Thinking Out Loud

January 20, 2013

Winter Rambling Writing

Filed under: blogging — Tags: — paulthinkingoutloud @ 4:39 pm

So twice today I sat down to write a short Sunday blog post, but ended up writing twice as much as I had imagined. Which means Monday and Tuesday are taken of!  But what to say today?

  • The day began with us arriving at the church at 8:45 for a worship team practice for the 10:30 service. While the band sorted out technical issues, I went into the gym — which was in complete darkness — and sang a couple of verses of the classic “Crown Him With Many Crowns” just so I could enjoy the echo. One of our vocalists was upstairs in the women’s restroom singing Pachelbel’s Canon for much the same reason.
  • Darryl Dash’s blog has a new look. He writes primarily for other pastors and church leaders. (Sometimes we ‘borrow’ links from his Saturday lists.)
  • The radio interview went well, but seemed to end all too quickly. You really do have to think in terms of concise sound bites. I’ll know better next time, if there is a next time. (For my local readers, I might be doing a 4-minute thing about books for teens on The Edge on UCB Radio.) The TDMS interview will possibly be posted online on Friday.
  • New blogs at Alltop Christian include: Working Christianity, John Crews, and Fall and Die, which deals with homosexuality.
  • New blogs at Alltop Church include: Follow Jon, Bible Reflections and Iyasostuff.  Both aggregators are listed in the sidebar here. The differentiation between the “church” list and the “Christian” list is reflective of a time when a lot of new bloggers came on the scene and were writing about church planting, the Emergent movement, and reaching out to a postmodern generation; all of which is the subject of an article here next week.
  • We did something interesting at C201 yesterday, where we took a verse and then copied and pasted reflections on that verse from five different bloggers.  It’s a format I’ll probably do again, though it is a bit time consuming. Editors and contributors for C201 are always welcomed.
  • Speaking of C201, it’s now part of an aggregator network that Thinking Out Loud isn’t part of, Faithful Bloggers. I’m really impressed with the work that the proprietor, Courtney puts into it with weekly email newsletters with tips for bloggers.
  • Tonight we’re off to check out a new church service for young adults happening about 40 minutes from where we live. Problem is we’re not young adults. But we’ve been told we won’t be the only ones outside the target demographic. Still, I tend to approach these things with the nervousness of a kid going to his first middle school dance. (Which would also be outside — in the other direction — the target demographic.)

Have a God-blessed week. 



  1. So???? How was the new church service for young adults??

    Comment by dianelindstrom — January 21, 2013 @ 6:55 am

    • The music was very loud but overall the evening was very traditional. It takes place at a club, they even had people lining up before the doors opened. But they took up an offering and had a fairly lengthy sermon and altar call. All good though; we’d definitely want to go back for another visit sometime.

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — January 21, 2013 @ 9:00 am

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