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Do I Have To Talk About Jesus On Every Post (Edited & Updated 10/11/2021)

Hi all, I am still working through privating and editing posts on this blog. Over half are now privated, there are less than 500 posts published, currently. That number will probably go down some more. (I’ve written over 1,000 posts.) I’ve reached year 2019. Some of these posts might be easier to edit. I have another post update that will appear the first week of November.

This post, as I explain below, came from a series in August of 2019. I had a strong personal conviction that people who claim to be Christian bloggers, being defined as having a Christian blog, not a Christian who has a blog, should, you know, talk about Christ. This post was meant to help with some suggestions in ways we can talk about Christ and scripture. Currently, the other posts are privated, there was a lot to work through. In addition to this post, I did share my concern and confusion at the amount of comments trying to defend why it was ok they didn’t talk about Christ. Honestly, that’s not my problem, but yours to take up with God. If you feel convicted, and possibly defensive, just take a moment to think about why?

Admittedly, some of my thoughts have changed though. Which is why I did try to edit some of the stronger paragraphs I had previously. However, I still stand by my original statement. If we plan to have a blog that’s Christian (about Christ), then… we should have a blog… about Christ.

I also explained how I am now extremely careful with life application posts (life posts) and the Biblical approach I take.

Here is the edited version, with some added notes, as well.

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Updated October 11th, 2021– In 2019, I had a series of posts in which I encouraged Christian bloggers to hold to the name they claimed, CHRISTIAN blogger. There are some points I still stand by, especially being, if we call ourselves a Christian blogger, I define that as we share the love of Christ on our blog. Our blogs should not be Christ-less.
There were a lot of responses to these posts. People tried to defend why they weren’t talking about Christ. It’s still weird to me. But I do understand how people could have blogs on topics not about Christ. Perhaps, for businesses, etc. In that view, I see those blogs as Christians who blog, not Christian bloggers. I still think it is extremely important to talk about Christ. I think my personal conviction for some of these posts, and some of my suggestions, need to be edited, thus those posts are not available, currently. But a lot of what I share here, I do stand by. So, I’ve edited some sentences, taken out some paragraphs, and added some points, as well.  

I’m Not Saying Every Post Has To Be About Christ But I Argue That Everything CAN Be About Christ & Should Be

The truth of the matter is, no matter how much we want to say it, our example is and WILL NEVER be a substitute for Jesus. We are imperfect and flawed. We can carry masks. We can deceive others, even unintentionally. But Jesus and the truth (scripture) will not.

It seems the main defense I received is that people can be a Christian blogger but that Christ does not always have to be talked about. People feel that Christ can be shown in other ways. Added Note October 11th, 2021- this is still an odd response to make, as I share later. Writing is one of the clearest ways to explain, and it’s so easy to discuss the Gospel message and Christ Himself. 

For clarity, my post was particularly directed at those who say they are a Christian blogger (not a Christian who blogs) and yet, on their blog (that’s suppose to be Christian) the name Jesus is never or rarely spoken on their posts. However, we should all be stirred up and aim to talk about Jesus more, regardless.

Now, in real life, yes, it is more evident if we are kind, patient, very loving, and forgiving. These things SHOULD be evident. We should both speak about Christ (proclaim Him to the ends of the earth) and we should bear fruit of the Spirit. (John 15:02)

Why do we want to take the credit (Christ) but not talk about Him? 

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We are flawed. We can pour out our thoughts and feelings. We can be as raw as we want. But the truth of the matter is, we are told in scripture to test the spirits. (1 John 4:01)

We are not perfect. We mirror these things to our audience, whether we are aware of it or not. Our words avoiding discussing Christ, I don’t believe, helps draw anyone closer to Him, if no one knows WHY He is so precious. It’s like the Great Commission of making people feel good, but not explain the change that took place in our life. 

Pharisees would make it obvious they were fasting to those around. They made it clear how “grateful” they were in their long-winded prayers. The outside appeared correct, and we know in scripture Christ called them out for it. (Luke 11:39-40)

What I’m saying is it is really easy to appear to be a “Christian” on a blog to the world. That doesn’t mean we are a Christian with a living walk with Christ on the inside.

There are many bloggers, I’m sure, who feel more affirmed by the comments of others that they are a “good Christian” than through their actual walk with Christ. 

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Why am I saying this?

We need to stop making it about ourselves. We need to stop trying to defend why we feel the need NOT to speak the name of Christ. Do you know how odd that sounds? I’m a Christian, but I don’t always talk about Christ. The world continues to encourage this mindset. It’s okay not to talk about Christ. It’s not ok to show how everything connects to God, the Creator, which leads us to why He came to die for our sins. Do you know how powerful the Gospel message is? How much love the Lord showed us?

But it is not okay…for some reason. Or it does not mean enough to us to put our focus on Him more. I get it, the human nature wants to focus on the easy stuff.

I’m far from being perfect. I do not do these things 24/7 but what I am saying is WE SHOULD STRIVE TO! If we do not desire to share Christ, but think we are enough to “show others Christ” we have missed the point, entirely. That’s not the Gospel message, friends. The point is WE are not enough. Jesus is, not us. Not talking about Christ saves no one. 

