The Best of May
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 Mays, stretching all the way back to 2004.
Letting Herself Go - I guess the fact that there were 277 comments before we shut them down tells you something about this article!
Pursuing Relationship - This article looked at the relational aspect of pursuing God. Looking back, I can see that at times I’ve done well with this and at times not so well.
Ten Great Biographies - This was simply a list of ten of my favorite biographies.
Joel Osteen or Fortune Cookie? - I enjoyed putting this one together. Todd Friel used it on his radio show which was probably a more natural place for it.
Soul-Winning Made Easy - If you haven’t ever seen the book Soul-Winning Made Easy, then you need to check out this article.
Ashamed of Shame Itself - This is an article about the death of shame.
Review - Amazon’s Kindle Reading Device - Was it only this long ago that the Kindle exploded onto the scene? Here’s my review of it. It’s hilarious how archaic that first generation Kindle looks.
Sin: What We Do or What We Are? - “The Bible tells us in plain terms that we are not sinners because we sin, but we sin because we are sinners. And I don't think we can overstate what a fundamental difference this is! We do not need to seek forgiveness merely for the sins we commit, but for our fundamentally evil and rebellious hearts--hearts that, in their natural state, hate God and are fully and completely and gleefully and willingly opposed to Him.”
In May of 2007 I wrote a four-part series on blogging:
- Blogging - My Story
- Blogging - History and Societal Trends
- Blogging - State of the Blogosphere
- Blogging - Wrapping It Up
Make the Bible Come Alive - It has always bothered me when I’ve heard people say that something or someone has made the Bible come alive.
Accountability Through Visibility - This article was awfully important to me and has made its way into more than one of my books, talks and sermons.
Pornography Driving Technology - Here are some not-entirely-original thoughts on the relationship between pornography and technology.
First Century Eyes - I have no recollection of this article, but rather enjoyed reading it again. Well, I enjoyed reading the content; I hope I’ve improved as a writer since then, because it’s more than a bit clunky!
Ups & Downs of Blogging - In this article I mention that I had blogged for 202 consecutive days and offered a few reflections. That strikes me as funny.
Appraising Your Treasures - Here’s another of those articles that made its way into one of my books. I hadn’t realized how much my blog served as a kind of minor leagues for books.