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My reading list for May 20-26, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for May 20-26, 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 lumpofclay.net.

APOLOGETICS & WITNESS
* Rosaria Butterfield: Why It’s Easier to Show Regular (Not Sporadic) Hospitality
* Landon Coleman: 3 Reasons You Should “Join” a Church
* Rhett Burns: 5 Ways Christians Can Pray During Ramadan
* Tom Hobson: Back to the Second Century: Gnostics Then and Now
* Michael J Kruger: Is There a First-Century Fragment of Mark’s Gospel? Apparently Not
* Alec Motyer: What Is Progressive Revelation?

ENGAGING CULTURE
* Murry Campbell: Bishop Curry and his Royal Sermon
* David Robertson: Ravi praises, Curry explains and Cranmer Spins…
* James D Agresti: Public School Teachers Are Paid Far More Than Commonly Reported
* Robert Oscar Lopez: Why Aren’t Churches More Helpful to People Fleeing Homosexualtiy?
* Bill Muehlenberg: Stop Pretending You Are a Christian
* Gavin Ortlund: Is the Bible Pro-Slavery?
* Richard Gardiner: The forgotten history of Memorial Day

GARDENING
* Jim and Mary: Battling Mosquitoes – 3 Great Ways To Protect Your Backyard Naturally
* Jim and Mary: 5 Secrets To Fertilizing Vegetable Plants And Flowers – Grow Big Naturally!

HUMAN INTEREST
* Lars Walker: Proof of Life
* Adam Ford: I sold The Babylon Bee
* Lars Walker: Publishing News
* Brian Resnik: The awesome beauty of Jupiter captured by Juno, in 13 photos

MARRIAGE
* Tim Challies: How To Love Your Wife As Christ Loved the Church

PARENTING
* Annie Holmquist: Boys are Growing Frustrated by Living in a Feminized Society…and That’s Showing Up in Their Friendships

PASTORAL MINISTRY
* Darryl Dash: A Simple Discipleship Strategy

SANCTITY OF LIFE
* Ken Ham: Pro-Life Ministry “Stand-Up Girl” Saves Lives over the Internet

SECOND AMENDMENT
* Matt Palumbo: Occupy Democrats Claims: More Killed in School Shootings than Combat Overseas in 2018

WORD
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #72 – Second Petition of the Lord’s Prayer, Part 2
* Naomi Andrews: It’s okay to be a Work in Progress
* Sam Wellumson: Remembrance – Sermon for Pentecost on John 14:23-31
* Jen Erickson: Home
* Kent Sperry: Regarding our Fellow Believers Rightly
* Craig Johnson: Trust not try
* Terry Culler: School Shootings Aren’t The Problem
* Lutheran Ladies Connection: “Even unto death”
* Alex Amiot: Hope in Suffering
* Kent Sperry: Showing God’s Grace to Others

WORLD WAR T (fighting transgenderism)
* Bill Muehlenberg: Time to Say “No” To Trans Madness and the Assault on Our Children

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Posted by on 30 May 2018 in Uncategorized

 

My reading list for May 13-19, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for May 13-19, 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
* Michael J Kruger: The 10 Commandments of Progressive Christianity #3: Are Christians Too Judgmental?
* Thabiti Anyabwile: Using the Local Church to Reach Muslims
* Tom Gilson: We Know the Truth: To Renew Our Witness and Make Christianity Counter-Cultural Again, Part 2
* Vance Christie: Hudson Taylor’s Founding of the China Inland Mission

ENGAGING CULTURE
* Lars Walker: Not a Defense of Bill Cosby
* Tim Challies: I Want To Buy Your Cheapest Phone!
* Gene Veith: The Abdication of the Medical Profession
* Aaron Earls: 12 Haunting Images of Abandoned Churches
* Robert Oscar Lopez: California Says Stay Gay, Shut Up, or Go to Jail. Conservatives Should Give It No Quarter.

GARDENING
* Mary and Jim: 6 Natural Ways To Stop Slugs – How To Keep Plants Safe From Slugs
* Mary and Jim: 4 Tomato Planting Mistakes – How To Grow Great Tomatoes!

