King for a Week – Fide-O

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 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. I …

King for a Week – Pyromaniac

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 I select a blog, link to it from my site, and add that site’s most recent headlines to the left sidebar of my site. While this is really not much, I do feel that it allows me to give honor where I feel honor is due. It should come as …

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New Site Design

The long-awaited new design is now live. While I am sure to hear a lot of complaints about removing the old design, I feel that this design will serve us all better. Here are a few of the new features unique to this design: Comment Equality – There is now equality between the comments in the Sideblog, Community blog and main blog. It is no longer a case of “All comments are equal but some comments are more equal than …

Book PREview – The Deliberate Church

One of the books I have most been looking forward to this year is The Deliberate Church by Mark Dever and Paul Alexander. Dever is author of the excellent 9 Marks of a Healthy Church and is known for his godly, biblical perspectives on church health and growth. I have been given the opportunity to read The Deliberate Church several weeks before it is widely available and thought I would provide a preview of what you can expect from this …

BlogExplosion

I’m a sucker for things that claim to bring more traffic to my blog. I don’t think it’s so much that I really want more people coming here (especially if they are “random” people who likely have no interest in the subject matter) but that I am very skeptical of anything that says it can do that. I’m a sucker for them just because I want to try them out and see if they deliver what they promise. A couple …

Thursday Ramblings

Now I generally try to hold off posting ramblings until later in the week (generally Saturday), but I had an exceptionally busy day today so am going to use my weekly Rambling column early this week. One of my clients owns two (soon to be three) e-commerce sites selling CD and DVD racks and today they wanted to add all sorts of new products. Since I generally do the additions for them, that kept me going the whole day. My …

Do You Need A Washing?

A fellow blogger over at Between The Cushions has a great little post called Do You Need A Washing. I used to visit his site every day but as his posting decreased I cut it down to once every week or so. He posted this story a few days ago but I only noticed it now…

Blog of the Week – Rebecca Writes

It has been a while since I did a Blog of the Week but I thought I would carry on an old tradition today. I began BotW so I could highlight some of the other Christian bloggers whose writing I have come to appreciate. Discovering blogs has revolutionized the way I experience the world wide web – it has made the experience so much richer and deeper. I love reading what other believers have to say and prefer to hear …

Reformed Christian Musicians

A post in this thread about the band Blackball got me thinking about Christian artists who are theologically Reformed. It occurs to me that a huge number of Christian musicians attend Scotty Smith’s church outside Nashville and that is a Presbyterian Church, but it seems there is a vast difference between attending a Prebyterian Church and holding (and claiming) Reformed theology. So I am wondering, what are some of the Reformed artists out there? To head-off the criticism before it …

Blog of the Week – Between The Cushions

Between the Cushions has an element of mystery to it. New to blogging, the author seems to prefer to remain pretty well anonymous, identifying himself only as “lj.” He has recently posted some interesting articles dealing with topics such as Devotions and Spiritual Success. He tends to update a few times a week and his site is a good one to add to your “rounds.”