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March in Review

Here are the top 5 posts from March, by number of hits.

  1. Crossing the Line
  2. Trying to Talk When Nothing is Knowable
  3. A Mindless Faith
  4. Fat Geese Stuck in a Fishtank
  5. “So I’ll cherish the old chocolate cross…”

Question: Did you have any favorite topics?

Crossing the Line

One Year Old (ish)

As near as I can tell, I’ve been blogging for about a year. I started on Facebook, then moved to Blogger, and finally to WordPress on a dedicated domain. This also happens to be my 100th post. From a blogging perspective, I’m still a newbie and a nobody, but I’ve enjoyed this form of communication, the opportunity to think and write, and the chance to meet a lot of new people.

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What I’m Reading

Following are a few of the blog posts I have starred lately.

How NOT to get me to follow you on Twitter – Lee Bezotte gives some good tips on Twitter etiquette, as well as what many of us are (and are NOT) looking for in Twitter

What Did Jesus Look Like? – No one knows of course, but the paintings and movie characters we always see drive me nuts.  Jesus was not a tall anglo!  He probably did not have long hair or blue eyes.  Justin Taylor’s post does a great job of exploring this.

Life – A review – I hadn’t heard of this series, created by the same people that did the Planet Earth series, but Tim Challies’ review makes me want to track it down!

Five Resources for Becoming a Digital Pastor – Are you taking full advantage of everything that is available to you – for free?!  Check out Justin Wise’s post on how to get started.

Is It Ok for a Christian to….? – Lots of questions start this way.  Greg Laurie gives some answers, and better, some perspective on the question.

What I’m Reading

Following are a few of the blog posts I have starred lately.

Burning Down ‘The Shack’ – The Shack seems to be a book people either love or hate.  In this post, Tim Challies reviews a book critical of The Shack.

Potential Unrealized is Just Potential – You can try and have the potential to fail, or you can stay as you are – someone who has done nothing! Who wants that!?

Die With Your Boots On – We’re all going to die someday.  Mark Driscoll asks whether you are going to go out like Jesus or like Judas.  In this post he looks at Foxes Book of Martyrs and recounts the stories of how the first Christians went down.

50 Power Twitter Tips – For all you Twitter people or those interested in getting started, start by following me @sarcasticxtian, then read Chris Brogan’s tips.

Deeper vs. Active – Great post by Steven Furtick on the greatest problem American Christians have relating to the bible.

What I’m Reading

Following are a few of the blog posts I have starred lately.

Training Your Children to Manage Money – The title says it all.

Three Reasons You Can’t Afford That High Maintenance Client – I always love Michael Hyatt’s stuff. This post applies not only to clients, but other relationships as well.

The Pastor I was Sent to Help – Great personal story by Ron Edmondson on the importance of connections.

I Failed Him – If this post by Tim Challies doesn’t tear your heart out, I wonder if you have one. This will really make you rethink your priorities.

Involving All of God’s People in All of God’s Mission – Great post by Ed Stetzer about who should be “doing missions”, and why “missions” should not be a department in your church but should pervade every department of your church.

Lessons from San Quentin – Jud Wilhite uses a story from prison to identify whether we have truly been transformed.

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