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Posted by on 28 June 2019 in Uncategorized


My RSS List of Sites

Originally posted at

September 4, 2018

There may be no way to know if the social media networks will ever “self-correct.” As of this writing, we seem to be witnessing a deliberate control of content away from content that leans to the conservative side of the religious and political spectrum. It becomes, then, more and more important that we not rely on the social media giants to get our news. Instead, there is a growing advocacy for the use of RSS feeds and RSS feed readers to curate the content of what we want to read off the world wide web. RSS feedreaders are a dime a dozen. Two I have used are Feedreader Online <> and Feedly <>. I have listed here the feeds I follow. At over 100, if is way more reading than I can ever possibly do, but it is reading that I choose to do from a list that I control and have curated. I am curious what you might think of this list and am open to suggestions of sites to drop and / or sites to add. I have grouped the sites into catergories. Not all sites lend themselves to the nice sorting, but this list gives an aproximation of the kind of content each site has. I suppose the irony of the whole thing is that my own site does not have its own RSS feed. If you want to add me to your reader, you will need to do so from Clay on the Wheel at WordPress where I double post all my material.


Adam 4d Adam Ford, AKA Adam4d (you say ‘Adam4d’ the same way you say ‘Adam Ford’ btw). I’m a Christian, husband, and father of 3 young boys. See also
AFLB/TS Association Free Lutheran Bible School / Theological Seminary news
AFLC World Missions
@Challies Tim Challies, blogger, author, and book reviewer.
Canon Fodder Exploring the origins of the New Testament canon and other biblical and theological issues
Cold-Case Christianity J Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and best-selling author, consult on cold-case investigations, Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University, and a faculty member at Summit Ministries
Drinking Coffee in China
FLY (Free Lutheran Youth)
Lutheran Pub …a theology and culture website that seeks to engage the increasingly regressive culture from a confession Lutheran and biblical perspective.
Olson Family in Africa
Sean McDowell …a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith
Stepping into Eternity AFLC Pastor Tom Parrish: to practically equip believers with resources and tools that are an accurate reflection of Jesus’ mind and will through the Old and New Testament
Vance Christie Connecting contemporary Christians with their beneficial heritage of historic Christian biography
What’s Wrong with the World …dedicated to the defense of what remains of Christendom, the civilization made by the men of the Cross of Christ


Old World Garden Farms …two individuals committed to a more simple approach to life, who want to be responsible for a majority of the food we eat, and conserve the resources we consume
This Is My Garden …a celebration of passionate gardeners around the world!

Human interest

Atlas Obscura …to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share
Daily Timewaster (C W Swanson) So much good stuff to waste time on…
Dale’s Go Running Journal I follow Dale because he is a friend and we used to run together.
Happily Dwell (Naomi Andrews and Megan Valder) …a space to share this passion for joy filled living. We dwell in many ways. Our home is both a physical and emotional dwelling place. In life we dwell from the home we abide in to the mental space we exist in to the spiritual path we pursue.
Sincerity & Sarcasm (Matt Brennan)
Sensible Survival …about common sense preparedness for sensible individuals. I blog about how you can prepare for anything from a minor power outage to the end of the world as we know it
The Trek …to inspire you to get out and Trek for yourself. Life is too short to compromise on your dreams. We hope that we can serve as that friendly kick in the butt to get you out of your chair and into the mountains! Live big!
Twisted Sifter To educate, entertain, and inspire each and every day.

Marriage and family

Intimacy in Marriage Encouraging Christians toward Healthy Sexual Intimacy
Natasha Crain Christian parenting in a secular world
Prepare / Enrich …leading relationship inventoryÊand skill-building program used nationally and internationally
Scott Kedersha …counsel, wisdom, and advice on how to best prepare for marriage and how to establish, build, and strengthen a firm foundation once you’re already married
Start Marriage Right Enjoy the wedding. Love the marriage!
Thriving Marriages …encourages, informs, and inspires you to make your marriage the best it can be
True Agape Nurturing unconditional love


Alpha News important news programming to audiences everywhere in Minnesota
Christian Headlines
Live Action
World World Magazine, may need a subscription to read online articles

Pastor Blogs

Adam Weber Non-denominational pastor at Embrace, Sioux Falls, SD
Boat14 WV PCA Pastor Kirk Blankenship
Brad Hoefs AFLC pastor, teacher, international speaker, hope coach, author and mental health advocate
cjhasgoodnews AFLC Pastor Craig Johnson
Dare To Dream Lutheran Pastor Paul Anderson
diatheke Confessional Lutheran Pastor Joseph Abrahamson
God’s Word is a Hammer AFLC Pastor Nick Schultz
goodnewsforabadworld AFLC Pastor Terry Culler
Just & Sinner AALC Pastor Jordan Cooper
Musings of a Country Parson LC-MS Pastor Lincoln Winter
Pastorsamwise AFLC Pstor Sam Wellumson
Preaching the Word AFLC Pastor Kent Sperry
Servant’s Pen …five Lutheran (AFLC) pastors. Our goal is to publish content that will strengthen your faith in Christ, increase your knowledge of God’s Word, and encourage you to live godly lives
Soliloquium Baptist Pastor Gavin Ortland
Surburg’s Blog LC-MS Pastor Mark Surburg
Trinity Pastor AALC Pastor Nate Hoff
Vassal of the King Bible Church Pastor Geoffrey Kirkland

