For the next few days I want to highlight some of my favorite blogs, particularly those that pertain to the church and life as a believer. These bloggers and their blogs have all impacted the way I think about the church, faith and being a believer. I hope you will get the chance to check some of them out.
2. The Voice of One Crying Out in Suburbia
If the name of the blog isn’t enough to catch your attention the content certainly will. Arthur writes incredibly intelligent, incredibly on-point posts that seriously call many popular opinions into question. Arthur writes thoroughly and often (averaging nearly 12 posts a week!). The Voice of One Crying … (as my Google Reader abbreviates it), is full of great information and commentary on issues like ecclesiology, stewardship, abortion, war and so on; many hot-button issues, and Arthur does not shy away from clearly sharing his (I believe very accurate) opinions. I really appreciate the time he puts into writing and sharing his thoughts with the rest of us. I know I have certainly benefitted from it.
In Losing sight of the least of these, Arthur discusses something he has a real problem with: the modern church’s lack of care for those in need:
Even in our comfortable and secure society, there are still plenty of people who are in need all around us. We are called to take the love of Christ to them, in Word yes, but in deed also. Somehow that priority doesn’t seem to have the appropriate urgency, our priorities as the church seem somewhat at odds with what Jesus said were His priorities.
BTW Arthur is currently in Haiti working with the Haiti Orphan Project. Please keep him, his family, and the people (especially the orphans) of Haiti in your prayers.