The Methodist Blogs Weekly Roundup has been posted. Thanks to Allan Bevere for his hard work.
I’m doing today what I wish I always had time to do, which is look at a bunch of the posts and pick out some of my own highlights. These don’t coincide with the “Best of the Methodist Blogosphere” that Allan hands out. Usually I latch onto them because they talk about something I’ve been interested in recently. Usually I read them and think about doing a links post. Today I’m going to turn intentions into actions.
- At Christian Conversations, Kevin Baker presents Go Ye and Swindle Likewise?, which I thought was a well formed and thought provoking sermon on the parable of the shrewd manager, or whatever you want to call him. (I’d used this same parable in my post A Lab for Parables on my Participatory Bible Study blog.)
- David at A Walking Paradox talks about Jeremiah 32 – Pent 18C, and says, amongst other things: “As Christians we have a claim for hope, in this world, even before we begin to claim the hope that comes in Life Eternal.” He presents an excellent example of applying the principles of a passage to a modern situation, even a situation that on the surface looks much different.
- Kim Matthews deals with the age old question of why some people seem to receive God’s protection and some don’t in Tale of Two Trees. I love to read thoughtful things on this topic, largely because it’s a question that can keep us going practically forever.
- greg hazelrig calls on us to watch how we live and speak in order to have an impact in his Thought of the Day for September 27
- John Meunier (also a member of the Moderate Christian Blogroll) tells us why the Dem God-talk bothered him.
- . . . and finally Melissa at Going on to Perfection . . . talks about story catching, intentionally looking for and treasuring stories in your memory. I think she has a good idea. I’ll have to work on that more.
Well, thanks to Allan for giving me a list that wasn’t intimidatingly long. I always find wonderful posts in his list, but I rarely manage to give them due credit. I hope some of my readers will enjoy these posts.