Pastoral ministry

Carey Nieuwhof …former lawyer and founding pastor of Connexus Church
Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation …to restore Christ to counseling and counseling to the church by thinking biblically about the issues of living
Ed Stetzer Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College, Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadershp at Wheaton College, and Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center
Facts & Trends LifeWay providing Christian leaders with relevant information, practical ministry ideas, and biblical resources
Paul Alexander …pastor, speaker, strategist, and ministry consultant at The Unstuck Group. Most of what I write about focuses on helping churches and ministry leaders take steps to make the vision God has given them become reality
Thom S Rainer Growing healthy churches. Together.

Politics and cultural engagement – Christian perspective

The American Conservative …to promote a “Main Street” conservatism that opposes unchecked power in government and business; promotes the flourishing of families and communities through vibrant markets and free people; and embraces realism and restraint in foreign affairs based on America’s vital national interests
The American Vision Joel McDurmon: to restore America to its Biblical foundation – from Genesis to Revelation.
BreakPoint The Colson Center for Christian Worldview is a ministry that equips Christians to live out their faith with clarity, confidence, and courage in this cultural moment.
Culture Watch Bill Muehlengerg…devoted to exploring the major cultural, social and political issues of the day [with] reflection and commentary drawing upon the wealth of wisdom found in the Judeo-Christian tradition
Denny Burk Professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College, the undergraduate school of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, [and] Associate Pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church, Louisville
The Five Pilgrims Donald T. Williams is R. A. Forrest Scholar and Professor of English at Toccoa Falls College in the Hills of NE Georgia. A dual citizen of Narnia and Middle Earth, he is a border dweller, permanently camped out on the borders between serious scholarship and pastoral ministry, theology and literature, preaching and teaching, Christianity and culture. He is best known as an Inklings scholar and Christian apologist.
Daniel Woodworth is a scientist by trade and a political activist by choice. He received his B.S. in Geology in 2014 from Texas Christian University, and is now a Ph.D. candidate in Geophysics at Rice University, and endeavors to use the same precise logic required for good science to analyze the political scene.
C Phillips.
Imprimis Hillsdale College newsletter
Letter & Liturgy …a Protestant, evangelical writing initiative. In the words “letter” and “liturgy” are two primary desires for this space: To express the deepest beliefs and practices of the Christian faith in a beautiful, erudite, and literary way. Letter and Liturgy is a place for weighty thinking about God, culture, the Christian life, politics, books, and more.
Life Site News
Pulpit & Pen Pastor Hall holds to the Second London Baptist Confession (1689). All contributors are Baptist, and most – but not all – hold to the five points of Calvinism. All contributors hold other similar convictions, including a belief in the Scripture’s inerrancy, young-Earth creationism, Biblical manhood and womanhood, and a general detestation of skinny jeans
Russell Moore …president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. The ERLC is the moral and public policy entity of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination
Stand to Reason …trains Christians to think more clearly about their faith and to make an even-handed, incisive, yet gracious defense for classical Christianity and classical Christian values in the public square.
Turing Point Project …dedicated to educating Catholics and other Americans about the threat from Islam by arming them with the information and analysis necessary to meet the challenge
Wee Flea David Robertson is the minister of St Peters Free Church in Dundee Scotland (the church is famous for being the original church of Robert Murray McCheyne) and associate director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity

