I’ve been blogging for 2 weeks or so. In that time I’ve check out a few other blogs for some tips and direction. This is the short list.
WithoutWax.TV is put together by Pete Wilson. He is the pastor at Cross Point Church. So far I’ve enjoyed some of his witty commentary. I’ve tried to follow links to find a Statement of Faith of what Cross Point Church teaches and practises, but so far no joy. He is regular, cool and writes well. I like the look and feel and format. Discernment is important to me so I’ll follow up on some of his doctrinal stances over the next month.
Shark Bait’s Reef is written by a fish which looks a bit like Nemo but without the one floppy fin (my kids are 3 and 5 and I pick up stuff). He’s Anglican but I like him anyway. We also both come from Ibhayi. He quotes C.S. Lewis. He’s kinda quirky and so am I. um, did I mention he is a fish? Actually he’s a clown fish… not sure if that makes any difference? He comments on stuff happening directly in life. It’s a personal blog detailing a spiritual walk.
Wayne Mack writes at God Change. I have a deep respect for Wayne. A few years ago I spent a chunk of a year doing a Biblical Counselling course which he taught, which in part changed the value that I put in Scripture. This isn’t an easy blog to read. He doesn’t dance around easy to understand stuff. It’s meat rather than milk. He also doesn’t update it that frequently. It’s heavy going but edifying. * I went and checked Wayne’s blog out just now and realised he hasn’t posted anything in like 2 years.
Expect the Unexpected is run by a guy named Richard. I’ve read some of his blogs relating to music, worship and Christian service. He quotes C.S. Lewis. Go check out his comments on “Jesus Is Your Boyfriend” for an introduction to his style of writing and thought process. I for one commented. I’m not sure of his theology and will read a bit deeper into his blog over the next month. So far I like his honest, blunt approach to topics.
The latest blog I’ve added to my watch list is JollyBlogger. It is put together by David Wayne who serves as the pastor of Glen Burnie Evangelical Presbyterian Church. I’m sure they could probably do with an acronym like GBEPC because that’s a mouth full (I noticed their website address is more palatable). I like Presbyterians on the balance of things. I know they’re covenantal, but you can’t have everything right, can you:)? More importantly they’re evangelical in the original sense of the word, the good sense. The blog sports a C.S. Lewis quote on the blog’s banner. That seems to be a common denominator in my watch list doesn’t it? He writes from person experience, commentates on topical issues and quotes Martin Lloyd-Jones, Spurgeon and the ilk. I like his raw honesty, openness, relevance and sense of humour. I’d like to blog like this.
Are there any sites that I have to go and check out?