You may have noticed I have just now caught up all the blog ranking reports I was behind on due to end of year study focus (my final exam is now 6 days away). You may have also noticed we have included a new blog ranking policy in our eligibility criteria.
From here on simply claiming to be Christian will not mean your blog automatically makes the top 10 New Zealand Christian blog rankings. In addition to being openly Christian in its blog description on Tumeke and HalfDone’s New Zealand blog ranking lists, now an eligible blog must also demonstrate adherence to the historic Christian tradition in their blog content.
We are going to be fairly broad with this. No one is perfect in their interpretation of biblical text or in how they apply their beliefs to their actions (or the content of their blogs). We all get it wrong from time to time. We are not looking for adherence to fine points of doctrine on things like eschatology or baptism or political leaning, etc. However, we will draw a line and exclude blogs that fall outside what CS Lewis calls “mere christianity”. Lewis sums this up as “the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times.” So, for example, we would exclude those who claim to be Christian but who promote atheism or deny the resurrection or believe that Jesus was a magic mushroom and so on.