7/23 – bits and pieces

Solomon’s Porch – My friend and pastor, Jeremy Mack, has launched a new blog. Check out his initial post on spiritual leadership.

Why I am/not a charismatic – This is a series I stumbled on at the Pen and Parchment blog. It is a conversation between two friends who live on opposite sides of this issue. Engaging discussion so far.

Free Audio Book – The month is almost over so don’t forget to get the free audio book from Christian audio. This month they are giving away The Millennials by Thom and Jess Rainer.

Father and Son – I stumbled across this link on Tim Challies blog. It is a really neat picture of a father and son who attended the first space shuttle launch and also the last one. They staged a picture at the last one to mimic a picture from the first one. It’s pretty cool.

 

Resolutions

It’s that time of year when everyone is making New Year’s Resolutions. The sermon at church yesterday was even about resolutions. My list this year consists of the normal stuff, diet, exercise more, no new debt, but I have also resolved to waste less time and try to be more Kingdom oriented. Here are few links about resolutions.

1.Here is a link to the yearly reading plan from Discipleship Journal.

I like this plan because it has you reading from sections in the Old and the New Testaments. It also only has 25 readings a month. This is helpful because you can miss several days a month and not be behind.

2. This is a post that contains 70 resolutions made by Johnathan Edwards when he was 19.

This is pretty impressive list. We all might do well to pick one or two of these to add to our list this year.

3. Here is post about resolutions from Pastor Brad Dunlap.

He is advocating simplicity.

4. The Barna Group has a new report out on resolutions.

Interesting findings.

So what are your New Year’s Resolutions?