Politics and cultural engagement

America Thinker …daily internet publication devoted to the thoughtful exploration of issues of importance to Americans…National security in all its dimensions — strategic, economic, diplomatic, and military — is emphasized. The right to exist and the survival of the State of Israel are of great importance to us. Business, science, technology, medicine, management, and economics in their practical and ethical dimensions are also emphasized, as is the state of American culture.
Conservative Review To cut through the talking points and the smoke and mirrors, Conservative Review¨ employs two main tools: the Liberty Score¨ and our conservative commentary.
The Daily Signal Heritage Foundation team delivering investigative and feature reporting and the most important political news and commentary…committed to truth and unmatched in knowledge of Washington’s politics and policy debates
Dan Bongino A multiple-time New York Times Best Selling author, and the host of the top-rated “The Dan Bongino Show” Podcast, Dan provides frequent commentary on a myriad of issues for The Fox News Channel. Dan is a contributor at CRTV, and he is the host of “We Stand” on NRATV.
Foundation for Economic Education FEE’s mission is to inspire, educate, and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical, and legal principles of a free society.
Gary Grindler PhD in Theoretical Physics. WWII Historian. Numismatist. World Traveler. Businessman. Algorithmic Stock Trader. XVIII century Classical Liberal = XXI century Conservative. Political Activist. 2A. WARNING! Politically Incorrect Zone.
Hunter Baker …university fellow and and associate professor of political science at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee
Independent Institute: The Beacon …a non-profit, non-partisan, public-policy research and educational organization that shapes ideas into profound and lasting impact through publications, conferences, and effective multi-media programs. Our mission is to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity.
Intellectual Takeout …To serve as a refuge for those who want to pursue truth, rediscover the wisdom and traditions of the past, discuss ideas calmly, and apply what’s been learned to their own lives and networks.
Just Facts …to publish comprehensive, straightforward, and rigorously documented facts about public policy issues
Louder with Crowder
Mercatornet …reframing ethical and policy debates in terms of human dignity, not dollars and cents. We oppose moral relativism, scientism, utilitarianism, and materialism — in short, any ism which reduces persons to soulless machines.
Michelle Malkin …senior editor and CRTV as host of “Michelle Malkin Investigates.”
Minding the Campus …fostering a new climate of opinion that favors civil and honest engagement of all ideas, offering an engaged debate for readers concerned with the state of the modern university and the society it serves
The New American …guided by our support of the U.S. Constitution and the principles upon which our Constitution is based. Specifically, we want to restore and retain the values and vision that made America great – limited government under the Constitution, the freedoms our Constitution guarantees, and the personal responsibility a free people must exercise to stay free
OpsLens …daily print and video commentary on the world’s most trending and critical stories related to national security, public policy and other matters of state through the lens of experience
OUPblog (Oxford University Press) …the talented authors, staff, and friends of Oxford University Press provide daily commentary on nearly every subject under the sun, from philosophy to literature to economics.
PJ Media As a company, we’ve always felt a special connection to the values which make America special, as well as a dedication to keeping America great for our children and our children’s children. That’s why our main focus is on the three main areas that will have the most impact on the future of America: politics, parenting and lifestyle.
Public Discourse …an online publication of the Witherspoon Institute that seeks to enhance the public understanding of the moral foundations of free societies by making the scholarship of the fellows and affiliated scholars of the Institute available and accessible to a general audience
Quillette …a platform for free thought. We respect ideas, even dangerous ones. We also believe that free expression and the free exchange of ideas help human societies flourish and progress.
Selwyn Duke …the Sojourner on the Blue Orb
Slow Facts I have a particular interest in liberty. – Rob Morse
The Stream …a national daily championing freedom, smaller government and human dignity
The Conversation …fact-based and editorially independent forum, free of commercial or political bias.

Second Amendment

Concealed Carry …to empower and prepare 1 million gun owners to act as “sheepdogs” or citizens that are prepared and willing to protect the innocent in our society from the criminals, predators, and terrorists that would feed on our communities.

Spiritual enrichment

Andrea Lynn (Christenson)
Gary Thomas …bestselling author and international speaker whose ministry brings people closer to Christ and closer to others. He unites the study of Scripture, church history, and the Christian classics to foster spiritual growth and deeper relationships within the Christian community.
Still Here and Still His (Jen Erickson)
Juli McGowan Boit My name is Juli Boit, but in the village where I live in Kenya I am known as Mama Ella. I am a wife,Êmom, nurse, and follower of Jesus. I help to run a hospice and dream of ways to see justice and mercy lived out around me.
Lutheran Ladies Christian women sharing spiritual issues


Being Lutheran …seeking to answer the question, “Why do Lutherans believe what they say they believe?” In answering that question, we’ll be uncovering the biblical support for several Lutheran doctrinal and theological positions.
The Brothers of John the Steadfast …so that we can better equip men and women to know and defend the apostolic faith
Core Christianity …we aim to answer the hard, unsettling questions of our times with both skeptics and committed Christians in mind. We want to give answers that not only show why Christianity is true, but also why it is good and beautiful.
Cranach: the blog of Veith Gene Edward Veith is a writer and a retired English professor and college administrator and currently the director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary.
the Cripplegate …a small attempt to continue the tradition that [Puritan era Baptists and Calvanists who met at London’s Cripplegate] started by giving a place for like-minded Christians and pastors to share their thoughts about ministry, theology, and issues that affect the church today, in a way that will bring encouragement and clarity to those who read it
Crossway …to publish gospel-centered, Bible-centered content that will honor our Savior and serve his Church
From Geneva to Wittenberg
The Gospel Coalition …a fellowship of evangelical churches in the Reformed tradition deeply committed to renewing our faith in the gospel of Christ and to reforming our ministry practices to conform fully to the Scriptures
Gottesdienst The Journal of Lutheran Liturgy
Postcards from Palookaville Carl Trueman
Table Talk Magazine Initially, serving as the Ligonier Ministries newsletter…to challenge and encourage readers to dig deeper into the Word of God in order that their lives may be transformed through the renewing of their minds (Rom. 12:1-2).
Theology Like a Child (Nathan Rinne)
Weekly Luther

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Posted by on 4 September 2018 in Uncategorized


My reading list for August 12-18, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for August 12-18, 2018. Posting these links does not necessarily constitute an endorsement. On the other hand these are not all the blog post I read but only those I thought worth a continued conversation.

