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The Best of July

I’ve been at this blogging thing for quite a long time now—it’s coming up on ten years. I’ve been at the daily blogging thing for almost as long. This means that I’ve got an extensive backlist of articles from years gone by. I thought it might be fun to pull out some of the articles I wrote in previous months of July, stretching all the way back to 2004.

2011

Speaking Love’s Languages - I wrote this as a reflection on The Five Love Languages and some of the areas in which that book is useful.

The Weaker, The Stronger, The Homeschooler, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 - This is a series on how we need to allow Romans 14 to impact our discussions on education. 

2010

Read Better with Baxter - Richard Baxter, that is.

A Digital Vacation and its followup, Off the Grid - I plan to do this again in a few weeks.

2009

All About Endorsements - This post kind of anticipates the one I wrote last week about how people who endorse books often don’t read the book.

Your Suffering Does Not Just Belong to You - This is an important implication of living life in Christian community: your suffering does not belong to only you.

2008

Every Word of God - Here I discuss the importance of a good translation of the Bible.

How to Begin a Commentary Collection - Lessons I learned in putting together a collection of commentaries, along with suggestions on specific volumes.

2007

Environmentalism and Christianity - In this article I tried to think through environmentalism from a Christian perspective.

The So Much More - Sometimes I look back through the archives and find an article I had forgotten about but really enjoyed reading again. This is one of them.

2006

One Thousand - This was a reflection on 1,000 consecutive days of blogging. 

The Tyranny of Quiet Time - I look to Jerry Bridges to see how quiet time can become a time of tyranny.

2005

The Proper Use of Scripture in Books - Back in 2006 I was thinking about how to use the Bible well.

Bringing Good News by Being Good News and its two follow-up pieces, Further Thoughts On Church Advertising and Final Thoughts On Church Advertising

2004

The Nature of Truth - In this article from long ago I look at God’s progressive revelation of truth.