Blog Patrol (May 19, 2009)
Welcome to “The Blog Patrol” where every week we bring you the best of the blogs related to Christianity in general with just a little emphasis on Children’s Ministry.
These are the stragglers from the prior week which I either didn’t receive or find in time to add to last week’s Blog Patrol. Enjoy!
- I just found this blog this week, so the stragglers includes several older posts. This one offers practical ideas for teaching 2 and 3 year olds.
- Practical tips for working with 4 & 5 year olds.
- This article looks at advice for teaching first and second graders.
- This article offers 77 bits of insight related to recruiting and working with volunteers.
Tuesday (May 12, 2009)
- Perry Noble begins a series on four areas any Christian Minister/Ministry will face.
- This article asks a collection of people involved in Children’s Ministry what they think of the issue of children’s baptism. I like this new feature from Ministry-to-Children.comfeature so much that I wrote a separate blog entry about it last week
- In this final installment of this series, Jabberfrog looks at the skill of giving to God.
- From Stuff Christians Like, this is actually an older post revisited, but I liked #7 in the list so much that I decided to include it in this week’s Blog Patrol.
- In this article, Trevin Wax challenges Pastors to preach large sections of Scripture from memory.
- From Charlie Wallace, this article on complaining starts “Ironically, parents complain that one of the areas of parenting that is most frustrating to them is when their children complain.”
- From Between Two Worlds, this is a transcription of a sermon preached by Dr. Russell Moore in which he looks at how the Devil tries to usurp the power of the Gospel. I have not read the transcript but listened to the sermon several weeks ago. It is well worth a read and a listen!
Wednesday (May 13, 2009)
- Kevin DeYoung looks at the movement called the “New Calvinism” and why it is neither new or about John Calvin!
- Stuff Christian’s like looks at doubt in the Christian life.
- This final installment of the series on the jobs of small group leaders looks at spiritual application/implication.
- This article is a continuation of the series which offers practical advice for teaching kids in third and fourth grades.
- In this second installment of his series on attacks on Christian Ministry, Perry Noble looks at attacks on your doctrine.
- This one is short, but it made me feel better about the books I’ve bought but not gotten around to reading yet.
Thursday (May 14, 2009)
- From Desiring God, this article based on an interview with Tedd Tripp looks at using threats and rewards in raising kids. As many of you know, I am currently working through a detailed synopsis of Tedd Tripp’s book “Shepherding a Child’s Heart.Check it out here!
- In this third part of his series, Perry Noble looks at attacks on your leadership style in Christian Ministry.
- JD Greear looks at John Piper’s definition of preaching.
- A look at the differences between religion and the true gospel based on the sermons of Tim Keller.
Friday (May 15, 2009)
- This article looks at the ratio of time kids spend at church compared to the amount of time they spend with parents. The implication is obvious.
- A slightly different look at the idolization of sports in our culture. Make sure you read long enough to get down to the questions to see whether this is an issue in your life. And, yes, I’m pretty sure the Devil wears a Redskins jersey.
- James McDonald looks at the top five worst illustrations of Christendom.
- In this last installment of his series, Perry Noble looks at attacks on your methods.
- Jeff Robinson reports on a Wall Street Journal article about career-minded women whose goals and aspirations change once they have kids.
- This article is a continuation of the series which offers practical advice for teaching kids in fifth and sixth grades.
Saturday (May 16, 2009)
- This one is funny and sounds eerily familiar in its arguments.
- Tim Challies review this D.A. Carson book on the doctrine of the love of God.
Sunday (May 17, 2009)
- Alvin Reid asks the question of why Jesus died on a cross as opposed to some other means and why it has become a Christian symbol.
Monday (May 18, 2009)
- In her continuing series on bullies, Karen Wingate looks at what role the church can play.
- Jabberfrog examines the need to avoid “recipes for success” when it comes to raising Christian kids.
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