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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.

Originally posted at lumpofclay.net.

APOLOGETICS & WITNESS
* 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

ENGAGING CULTURE
* 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

GARDENING
* 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!

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
* 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

HUMAN INTEREST
* 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

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

SANCTITY OF LIFE
* 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

THEOLOGY
* 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”

WORD
* 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.

Originally posted at lumpofclay.net.

APOLOGETICS & WITNESS
* 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

ENGAGING CULTURE
* 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

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

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
* 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

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

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

PASTORAL MINISTRY
* Ambassador Publications: Confirmation

SANCTITY OF LIFE
* 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

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

WORD
* 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

 

My reading list for June 17-23, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for June 17-23, 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
* Eric Davis: Differences Between the Qur’an and the Bible: An Introduction
* Eric Davis: Differences Between the God of the Qur’an & the God of the Bible
* Kent Sperry: Growth Is the Work of God
* J Warner Wallace: No GQ, the Bible is not Racist, Sexist or Boring
* Gene Veith: The View That Everybody Goes to Heaven
* Gene Veith: Is the Atonement “Cosmic Child Abuse”?
* Rosaria Butterfield: 2 Big Barriers to Christian Hospitality

ENGAGING CULTURE
* Adam Ford: Anti-choice Judge

GARDENING
* This Is My Garden: Dividing Hostas And Daylilies In The Summer – How To Multiply Plants!
* This Is My Garden: How To Control Aphids – 4 Simple Methods To Battle Aphids Naturally

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
* Brittany M Hughes: FACT CHECK: Did Trump Really Say He Wants Americans To ‘Sit Up At Attention’ For Him?
* Daniel Horowitz: The immorality of the open-borders Left
* Rich Lowry: The Truth about Separating Kids
* Morgan Deane: The Hidden Conservative Argument in the Immigrant Children Debate
* Rachel Alexander: The History of Separating Illegal Immigrant Children From Their Parents After They Cross the Border
* Devin Foley: Illegal Immigrant Families: The Questions to REALLY Ask

HUMAN INTEREST
* Lars Walker: The Hersir’s New Clothes
* Naomi K Andrews: My Top 17 Favorite Apps I Love To Use
* Vincnet David Johnson: Photographing the Ruins of Rural America

PARENTING
* Natasha Crain: A Parent’s Guide to the 5 Skeptics Who Want to Shame Your Kids for Being Christian

PASTORAL MINISTRY
* Nick Schultz: Graduation, Ordination, and Seminary

PORNOGRAPHY
* Jarrod Hylden: Porn: The Deadly Epidemic

SECOND AMENDMENT
* Rob Morse: Recent Lies About Gun Control

WORD
* Gene Veith: Reading as Miracle
* Geoffrey R Kirkland: How To Pray For Your Pastor
* Sam Wellumson: The Father’s Feast – Sermon for the Third Sunday of Trinity on Luke 15:1-32 
* Craig Johnson: Bench Time
* Gene Veith: “Bearing” the Name of the God Who “Takes” Our Sin

 
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Posted by on 26 June 2018 in Uncategorized

 

My reading list for June 10-16, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for June 10-16, 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
* Tilly Dillehay: Rosaria Butterfield Calls You to (Radically Ordinary) Hospitality
* Gene Veith: The Difficulty of Defining Religio
* Tom Parrish: Courage to Proclaim the Name of Jesus

ENGAGING CULTURE
* Gene Veith: Forbidding Anti-Religious Bias and Double Standards
* David Robertson: How Bishop Curry’s Sermon Revealed the Four Evangelical Tribes
* Michael Brown: Too Few Pastors Spoke Up. It’s the Real Reason We’re in This Mess Today
* Joel McDurmon: Masterpiece Cakeshop no sweet victory: a bitter fight lies ahead
* XKCD: Customer Rewards
* Veronica Baugh: 4 Non-Religious Reasons Adultery Is a Really Bad Idea
* Jennifer Hartline: Pounding the Hammer of ‘Pride’? No Thanks
* Mark Surburg: The Christian view of homosexuality and marriage
* Adam Ford: Anti-choice Judge
* Colin Flaherty: SPLC Exposes Epidemic of Nonexistent White-on-Black Violence

GARDENING
* This Is My Garden: 4 Great Purple Perennials For Your Landscape

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
* Lars Walker: My Theory of Trump
* Barry Brownstein: 3 Myths of Socialism Debunked by Venezuela’s Nightmare
* Brittany M Hughes: FACT CHECK: Did Trump Really Say He Wants Americans To ‘Sit Up At Attention’ For Him?