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Doesn’t that scare you? Why do we proclaim TO HIM He is everything in our life, and we can’t talk about Him on a blog post? We can’t direct people to scripture that discusses Christ and explains our world? We can’t show people when we write about lifting each other up how we are TOLD to do the very same thing as a Christian! How loving someone is connected to Christ? What genuine love is, how it connects back to our Creator, and only He shows us love perfectly.

There is not ONE THING we could possibly write about that is GOOD that we could not connect to Jesus. If we can’t, then it is not the good God created in the beginning, and we should stay away because it will pull us down, and it will pull others down.

Anything Good Can Be Connected To Christ

I want to show you how to incorporate Christ into anything and everything. You do not only have to write about scripture, but you can show how scripture gives the answers for anything. Added Note October 11th, 2021- It’s important to note I am now extremely careful with life application posts. I do not want to frame a scripture around my life. I want my life to be framed around scripture. In a photo frame, the photo is what is most important. I want scripture in my posts, and the truth of Christ, to be the center, not just stuck at the end or forced into a life lesson. The suggestions listed below I recommend doing Bible studies on, and seeing what scripture says, then take notes, and write about what you’ve learned. As listed, I am covering a series on anxiety on UnAshamed, and I’ve learned so much, all because of scripture, not my experience. 

  • Christian Apologetics- Seriously, we all need to know how to defend what we believe. A blind faith helps no one. 
  • Mental Illness – God is our comfort. Stories of Biblical people struggling. People being free. People being used for their weaknesses for God’s glory. On my other blog, UnAshamed Christian Housewife, I’ve been doing a series of posts on anxiety.
  • Addictions– Being broken free through Jesus. Seeking help from others. Learning to serve God and others, denying self. Understanding how sin corrupts our body, mind, etc.
  • Family– Roles (parents, kids, grandparents), obedience, submission. love
  • Men– Leaders, submission to God and wives, Biblical righteous men (Moses, Joshua, David, Peter, Paul, Job, etc) fatherhood, etc
  • Women– Obedience & Faith (Like Esther and Ruth), submission to God and husbands, strong women in Bible (Deborah, Abigail, Mary, Lydia, Anna, etc) call to minister to other women, being an example for others, motherhood, etc
  • Youth– Obedience to parents. Encouragement to other peers. Christian Apologetics SHOULD be known by teens.
  • Fear, Bitterness, Anger, Jealousy, Envy, Pain, Betrayal, Rejection, Grief, Comfort, Joy, Peace, Gladness, Thankfulness, Gratefulness, etc – So many ways to discuss and point to scripture and Jesus.
  • Photography– Multiple scriptures that can connect with any theme of a photo.  Why do we capture moments, and whose creation is being pictured?
  • Digital Talk – Encouraging others (scripture). Using things for the right reasons (scripture). Glorifying God in all we do (scripture). How it’s important to be careful about the platforms we use, the dangers they present. Scripture has it all.
  • Flash Fiction/Poetry– Christian illustrations, write poems on topics covered in the Bible.
  • Fashion/Makeup– We are living temples. Encouraging others to go beyond physical appearances, warn against the danger of vanity. Finding value in Jesus. Confidence in Christ not material things, modesty, etc (scripture)
  • Cooking/Cleaning/Organizing – Man shall not live on bread alone (Matthew 4:04) How do we clean up sin (we can’t, we need Jesus, that’s the point) How do we organize priorities and time with God? Why is it important to consider the food we make? Or making food for others? How can we love others through daily routines, and how does this show submission and worship to God, also?

I’ll say it again, there is not ONE thing that God uses for good that we cannot use as a way to point to His Son. We must not hide our light under a basket. (Luke 11:33)

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We must not hope that on a digital space, where words matter the most, that our example is enough. Give the people Jesus entirely. If people only look at ONE blog post of ours, we have no promise they will receive one of Jesus UNLESS we are talking about Him. Maybe try to dictate a post sharing the Gospel message, and that post linked on every single one of your posts. But I encourage you to not stop there. 

The truth of the matter is, no matter how much we want to say it, our example is and WILL NEVER be a substitute for Jesus. We are imperfect and flawed. We can carry masks. We can deceive others, even unintentionally. But Jesus and the truth (scripture) will not.

I challenge you to incorporate Him more in your posts. To seek Him IN ALL WAYS! Myself, included. 

Scripture to Meditate On– (NLT) Proverbs 29:19, “Words alone will not discipline a servant; the words may be understood, but they are not heeded.”

*To learn more about what Jesus did on the cross and why His atonement sacrifice is so needed please see: Why Did A Loving God Kill His Son? (Does God Hate?) 
*If you do not know the Gospel, do not turn away. If you think you know the Gospel, check out these questions and see how prepared you are for the day someone might ask you why you believe: The Gospel Challenge (30 Question Quiz) – Are You Ready To Defend Your Faith?

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Luke 11_39-40, _...so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy–full of greed and wickedness. Fools! Didn’t God make the inside as well as the outside_

2 thoughts on “Do I Have To Talk About Jesus On Every Post (Edited & Updated 10/11/2021)

  1. In response to your “Do I Have To Talk About Jesus On Every Post” as a Christian who blogs but lacks the willingness to add Jesus. I thank you for sharing this prod to wake me up into action. For Jesus must be the main focus of every one of my posts

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