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* Michael J Kruger: Is the Truth of the Bible Essential to the Christian Message? Engaging (Again) with Andy Stanley
* Jordan Standridge: The Lost Art of Hospitality
* David Marshall: How Don Richardson Led Warring Cannibal Villages to Christ, and Changed Christian Missions Forever

* John Steinreich: Why the Left Loves Marx and Ignores Douglass
* Michael Faust: Army Chaplain Faces 6 Months in Prison after Not Affirming Same-Sex Couple
* Patience Griswold: I Spent a Week Teaching High School Kids How Government Works. Here’s What I Discovered.
* Casey Mattox: Three New Supreme Court Decisions Protect Free Speech on Campus
* Gary Gindler: Fahrenheit 404
* Rod Dreher: Against Weak Men
* Gilbert T Sewall: 1968: Freedom Without License
* Rod Dreher: The Persecution Of Jack Phillips
* Mitchell Kalpakgian: The Old-Fashioned Art of Visiting
* Selwyn Duke: Media Collusion: 100-plus Papers Agree to Simultaneously Run Anti-Trump Editorials
* Rod Dreher: No, There’s No New Benedict Option
* Steve Byas: Conspiracy Theories and Conspiracy Facts – The Q “Conspiracies”

* Jim and Mary: When And How To Plant A Fall Cover Crop – The Most Vital Crop Of All

* Juan Browne: California Wildfires 2018 – California’s Unsustainable Legacy (video)
* Hank Wallace: Capitalism Is at the Center of Every System
* Michelle Malkin: Ms. Diversity-ConArtista: Boston University’s fake-o-nomics darling
* Kevin D Williamson: Elizabeth Warren’s Batty Plan to Nationalize…Everything
* Michael Brown: California Christians, Prepare for Civil Disobedience
* Michael C Burgess: Securing the Border Is the Most Humane Policy
* Christian O’Brien: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, rethink this (video)

* Naomi K Andrews: How to Create Gorgeous Show Stopping Flatlays
* Juli McGowan Boit: On This Monday
* Lars Walker: Man of Leisure
* Lars Walker: Man of Leisure, About Town
* Jason Kottke: A comprehensive guide to yellow stripey things

* Mark Dance: 4 Dangers Facing Pastors
* Adrian Reynolds: The Church and Healthy Marriages

* Courtney Kirchoff: Citigroup, Bank of America’s Anti-Gun Stance Just Cost them in Louisiana

* Terry Culler: Against Heresies
* Timothy D Padgett: Love, Truth, and Grace: Christianity and the Debate Over Homosexuality
* Alan Shlemon: Does Old Testament Polygamy Justify Same-Sex Marriage?
* Phil Booe: No, You Cannot “Be the Church”

* Paul Anderson: Garbage Makes Good Compost
* Kent Sperry: An Expression of Faith
* Sam Wellumson: Messiah Complex – Sermon for the 11th Sunday of Trinity on Genesis 4:1-15
* Tom Parrish: Don’t Be Afraid to Call on the Name of Jesus
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #84 – KKMS Radio, Part 1
* Dan Antal: On Vocation and Evangelism
* Lutheran Ladies Connection: Show Them Jesus

WORLD WAR “T” (the fight against trangenderism)
* Julian Vigo: The myth of the “transgender desistance myth”
* Mara Rose Williams: In this KC-area district, boys and girls will share gender-neutral restrooms
* Michael Faust: Gender-Neutral Restrooms Are the ONLY Option at These New Public Schools

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Posted by on 21 August 2018 in Uncategorized


My reading list for August 5-11, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for August 5-11, 2018. Posting these links does not necessarily constitute an endorsement. On the other hand these are not all the blog post I read but only those I thought worth a continued conversation.

Originally posted at

* Larry P Arnn: Mr. Friedersdorf, Hillsdale Is Hale
* Adam 4d: How Do You Define Hate Speech?
* Peter Van Buren: I Was Banned for Life From Twitter
* Tim Challies: Sex on the Silver Screen: A Scenario to Consider
* Tim Challies: Sex on the Silver Screen: Reader Follow-up
* Eric Beckman: The world of plastics, in numbers
* Rob Morse: Media Can’t Report on Muslim Terrorist Camp in New Mexico
* Stephanie Trigg: When literature takes you by surprise: or, the case against trigger warnings

* Spyridon Mitsotakis: Dianne Feinstein and the ‘Butchers of Beijing’
* C Blaylock, A McIndoe: The Unsung Hero Who Financed the American Revolution, and His Lesson for Today
* Chris Pandolfo: Mass. Dems step on their own gender PC rake and get slammed right in the face
* Barry Brownstein: The Good Intentions Fallacy Is Driving Support for Democratic Socialism

* National Review: Spain’s Viking Festival (or in Lars’s analysis “This is appalling.”)
* Lars Walker: “The Happy Wanderer”

* Tom Parrish: Five Questions Most Church Leaders Have a Hard Time Answering

* Kristi Burton Brown: What you should know about the 3 cases that shaped U.S. abortion law

* Jack Crowe: Gun-Rights Group Claims Amazon, Facebook Censored Their Website

* Samuel D James: Doctrine Is Inevitable

* Sam Wellumson: The City of Peace – Sermon for the 10th Sunday of Trinity on Luke 19:41-48
* Craig Johnson: Honest about our hurts
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #83 – Matt. 6:25-34
* Tawnia Hoehne: The Emotions behind a Personal Relationship with Christ
* Juli McGowan Boit: Love makes us brave
* Shari Thomas: 10 Things the Woman Married to Your Pastor Wants You to Know

WORLD WAR “T” (the fight against trangenderism)
* Bill Muehlenberg: The Trans Assault on Everything

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Posted by on 14 August 2018 in Uncategorized


My reading list for July 29 – August 4, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for July 29 – August 4, 2018. Posting these links does not necessarily constitute an endorsement. On the other hand these are not all the blog post I read but only those I thought worth a continued conversation.

