Here are some noteworthy articles and links that I’ve found while surfing the Internet recently:

Mark Roberts helps us pray through the gospels.

Paul Barreca, pastor of Faith Bible Church in Vineland, NJ, has a son serving in Iraq. Each week he writes an email message to our soldiers. Here are two that he wrote when he learned that his son’s stay in Iraq had been extended by four months: Bent, But Not Broken and The Strength of a Soldier.

Check out the Pearcey Report.

Bruce Metzger died recently.

I have found two websites that “rate” churches on the basis of visits by nonmembers. These reports are fascinating because they give us a glimpse of what outsiders think about what we are doing. Here are the two sites:

Ship of Fools  
Church Rater

John Chow offers 10 Blogging Mistakes to Avoid.

What do you think about Church for  Men?

Brian Bill tipped me off about a blog called Theocentric Preaching.

Rabbi Daniel Lapin isses a solemn warning to American Christians that we must not cave in.

Confused about what the Bible says about dating and marriage? Check out Five Paths to the Love of Your Life, edited by Alex Chediak.

Keith Drury offers a few words in praise of mediocrity. He’s also trying to connect the dots and wondering what it all means.

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