Thursday, May 18, 2006

Round Here

Let's see what's going on in blogs we know and love:

codepoke's got a series of posts [I, II, III, IV] on leadership in the church, how it's integral with the family, and specifically, how divorce affects an individual's role in a church and its leadership. A lot of these posts are intensely personal, and the comments get pretty personal pretty quickly in a couple of them. Well worth the read even if, somehow, you haven't been affected by marital discord, separation, or divorce -- and since you'll probably, at some point, run into someone who has been affected, it'd be good to understand a different POV.

Along the same lines, imonk's got a couple posts on the subject of divorce, remarriage, and The Gospel (1 & 2).

Over at Maeghan's Daily Ponderings, her devotional blog, Maeghan has started her exegesis on Romans, and she's in Chapter 6 right now. Here are her takes on verses 1, 2, and 3. And all of you guys well know, anytime I get a chance to throw around terms that I have only vague understanding of -- words exactly like: exegesis, eisegesis, hermeneutic -- you know I'm taking it! At Maeghan's Musings, a touch of the lighter side, she has some cool posts as well. I especially enjoyed her list of quotes that she's collected over the years. Some really good ones in there.

In case your interested, Jared from Thinklings is now a fellow at the BHT. This post made it official. Now, you can read Jared's writings at about a dozen different places.

Loved this post from Bill at Out of the Bloo. But don't stop with just one.

At The Milly Times, she's got a post that makes me think Ken and I aren't the only ones who have no free time in our lives. We're just the ones who complain about it the most. Well, I do the complaining, and Ken just avoids posting at all costs.

Todd keeps on keeping on at Beauty Out of Ugly Things with a post that hits on Communion as well as a few others since the last time I checked around the blogsphere. Always meaty, always good -- characteristics that you don't always find here in The Realm, to say the very least.

There are others, no doubt, and I'm sorry if I missed you. Oh, and I forgot to mention that Douggie and b have forgotten their blogs!!! b, at least, has the pregnancy/final exams excuse that just doesn't cut it for Douglas. Really, I'm just kidding. If nothing else, I know how busy people can get. The lack of depth and lack of thought in most of the posts we've laid down lately has a lot to do with that same busy-ness. I'm officially giving our Blog a "D-" for the last couple of weeks; it just hasn't been very good. Nonetheless, we're just looking for a light at the end of that tunnel. And hoping.


DugALug said...


Been very busy, I've got a couple of posts in the hopper. I'll try to churn something out soon.


codepoke said...


Oh great master of the blog arts!

You made the trackback feature work! How did you do that? Can I get a class from you?

Maeghan said...

Hey Doug,
Thought you must have been busy ... looking fwd to your post :)

Milly said...

I have to learn how to do the cool track backs a computer dude has me in his sites so that he can help manage a new venture. Where is our free time. A blog'n Silly Milly.

codepoke said...

OK, Rich. You have two grasshoppers, eager to sit at your feet.

DugALug said...

Codepoke, Milly,

Since Rich must be somehow preocupied, here is a link as how to incorporate it into your blog:

Trackback Howto

God Bless

DugALug said...

Word of warning,

That link I sent you too, be careful to read exactly what it says. I tried the automatic installation and it messed up my blog.

I have recovered, but just be careful. Also backup your blog.

God Bless

codepoke said...

Hey Rich,

Good, bad, or ugly, you just made the prayer list.

Milly said...

Wow! Ok . . . .um . . .That word of warning. I’m glad I read it first. Then I looked at the instructions and well I’ve decided to wait for my computer man who’s building my new business site for help. Yiks!. . .I didn't actually read it so learning how. Fine I'll read it.