Everyone seems to be getting into this – and so I thought I would follow the crowd. Here are the blogs that really struck me this week. Now, I don’t read every blog or every blog post. So, being the blue-collar blog we are, if you have a nomination, put it in the comments. Since we assume that you read every word of every post we put on here (you do, don’t you?) we are not including our own posts. The order is simply the order in which I found the posts.
1) Ed Stetzer “New Research on Global Evangelicalism”
Examines a new Pew Research study of Evangelicalism worldwide, with some of Dr. Stetzer’s analysis.
2) Bart Barber (Praisegod Barebones – still the best blog name ever) “The Blossoming Flower of Conservative Scholarship”
Shares his experience as a young conservative scholar (debate him sometime – he’s pretty smart) and examines current conservative scholarship trends.
3) Dr. Steve Lemke (SBC Today) “Ten Myths about Calvinism:Recovering the Breadth of the Reformed Tradition, A Book Review (Part 1)”
Probably, by the time I publish this, part 2 might be out, but he is fair, equitable and incisive in his treatment of this book. Really good stuff being published at SBC Today these days.
4) Wade Burleson “Turkey Has Fallen to Muslim Extremists while America Slept”
Chilling account of the inroads Islam is making in America’s multicultural society.
5) Howell Scott, “Female Pastors and Graceless Responses in Mayberry”
An association in NC disfellowshipped a church for calling a female pastor. Howell takes them to task not so much for the action, but for the lack of grace demonstrated in the action.
6) Joe McKeever, SBC Today – “The Fruit of the Spirit is Longsuffering”
He has just published part 5 in the series. The whole series is worth reading.
7) Strider, sbcIMPACT – “Can We Return to the Original Intent of the Lord’s Supper?”
Interesting reflections on the meaning of the Lord’s Supper in its original context. Strider is an IMB missionary to Gondor and always has a great perspective.
8.) Steven Douglas, The Yodeling Rabbit (threatening Bart for G-O-A-T Blog Name) “Credit Ratings, Debt Limits and Fiscal Responsibility”
It happened Friday night – the USA’s rating was lower by S&P to AA+ – first time ever. This could be bad, folks. Steven has an interesting article on this.
Fact is, I don’t read everything. I’m sure I’ve missed some good ones. Add your own nominations in the comments.