Gospel Spam has been around for around two months now.

Myself and the other faithful Gospel Spam writers never thought it would grow in popularity as fast as it has, and for that we are truly thankful to the community. Our FB shares have reached upwards of two thousand on some posts. That’s an unbelievable number for a website that has spent zero dollars on advertising and onlyAi??a little more than 600 Facebook likes.

You guys are sharing the Spam and we appreciate it. Every Facebook share and twitter RT encourages us to write more, and to be better writers. So our thanks to you for a fantastic, faithful two months!

With that said, people have begun contacting us and sending us messages regarding our website that I thought appropriate to answer publicly. If you have questions for us you can always contact us on our FB pageAi??(which we beg of you to ‘like’)Ai??or click the contact button at the top. We really welcome your feedback.

One question we got recently was from Jordan:

I enjoy the blog you’ve started, Gospel Spam. However, I find the name to be a bit repulsive and sacrilegious. I have read your reasons for calling it such, but I cannot make sense of it. Associating the Gospel with Spam is nauseating. I do not like or share posts from GS solely because of the blog name; I know my Christian friends would be put off by the name as I am…I am thankful that there are Christian filmmakers who make quality films that aren’t a cheesy embarrassment (I thoroughly enjoyed your Heaven Is For Real post this evening’it got me laughing)…I want to share GS posts with my friends but cannot with a clear conscience due to the unfortunate name of the blog.

 

The following is a copy of my response to him:

Thanks for your concern and kind words regarding my writings.

As far as the name Gospel Spam goes, I do not find it all sacrilegious. I am a tech geek at heart, and spam in that sense just means an e-mail no one wanted, or asked for.

Assuming that definition, the Gospel is indeed always spam.

We pass out tracts to people who do not want it and share the Gospel with people who hate God all the time.

We started Gospel Spam, because people were sharing my films on Social Media with some upper crust in Christianity. Their response was to stop spamming their Facebook page (Even though the topic of their OP was completely relevant to what was shared)

So, Gospel Spam articles are editorials on culture and theology from a layman or unknown individual’s perspective that most people within the ivory towers of Christianity don’t want to lend a voice to. Every article is indeed spam in that sense.

So that is how the name started. It’s not at all saying The Gospel is spam, but the act of spreading the Gospel in a culture that opposes it, is.

But ultimately, I would argue that Spam is just a tech word and not really a degrading term at all. I hope to make Gospel Spam more tech nerd related/Gospel stuff as we grow so the name will fit there as well.

PS. It could also be used to signify a breakfast meat. Tony Miano has been doing a great job at relating to the daily posts as breakfast food.

There are no plans to change the name. I still hope you can find a reason to share the posts. If you can’t, I understand, and look forward to your future readership.

Marcus

 

So there you have it. The name Gospel Spam is either: theological in its meaning; literal; technological; or nothing more than a breakfast meat. You can take your pick, we don’t mind either way. We just simply askAi??you to continue sharing the Spam.

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Marcus Pittman is a documentary filmmaker and television director living in Virginia. The films he made that you have never heard but probably should include Prophecy Wars, How To Answer The Fool, and Babies Are Murdered Here. Likewise he goes to a PCA church you've never heard but probably should, By Grace Community Church.
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