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My reading list for February 11-17, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for February 11-17, 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 lumpofclay.net.

APOLOGETICS & WITNESS
* Carey Nieuwhof: 7 Things That Will Drive Future Church Growth

ENGAGING CULTURE
* Geoffrey Hosta: Bright Kids Shouldn’t Be Dulled Down with Drugs
* Russell Moore: How to Teach Boys to Respect Women

HUMAN INTEREST
* Lisa Bitel: The ‘real’ St. Valentine was no patron of love
* Nathasha Frost: How Anti-Plagiarism Software Led Scholars to a New Shakespeare Source Text

MARRIAGE
* Scott Kedersha: 10 Ways to Increase Intimacy in Your Marriage

PASTORAL MINISTRY
* Helen Gibson: 4 Ways Your Church Can Help Build Strong Marriages

WORD
* Sam Wellumson: Successful Sowing — Sermon for Sexagesima on Luke 8:4-15
* Kent Sperry: Blessing the Undeserving
* Paul Anderson: 6 Reasons to Go to Church
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brain Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #59 — Second Article of the Creed, Part 1
* Kent Sperry: A Living Testimony
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brain Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #60 –The Second Article of the Creed, Part 2

WORLD WAR T (fighting transgenderism)
* Ryan T Anderson: Transgender Ideology Is Riddled With Contradictions. Here Are the Big Ones.

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Posted by on 22 February 2018 in Uncategorized

 

My reading list for January 14-20, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for January 14-20, 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 lumpofclay.net.

APOLOGETICS & WITNESS
* Alan Shlemon: Why It’s Hard for Muslims to Convert
* Alexander W Titus: The United Nations’ Shameful Treatment of Persecuted Christians
* Terry Culler:
* Russell Moore: You Can’t Have Ethics Without Stories
* J Warner Wallace: What Did Early Christians Beleive about Hell?
* Bryce McMinn: Applying Ethics

ENGAGING CULTURE
* Liberty McArtur: Planned Parenthood Markets Well. We Have to Do it Better
* Adam Ford: Introducing My New Project: The Christian Daily Reader

GARDENING
* Old World Farms Garden: Our Must Try, Top 5 Vegetable Plants To Grow This Year!

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
* Jerrett Stepman: This Case Against Western Ranchers Shows Why Americans Are Right to Fear Government
* Karin McQuillan: What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right

HUMAN INTEREST
* Lars Walker: Blogging through LOTR: War Stories
* Kristen V Brown: How DNA Testing Botched My Family’s Heritage, and Probably Yours, Too
* Vittoria Traverso: Found: Two New Drawings by Vincent van Gogh
* Twisted Sifter: Woman Gives Injured Monarch Butterfly a Wing Transplant and It Works!

MARRIAGE
* Jon Miltimore: Sex and Marriage: 6 Statistics That Might Surprise You

PASTORAL MINISTRY
* Jamaal Williams: The Pastor and Conflict

WORD
* Phil Rokke: Sons of Zadok
* Paul Anderson: Keep Yourselves from Idols!
* Sam Wellumson: God Has Options — Sermon for the Second Sunday after Epiphany on John 2:1-11
* Clayton Wilfer: Faith in Who?
* Brett Boe / Jason Gudim / Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #56 — The First Article of the Apostles’ Creed, Part 2

WORLD WAR T (fighting transgenderism)
* Mark Hodges: Planned Parenthood taps into sex-change ‘therapy’ for minors as new revenue source

 
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Posted by on 24 January 2018 in Uncategorized

 

My reading list for January 7-13, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for January 7-13, 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 lumpofclay.net.

APOLOGETICS & WITNESS
* Joe Carter: The 5 most dangerous countries to be a Christian in 2018
* Gene Veith: The Protestant Reformation & the Protestant Revolution
* Neil L Carlson: Osiander: Never Heard of Him
* Kathi: The Last Page
* Tom Hobson: Hell: Hideous Threat, or Reality?
* Vance Christie: Hudson Taylor’s Remarkable Christian Conversion

ENGAGING CULTURE
* Annie Holmquist: The Daddy Gap: 1 in 4 Fathers Don’t Live with Their Kids
* Gene Veith: Warnings Against the “Re-Moralization” of Sex
* Fight the New Drug: 5 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Sex Trafficking In Your Daily Life
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GARDENING
* This Is My Garden: Growing Container Tomatoes — 3 Great Varieties To Try On Your Patio!
* Old World Farms Garden: Weed Free Garden Secrets — 3 Tips To Eliminate Weeds!
* This Is My Garden: How To Make Homemade Compost Tea — The Perfect All-Natural Fertilizer

MARRIAGE
* Franl Powell: 7 Marriage Tips You Won’t Hear In Church
* Frank Powell: 7 Lies Culture Tells Us About Love and Romance

