Many thanks to Leslie (Tim’s Mom) at Bona Vita Rusticanda Est for nominating me for a Thinking blogger award! I copied the rules straight from Leslie’s post, and here they are:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold (broken links, active April 5, 2007) doesn’t fit your blog).
Okay, five blogs that make me think. The blog which immediately leapt to mind first is Ann’s Holy Experience. However, she has already been nominated (Broken link, active April 5, 2007) for the Thinking blogger award a few times, I see, LOL. Ann is so good for me to read, because I tend to focus on the meaning of the Scripture, what truth does it proclaim, and Ann always reminds me that Scripture is a message from One who loves us, who is waiting for us to love Him back. Scripture is to be understood, yes, but then lived. Thank you, Ann.
The folks over at the Brussels Journal would have to be next. It is amazing how many of my own posts on the news and its biblical relevance get sparked by tidbits of information I run across there. They have a unique perspective on the state of affairs in Europe that is so enlightening to read.
And since three of my very favorite topics — education, philosophy, and theology — are often on the menu at The Scriptorium Daily, this is a blog after my own heart. I can heartily recommend one of the latest posts: Understanding and Engagement: How Does a Parent Know That Their Children are Being Educated? for a taste of the high quality that is often found daily in the Scriptorium.
About Michael at the Internet Monk, I have to say that he makes me uncomfortable more times than not. It is because he asks questions, of himself, of God, of the Scriptures, and the Church, and attempts to answer them. He is not afraid to ask hard questions, and sometimes that is scary, because it upsets the status quo of our lives and faith. Sometimes asking the question and digging for the answer can cause you to change your mind, and that is the uncomfortable part. Well, the purpose of the Christian life is not to secure my comfort. Sometimes I agree with his conclusions, and sometimes I don’t. But Michael always makes me think.
Real Clear Theology is another blog that can often make me uncomfortable. Eric teaches New Testament Greek at a theology school in the UK, and his understanding of Scripture is sharp and bright. Sometimes it hurts to look, like looking into too bright headlights at night. Piercing to the division of soul and spirit – not always comfortable, but always necessary.
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