The Top Blog Posts of the Week
- Published on Sunday, 29 April 2012 00:05
by the Contributing Editors of SBC Today
This is a list of recent blog posts which we found interesting. That we found them interesting doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with or endorse the ideas presented in the posts, but that we found them to be intriguing and thought-provoking. (They are listed in no particular order of interest). Please post your comments to discuss any article that strikes your interest. If you have recent blog posts to nominate, please send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
App of the Week
- The SBC Annual Meeting app – This is a free application for iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry users. It has helpful information about New Orleans and the convention. Download it at http://m.core-apps.com/sbc2012am from a smartphone or type “SBC Annual Meeting 2012” in the smartphone’s app store.
About Issues in the SBC
About Ministry and Worship
About the Personal Devotional Life
- “A Stunning Reminder: The Darkness Resides in Me,” by Dave Miller in the SBC Voices blog, with a reminder that none of us are above temptation, and it entraps good people.
- “Monopoly and the Game of Life,” by Deron Biles in the Theological Matters blog, comparing the game of Monopoly to the Christian walk.
- “The Savior’s First Lesson on Suffering,” by Brad Whitt on his blog, reflecting on Jesus’ prediction of His suffering in Mark 8:31.
- “Two Ways to Pray Wrong,” by Fletcher Law in the Fletcher Law and Grace Ministries blog, with two forms of misguided prayers.
- “Assembling Faith and Love,” by Lynn Jones in the FBC Booneville blog, noting the challenge of increasing faith and love among believers.
About Christians and Society
- “My Faith-Based Retirement,” by Joe Nocera in the New York Times, reflecting on a situation that concerns many of us in the economic recession.
- “Young People’s Priorities,” by Joe Blow in the New York Times, with an intriguing poll of the priorities of young adults (18-29) done by Harvard’s Institute of Politics. It is a thorough survey, but in short the greatest concerns are job creation, terrorism, and Iran’s nuclear program, and the least is global warming.
- “A Generation in Transition: Religion, Values, and Politics among College-age Millennials,” a significant Public Religion Institute Research project by Robert Jones, Daniel Cox, and Thomas Banchoff, with important information about the current beliefs of millennials.
- “Debt, Gift, and Sacrifice in The Hunger Games,” by James Rogers in First Things, with a discussion of the book that is foundational for the intriguing movie The Hunger Games.