From time to time I have recommended certain posts on certain blogs. But I haven't really told you the Christian blogs I read daily. So, here goes--at least here a some of the best of the ones I surf regularly. Of course there are scadillions more that are good. I just haven't found them yet::)
I start my daily blogging with Bob's TotemtoTemple. I met Bob on some Christian forums and noticed that we think a lot alike on many Christian issues. So, I guess that is why I like his blog so much and I hope you will too. Check out his post from Oct. 30 entitled, New World Man or Church Growth Pastor.
At the end of his week, Bob posts his Anti-Christ of the week. He got this idea from all the silliness people engage in trying to guess who the anti-Christ will be.
Next on my blogging journey I hit Jollyblogger. David who writes this much read blog is a PCA pastor. For those of you who do not know about the intricacies of Presbyterianisms, here they are.
PCUSA=The mostly liberal Presbyterian church, although there are quite a few evangelical churches like mine that bug the heck out of the liberals at Presbyerian headquarters in Lousville, KY.
PCA=The original reformed Presbyterian church. In the early 1970's, when we were altogether, the PCA folks said enough liberalism is enough! So they basically said Hasta la vista! Baby! We are outta here! And, they formed their own denomination.
OPC, EPC, etc.=Other types of smaller Presbyterian churches.
Hey! Now that is a coincidence. I just went over to Jollyblogger and guess what? He wrote a description of the difference between PCA and PCUSA (Oct. 29 blog). So, if you want more on this, go there. And if you don't care, go there anyway becaue he has one of the best Christian blogs around IMO.
Next on the list are two of Michael Spencer's. He and I don't always agree on everything but we do agree on alot of things. These two are also must reads. They are the Internet Monk and michael spencer.
I didn't plan this but it seems I like blogs written by Presbyterians. Bob at TotemtoTemple is one and as I just wrote, David at Jollyblogger is one--a pastor in fact. And now another one who I read is Presbyterian pastor Mark Roberts at markdroberts. He pastors about an hour from me--another true Southern Californian.
Now for two changes of pace. I found nykola:bothering people since 1981at Jollyblogger one day. This is a very interesting blog written by Ambra Nykola, a young African-American woman who is a conservative Republican (at times) and isn't afraid to be African-American culturally, not white. I learn a lot about black life from her. Since I at one time taught in an inner city black school in the Watts section of Los Angeles, her blog is especially interesting to me. Lately she blogged about how she and so many of her other young middle class friends (who look sharp--not like gangstas) are continually stopped by the police. I think white churches really need to speak out about this. After all, maybe there will be some members who are policemen who will learn something. Hopefully so. You can read this particular post here.
Another change of pace is mainly for any of you who have an interest in classical music, especially violinists. I read about this one in the Los Angeles Times. The blogger is Laurie Niles, who plays in some of the "one-notch-below-the-L.A. Philharmonic" orchestras. Her blogs about auditioning for the Los Angeles Philharmonic are priceless. Although I majored in music and know quite a bit about the classical world, I really didn't know what an audition for a major orchestra was like. You can find her blog at the violinist.
OK..just three more to go and I will do them quickly.
21st Century Reformation has some good posts. He came out of the third wave so it's fascinating to me to see what he writes.
In the Outer is a farmer who writes at times about his rebellious daughters. But he also writes some very good theological/Christian life stuff.
And last but not least is one I found just yesterday, but I really like it and want to include it here. I will be blogging in the future about the prosperity message. And, in those messages I have the feeling that somewhere I will probably be referring to this blog. It is very different to put it mildly. I won't tell you much about it..check it out for yourself, "The Poor You Will Always Have With You.....
That's all. I hope I haven't worn you out.....so until tomorrow.....happy blog reading....:)
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