PARENTING
* Jonathan Van Maren: The porn industry wants your kids. Here’s what you can do to stop them
* R Kent Hughes: 3 “Dos” of Fatherhood
* Fight the New Drug: Parents: If You Don’t Teach Your Kids About Sex, Porn Will

WORD
* Lutheran Ladies Connection: Martin Luther on Music
* Juli McGowan Boit: When healing takes time
* Paul Anderson: What? Me fast?
* Paul Anderson: What? Me fast? (part 2)
* Lutheran Ladies Connection: Martin Luther and the Book of Psalms
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #55 — The First Article of the Apostles Creed, Part 1
* Craig Johnson: Dreams that keep you awake
* Paul Anderson: Lettuce

WORLD WAR P (fighting pornography)
* Fight the New Drug: The Brain’s Delete Button: How It’s Possible To Erase Years Of Watching Porn

 
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Posted by on 17 January 2018 in Uncategorized

 

My reading list for December 31, 2017 – January 6, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for December 31, 2017 – January 6, 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 lumpofclay.net.

APOLOGETICS & WITNESS
* Paul Steinbrueck: 5 Church SEO Goals to Prayerfully Consider for 2018
* Tom Parrish: A Children’s Book on Faith That Is Enlightening Adults

ENGAGING CULTURE
* Gene Veith: How the Sexual Revolution Morphed into a Religion
* Tom Parrish: Teen Suicide: Mental Illness or Something More?

GARDENING
* Old World Farms Garden: 4 Secrets To Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors – Grow Your Own Plants!

HUMAN INTEREST
* Lars Walker: Blogging through LOTR: A Matter of Time
* Kiley Crossland: The hidden risks of at-home DNA testing
* Lars Walker: Blogging through LOTR: “Write What You Know”
* Nisha Gaind: 2017 in pictures: The best science images of the year
* Alexis C Madrigal: How to Take a Picture of a Stealth Bomber Over the Rose Bowl
* Twisted Sifter: 15 Standouts from the 2017 Nat Geo Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

MARRIAGE
* John Piper: Why ‘Falling Out of Love’ Never Justifies Divorce

PASTORAL CARE
* Tom Parrish: A Biblical Warning to Church Leaders

PARENTING
* Kim Shay: They are our children, after all
* Jonathan Van Maren: Parents, your teens are being pressured to ‘sext.’ Even at Christian high schools
* Lindsey Holcomb: 9 Ways to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT
* Gene Veith: The Marxists at the Gun Range
* Steven Woodworth: Moore Reflections

SECOND AMENDMENT
* G Halek: 5 Hazards Of Gun Use — And How To Prevent Them

WORD
* Paul Anderson: How to Make Resolutions Work
* Herman Selderhuis: The Day Martin Luther Was Excommunicated
* Naomi Andrews: Joy Filled Living and Dwelling in the New Year
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #54 — The Gospel, Part 3
* Lutheran Ladies Connection: Lutherans and Music
* Clayton Wilfer: Is Jesus Your Last Resort?
* Craig Johnson: The last dinner?
* Gene Veith: Luther on Epiphany and Vocation

 
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Posted by on 9 January 2018 in Uncategorized

 

My reading list for December 24-30, 2017

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for December 24-30, 2017. 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 lumpofclay.net.

HUMAN INTEREST
* Lars Walker: Reading Report: The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
* Lars Walker: Blogging through LOTR: Concering Dwarves

PASTORAL MINISTRY
* Carey Nieuwhof: If You’re Going To Have An Affair In 2018, It’s Probably This One

WORD
* Lutheran Ladies Connection: A Christmas Sonnet
* Sam Wellumson: Who Are You? — Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Advent on John 1:19-28
* Carolyn Brinkley: Albrecht Durer’s “Virgin and Child with Half a Pear”
* Paul Anderson: The Christmas Story
* Matthew Phillips: A Child Is Born Unto You
* Craig Johnson: Going forward without fear
* Lutheran Ladies Connection: Beginning the Work of Christmas
* Paul Anderson: How to Make Resolutions Work

 
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Posted by on 3 January 2018 in Uncategorized

 

My reading list for December 17-24, 2017

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for December 17-24, 2017. 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 lumpofclay.net.

