Blog Patrol (June 16, 2009)


Welcome to “the traffic is a little bit lighter these days because everyone is on vacation” edition of The Blog Patrol. O.K. That actually has nothing to do with this weeks edition of The Blog Patrol but was just a random observation I made driving home on Monday. That said, enjoy the articles this week. There are a bunch of really thought provoking articles included.


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!

As The Leader

  • This article offers some critical guidelines for leaders in Children’s Ministry.

Tuesday (June 9, 2009)


  • Rob Bradbury looks at the scientific evidence that giving is better than receiving.

#556. Asking our kids to be a mini Jesus.

  • This post reminds us that kids, while they can deepen our faith, are not always “a walking, talking daily reminder of Jesus.”

Two Facts About Spiritual Warfare

  • In this first part of a two part series, Perry Noble looks at the fact that the enemy will always come after the leader and looks at ways to prepare for those attacks.

10 Reminders re: Gospel Faithfulness

  • Tony Reinke looks at 10 reminders about the gospel gleaned from Galatians 1:6-10

The Gift of Prophecy – How To Test It

  • Adrian Warnock looks at 7 questions to test the gift of prophecy.

Question: Is Evangelism Child Abuse?

  • Michael Spencer asks the question of whether or not evangelizing teens amounts to child abuse.

Sacrificing Children–to Sports, Not Molech

  • Owen Strachan offers this warning to parents about children and sports. This one is definitely worth reading for any parents.

Wednesday (June 10, 2009)

Welcome To Children’s Ministry!

  • This article looks at the importance of really listening to children!

An open letter to pastors

  • Geoff Surratt offers this advice to pastor on avoiding shipwrecking their lives. This article is directed towards pastors in light of yet another failure in the pastorate, but there is sound advice for all Christians in this article.

On Disciplined Reading (Pt. 2): What should I read? Choosing from a Vast Array of Options

  • For those of us who love to read, Bruce Ashford offers some advice on how we should choose what to read.

Two Facts About Spiritual Warfare–Part Two

  • This article is part two of Perry Nobles short series on spiritual warfare. This articles looks at the fact that the enemy will always come after the spiritual leader’s family.

Viewing A Child’s Dual Potential

  • This is one of the newer blogs I’ve started following. In this article, the dual potential of children (i.e., God’s plan vs. Satan’s desire) is examined.

Thursday (June 11, 2009)

Chick Flicks and the Spirit of Christ?

  • Russell Moore offers a link to an article by Beth Spraul addressing how “chick flicks” impact our view of marriage.

A Declaration of Dependence

  • Thabiti Anyabwie offers a Declaration of Dependence on God originally written by Skip Moen.

“Where Do All the Colors Go at Night?” — Children and the Need for Silence

  • Dr. Albert Mohler writes on a topic near and dear to my heart – silence. As the father of four kids, I treasure silence whenever I can find it. This article looks at the negative impact on kids of not having silence.

Missional Church: no such thing as children’s ministries

  • This article looks at the discipleship of children in Children’s Ministries.

Friday (June 12, 2009)

“Sometimes It Takes a While”

  • I love stories about kids and God. Check this one out.

Thoughts on Evangelical Superstardom

  • Kevin DeYoung offers some thoughts in follow up to a John Piper post on Hero Worship v. Holy Emulation.

Saturday (June 13, 2009)

“I’m Done with Ministry!”

  • This article looks at avoiding burn out in Children’s Ministry.

The Differences Between “Religion” and the Gospel

  • Nathan Finn takes a look at the difference between what makes up a religion and the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Should Christians Have Large Families?

  • This short articles gives six reasons Christian families should have tons of kids.

Sunday (June 14, 2009)

The Case for “Generalist” Biblical Scholars

  • This article looks at why it is necessary to have some generalist scholars when it comes to the Bible as opposed to all specialists.

Monday (June 15, 2009)

#560. Writing twitter messages that sound 14% holier than usually are

  • In its usual lighthearted and insightful manner, Stuff Christians Like looks at the phenomenon of Twitter and making ourselves sound holier than we actually are.

Faith Instead

  • Michael Kelly offers this short article on choosing faith over various opther options in our lives.

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  1. Thanks for the link love to OrangeFamilies. These are some serious blog references! How do you have time to find all of these??? There are a bunch great posts that you’ve listed. Thanks!

  2. Thanks for the linkage. Unfortunately it seems that you intended to link to another article.

    Chick Flicks and the Spirit of Christ?

    * Russell Moore offers a link to an article by Beth Spraul addressing how “chick flicks” impact our view of marriage.

    • Wayne Stocks |

      You’re welcome, and thank you for pointing out the mistake. I had a bit of an HTML nightmare going on. Keep up the great work on your blog!

  3. Yeah I feel ya. Links can become a huge pain. I’ve been having great success with Windows Live Writer. If you’ve never used it, you should try it out. It’s like Word for blogs. 🙂