A Christian Understanding of Work
I always enjoy Matt Perman on this topic. Here’s an interview with him.

5 lessons I’m learning in my first year as a lead pastor
I liked #5 especially.

The myth of private sin
The older I get, the more convinced I am there is no private sin.  They don’t all wind up on page two, but the surface of the pond is never undisturbed by the pebble. The ripples move well beyond ourselves, and, in many cases they radiate through generations. (via Zach Nielsen)

The joy of paying taxes
Talking of private sins!

Anxiety: Anatomy & Cure
I read this when it was just a manuscript and it’s worth a read.

Some thoughts on Santorum’s Exit
Denny Burk with some regrets.

I don’t like the direction David Frum’s gone in since he left George Bush’s speech-writing team. However, I agree with his major point in Santorum’s Good Idea: “Rick Santorum had a brilliant idea. The Republican Party has become the preferred political vehicle of America’s white working class. There should, therefore, be room in a Republican primary for a candidate who championed the interests of the non-rich; who offered an economic message that offered genuine hope for improvement to voters who have been hit hard by the 2008-2009 crisis and by the long years of middle-income stagnation before 2008. It was a powerful concept, but Santorum could not manage to execute it.” If he had, it wouldn’t just attract and help the white working class. Opportunity lost.

  • http://pastoralized.com Eric McKiddie

    David, thanks for the link above! But I have to give credit where credit is due! That was a guest post by my friend, Brandon Levering. But even as a jr. high pastor, #5 is a lesson I have learned over and over again.

    By the way, yesterday I received How Sermons Work in ebook format at the T4G meeting of Band of Bloggers. I’m looking forward to devouring it. It’s been on my “to read” list for some time.

  • David Murray

    Oops! Sorry Eric. I’ll fix that.