APOLOGETICS and WITNESS
* Stacey Hare: Finals Done: Tired, Enriched and Thrilled out of my Mind
* J Warner Wallace: Christmas Is Christimas Because Jesus Is God

ENGAGING CULTURE
* Annie Holmquist: The Best Way to Get Boys Reading
* Dan Zimmerman: YouTube Vs Gun Publishers: Guess Who Loses
* Lars Walker: The Last Closet by Moira Grayland (a review)
* Eric Metaxas, Roberto Rivera: Dying Alone

GARDENING
* Old World Garden Farms: Growing Fresh Produce In The Winter With A Cold Frame Greenhouse

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
* Martin Cothran: 40 Million Americans Are Living in Poverty? FALSE

HUMAN INTEREST
* Lars Walker: Saint Thomas’ Day
* Sarah Laskow: The Mystery of Maine’s Viking Penny
* Twisted Sifter: The Best News Bloopers of 2017 are Here and They’re Glorious
* Paula Mejia: The Mysterious Tradition of Hiding a Pickle on Christmas Trees

MARRIAGE
* Gary Thomas: Born to Die

PASTORAL MINISTRY
* Luke Holmes: How Not to Use Texting in Ministry

SECOND AMENDMENT
* G Halek: What To Do If You Get ‘Flagged’ By Another Gun Owner
* G Halek: What To Do If You Get Called Out By Another Gun Owner

WORD
* Marl Bestul: Smalcald Article Study: Baptism
* Paul Anderson: A Most Remarkable Encounter
* Sam Wellumson: Comfort — Sermon for the Third Sunday in Advent on Isaiah 40:1-8
* Tom Parrish: Nevertheless
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #53 — The Gospel, Part 2
* Jonathon T Krenz: Luther on the Incarnation
* Stephen Preus: Luther’s Hauspostille
* Lutheran Ladies Connection: Celebrating Christmas Correctly
* Gene Veith: “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” “Do They Know What Christmas Is?”

WORLD WAR T (fighting transgenderism)
* Gene Veith: A Solution to the Pronoun Problem

 
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Posted by on 27 December 2017 in Uncategorized

 

My reading list for December 10-16, 2017

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for December 10-16, 2017. 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 lumpofclay.net.

APOLOGETICS and WITNESS
* Andrew Richard: On the Proper Use of Reason
* Mark Steinbrueck: 3 Great Ways Your Website Can Keep Connected with Those Away for Christmas
* Tom Hobson: Jesus’ Shocking Words at Hanukkah
* Matthew Gartnett: Deconstructing Law and Gospel: How Postmodern Deconstructionism has Taken the Central Doctrine of Lutheranism Unawares
* Tom Hobson: Logical Grounds for Jesus’ Virgin Birth

ENGAGING CULTURE
* Donald Williams: The Barbarians are Coming
* Robert Oscar Lopez: The Time Has Come: Higher Ed-a-geddon
* William Briggs: SJWs Warn Against Viewing It’s a Wonderful Life
* Gene Veith: On the Pope’s Desire to Change the Wording of the Lord’s Prayer
* Samuel James: Children and the Peril of Internet Fame
* Bill Muehlenberg: Compromised Churches Denying the Uniqueness of Christ
* Robert Oscar Lopez: Phonies, Creeps & Pantywaists!
* Denny Burk: Are Christians crying wolf about mistreatment and marginalization?

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
* Jake Meador: The Principled Pro-Life Vote
* Richard Pollock: What Life Was Like for Christians and Jews When Arabs Ruled Jerusalem
* Alfonzo Rachel: Democrats Close the Door on Roy The Zo Loft with AlfonZo Rachel
* Alfonzo Rachel: Net Neutering, I mean Neutrality. The Zo Loft with AlfonZo Rachel

HUMAN INTEREST
* Anika Burgess: 2017 Was an Astounding Year for Space Images
* Twisted Sifter: Amazing Things Happen at the Grand Canyon and this Timelapse Captures Them Beautifully
* Twisted Sifter: The 2017 Nat Geo Nature Photographer of the Year Winners are Here and Amazing

WORD
* Jack Kilcrease: Luther’s Time at the Wartburg
* Sam Wellumson: Near — Sermon for the Second Sunday in Advent on Luke 21:25-36
* Lutheran Ladies Connection: A Poem by John Donne: Nativity
* Lutheran Ladies Connection: Why Wait?
* Paul Anderson: Learning to Listen to God
* Bryan Wolfmueller: Rescued from Crumbling Tower: Luther’s Picture of the Troubles of the Last Day
* Tom Parrish: Are You Here By Chance?
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #52 — The Gospel, Part 1
* Tim Challies: 5 Most Ridiculous Books to Ever Become Christian Bestsellers

WORLD WAR T (fighting transgenderism)
* Michelle Cretella: I’m a Pediatrician. Here’s What I Did When a Little Boy Patient Said He Was a Girl.
* Jarrett Stepman: In the Pronoun Wars, Be Thankful for the Founding Fathers
* Denny Burk: Who will stand for the children if their own parents won’t?

 
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Posted by on 19 December 2017 in Uncategorized

 
 
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