Originally published at

* Michael Brown: The Revoice Conference and the Danger of a Big Theological Tent
* Carl Trueman: Revoice, Evangelical Culture, and the Return of an Old Friend
* Katherine Rohloff: Filmmakers Bringing the Story of ‘Serial Killer’ Abortionist Gosnell’s ‘House of Horrors’ to Big Screen
* Richard Morrison: Debunking the (Plastic) Straw Man Arguments

* This Is My Garden: The 5 Most Common Summer Landscape And Garden Mistakes!
* This Is My Garden: How To Divide Perennials In Late Summer And Fall – Create More Plants!

* David Harsanyi: Sorry If You’re Offended, but Socialism Leads to Misery and Destitution
* Craig Ayermann: Pay for Play on Capitol Hill
* Karl J Salzmann: Communism, Fascism, and Double Standards
* Daniel J Mitchell: Rich Nations that Enact Big Government Don’t Stay Rich
* Jon Henschen: Is Sweden Socialist? No, but …

* Lars Walker: ‘Eine Schwarzwaldfahrt’
* Lars Walker: ‘The Poor People of Paris’

* Club 31 Women: 15 Ways to Say “I Love You” Without Saying a Word
* Josua Pease: 15 Ways to Say “I Love You” to Your Wife

* Nancy Flanders: Astonishing: 20% of people thought to be in vegetative state may not be
* Cassy Fiano-Chesser: Moms share how they chose life though pressured to have abortions
* Tawnia Hoehne: Abortion: Do We Speak Life or Whisper Death?
* Society for the Protection of Unborn Children: UK Supreme Court rules it is up to families whether brain-damaged relatives eat or starve
* Amy K Hall: The Tragic Consequences of the IVF Industry

* Lars Walker: Epic Theology
* Tom Parrish: How Can Jesus Be Boring?
* Paul Anderson: Is Tithing Taught in the Bible?

* Paul Anderson: Walking in Vulnerability
* Naomi Andrews: Travel & Faith Lessons I Learned in Czech Republic
* Brad Hoefs: A First Rate Madness: Thinking Outside the Box and Leadership
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #82 – Psalm 23
* Alex Amiot: Wait For It

WORLD WAR “T” (the fight against trangenderism)
* Ben Shapiro: Boys and Girls Are Different – Let’s Celebrate That

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Posted by on 8 August 2018 in Uncategorized


My reading list for July 22-28, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for July 22-28, 2018. Posting these links does not necessarily constitute an endorsement. On the other hand these are not all the blog post I read but only those I thought worth a continued conversation.

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* Aaron Earls: New Evidence Supports Biblical Account of Davidic Kingdom
* Eric Davis: Why the God of the Qur’an Cannot Forgive Sins

* Andrew Wilson: Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
* Michael Cook: 101 books Millennials must read before they die
* Richard Kirk: Golf’s Latest Sacrificial Victim
* Christopher Chantrill: Sorrows of a Young Gen Zer
* Chris Pandolfo: The Left’s faux outrage over satirical CRTV video is beyond parody
* Philippa Taylor: A 40th birthday for IVF
* Alistair Roberts: Why American Elites Support Same-Sex Marriage
* Pamela Geller: 1,400 Years of Jihad: Robert Spencer’s The History of Jihad
* John Stonesteet, G Shane Morris: Why Some Christians Embrace LGBT Theology
* Aaron Earls: Ten Nations Where Slavery Is Most Common Today
* Graham Hillard: Long Live the Landline
* Trevor Thomas: Where Do the Libertarians Stand on Marriage?

* This Is My Garden: 3 Simple Ways To Eliminate Weeds From Flowerbeds – For Good!

