Thursday, September 23, 2010

The occasionally posted link list

I realize that my posting is a little sporadic these days, which is partially driven by a lack of internet connection at the office and adapting to new responsibilities.  Then there's the Bart Barber hypothesis, which will be linked to in this post, that perhaps blogging isn't the most important thing in ministry.

However, I do want to throw a few links out there for you, because if you need good blog content daily, there are people that can provide it:

(These are in no particular order)

1.  Michael Hyatt's blog: He's the top dog at Thomas Nelson Publishers, and I get free books from his company, but he doesn't have any idea that I (or my blog) exist.  So, this is a legitimate endorsement.  He's got a lot of good posts on leadership and reading, with a good habit of linking to great resources.  He does, occasionally, give away books he likes. Try not to enter those if I'm after the same book ;) (just kidding.)

2.  Joel Miller's blog: Miller works at Thomas Nelson, but I've mainly become interested in him through a couple of books he wrote, and that I reviewed on this blog, The Portable Patriot and The Revolutionary Paul Revere.  Both were quite good read, and Portable Patriot should be in every homeschool family.  I've noticed in his blogging that he references early church and Eastern Orthodox stories, which are lesser known and well worth knowing.  I occasionally click from his blog to his wife's, but I'm not super familiar with her writing and style, so I won't give a separate link.  Besides, you'd think I was getting paid by the Thomas Nelson family.

3.  Emil Turner's blog.  This one's not daily, it's every Friday, but well worth it, whether you're in ministry or not, although it's generally more applicable to Christians than non-Christians.  Dr. Turner is a friend, and has raised some good points on his blog.  Plus, I have it on good authority he wears bunny slippers when he's writing.

4.  Ann Hibbard's blog: someday, I will be half as good a writer as my wife.  She's more diligent, more disciplined, and more insightful than I am.  Plus, she hardly needs a spell-checker or a grammar checker.  I, on the other hand, graduated in the PCSSD.  Seriously, if you want some good, mostly daily, short and long thoughts and blog posts, tie into her feed.

5.  Occasional reads: Because they don't post often: Bart Barber is a Baptist Preacher.  Read his post on "Why he doesn't blog often anymore."  Larry Romack and Larry Linson are also Baptist Preachers.  Romack was one of my influences as a youth, and Linson is my parents' pastor.  Gene Clyatt goes by the unlikely name of "Squirrel" and his posts reflect something important: pastors have normal lives too, and he's worth the read when he posts.  Joe McKeever doesn't have an RSS feed, so he's not a subscription, but I check his blog when he puts a link on Facebook, and then read what I've missed.

There's 5, and that should hold us for another few months.  If you want my whole Google Reader/RSS Feed list, I'll send it to you.



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