'The identical thing that we now call the Christian religion existed among the ancients and has not been lacking from the beginnings of the human race until the coming of Christ in the flesh, from which moment on the true religion, which already existed, began to be called Christian'. (Augustine of Hippo, Retract I. XIII,3).
Christ has ordained a new consecration. Outside those organizations which men have formed in his honour, his spirit has been working. When his own have received him not, he has made of strangers the children of his promise. Across the ocean - it may be so here - those who profess his religion have often left it to others to testify its prevailing power, to preach delivery to captives, to withstand prevailing iniquity, to vindicate the claims of brotherhood. Other teachers than those who are called his ministers are proclaiming his glad tidings.
R.L. Carpenter 1860
A quick look at the 'blogosphere' shows that the nature of the medium means it is all too easy for a 'blog' to convey the impression that its compiler is, at best, self-indulgent and verbose, and at worst, a narcissistic bore. Religious blogs are by no means immune from this.