* Brittany Hunter: Why Bolivia Is Not a Socialist Success Story
* Ben Shapiro: The policy of unintended consequences
* National Review: Photoshop of the day
* Raoul Lowrey Contreras: Mexico’s New President: Not Your Ordinary Latin Leftist
* Daniel Horowitz: Government data shows the entire ‘family separation’ crisis was built of lies

* Jesse Grady: How old is my pet in dog years or cat years? A veterinarian explains
* Megan Valder: Happily Dwell’s 2018 End of Summer Bucket List
* Anatoly Liberman: One-sided etymology
* Lars Walker: Further Dispatch from Decorah
* Andrew Alan Johnson: The rescued Thai boys are considering becoming monks – here’s why
* Serene Teh: This Woman Takes Flip Book Style Animation to a Whole New Dimension
* Lars Walker: Craft Aftermath
* Lars Walker: Reading Report: ‘En Herse, tre Konger,’ by Edvard Eikill

* Tom Parrish: Prophetic Voices??
* Terry Culler: Beware of Life Celebrations

* Chris Wagoner: Tampa Bay Parking Lot Shooting Results in One Dead, No Arrest Under ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law
* Rob Morse: 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals Overturns Hawaii Gun Carry Restrictions
* David French: The Ninth Circuit Shows Us How to Protect Gun Rights

* Aaron Earls: 9 Sunday School Sayings That Could Use a Fact Check
* Michael Brown: Creating a New Version of Leviticus to Support Gay Sex
* Samuel D James: When Re-Conversion Is Easier Than Repentance
* Bob Smietana: Are You an Evangelical? It’s Complicated.

* Sam Wellumson: Fruit Inspector – Sermon for the 8th Sunday of Trinity on Matthew 7:15-23
* AFLC Youth Ministries: FLY Beyond 2018 – All Highlights (video)
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #81 – The Fourth Petition of the Lord’s Prayer, Part 2
* Mark Surburg: Lessons from Monica about family members who are not Christians
* Craig Johnson: The Meek Win?
* Kent Sperry: Embracing Our Guilt
* Jarrod Hylden: Imaging God Through Vocation
* Terry Culler: It’s Not Always A Rose Garden
* Lutheran Ladies Connection: So You Need a Theophany?

WORLD WAR “T” (the fight against trangenderism)
* Chad Felix Greene: Trans Claims Of Medical Discrimination Are Really About Refusals To Mutilate And Sterilize People

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Posted by on 2 August 2018 in Uncategorized


My reading list for July 15-21, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for July 15-21, 2018. Posting these links does not necessarily constitute an endorsement. On the other hand these are not all the blog post I read but only those I thought worth a continued conversation.

Originally posted at

* Eric Davis: Differences Between Salvation in the Qur’an & the Bible
* Karen Swallow Prior: 9 Ways to Make Social Media More Christian
* Denny Burk: Theologian wants to take the Bible out of the hands of Christians
* Eric Davis: The Difference Between the Integrity of the Qur’an & the Bible
* Sean McDowell: The Old Testament Is Embarrassing

* Amanda Prestigiacomo: WATCH: Papa John’s Founder Tells His Side Of The Story: I Was Blackmailed
* David Robertson: The Soft and Hard Intimidation of the Church – A revealing 24 Hours… .
* John Zmirak: Genocide of Christians in Nigeria: An Insider Speaks Out
* Bill Muehlenberg: This Is How Free Speech Is Destroyed
* Brittany Hunter: The Solution to Poverty Is Opportunity, Not Charity

* This Is My Garden: Growing Dahlias – Big Summer Blooms With Gorgeous Color!

* Gene Veith: Political Language

* Naomi K Andrews: Travel Tips You’ll Wish You’d Come Up With
* Lars Walker: Staving Off Panic

* Bill Muehlenberg: More Mindless and Heartless Pro-Abortion Rhetoric
* Carole Novielli: Get the facts: Thousands of women weren’t dying from abortion before Roe v. Wade

* Joe A: Gerhard Forde 1972 Where God Meets Man: Notes on Chapter 1

* Brett Boe / Jason Gudim/ Brain Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #79 – Ephesians 6:10-18
* Katie Dale: 10 Lies the Church Believes about Mental Illness
* Paul Anderson: “Let Him Who Thinks He Stands…”
* Julie McGowan Boit: G is for… [Happy Birthday]
* Matt Brennan: Crosswalk Conundrum
* Sam Wellumson: Table for 4,000, Please? – Sermon for the Seventh Sunday of Trinity on Mark 8:1-9
* Brett Boe / Jason Gudim / Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #80 – The Fourth Petition of the Lord’s Prayer, Part 1
* Brad Hoefs: 30 Things You Can Do When Someone You Love is Clinically Depressed
* Brad Hoefs: Real Hope Has Gotten Me Through My Hopelessness
* Luke Berntson: Words at War

WORLD WAR “T” (the fight against trangenderism)
* Jonathan Van Maren: In their own words – What transgender activists have in store for your children

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Posted by on 24 July 2018 in Uncategorized


My reading list for July 8-14, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for July 8-14, 2018. Posting these links does not necessarily constitute an endorsement. On the other hand these are not all the blog post I read but only those I thought worth a continued conversation.

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* Matt Brennan: Queer Eye for the Christian Guy
* Michael Brown: It’s Becoming Harder to Ignore the Genocide in Nigeria
* Lars Walker: ‘Samarkand’
* Christian Britschgi: Starbucks Bans Plastic Straws, Winds Up Using More Plastic
* Mark Tooley: Mystery of Liberal Church Decline
* Adam Fisher: Sex, Beer, and Coding: Inside Facebook’s Wild Early Days

* Jim and Mary: Preserving Vegetables Without Canning – Saving Summer’s Harvest!
* This Is My Garden: 4 Unique Varieties For Planting Fall Containers And Baskets
* This Is My Garden: How To Save Heirloom Tomato Seeds For Next Year!

