On Self-Promotion

In a recent post, Dane Ortland points out the evident dangers of self-promotion.  His post certainly stirred up interesting discussion from his commentators as well as other bloggers who linked to his words.

Denny Burk is one of many who linked to Dane’s words, and he offered some additional thoughts too in a subsequent post.

On the same topic of self-promotion, Jim Hamilton reflects on the dangers as well as the advantages of directing people to one’s own articles, blog posts, books, sermons, etc.

The issue is your heart’s desire, something others should be hesitant to make judgments on.  Are we wanting Christ to be magnified, exalted, known, treasured, and worshiped?  Are we using social media to herald the truth of the Bible and the worth of Christ’s name?

I hope so.  And I hope that Christ’s name is honored and glorified anytime someone consults the resources mentioned on this blog, even if those resources include something I’ve written.

So whether we write blogs or books, whether we preach or teach, whether we point to our own resources or others’, may all our words and deeds be done with thanksgiving in the name of the Lord Jesus (Col 3:17).

As always, John Piper is helpful here:

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