Day One: Good morning! This is the first day of our new group blogging experiment and I’m really excited about getting into this. I spoke to Robert Apps this morning and got his post for Thursday all set up. Hard to believe that after many years of dreaming about doing something like this, it’s really happening!
About blabbing and journey
I’ve been at this blogging thing for about three years now and there’s one question that has kind of nagged at me all that time. What right do I have to be read? Good question, eh? The conclusion I’ve come to is that there is no particular reason why anyone should listen to me, but I still need to write. It’s all about journey and blogging gives me a chance to let others in on what’s happening along that journey.
About your RSS feed
I realise for some of you, RSS and hippopotomonstrosesquipedalian (yes it’s a word) have one thing in common… they mean nothing to you. That’s why we’ve added email subscriptions so it comes to your inbox each morning. Now two choices. Easy. Done.
Something of substance
You know how there are those sermons that just seem to shape an entire church ministry over time? I remember when I was at Faith Baptist Church, John Vaughn preached a message titled “Ultimate Accountability” that had a profound influence on the church culture for many months to come. It just seemed to shape everything that went on.
Well, several months back my pastor, Steven Mock, preached a message that I think has had a similar culture-shaping influence on our church. The message was titled “Criticism and the Cross” and I’m linking to it here because I think it will be profitable to you.
Crisis of character
I put up a BlogWatch entry yesterday about a “The Australian” study that found dad’s spend an average of one minute a day with their kids on weekdays. I was really sobered today at work as I nearly had to let an employee go because they have demonstrated that they are unreliable. It got me thinking and I wonder how much of this current financial crisis could have been averted if a lot of dads had spent a little more time with their kids teaching them basic things like dependability, trustworthiness, honesty, etc. Perhaps some of the billions we’ve recently lost from our Super funds can in a sense be traced back the neglect of the fathers in our society.
Along those lines, I’m thankful for my dad. He diligently taught me so many of these character traits and in doing so, he gave me many opportunities I wouldn’t have had otherwise.
- Check out this quote on prayer at Symphony of Scripture.
- Here are some preachers (one of them in Australia) having an amicable discussion about Covanent vs. Dispensational Theology.
- Andy Naselli has a book review of The New Media Frontier.
- And I’ll close it off with something from the bizarre side of life.