Blogging – Wrapping It Up

This is the fourth and final entry in a series dealing with blogging and the wider societal trends that have contributed to the rise of blogs. This first article is here, the second here and the third here. I am sure that some people reading this series are interested in beginning a blog of their own. I am not going to get into the nuts and bolts of how to sign up for a blog, but rather want to give …

Blogging – State of the Blogosphere

This is the third article in a series dealing with blogging. The first article is available here and the second here. In this series I am discussing not only blogging but also some of the wider societal trends that have led to the blog’s popularity. This is a bit of a long article and I do apologize for its length (which is a tad ironic since in this article I comment on the fact that most people won’t read long …

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Blogging – History and Societal Trends

This is the second article in a series dealing with blogging. The first article is available here. Don’t run away if you are not a blogger and do not have any interest in blogs. I think you’ll find this article helpful in understanding some of the wider societal trends that have led to the rise of the blog. Let’s back up for a moment and discuss the history of the blog. While the term “blog” (which is short for “weblog”) …

Blogging – My Story

Last week at The Basics Conference I was privileged to lead a seminar on the topic of blogging. The topic that was assigned to me, “Blogging Your Ministry,” is probably not the best title for what I delivered. I spent a couple of weeks trying to figure out what I could possibly say about blogging that would not be both tedious and boring. I soon found that there was a lot that was worth saying when I looked deeper than …

KfaW – Les Davey de France

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. 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 …

KfaW – Fire and Knowledge

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. 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 …

King for a Week – Unashamed Workman

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 right 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 …

A La Carte (11/13)

Monday November 13, 2006 Church: This blog, which focuses on Canadian politics, takes an interesting look at Katharine Jefferts Schori, the new Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Church: And while we’re on the subject of Katharine Jefferts-Schori, Mark Driscoll writes about her in an article. “All of this has led this blogger to speculate that if Christian males do not man up soon, the Episcopalians may vote a fluffy baby bunny rabbit as their next bishop to lead God’s …

A La Carte (10/09)

Monday October 9, 2006 Church: “The Times” has an article about Terry Waite, one of the world’s best-known Anglicans, who has begun attending Quaker services instead of Anglican ones. “The contemporary Church of England has made everybody so busy jumping up and down all the time in its services. In the days before all the changes to the services you could often remain on your knees for an entire service of holy communion. In that time you could respond spiritually …

King For A Week – Pastorway

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 (or so) 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 …