HUMAN INTEREST
* Megan Valder: My Dear Mom
* Matt Bertone: Should I kill spiders in my home? An entomologist explains why not to

MARRIAGE
* Joshua Pease: The Two Words that Kill a Marriage: “I Deserve”
* Cassie @ True Agape: 4 Reasons Why You NEED FUN In Your Marriage

PARENTING
* Natasha Crain: 4 Things That Must Happen Before More Christian Parents Will Care About Questions of Faith and Science

SANCTITY OF LIFE
* Kelsey Harkness: How Liberal Activists Are Shutting Down Choice for Birth Moms
* Gene Veith: How the Commandments Define Civil Society (and What This Means for Abortion)
* Gene Veith: Defending Child-Killing in the Name of Cultural Relativism

WORD
* Sam Wellumson: Use It – Sermon for Easter 7 on 1 Peter 4:7-14
* Paul Anderson: A God of Vengeance?
* Juli McGowan Boit: A Parade for MamaÕs Day
* Joan Culler: What Does Piety Look Like?
* Paul Anderson: My Friend Hermen
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #71 – Second Petition of the Lord’s Prayer

WORLD WAR T (fighting transgenderism)
* Tom Gilson: LGBT Persuasive Strategy: Using ‘Aww, So Cute’ To Keep You From Thinking

 
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Posted by on 22 May 2018 in Uncategorized

 

My reading list for May 6-12, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for May 6-12, 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
* Michael J Kruger: The 10 Commandments of Progressive Christianity #2: Are We Born Sinners in Need of Salvation?
* Carey Nieuwhof: 5 Keys To Having Meaningful, Life-Giving Conversations With Non-Christians
* Darryl Dash: The Creation, Care, and Feeding of Church Planters
* Kathi: Flowers and Eggs, Literally
* Rosaria Butterfield: 5 Myths about Hospitality
* Julie McGowan Boit: Refuge
* Tom Gilson: How to Renew Our Witness and Make Christianity Counter-Cultural Again: Part 1

CHURCH MARKETING
* Church Fuel: The Best Follow-up Process for First Time Guests
* Aaron Earls: 4 Tips to Find the Perfect Image for Your Church Website
* Paul Steinbrueck: Is Google My Business the new church homepage?

ENGAGING CULTURE
* John Leo: A New Tactic to Undermine Free Speech?
* Rob Morse: You are the Target in the Culture War
* Gene Veith: All the Lonely People, Where Do They All Come From?
* Lisa Cannon Green: Growing Share of Evangelicals Support Same-Sex Marriage
* David Robertson: Revealed — The Next Step on the Slippery Slope

GARDENING
* This Is My Garden: Night Blooming Plants — How To Create Evening Beauty In The Landscape
* Jim and Mary: Liquid Fertilizers — 4 Organic Solutions To Power Your Garden And Flowers!
* This Is My Garden: 5 Simple Tips To Keep Hanging Baskets Beautiful All Summer Long

HUMAN INTEREST
* Naomi Andrews: How to Spark and Rediscover Your Creativity

MARRIAGE
* Jerusha Clark: The Great Danger: He Can Have My Body, But…
* Sheila Wray Gregoire: 10 Ways Men Can Improve Their Marriage’s Sex Life
* Gary Thomas: Sympathy or Empathy? A Key to Sexual Satisfaction in Marriage
* Phil Carlson: How to Spot a Marriage Breakdown Before It Happens

PARENTING
* Joshua Straub: 7 Ways to Protect Your Child from Sexual Abuse

PASTORAL MINISTRY
* Mark Surburg: First Communion prior to Confirmation

WORD
* Matt Brennan: What Is Joy?
* Joan Culler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Piety
* Paul Anderson: Overcome-or Overcoming?
* Joan Culler: What Is Piety?
* Joan Culler: False Piety
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #69 — Exodus 3:13-15
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #70 — Matthew 28:16-20
* Paul Anderson: The Affirmation of the Father
* Andrea Christenson: My Daughter was Right
* Cody Edds: The Insecure Anchor of Christ Hold Fast
* Lars Walker: Ascension Day
* Kent Sperry: Why We Serve, Part 4
* Luke Berntson: What Will Happen When You Die?
* Craig Johnson: 100 Yeas Ago Today

 
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Posted by on 16 May 2018 in Uncategorized

 

My reading list for April 29 – May 5, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for April 29 – May 5, 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
* Juli McGowan Boit: Love
* Juli McGowan Boit: Day +13
* Vance Christie: Hudson Taylor’s Remarkable Christian Conversion
* Vance Christie: How God Grew Hudson Taylor’s Faith
* Vance Christie: Hudson Taylor’s Unwavering Obedience Despite Peril
* J. Warner Wallace: Dating Jesus: When Did He Rise from the Grave?
* Brandon McGinley: Stop Making Hospitality Complicated
* John D Currid: 10 Crucial Archaeological Discoveries Related to the Bible
* Justo Pillman: May-June 2018 Prayer Letter

ENGAGING CULTURE
* Scott Yenor: How the New Corporate Elite Sold Same-Sex Marriage to the American Public

GARDENING
* Dave and Mary: The 3 Biggest Spring Planting Mistakes Made In Gardens And Flowerbeds!

