motto for bloggers
“When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become your sin; you must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your faith.”
-- Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920), Dutch neo-Calvinist theologian and politician
Here is where I insert a disclaimer: Of course, to quote this Mr. K. is only to relay this one, single, lone quotation from him. It is not to endorse or agree with anything he ever said, did, thought or stood for in his long life. For example, he is said to have agreed with the Kaiser's side in World War I; you'd think he was old enough by then to know better!
One more disclaimer: Naturally, we need to take the quotation's words "battle" and "with all the fire of your faith" in a good sense -- the loving, just and logical "battle" and "faith" of the saints, not of anyone who lacks logic, charity and justice.
But anyway, to "lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy" kind of sums up what blogging is all about, and what activism is partly about; and it is part of evangelization, too.