What a month!
I’ve heard people talk about certain times going by faster than others before. I thought I knew what that felt like, and then January 2012 happened. Whew! Just let it be sufficient to say that this month has flown by.
But enough about me. Let’s get to the links for the month.
1. Time to look in the mirror a bit. Chris Gallagher wrote a short, but powerful post that I hope you will take to heart. It’s called “6 Reasons Why I Do Not Attend Your Congregation.”
2. I love my dad for a lot of reasons. One reason I love him is for his perspective on things. I think that really comes out in his article “Page Seventy-Eight.”
3. One of the major moral issues facing our country today, of course, is homosexuality. Neal Pollard wrote an excellent post that I hope every Christian will read. It’s called “What is God’s View Toward Homosexuality in 2012?”
4. I thought I would share another congregational culture article. This one is by my brother-in-law, Jeremiah Tatum. It’s called “Where Visitors Go to Die.”
5. Earlier this week, I wrote a response to the YouTube viral sensation about loving Jesus but hating religion. My dear friend, Daniel Gaines, wrote a much longer, but much more detailed response. It will take you a few minutes to work through, but you’ll be blessed for it. Here is his work.
TIME FOR A VIDEO BREAK. How about a contestant who should have just given up on this category on Jeopardy!
ENOUGH HUMOR (to quote a “Saved by the Bell” teacher). Back to the links
6. I thought this was a very thought-provoking devotional post. Jennifer Gerhardt writes, “Why I Don’t Want to be a Person Who Reads Her Bible.”
7. Here’s another good devotional post from Rick Kelly entitled “Is God Trying to Tell Me Something?”
8. Ever struggled to teach someone because you were trying to figure out their spiritual maturity level? You’ll enjoy Jeff Jenkins’ article, “We’re Not Fourth Graders!”
9. I love goal-setting, but I fail in too many goals. Michael Hyatt wrote a very helpful post that you need to read. It’s called “The Missing Ingredient in Most Goals.”
10. I recently taught a class on postmodernism. I wish this post had been up then, because it would have made a great conclusion to that class. It’s from Hugh Fulford, and it’s called “Can We Know Anything for Sure?”
WRAP UP TIME … yes, it’s Friday, and I’m in love!
Who knew that this song had been on a Disney cartoon? Well, now you do!!!