I plan to do the vast majority of my Bible-copying while standing.
Why? Three reasons.
First, because I believe I’ll do better work – both in terms of focus of spirit and legibility of writing – if I stand while writing.
Second, because the scenes in Nehemiah 8-9 have been favorites of mine, deeply impressive to me for a very long time, since the first time I ever read them, actually. As you read that passage, pay attention to who stands and for how long. [And if you can’t stand reading all of that (sorry, that pun was simply too easy to pass up) at least read these verses – 8.1-4a; 9.3]
Third, because I already do the vast majority of my work while standing and have done so for quite some time now.
So, do pray specifically for my knees, too, please. 🙂
Aging: Aging Well with Dr. Dan Blazer (part 1)
Calvinism: Links to parts 1, 2 & 3 of Scot McKnight’s series entitled Calvinism: My History.
Children & prayer: Teaching Children to Pray by L. Cecile Adams
Christmas: * The Visual History of Christmas Trees (infographic); * Would the Real Saint Nick Please Stand Up? by Michael Fletcher; * Blessed are the Entitled? by Rachael Held Evans
Cynicism: Why Cynicism Might Kill A Generation by Stephen Altrogge
Doubts: Doubts by Brian Mashburn
Dropouts: Why Do Christians Leave the Faith? (links to parts 1-4 of a projected 6-part series):
The Fundamental Importance of Apologetics (part 1)
Breaking-up with a God Who Failed Them (part 2)
The Problem of Responding Badly to Doubt (part 3)
The Relative Unimportance of Non-Christians (part 4)
Emergent: Did Youth Ministry Create the Emerging Church? (links to part 1 and part 2)
Facebook: How to Handle Unwanted Friend Requests
God: Links to parts one, two, and three of Roger E. Olson’s series entitled Is There Hierarchy in the Trinity?
Health: * Why Sitting is Killing You (infographic); * Occupational Knowledge International (OKI “works to build capacity in developing countries to identify, monitor, and mitigate environmental and occupational exposures to hazardous materials in order to protect public health and the environment.”) The work of these people, evident from their site, will make you think about the true, human cost of what you buy, use, and throw away.
Internet security: Everyone who is online needs to have some savvy and street-smarts to avoid being duped online. Test your savvy at identifying Internet dangers by taking OpenDNS’ Think You Can Outsmart Internet Scammers quick quiz. See if you can discern the difference between legitimate websites and phishing sites.
KJV: The Bible of King James by Adam Nicolson
Pacifism: Pacifism vs. Christology (links to parts 1, 2 & 3 of a series)
People: * 5 Kinds of People You’ll Face in Ministry by Bev Hislop; * Leaders: Find the Devil in Pew Number Seven by Joe McKeever
Personal development: What Will You Be Like in the Next Ten Years? by Jim Martin
Philemon: Five Pastoral Insights From Philemon
Small groups: 6 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Leading Small Groups by Marc Cortez
Time: * Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Time; * Online countdown timer
Wealth: The Global Rich List