The Best of March
I've been at this blogging thing for quite a long time now--a bit over 9 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 Marchs, stretching all the way back to 2004.
The New Evangelical Virtues - My take on what Rob Bell’s book on hell exposed about what passes for virtue in the Evangelical world.
Facebook Makes Us Miserable - This quickly became one of the more popular articles in the history of this site, a fact that kind of took me by surprise.
What I’d Have to Deny to Deny Hell - I guess this also came out of the Rob Bell controversy, as I thought about what it takes for someone to go from affirming to denying what the Bible makes clear.
Read More, Read Better - This has always been hard to apply.
Of Luddites and iPads - I was working on a book about technology in 2010, and I suppose that fact is reflected in quite a few of my blog posts. This was a reflection on Luddism.
Christians and Accountability - Here is a warning about the Evangelical obsession with accountability.
Just Stop It! - This is still funny.
Song of the Year - I still enjoy this song.
Testimony Tuesday (For Bloggers) - Here is a post in which I shared how the Lord saved me all those years ago.
Blogging and the Wisdom of Solomon - An oldie but a goodie.
The Study of History - A few reflections on why we, as Christians, ought to study the history of the church.
Seems So Long Ago, Nancy - This was my first crack at writing about my aunt whom Leonard Cohen immortalized in the song “Seems So Long Ago, Nancy.”
Unity at What Cost? - That is always the question we need to ask when pursuing unity—will this unity be true unity or will it exact an unbearably heavy cost from us?
Spiritual Gift Assessments - These are a few thoughts on spiritual gift assessments. 2004 seems like a really, really long time ago now.
Take This Cup Away from Me! - I remember writing this one; it was as much worship as work.