* Fred Lucas: 8 Things to Know About Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh
* Daniel Larison: The Starving Children of Yemen
* Erica Komisar: The Human Cost of Sweden’s Welfare State
* Mark Metcalf: The Immigration Scandal No One is Talking About
* Morgan Deane: Pakistan’s Coup You Didn’t Hear About and Why You Should Care

* Lars Walker: Tote That Barge, Lift That Bale
* Megan Valder: My Grandma’s Homemade Strawberry Jam
* Jim and Mary: Outdoor Lighting – Lighting Up Your Landscape Beautifully On A Budget

* Dave Harvey: 3 Things Not to Do After You Preach
* Chuck Lawless: 10 Things I Would Do Less Often If I Were Pastoring Again

* Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Stephen Wright: With V-for-Victory Sign, Rescued Thai Boys Celebrate Freedom
* Ben Shapiro: When abortion becomes a sacrament
* Aaron Wilson: The Pro-choice Language Pro-lifers Need to Drop
* Heather Wilhelm: The Rise of the Abortion Cheerleaders
* Rob Schwarzwalder: Confronting ‘Pro-Choice’ Arguments With Truth
* Calvin Freiburger: No, Jonah Goldberg, you can’t support abortion and still be a conservative

* Amanda Prestigiacomo: DOJ Settles In Landmark Gun Suit, Safeguarding The Second Amendment

* James M Hamilton Jr: A Fresh Translation of the Nicene Creed
* Matthew: Jesus our mother (wherein I court controversy)

* Sam Wellumson: The Law Fulfilled – Sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Trinity on Exodus 20:1-17 & Matthew 5:17-26
* Adam Osier: The Freedom of Forgiveness
* Kent Sperry: Living in God’s Grace

WORLD WAR “T” (the fight against trangenderism)
* Rod Dreher: Transgenderism As Transhumanism

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Posted by on 17 July 2018 in Uncategorized


My reading list for July 1-7, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for July 1-7, 2018. Posting these links does not necessarily constitute an endorsement. On the other hand these are not all the blog post I read but only those I thought worth a continued conversation.

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* J Warner Wallace: What Ancestry DNA Kits Reveal About God, Our Past, and the Way Forward
* Michael J Kruger: The 10 Commandments of Progressive Christianity #5: Are Questions More Important than Answers?
* Juli McGowan Boit: Planning
* Careu Nieuwhof: Want To Reach New People? These 10 Habits Set Your Church Back
* Gene Veith: Death Comes for the Archbishop

* Gene Veith: Who Needs Palliative Care When We Have Euthanasia?
* David Robertson: Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Corporate Capitalism, the World Cup and the Sign of a Society Committing Suicide
* Michael Brown: Twitter Locks My Account for Telling the Truth About Muslim Slaughter of Christians
* Mark Bauerlein: The Coming Implosion After Diversity’s Victory
* T David: PBS Newshour: Jaron Lanier’s Argument for Getting off Facebook
* Denny Burk: Why “same-sex attraction” may be more confusing than clarifying in our debates about sexuality
* Mary Theroux: Brave New World of Nuanced Genders and Binary Ideas; or: Fiddling with Roe v. Wade While Rome Burns
* Dorothy Cummings: Top LGBT group sics FBI on conservative columnist for tweet
* Bob Smietana: Pastors Could Be Forced to Perform Same Sex Weddings, Says Law Professor
* Samuel D James: The Conservative Soul of Soccer
* David R Henderson: How Socialized Medicine Creates Dependence

* Jim and Mary: The Single Best Garden Tip Ever For Vegetable Gardeners!
* Jim and Mary: Summer Garlic Harvest – How To Plant, Cure And Store Garlic
* This Is My Garden: Creating The Perfect Summer Compost Pile – Making Compost Fast
* This Is My Garden: 5 Excellent Drought Tolerant Perennials That Beat The Summer Heat!

* Michael Maharrey: Actually, You Can Fight City Hal – Even On Surveillance Issues
* Tyler Durden: “Girl From The Bronx” Ocasio-Cortez Called Out In Fact Check; Actually Grew Up In Wealthy Enclave
* Gene Veith: Communism Is Back in Fashion
* Joel McDurmon: Sam Adams to America: “I told you so.”
* Francis A Schaeffer: Faith, Freedom, and the Founding Fathers
* Daniel Horowitz: 240 years later, we still hold these truths to be self-evident
* Gene Veith: With Ocasio-Cortez, Dems Consider Bernie Sanders Too Conservative
* Barry Brownstein: Socialism is Not Built on Compassion. It’s Built on Dehumanizing Others
* Lincoln Winter: Put Not Your Trust in Jurists
* Samuel Siskind: The Child Soldiers: A Growing Worldwide Horror

* Naomi K Andrews: Fun Summer Activities for the Whole Family (Mostly Free!)
* Tyler Hulett: Dawn of Fire (video)
* Lars Walker: The Stars & Stripes Forever
* Will Racke: Rare Copy of Declaration of Independence Found in British Archives
* Twisted Sifter: The 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Winners

