Monday, June 9, 2008

Bethlehem Bloggers

When we moved back to the St. Croix Valley in 2005, Marty and I decided that wherever we lived, we would attend Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis.  Pastor John Piper's sermons and books have greatly impacted our lives.  Visiting the church prior to 2005 was one of the favorite parts of our vacations to Minnesota. 

We appreciate many things about Bethlehem; strong, concise reformed theology saturated with grace; incredible worship; preaching that filters down to people; an emphasis on inter-racial adoption and ministry to the poorest of poor; and biblical and practical perspectives.  For example, this Sunday, Piper said, "Our banner here is sorrowful yet always rejoicing."  At other times, he has said that he is preparing us to suffer, so that when it comes, Christ will be our "adequacy," the strong rock underneath our feet.  There is no happy-go-lucky or health-wealth Christian message here.

I've become increasingly aware that many at Bethlehem blog.  In the right column, I hope to collect links to these blogs.  It almost goes without saying but my legal training, however, trumps.  So... 
Neither I nor Bethlehem are responsible for the content of such blogs.  

If you know of others, please let me know and I'll add them to my list.


tiffany said...

Don't you wish there was actually enough time in one day to read everyones blogs all of the time? I find that it can eat up my time rather quickly at times.

Jenna said...

(craig sturm...i guess not at BBC anymore)
(abraham piper)
(marc heinrich)
(the balsbaughs!)

four bbc blogs from MEN...thought that might be nice...