Introducing Ordinary Links

Erik Raymond —  July 1, 2011

I have always enjoyed when bloggers provide links of helpful articles. As a pastor without a ton of time to comb the internet for articles this helps to serve me. I want to begin doing some of the same here on this blog. I still don’t have a ton of time to read everything I want to, however, I do my best to comb through some helpful articles. Now, I’ll just pass them along on Fridays. I figure that if you read this site then there is a chance that you’ll benefit from the articles linked. Another benefit here is that I will be able to link to other blogs that you may not be familiar with. There are a lot of great writers and thinkers out there that deserve exposure. I am sure thankful for other bloggers (Tim Challies, etc) who have helped to provide more exposure to this site.

So look for these on Fridays by lunch time. I hope it serves you.

Dr Mohler in the Wall Street Journal: The Christian church has faced no shortage of challenges in its 2,000-year history. But now it’s facing a challenge that is shaking its foundations: homosexuality.

9Marks has released their new E-Journal. The subject is the pastor and his staff. This is just very helpful stuff. I am so thankful for 9Marks and their ministry.

Albert Mohler writes about the legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in NY: The legalization of same-sex marriage represents nothing less than a moral revolution, for what the law allows and recognizes, it also approves. Last Friday was a sad day for marriage and, if the advocates of same-sex marriage are right, it was also a sign of things to come.

Joshua Thiessen writes about ‘Cracking the Narrative Code” over at The Cripplegate (a blog you should follow). The article concerns the study, preaching, and application of biblical narratives. It’s very thoughtful and helpful.

How to Write a Great Book Review: “A review is close to greatness when the author minors on summary and majors on interaction and reflection. A good rule of thumb is to give your readers a sense for the book’s main argument and then include whatever context your interaction and reflection require. You don’t need to prove that you’ve read the book. Your readers will give you the benefit of the doubt, I promise.”

And, John Piper is always fresh:

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Erik has been writing at Ordinary Pastor since 2006. He lives in Omaha with his wife and kids while pastoring at Emmaus Bible Church. Follow regular updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/erikraymond

2 responses to Introducing Ordinary Links

  1. Fantastic idea Erik.

    Looking forward to the insightful links.

  2. Thanks, I will be looking forward to your highlights of the week.

    Have a blessed weekend.