Blog Patrol (June 2, 2009)


Welcome to the first June 2009 edition of the Blog Patrol. It seems like Summer is finally here. I’m looking forward to Autumn already, but tell my kids! It’s a bit of a hodge-podge in the Blog Patrol this week. I saw lot’s of articles this week about the murder of the abortion doctor in Kansas, but I’ve only included what I felt was the best one. I hope you find something useful this week. If you do, let me know!


These are the stragglers from the prior week which I either didn’t receive or find in time to add to last weeks Blog Patrol. Enjoy!

How to Study One Book of the Bible

  • R.A. Torrey offers advice on how to pick and study one book of the Bible.

The Worst Sunday School Teacher Ever. Period

  • Matthew Guevera takes a unique look at the importance of workers in Children’s Ministry and the lasting impression that we leave. This article should serve as a reminder to take work in Children’s Ministry seriously!

Tuesday (May 26, 2009)

Joan or John? My Answer: Part Two

  • Dr. Russell Moore continues his answer to this year’s Christian Ethics question at the Southern Seminary.

One Way of Dealing with the Canaanite Conquest

  • Trevin Wax shares an excerpt from C.S. Cowles on his view of dealing with the Old Testament story of the conquest of the Canaanites.

Leadership | Kids on the Creative Team?

  • This article asks why we don’t kids more involved in planning Children’s Ministry.

Getting To Know Kids In Your Children’s Ministry

  • Thanks to Tony Kummer for linking to my article on getting to know kids in your Children’s Ministry. This is something I feel very passionate about and given that Tony’s audience is vastly larger than mine, I appreciate the link!

How to watch a movie

  • This article examines how a Christian should watch a movie and think about movies.

Ten Commandments of Parenting

  • I’m not sure when this was originally published, but I found it on the 26th. This is John MacArthur’s 10 commandments for parenting.

Wednesday (May 27, 2009)

Joan or John? My Answer: Part Three

  • Dr. Russell Moore continues his answer to this year’s Christian Ethics question at the Southern Seminary.

The Practice of Confession

  • Tim Challies looks at the practical application of the practice of confession.

Other Ways of Dealing with the Canaanite Conquest

  • As a follow-up to a post earlier in the week, Trevin Wax offers three more ways of looking at the Canaanite conquest.

Calvin Died

  • On the anniversary of Calvin’s death, Fred Sanders takes a look at his life.

Thursday (May 28, 2009)

Quiet Reflection

  • This continuation of a series on how kids learn looks at the reflective learner.

VBS Tool

  • A light hearted look at 10 indications you should volunteer for Vacation Bible School this summer.

What in God’s Name Are We Doing to Our Children?

  • Dave Miller examines his concern as he puts it “I am afraid that in our noble desire to make the church more palatable and entertaining, we are in danger of raising a generation which has no concept of what Christianity really is.” Make sure you read about the fire truck shaped baptistery with the exploding fire hose.

Joan or John? My Answer: Part Four

  • Dr. Russell Moore continues his answer to this year’s Christian Ethics question at the Southern Seminary.

How to Spark Substantive Conversations with Your Spouse

  • Tony Reinke provides three topics which lead to substantive discussions with your spouse.

A Case for a Young Earth

  • A scientific look at an argument for a young earth.

Friday (May 29, 2009)

Spell this

  • Whoda thunk it? I wonder if I could have spelled it under pressure?

What are we hiding???

  • This articles asks what we are hiding from our kids in light of Psalm 78.

Why Children Who Learn Self-Control Prosper

  • This article looks at why self-control is more important than intelligence. Self-control is one of the most important traits we can teach to our kids!

Joan or John? My Answer: Part Five

  • Dr. Russell Moore continues his answer to this year’s Christian Ethics question at the Southern Seminary.

Stop Texting and Read This — The Thumb You Save May Be Your Own

  • Albert Mohler writes about the craze of teenage texting in light of recent results which show the average teen sends 2,272 text messages per month!

Saturday (May 30, 2009)

12 Practical Ways to Help Families in Crisis

  • From Kristin Charles at, this article offers 12 practical ways to support families in crisis.

Sunday (May 31, 2009)

That Kid – Dealing with Disobedient Children

  • Terry Delaney from looks at dealing with “that kid” in your Children’s Ministry.

Monday (June 1, 2009)

ESV Study Bible Giveaway – This Friday

  • I don’t usually include these free offers in the Blog Patrol, but I am so impressed with my ESV Study Bible that I thought I would include this one!

Is 1 Corinthians 13 Poetry?

  • This is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible and this is an interesting look at whether that chapter is poetry.

A Wicked Deed in Wichita — A Test for the Pro-Life Movement

  • Dr. Albert Mohler addresses the murder of Dr. George Tiller this past Sunday. His conclusion: “Proponents of abortion rights often charge that the rhetoric of the pro-life movement leads to violence.” I couldn’t agree more!

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