HUMAN INTEREST
* Sensible Survival: Outdoor Cookware
* Megan Valder: Bring Nature Inside: How To Decorate With Inspiring Nature Decor
* Lars Walker: The Good, the Bad, and the Danish

MARRIAGE
* Prescott Willimanson: Before “I Do”: My Marriage Checklist
* John Elliot: 7 Awkward Questions Millennial Women Should Ask a Potential Husband
* Joshua Pease: This Powerful Habit Will Revolutionize Your Marriage

PARENTING
* Scott Kedersha: Three Parenting Principles For Navigating Technology in Your Home

WORD
* Mark Surburg: How do you recognize “radical Lutheranism”?
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #74 – Matt. 16:13-19
* Lars Walker: Hearing from Grandma
* Sam Wellumson: Excuses – Sermon for the Second Sunday of Trinity on Luke 14:15-24
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #75 – Q & A Giveaway 
* Paul Anderson: Why Make a Prayer List?
* Lincoln Winter: Summer Reading List

 
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Posted by on 20 June 2018 in Uncategorized

 

My reading list for June 3-9, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for June 3-9, 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 #4: Is Behavior More Important than Doctrine?
* Jordan Standridge: An Encounter With a Mother-God Cult Evangelist
* Ken Ham, David Menton: Why Is the Scopes Trial Significant?

ENGAGING CULTURE
* Lars Walker: Found in Translation: Conservative Themes in ‘Viking Legacy’
* Owen Strachan: On the Revoice Conference, “Gay Christianity,” and the Apostle Paul’s Showstopper Words to the Corinthians
* Matt Brennan: The Littlest Thing
* Joseph Sciambra: Why do gay men tend to have closer relationships with their moms instead of their dads?
* Gene Veith: Work as Religion
* David Robertson: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
* Michael Brown: The Real Reason America Has Embraced Same-Sex ‘Marriage’
* Rob Morse: Time to be an Adult..or Not
* Phil W: Krauthammer, World Changer
* HUnter Baker: On Suicide: Reflections on Anthony Bourdain’s Death

FIRST AMENDMENT
* Joe Carter: Supreme Court Provides an Important–But Limited–Win for Religious Liberty
* Daniel Horowitz: Religious liberty is just as threatened after today’s Masterpiece Cakeshop decision
* Dennis Prager: Here’s the Actual Slogan Google Should Adopt
* Adam Ford: When the Content Police Came for the Babylon Bee
* Joe Carter: CrossFit Tolerance Does Not Extend to Fired Exec
* Erick Erickson: The New Bigotry

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS
* Romina Boccia: Congress Can Cut Billions in Wasteful Spending by Following This Blueprint

HUMAN INTEREST
* Mike Oblinski: Vorticity (4K video)
* Lars Walker: In-Tents Living
* Lars Walker: For Your Spectation
* Lars Walker: How Erling Skjalgsson Helped to Protect England
* Matthew Ahlquist, James Di Pane: Remembering the Men Who Fought and Bled on D-Day
* Naomi Andrews: Ten Tips to Creating Unbelievable Travel Memories
* Getty Images: Rare Color Photos of D-Day

MARRIAGE
* Whitney Shayo: 7 Ways to Avoid an Affair

PASTORAL MINISTRY
* Gene Veith: Sex Offenders Told Not to Confess Their Sin

PARENTING
* Fight the New Drug: Huge Survey Reveals Parents Don’t Know About 80% Of What Their Teen Sees Online
* Natasha Crain: Apologetics Reading Plan for Parents

PORNOGRAPHY
* Gene Veith: Nearly Half of Americans Believe Pornography Is “Morally Acceptable”

TRANSGENDERISM
* Lisa Bourne: Indiana teacher forced to resign over school’s transgender policy

WORD
* Brett Boe, Jason Gudim, Brian Ricke: Being Lutheran Podcast Episode #73 – Jeremiah 31:31-34
* Kent Sperry: Approaching God Rightly
* Kent Sperry: Bringing Our Concerns to the Lord
* Tom Parrish: What If?????
* Adam Osier: Time For Church
* Terry Culler: What We Preach Matters
* Joan Culler: Martin Luther on Tribulation
* Joan Culler: Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Praying For One Another

 
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Posted by on 13 June 2018 in Uncategorized

 

My reading list for May 27 – June 2, 2018

I cull the internet so you don’t have to (ha). Here is my reading list for May 27 – June 2, 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.

We spent the week backing and moving, though we don’t know yet where we will end up. For now we are on vacation in central PA.

Originally posted at lumpofclay.net.

ENGAGING CULTURE
* Lars Walker: Memorial Day
* Bruce Bower: The Tommy Robinson Affair

GARDENING
* Jim and Mary: Pruning Vegetable Plants – Why Trimming and Thinning Is A Must!
* This Is My Garden: 4 Secrets To Watering Vegetable Plants And Flowers!

HUMAN INTEREST
* XKCD: GDPR
* Juli McGowan Boit: Slow Work of God

WORD
* Jason Gudim: Babel Reversed
* Sam Wellumson: Remembrance – Sermon for Pentecost on John 14:23-31

 
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Posted by on 6 June 2018 in Uncategorized

 

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

 
 
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