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King for a Week – GospelDrivenLife

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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. Every week (in theory) I select a blog, link to it from my site, and add that site’s most recent headlines to my left sidebar. While this is really not much, I do feel that it allows me to encourage and support other bloggers while making my readers aware of other good sites.

This week’s recipient of the award is the GospelDrivenLife, the blog of Mark Lauterbach (no, I don’t know how to pronounce that last name either). Mark is pastor of Grace Church in San Diego, a church that is associated with Sovereign Grace Ministries. He is also author of a book, The Transforming Community: The Practice of the Gospel in Church Discipline. Mark’s blog features commentary on a variety of interesting subjects and is marked by both passion and humility. His recent series on Censorious Thoughts (based on the works of Jonathan Edwards) is typical of the quality of article he writes. His site also features an interesting statement requesting accountability and oversight. “All opinions given by GospelDrivenLife are my own. I desire the oversight of my fellow-pastors. Therefore, I reserve the right to recant when they show me I was out of line. PLEASE make comments! Know that I review all comments before they are posted and will get back to you about changes. I want this BLOG to be free from rants and uncharitable judgments. Questioning motives, integrity, or intelligence are not acceptable here. Gospel humility and grace will be the controlling rule.” Humility and grace are evident in what he writes.

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

I continue to accept nominations for King of the Week. If you have a site you would like to nominate, feel free to do so. Thanks to those of you who nominated this week’s honoree.


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