2009 at 10:26 am

I just have to tell you all that my wife loved this list. She cracked up and then didn’t believe that I wrote it.

Thanks for the comments!

9 Chris Roberts March 7, 2013 at 11:02 am

#3 is my favorite.

10 Mark March 7, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Chris, that’s the unspoken internal struggle. 🙂


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