In case you've ever wondered, here are some of the blogs I read, and why I read them:
First, there's Ann's Blogs, which I read because she has good stuff to say, and because she's my wife. The stuff she has is good, and would be even if she weren't my wife, but I know it's there. She blogs for herself at:
http://annsthots.blogspot.com and http://annschallengeoftheday.blogspot.com
And does family updates here: http://hibbardfive.blogspot.com.
Second, I read http://achoate.blogspot.com. Aaron and Joanna are friends of ours who went to the Solomon Islands with Wycliffe Bible Translators. It's great to keep up with their family and their work.
I read a group blog at http://teampyro.blogspot.com, because the guys there have some good challenging thoughts, and because they have good theology. Plus, they spend lots of time with Photoshop making cool graphics, or scouring the net for great pictures like this one (read through the post, look at the truck on top of the very expensive sports car.). All in all, teampyro is a great use of a few minutes. Just don't wade into the comment stream unless you are capable of defending your position, and can take criticism. Not just from the Team, but from the commenters. It's lively over there some days.
From reading TeamPyro, I started reading Biblical Christianity, which is Dan Phillips, from TeamPyro, and his personal blog. Most everything on Pyro is serious, not everything on Phillips is serious. It's the difference in hearing a sermon every Sunday, and hanging out with a preacher during the week.
I've been reading http://hallfamilyadoption.blogspot.com/ to keep up with Randy and Valerie Hall's efforts to adopt 5 additional orphans from the Ukraine. They adopted 2 previously in life, and this will raise their family to 10 children. Randy Hall is in charge of StudentLife, which puts together the most fabulous youth camps in existence. Even given that some of them are at the beach, which I have a strong dislike for, the Student Life ministry organization is one of the best. Their personal minsitry work is very challenging, as they are involved in Eastern Europe, which is a passion that Ann and I have, and they are also growing their family and showing the love of Christ through adoption, which is another question we're trying to answer over here.
I read Anne Jackson at www.flowerdust.net because she has some good insights into non-traditional churches and what goes on there. And because she was nice enough to let me review her book, even though she's never met me, and I wasn't totally glowing over it.
I check out http://theologica.blogspot.com because there are usually some great links over there.
I read http://www.gencojournal.com because Ruthanne is a friend from high school, and she homeschools, does a lot of homemade things, and has some good insights.
I read http://www.journeyguy.com because Pastor Jeff is a friend from right now, and it's nearly impossible to sit down and talk to him, so I read what he says instead. It's a good way to keep up.
I also read some others, like Mark Cater (and Mark Cater, Weatherman!) when he posts, and several others. It's hard to put out an exhaustive list.
Tomorrow I'll post blogs I write, and blogs I'd like to write....
The occasional thoughts of an ordinary man serving an extraordinary God. Come with me as we learn, teach, and laugh along the way.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Blogs I read
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Woo. You totally redid your blog! It looks awesome. And I made your list. I feel honored. :DReplyDelete
Now, I need to check out some of the other blogs you metioned.
Well, you had a cool, non-standard blog, and my wife has a cool, non-standard blog, and the guys down here have some cool templates. So, I had to get one...ReplyDelete
Thanks for thinking it looks awesome!
Greetings Doug, I encourage you to come over and check my blog out sometime. See: http://brownblog.info/ReplyDelete
My blogging aim is to provide fresh thinking about Christian ministry. God bless!
I actually have looked at yours some, I'm tracking you on Facebook. Preacher blogs that I missed include yours, Voddie Baucham at www.voddiebaucham.org, and a few others.
Good stuff. You're in New Zealand, correct?
Wow. I made a pretty stellar list! That's humbling. Thanks for the linkup. Also, the new design template is very attractive. Much more compelling. I read you from Bloglines most days so wasn't aware of the new design until I started getting hits from your site off this post.ReplyDelete
Keep up the great work! Looking forward to Tuesday lunch!
Yes I am am Aussie living in New Zealand. Thanks for your interest.ReplyDelete