Blogs of the Week

Maybe one of the best weeks ever for me in reading other blogs. (It didn’t hurt that I got my book on prayer done and feel less pressured to keep grinding away.)
1. I want to suggest you look at Karen Spears Zacharias blogsite. She is the author of Hero Mama, which is featured a bit in Embracing Grace. She is an author who tells the story of surviving in a family decimated when her father was killed in Vietnam. She is an advocate for family victims of war. Her blog is full of story-telling. This one especially, called collateral damage.

2. Jim Martin’s 10 characteristics of a gracious person and reasons to have fun in life.
3. Jamie Arpin-Ricci’s story of his journey and how his life has anticipated the emerging movement. Part two.
4. My son, Lukas, has put up some pretty nice blogs, but I really like the images he’s able to post in this one: The Warrior-King. And his new blog on “the (missed) call” at the White Sox game is worth reading — esp because he was a catcher himself.
5. Perhaps the most useful thing I’ve seen is the biblical curse generator (HT: Dave Anderson). You got an enemy? Now you’ve got something to say to them when your guards are down.
6. Lightning and Sara’s posts about making room(s) for prayer.

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  • Karen Spears Zacharias

    Thanks for the plug for the blog. Tough stuff. Got another call from a VN war widow yesterday who told me she’s been struggling with depression.
    Wanted to let you know that Frank and I are both planning on attending the event in Seattle. And congrads on JC being named book of the year by CT!!!

  • Jamie Arpin-Ricci

    Hey Scot,
    Thanks for the shout out. Not sure if you received my email, but the books arrived. I am deeply grateful. I have had many very late nights reading. Congrats on the book of the year! It is well deserved. I have little doubt that Embracing Grace will join it.

  • Scot McKnight

    Thanks. Now you can be the first to blog it.
    And what is a “shout out”?

  • Jamie Arpin-Ricci

    LOL! Sorry about the lingo. According to the Urban Dictionary, a shout out is:
    To acknowledge someone. To make ones presence known.
    “I gave my girls a shout out at the party.”
    I am already working on a blog to review Embracing Grace. Thanks again!

  • Jared

    Since the subject of lingo has come up . . .
    A “blog” is the site on which a blogger blogs.
    The individual articles appearing on a blog are “posts.”
    Love your site, by the way, Professor.

  • Scot McKnight

    Well, Jared, someone said this to me aeons ago (in blog time) and I’ve watched it, and I don’t see the uniformity there: I try to use posts, but a “blog” is often used as an individual post on a blogsite.
    I was good about this for a long time, but I’m starting to use it as it is being used.

  • Jared

    Hmm. I’ve never in my three years of blogging seen “blogs” used for the individual articles (posts) on a site except by beginners. I am under the impression, and of course could be wrong, that the general consensus in the blogosphere is that a blog is the weblog site and the things posted in a blog are posts. Much like entries in a journal aren’t called “journals.”
    But, hey, I’ll admit the lingo is an ever-morphing thing . . . 😉

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