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August 03, 2008

It was been far too long since I’ve had a new King for a Week around here. King for a Week is turning into King for a Month or more. Somehow it just seems to skip my mind. But today, because of the insistence of some friends and their reminders that I really do need to update this feature, I’m nominating a new King for a Week. If you’re new to these parts you should know that King for a Week is an honor I bestow on blogs that I feel are making a valuable contribution to my faith and the faith of other believers…or sometimes just because I really like them. It is simply a way of introducing my readers to blogs that they may also find interesting and edifying. Every now and again I select a blog, link to it from my site, and add that site’s most recent headlines to my right sidebar. While this is really not much, I do feel that it allows me to encourage and support other bloggers while making the readers of this blog aware of other good sites.

The new King for a Week is Take Your Vitamin Z, a blog owned and operated by Zach Nielsen. The blog is something like a Jr. version of Justin Taylor’s Between Two Worlds, but with a greater range or variety in the articles. Zach scours the Internet and finds all kinds of interesting articles to point to. They range from theology to music, from comedy to consumerism. I try to check his headlines each morning before I post A La Carte as I often glean some interesting news from his blog. He has a ridiculous man-crush on John Mayer, but if you can see past that, I’m sure you’ll come to enjoy his blog as I have.

In the coming days (and/or weeks) you will be able to see the most recent headlines from this blog in the sidebar of my site. I hope you will make your way over to look around.

January 13, 2008

King for a Week is an honor I bestow on blogs that I feel are making a valuable contribution to my faith and the faith of other believers…or sometimes just because I really like them. It is a way of introducing my readers to blogs that they may also find interesting and edifying. Every now and again I select a blog, link to it from my site, and add that site’s most recent headlines to my right sidebar. While this is really not much, I do feel that it allows me to encourage and support other bloggers while making the readers of this blog aware of other good sites.

This week’s King for a Week is TheResurgence. Resurgence is “a movement that resources multiple generations to live for Jesus so that they can effectively reach their cities with the gospel by staying culturally accessible and Biblically faithful.” It is a ministry connected to the teaching ministry of Mars Hill Church (i.e. Mark Driscoll’s church). It covers an eclectic range of topics, though most are connected to ministry in general and missional ministry in particular. Regular contributors to the blog include Mark Driscoll, Ed Stetzer, Anthony Bradley, and others. Beyond the blog, TheResurgence offers all sorts of good articles dealing with all kinds of good and important theology and much of site’s best content can be found in this articles section. It is a good site with a growing body of content and is well worth adding to your RSS reader.

In the coming days (and/or weeks) you will be able to see the most recent headlines from this blog in the sidebar of my site. I hope you will make your way over to look around.

October 28, 2007

King for a Week is an honor I bestow on blogs that I feel are making a valuable contribution to my faith and the faith of other believers…or sometimes just because I really like them. It is a way of introducing my readers to blogs that they may also find interesting and edifying. Every two weeks (or so. That is theoretical. Practically, I don’t get around to updating as often as I should and we’ve been know to have kings for a month or two!) I select a blog, link to it from my site, and add that site’s most recent headlines to my right sidebar. While this is really not much, I do feel that it allows me to encourage and support other bloggers while making the readers of this blog aware of other good sites.

This week’s King for a Week is The Blazing Center. This is a blog headed up by Stephen Altrogge but it also features increasing numbers of contributions from his father, Mark Altrogge. If you know of the music of Sovereign Grace Ministries, these names will be familiar to you. Mark has long contributed some of the finest songs produced by that organization and Stephen is now also contributing many good selections. The two also recently collaborated on an album titled In A Little While. When I read The Blazing Center I am always reminded of why I love the men and women of Sovereign Grace Ministries. Mark and Stephen love the gospel and are continually drawing their readers hearts and minds back to the cross and back to the good new of salvation through Jesus Christ. They take every day situations and use these situations as a bridge to teaching eternal truths. Though it is a relative newcomer to the blogosphere, this site is already making a mark and is fast becoming a personal favorite. I commend it to you.

In the coming days (and/or weeks) you will be able to see the most recent headlines from this blog in the sidebar of my site. I hope you will make your way over to look around.

July 15, 2007

King for a Week is an honor I bestow on blogs that I feel are making a valuable contribution to my faith and the faith of other believers…or sometimes just because I really like them. It is a way of introducing my readers to blogs that they may also find interesting and edifying. Every two weeks (or so) I select a blog, link to it from my site, and add that site’s most recent headlines to my right sidebar. While this is really not much, I do feel that it allows me to encourage and support other bloggers while making the readers of this blog aware of other good sites.

This week’s King for a Week is Moore to the Point, the blog of Russell Moore who serves as Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice President for Academic Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also executive director of the Henry Institute, “a think-tank devoted to equipping churches and church leaders to engage the culture from a biblical worldview perspective,” and it is under this umbrella that he blogs (though, like Al Mohler, his “blog” is really more of a commentary than a traditional blog). I’ve been holding off on adding Moore to the ranks of King for a Week simply because he seemed to disappear for a while. But he is back to updating the site regularly and I’m glad to draw attention to his site which features a good variety of cultural commentary and other articles of interest.

In the coming days you will be able to see the most recent headlines from this blog in the sidebar of my site. I hope you will make your way over to the site and look around.