* Bob Smietana: New Research: Churchgoers Stick Around for Theology, Not Music or Preachers

* Denny Burk: Is there a constitutional right to life?
* Adam P: Abortion in America: A Darker Legacy Than Our Slaveholder Past
* Carole Novielli: 9 things the media isn’t telling the public about Planned Parenthood
* K V Turley: The abortion industry wants to make public prayer illegal. Here’s why
* Tom Parrish: Abortion – Pretending It’s Not a Real Baby!
* Liberty McArtor: ‘A Place of Peace’: How Pro-Lifers Can Help Post-Abortive Women Heal

* Joe A: erhard Forde’s 1975 “Loser Takes All: The Victory of Christ”
* Jared C Wilson: Mister Rogers’s Deathbed Confession
* Joe A: A note on Gerhard Forde’s 1997 On Being a Theologian of the Cross
* Joe A: Note 1 on Gerhard Forde’s 1984 “Caught in the Act: Reflections on the Work of Christ”
* Joe A: Note 2 on Gerhard Forde’s 1984 “Caught in the Act: Reflections on the Work of Christ”
* Joe A: Note 3 on Gerhard Forde’s 1984 “Caught in the Act: Reflections on the Work of Christ”

* Paul Anderson: Control Issues?
* Brad Hoefs: Real Hope Has Gotten Me Through My Hopelessness
* Sam Wellumson: Scary Success – Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Trinity on Luke 5:1-11
* Lindsay Hausch: Cracked & Beautiful
* Gene Veith: The Lutheran Hero of the American Revolution
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #78 – Micah 6:6-8
* Alex Amiot: A Blessed End

WORLD WAR “T” (the fight against trangenderism)
* Michelle A Cretella, Felipe E Vizcarrondo: Pediatricians: Gender ideology is the latest assault on our children
* Independence Law Center: Privacy Matters: Six students appeal decision that violates bodily privacy
* Amy Contrada: Opposing the Transgender Movement
* Rod Dreher: Identity Politics Totalitarianism

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Posted by on 10 July 2018 in Uncategorized


My reading list for June 24-30, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for June 24-30, 2018. Posting these links does not necessarily constitute an endorsement. On the other hand these are not all the blog post I read but only those I thought worth a continued conversation.

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* Clint Archer: Light into Darkness: How To Evangelize Muslims
* Eric Davis: Differences Between the Jesus of the Qur’an & the Jesus of the Bible
* Vance Christie: Hudson Taylor’s Great Faith and God’s Mighty Work
* Mike Riccardi: Biblical Doctrine and Extrabiblical Terminology
* Juli McGowan Boit: The Dark

* Linda Harvey: CDC survey: More homosexual, questioning teens than ever
* Dan Antal: Let’s Not Talk about the Issue
* David Robertson: An Open Letter to the Evangelical Church about Vicky Beeching and ‘Gay Christianity’
* Gene Veith: My Thoughts on “The Benedict Option”
* Zak Slayback: Schools Have Created a Generation of Permit Pattys and BBQ Beckys
* XKCD: Rock

* Jim and Mary: An Amazing Way To Fertilize Tomato Plants Naturally – And Peppers Too!

* Kevin Mooney: Supreme Court Strikes Down Mandatory Union Fees for Government Employees
* David Inserra: How Congress Can Stop Family Separation at the Border Without Allowing Amnesty
* John Stonestreet, Roberto Rivera: Title VII and the Next Big Threat to Religious Freedom
* Bob Smietana: New Tax Could Cost Churches, Non-profits, a Billion Dollars
* Gene Veith: A New Tax That Will Hit Some Churches
* Aaron Earls: 10 Significant Swing Votes by Justice Kennedy

* Lars Walker: Kindling Your Interest
* Lars Walker: Post-Moorhead 2018
* Lars Walker: Erling Skjalgsson’s Home

* Sheila Wray Gregoire: Does Romance Have to Be Spontaneous to Be Real?
* Connected Marriage: 70 Great Conversation Starters for You and Your Spouse

* Ambassador Publications: Confirmation

* John Zmirak: SCOTUS Ruled by ONE Vote Not to Make Pro-Lifers Abortion Salesmen. Here’s What That Means.
* Samuel D James: There Is No Christian Argument against Overturning Roe v. Wade

* Amy Swearer: 2 Reasons Why the Media Will Drop Coverage of the Capital Gazette Shooting

* Natalia Nowakowska: Martin Luther’s Polish revolution
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #76 – Third Petition of the Lord’s Prayer, Part 1
* Terry Culler: Vacation and Worship
* Bill Muehlenberg: 50 Incredible Christians You Really Should Know About
* Gene Veith: The Created Order
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #77 – Third Petition of the Lord’s Prayer, Part 2
* Ken Sperry: Granted by God
* Brad Hoefs: Choosing Hope in the Face of Hopelessness
* Matt Brennan: Thoughts on Tithing

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Posted by on 4 July 2018 in Uncategorized

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