The Blog Patrol (April 7, 2009)

I’ve decided to add a new regular feature (hopefully weekly) on this blog that will include some of the best blog posts from the prior week from the blogs that I monitor. We’ll see how it works out, or if it’s worth continuing. On that note, welcome to the first installment of “The Blog Patrol.”

Wednesday (April 1, 2009)

Screwtape on the Southern Baptist Convention

  • This blog (which was actually posted on March 30, but since this is the 1st Blog Patrol I thought I would include it) is based on one of my favorite books of all times – C.S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters.   This is Trevin Wax’s take on what Screwtape might say about the current state of the Southern Baptist Convention.  Although addressed to one denomination, I think some of the truths from the post are applicable to many churches today.

Jesus is His Own Ideology: An Interview with Nick Perrin

  • Trevin Wax sits down with author Nick Perrin to discuss his new book Lost In Transmission?: What We Can Know About the Words of Jesus.

Thursday (April 2, 2009)

Dealing with Debt: WSJ on Young Couples with Debt

  • This article from Owen Strachan discusses a Wall Street Journal article on the phenomenon of young people coming into marriage with mountains of debt.

Abortion is a Blessing

  • You have to read the quotes for yourself.  There’s not much I can say about this one.

Using your palm branch as a weapon

  • From “Stuff Christians Like,” #513 recounts a fun Sunday School memory.

Friday (April 3, 2009)

Atheists Miss the Joy

  • John Piper looks at the glory of God in a sunrise and sunset.

Memorizing the Bible with your Kids

  • This post from Daniel Patz looks at a method for memorizing scriptures with your kids.

Does Science Need God?

  • This post from Dr. Jason Lisle addresses the intersection between Science and God and concludes “the argument is not that people must profess a belief in the Bible in order to do science. The argument is that the Bible must be true in order for anyone to do science (whether people acknowledge it or not).”

Saturday (April 4, 2009)

The Lucky Day Roulette Bible

From Tom in the Box, the latest Bible reading plan (this guy is funny)!

Sunday (April 5, 2009)

When Will We Have Time to Teach our Children?

  • This article looks at how we can apply the biblical guidance from Deuteronomy 6:6-7 to our everyday dealings with our kids.

…When in Doubt, Just Assume

  • Robin Dembroff weighs in on the debate at Biola University between noted atheist Christopher Hitchens and noted apologist William Lane Craig.

Mathematician’s Divorce Formula

  • Apparently Mathematicians have developed a formula to predict the possibility for divorce.  Based on the study of 700 couples, it was apparently 94% accurate.  Interesting!

Monday (April 6, 2009)

Newsweek — The End of Christian America

  • Albert Mohler takes a look at the recent Newsweek cover which pronounces “The Decline and Fall of Christian America.” The original article is here.

Why Have Children in a Time of Trouble?

Diamond Dads: Baseball, Fatherhood, and the Gospel, Part I

  • This blog includes two of my favorite things – Baseball and the Bible!  The summary indicates: “Today marks the opening day of Major League Baseball season. As fans of baseball (and spring!)  here at Gender Blog, we begin the week with a well-done two-part series by David Prince on baseball and biblical manhood. Part II will appear on Tuesday.”

Why I Love the Human Race

  • This video made me smile, so I thought I would share it with you!

Tuesday (April 7, 2009)

Diamond Dads: Baseball, Fatherhood, and the Gospel, Part II

  • Here’s Part II to this blog post from Monday.

43% Marital Bliss

  • Research from the Pew Forum demonstrates that married people are happier than unmarried people.

Religion Still Isn’t Dead

  • This article from Christianity Today reassures us the the death announcement for Christianity may be a bit premature.

Slow Fade

  • Dave Burchette looks at the biblical truth behind the Casting Crowns’ song Slow Fade (which happens to be my six year old daughter’s favorite song).  I enjoyed this one quite a bit as I had done a similar post back in November on the Casting Crowns song Somewhere in the Middle.

Chainsaw Juggling Clowns

  • Aside from one of the best blog titles I’ve seen in a long time, this article is an insightful look at not letting the pomp and circumstance of the Easter service outshine the light of Jesus.

There you have it – the very first installment of “The Blog Patrol.” Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

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