One of my favorite blog discoveries of 2005 is Cerulean Sanctum. Dan is a deep thinker who likes to challenge the church (meaning believers, in and outside of a corporate setting) to examine itself — and he does a good job of it, too. He’s got a wrap up of his best 2005 posts. Since I discovered his blog in mid-year, I’m grateful for this page full of links, and I plan to go back and read some of those posts as time allows.
Of course, this also made me feel depressed about my own blog. Could I do a "best of" entry with links? Have I had any deep thoughts in 2005? Hmm…
Speaking of deep thoughts and a challenge to the church, I found the Barna Update for December 20, 2005 to be an interesting and somewhat alarming read. In Barna Reviews Top Religious Trends of 2005, the researcher offers, among other things, four factors that he described as “indicative of
the reshaping of the church in the U.S.” If you are a follower of Christ, interested in the Christian church in America, I encourage you to read this report.
And now I am off to think some deep thoughts about my revisions.