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
* Lutheran Satire: Frank the Hippie Pope Bans All Weapons (video)

HUMAN INTEREST
* Lars Walker: Writing Update
* Megan Valder: Delightful Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

PARENTING
* Jeremy Anderberg: The Benefits of Reading Out Loud to Your Kids
* Nathan Rinne: Men Matter: Expanding on The Most Memorable Post on Patheos I’ve Read

PASTORAL MINISTRY
* Micah Fries: 5 Ways to Determine Your Community’s Needs
* Gene Veith: Pastors’ Housing Allowance Exemption Update

SANCTITY OF LIFE
* Micaiah Bilger: New Device Lets Pregnant Moms Take Ultrasound Pictures of Their Baby on Their Phone

WORD
* Sam Wellumson: Spirit-Convicted — Sermon for Easter 5 on John 16:5-16
* Kent Sperry: Why We Serve, Part 3
* Kent Sperry: Moralism is not Christianity
* Tom Parrish: Don’t Live a Foolish Life
* Tom Parrish: Applying Wisdom to Human Pain and Suffering
* Alex Amiot: Easter Every Day
* Dan Antal: God in a Box
* Craig Johnson: Time for more than work
* Terry Culler: Lutheran Pietism
* Paul Anderson: God’s Toolbox

 
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Posted by on 8 May 2018 in Uncategorized

 

My reading list for April 15-21, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for April 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 lumpofclay.net.

APOLOGETICS & WITNESS
* Joe Holland: The Stories We Tell
* Leah Baugh: 6 Misconceptions about the New Testament
* Aaron Earls: Whose Fault Is It Men Aren’t in Church?

CHURCH MARKETING
* Chandler Vannoy: 3 Things Churches Should Consider When Using Facebook Ads

ENGAGING CULTURE
* David Clarke: Public Education Needs Revamped
* Mary M Landrigan and Philip J Landrigan: What’s the deal with genetically modified (GM) foods?
* Jordan Candler: In America, the Holocaust Is Losing Its Shock Factor
* Gabriella Anciola: Bringing Holocaust Remembrance to the Public Square

HUMAN INTEREST
* Megan Valder: Everyday Guide to Collecting

SECOND AMENDMENT
* Joseph P Tartaro: Anti-Gunners’ Full Court Press

WORD
* Lars Walker: Sola Gratia: Grace Alone
* Joan Culler: A Touch of Blessing
* Craig Johnson: Focus on the Good News

 
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Posted by on 25 April 2018 in Uncategorized

 

My reading list for April 8-14, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for April 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.

Originally posted at lumpofclay.net.

APOLOGETICS & WITNESS
* Rosaria Butterfield: 10 Things You Should Know about Christian Hospitality
* Jonathon Van Maren: Why Islam’s rise has caused atheists to urge West not to abandon Christianity
* J Wallace Warner: The Comparatively Rich Archaeological Corroboration of the Old Testament
* Vance Christie: Hudson Taylor’s God-honoring Courtship (part 1)
* Thom S Rainer: 10 Books for the Library of Every Church Revitalizer or Replanter

CHURCH MARKETING
* Church Fuel: Five Ways to Make Your Church Known in Your Community
* Church Fuel: Seven Ways to Get More People to Come to Church

ENGAGING CULTURE
* Wesley J Smith: ‘Medical Conscience’ Is Becoming a Partisan Controversy
* Michael J Kruger: New Series: The 10 Commandments of Progressive Christianity
* Monica Showalter: Twitter CEO endorses leftist blueprint to drive conservatives from public life
* Steve Deace: What happened to Kevin Williamson also happened to me
* Mark Bauerlein: The Overthrow of the Great Books
* Monica Showalter: Stats indicate Twitter is killing pro-life senator Ted Cruz’s tweets
* Samuel D James: Jordan Peterson and the Internet Anticulture
* Lathan Watts: Why the Left Is Wrong About Jefferson’s ‘Wall of Separation Between Church and State’
* Lisa Cannon Green: Most Millenials Clueless about Holocaust

GARDENING
* This Is My Garden: Fertilizing Naturally – 7 Great Ways To Boost Vegetables And Flowers!
* Jim and Mary: How To Create A Simple No-Till Garden With Little Weeding – Forever!
* This Is My Garden: Growing Sunflowers

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
* Gene Veith: In 10 Years, the National Debt Will Be 96% of the Gross Domestic Product
* Chris Pandolfo: Steve Deace endorses an Article V Convention of States
* Daniel Horowitz: The Stupidity of the GOP

HUMAN INTEREST
* Richard Mann: 6 Family Survival-Kit Essentials
* Lars Walker: April 9, 1940
* Sensible Survival: Outdoor Cooking Equipment
* P‡raic McGloughlin: Arena: A Paralyzing 90 Second Film of Earth from Above

MARRIAGE
* Phil Carlson: 7 Rules of a Fair Fight
* Scott Kedersha: 10 Ways to Stay Engaged Even After You’re Married
* Scott Kedersha: What are the Habits of a Healthy Marriage?

