Brothers, Pray for us pajama preachers

Piper quotes Paul's pleas for his readers to pray for him and asks "Can you hear the depth of need this apostle feels for God's help?"Piper is absolutely right to say that "....WHAT COUNTS MOST...... CANNOT BE ACCOMPLISHED BY MAN LEFT TO HIMSELF."Please pray for me this year. I dont know which is scarier, knowing that I run a blog with a too-rapidly growing audience or that I preach to a church with a too-rapidly growing congregation. I say too rapidly, because with the growth of each comes … [Read more...]

The final Warnie of 2005 goes to………

After much careful deliberation, the judges (OK, JUDGE) has decided who to award the final Warnie of the year to. Warnies are merely a sign that I like and read a particular blog and think that more of you should read it. I am not always good at spotting up and coming blogs, but at least some of the previous warnie winners now win as many if not more readers as me for which I am very grateful.So, please applaud loudly as I get to the announcement that you have all (OK, a few of you....!) beenw … [Read more...]

How to make the most of google reader

I have only just discovered the fantastic google reader, which allows you to subscribe to feeds, and read them online whilst sorting them by the date of the post- ie so that you can see the freshest posts first rather than working through all your feeds. I have added a link to my sidebar to enable my readers to add this blog to Google reader. If you have a blog, you may want to do the same (replacing my feed address with your own of course!)Google reader even has an OPML file import feature. … [Read more...]

Nominations remain open for the final warnie award of 2005

Nominations can still be submitted for the final warnie of 2005 - I will be rewarding it between christmas and New Year. So, get typing and why not take the opportunity to thank the bloggers that have most influenced you this year. Being specific about posts that have stood the test of time and ways in which blogging has enriched your life would be most encouraging to bloggers I am sure. Please remember to make your nominations on your blog and place a link in the comments here. … [Read more...]

Nominations open for the final warnie award of 2005

Its almost the season of goodwill. Now we are actually in the month of December I am happy to start speaking of Christmas. The Warnie awards are my own thank you gift to the Christian blogosphere for giving me such a lot of fun and for continuing to surprise me with the level of appreciation links and readership that comes the way of this blog.Well, Christmas has come early this year! I have decided to give out one more warnie award this side of the new year, but I am going to do it a bit … [Read more...]

Peace to all……principles for God bloggers

This kind of thing saddens me and I have debated about whether or not to give it airtime. This weeks row has in my view not been the best blogging moments of several on both sides.I am not planning on taking sides, but would like to take this opportunity to share some lessons that I have learnt the hard way by my own mistakes in the past. This time round I am sitting on the sidelines, but for sure I have regrets over the way I have approached things at times in my blogging over the years.First … [Read more...]

The joys of blogging

There is something gratifiying about blogging. Especially something about marking milestones in the life of a blog. The history of Challies Dot Com is both an encouragement to bloggers who feel no one will ever notice them, and a warning to those of us Challies outs as slackers. Challies advocates daily committment to blogging. My own erratic style probably isnt the best and Challies marks 2 years of not stop blogging by saying: "I know that once I take a day off I will take another and … [Read more...]

Announcing two new Warnie Award winners

Every now and then you discover a blog and you think, "why o why wasnt I reading this before?" Today's warnie award ceremony brings you not one but two of these. Both of these blogs seem to have been touched with the influence of Piper to a greater or lesser extent. Both of these blogs seem to be being linked to in quite a number of places at the moment. Both of them are the rare kind of blogs that I really love that manage to combine theological posts with other "real life" issues and some … [Read more...]

New warnie winners graphic

Phil has come up with a new warnie award graphic for winners to display on their blogs.- what do you think of it? If previous winners like it and want to place it on their blog the code for the three different sizes of award is at the bottom of this post.Previous winners of the award are not of course obligated to place the award on their blog, but it is a way for bloggers to direct their readers to the warnie awards aggregator.If you want to be a warnie winner, or better yet you think someone … [Read more...]

Girl talk's Warnie Acceptance Speech

girl talk: have posted their acceptance speech. Do pop over there and pay them a visit. And guys, it is ok to drop them an email to congratulate them on their great blog! So here are some extracts from their speech!They should get another award for the kindest words about my blog anyone has said in their Warnie award. I am at a loss for why they were so nice, but then again years of listening to the man they call dad speak about other people at the beginning of his sermon should have made … [Read more...]