Breaking a blogfast is hard. You can get used to neither reading (with a few exceptions) nor writing blogs. To be honest, it is the flavor of some blogs that helped cause the fast to start with. Some serve ingredients I just can’t swallow. Others have healthy ingredients, but are way to spicy.
As I gradually reintroduce myself to a diet of blogging, I have enjoyed the flavor of several offerings from familiar chefs as well as new tastings. Here’s a sampling of what has recently interested my mental palate:
Ray Van Neste of Oversight of Souls shares an excerpt from Bob Kaughlin’s new book on worship music. I especially appreciated the admonitions about distraction and “singability” in worship music.
Doug Phillips at the appropriately-named Doug’s Blog reports that the Constitution Party has named Chuck Baldwin as their third-party candidate for President. I’m curious as to the impact this will have on the election. I can certainly understand the draw a candidate with his views would have to conservative voters, but a vote for a third party is essentially a vote for the second party. Time will tell. Would you vote for a third-party candidate that more accurately reflected your views?
For a thought-provoking post on the “Heart of the Gospel,” check out Steve’s thoughts at Theological Musings. Steve writes,
“The gospel is not a weapon with which to threaten people. It’s not a guilt trip to make people feel awful about their lives in ignorance of the good news. It’s not a call for behavior modification. It’s not a sales pitch. It’s not a way to build our own human empires. It’s the good news of a loving Father with whom mankind had a relationship that was severed, which relationship has now been restored!”
And while this last one isn’t a blog, it’s certainly worth taking a look at. Check out the gorgeous photography at a link my Dad sent me, God’s Handywork. Be sure and view some of the galleries at this site. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
And of course, from my blogroll, there is something for a variety of tastes. Enjoy!