PARENTING
* Mike Lee: Free-Range Parenting Makes for Responsible Kids. We Shouldn’t Penalize It.

SECOND AMENDMENT
* Matt Palumbo: The Safest State Also Has the “Craziest” Gun Laws
* Chris Pandolfo: Sante Fe public schools punish ROTC program because the NRA are terrorists or something
* Concealed Nation: Town Passes Law Banning Many Semi-Auto Firearms, $1000 Fine If Not Removed From Home
* Concealed Nation: The 6 Most Important Things I’ve Learned Since Carrying A Firearm

WORD
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #67 – First Petition of the Lord’s Prayer, Part 1
* Lutheran Ladies Connection: Blessed Are the Merciful by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
* Beth Ann: That Little Blessing
* Andrea Christenson: Slaves to Sons
* Mark Surburg: Impossible lie – The resurrection of Jesus Christ
* Luke Berntson: I Would Remind You of the Gospel
* Terrance Klein: How Leonardo da Vinci painted us all into ‘The Last Supper’
* Kent Sperry: Our Motive in Serving
* Tom Parrish: How Many Times Must We Be Stung?
* Naomi Andrews: The Art of Slowing Down to Listen
* Jarod Hylden with Caleb Fugleberg: Top Five Benefits of Christ’s Resurrection
* Kent Sperry: No Surprise

WORLD WAR P (fighting pornography)
* Gary Thomas: Pornography: The Digital Assault on Marriage

WORLD WAR T (fighting transgenderism)
* Walter Heyer: Childhood Sexual Abuse, Gender Dysphoria, and Transition Regret: Billy’s Story
* Michael Brown: When a Man Sets the Record for the Fastest Marathon Run by a Woman
* Daphie Patai: The Battle over Pronouns Coming to a College near You
* Annie Holmquist: 9 Things We Fail to Admit about Transgender Kids (from an Endocrinologist)

 
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Posted by on 17 April 2018 in Uncategorized

 

My reading list for April 1-7, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for April 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.

Originally posted at lumpofclay.net.

APOLOGETICS & WITNESS
* Tim Challies: 10 Most Significant Discoveries in the Field of Biblical Archaeology
* Jordan Cooper: No, 1 Corinthians 1:14 Does not Prove that Baptism is Purely Symbolic
* Aaron Earls: Half of Church Goers Have Never Heard of the Great Commission
* J Warner Wallace: A Brief Sample of Old Testament Archaeological Corroboration
* Gene Veith: Bach and His Bible
* Justo Pillman: Jungle ministry with the 2018 AFLBS team
* Aaron Earls: China Bans Online Bible Sales

CHURCH MARKETING
* Paul Steinbrueck: Google Adds Description to Google My Business

ENGAGING CULTURE
* Rod Dreher: Christianity: Too Violent For Facebook
* Tim Challies: Beating Facebook’s Algorithm and Being Your Own Curator
* Courtney Kirchoff: Social Media, and How We Use It, is a Real Problem
* Mike Leake: How Facebook Is Taking Away Your Freedom of Access

GARDENING
* Jim and Mary: Spring Planted Bulbs – 2 Great Choices For Gorgeous Summer Color
* Jim and Mary: The Perfect Way To Plant Tomatoes – 5 Simple Steps To Success!

HUMAN INTEREST
* Thom S Rainer: 15 Really Funny Searches at thomrainer.com
* Lars Walker: Commitment (In Two Senses)
* Megan Valder: Introducing Megan, Our New Co-Blogger!
* Naomi Andrews: A New Direction: Happily Dwell
* Gene Veith: The New Discovery of Your Body’s Biggest Organ
* Lars Walker: The Snows of April

PARENTING
* The Conversation: Five tips to help you make the most of reading to your children

PASTORAL MINISTRY
* Vance Pitman: 11 Accountability Tips for Pastors

SANCTITY OF LIFE
* Bradley Mattes: Ethical stem cells heal: 5 astonishing real-life examples

SECOND AMENDMENT
* Matt Palumbo: The Safest State Also Has the “Craziest” Gun Laws

WORD
* Sam Wellumson: Just as He Said
* Craig Johnson: There’s more because Jesus lives
* Andrea Christenson: Forsaken
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #66 – John 16:5-11
* Kent Sperry: Christ Has Risen. So What?
* Tom Parrish: Holding Your Pastor Biblically Accountable
* Lutheran Ladies Connection: Blessed Are the Merciful by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

WORLD WAR P (fighting pornography)
* Rob Schwarzwalder: There is Nothing ‘Adult’ About Pornography

 
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Posted by on 11 April 2018 in Uncategorized

 
 
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