Blog Buffet (March 29)

So, about that whole writing “more consistently” thing I mentioned in my last post. Well, it turns out it has been a very busy week (or two!) for me.  With saying that, I’ve been battling to keep up with my reading and have a lot I want to write about which will hopefully be out soon.  In the meantime, here are is another selection of recommended reading.

Who Was Saint Patrick and Should Christians Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
Ever wonder what Saint Patrick’s day is all about?  Here’s a great rundown on the man behind the celebration.

Don’t Follow Your Heart
Do you really want to follow your heart?  If so, “Remember, your heart only tells you what you want, not where you should go.”

Idolatry in Corporate Worship
“Whenever I think I can’t meet with God unless “X” is present, I’m making a profound statement. If “X” is anything other than Jesus Christ, and his Holy Spirit, I’ve moved into idolatrous territory.”

10 Things I Did Not Do that Improved My Congregation’s Singing
While we’re on the topic of worship here is a brief article with some thoughtful points.

Why I Go To Church
And, while we’re thinking about Worship, why even go to church in the first place?

Scandalized by the Substitute: A Response to Young and Gungor
“Don’t miss this: The most popular Christian writer in our time labels the biblical God a “cosmic abuser.”
It’s a sad world we live in when high profile ‘Christians’ deny the very foundation of the Gospel.

What’s the Deal with All That Circumcision in the Bible?
A little time ago I made a comment about circumcision.  Well, in my reading this week I stumbled upon an article explaining it. Here’s the short answer: “Circumcision was a visible, continuous reminder that Israel owed its existence to Yahweh, who created them out of nothing.”

How Much Entertainment Is Too Much?
“Amusement is not an end, but a means. It is not life’s object, but a help along the way.”

This Map Shows How Much Debt The World Is In
Time for a break?  Have a look at this map and be encouraged that your money issues are minor in comparison.

S.D.G
Toby

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