Archive by Author

November 2018 Synchroblog Link List

28 Nov

 

Below is the link list for the November 2018 Synchroblog. Please add it to the bottom of your post. Thanks for contributing!

To get more people to read your post, try sharing the posts of other people on Twitter and Facebook. If we all share each other’s posts, we all get more readers!


Here is the list of other writers and authors who contributed to this month’s Synchroblog. Go read them all to see what others think about church unity.

That they may be one … How can the church work toward unity in our culture and country? (November 2018 Invitation)

12 Nov

church unity

Well, the elections are over … but not really.

As I write this, counting is still going on in various states, and lawyers are setting up battle lines. Newly elected officials are heating up the rhetoric, and protesters are starting to lash out.

What is the role of the church in all of this?

In John 17, Jesus prayed that we would be one, as He and the Father are one.

Since unity, or “oneness,” was the prayer of Jesus for the church, how can we works toward unity in the Body of Christ? What do we need to do or not do? What should we say or not say? Does unity mean uniformity? If not, then how can we get along?

And beyond unity within the church, how can we show the world the path toward peace and unity?

Write your blog post, and publish it on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Then add a link in the comment section below.

The link list will get published on Wednesday, November 28, so that you can add it to the bottom of your blog post.

October 2018 Synchroblog Link List

30 Oct

Below is the link list for the October 2018 Synchroblog. Please add it to the bottom of your post. Thanks for contributing!

We would really like more to participate in future synchroblogs, so please consider inviting any blogging friends you know to join us in November.


Here is the list of other writers and authors who contributed to this month’s Synchroblog. Go read them all to see what others think about voting in the elections.

 

Let’s influence the election! – October 2018 Synchroblog Invitation

9 Oct

vote or nahFor the October 2018 synchroblog, I want you to influence the election!

(I apologize to those of you who reside outside of the United States … but on the other hand, this is your chance to meddle in the US elections …)

For your article this month, write about whether or not Christians should vote.

For example, I recently read two books from two different Christians. One was titled “Electing Not to Vote” and said it was wrong for Christians to vote. The other was titled “The Moral Mandate to Vote” and said it was wrong for Christians NOT to vote.

Then recently I heard Greg Boyd admit that while he has been telling his congregation for decades to NOT vote in the elections, he actually DID vote in the 2018 election, and voted for Hillary Clinton. I found that strange, but whatever …

So I want your take. Should Christians vote or should we not? Why?

To vote, or not to vote, that is the question!

Write your article and publish it on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Then post a link to your blog post in the comment section below or on the Synchroblog Facebook page.

The link list will be created and published on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 for you to add to the bottom of your blog post.

I look forward to reading what you write!

September 2018 Link List

26 Sep

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2018 Synchroblog: “What the Flood?”

Please add the following link list to the bottom of your blog post. After you have done this, it would also be a good idea to visit and comment (and maybe even share on Facebook and Twitter) the blog posts of the other contributors. The more traffic we all get … the more traffic we all get.

Here is the link list to add to the bottom of the blog post you contributed:

This post was part of the September 2018 Synchroblog on the topic of the flood. Here are the other contributors to this month’s topic. Go and read them all!

September 2018 – What the Flood?

10 Sep

the-great-flood

If your neighbor drowned a litter of puppies, what would you do?

How should the police respond to some parents who drowned their children in a bathtub?

But what if God did these things? Does that change your view?

Many Christians struggle with the idea of God drowning millions (maybe billions!) of people and animals in the flood (Genesis 6-8).

Some Christians hardly struggle with it at all.

For the September 2018 Synchroblog, we want you to write about the flood account of Genesis 6-8.

What is your view of the flood? How should it be understood? Did it really happen or is it a myth?

If the flood really happened, did God truly send the floodwaters upon the earth to drown all men, women, children, and animals who were not on the ark? Why?

This is your opportunity to approach issues related to inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture. Or you can talk about the character of God. Or the sinfulness of humanity and how God should respond.

In your blog post, present your view of the flood account in Genesis 6-8, while also writing about related issues of Scripture and theology.

Publish your blog post on Tuesday, September 25, and add a link to your blog post in the comment section below. The link list will get published on Wednesday, September 26 so you can add it to your blog post. 

 

July 2018 Synchroblog Link List

25 Jul

Thank you for contributing to the July 2018 Synchroblog on the topic of Just War and Pacifism.

If you contributed a post, please copy and past the entire link list below to the bottom of the blog post you contributed this month. Also, it would be great to go and read the blog posts from the other contributors and leave a comment, and then maybe also share their blog post on Facebook and/or Twitter. As we all share each other’s post, we all get more traffic and readers!

Here is the link list:


This post was part of the July 2018 Synchroblog on the topic of Just War and Pacifism. Here are links to others who contributed this month. Go read them all!
 

 

July 2018 Invitation – Just War and Pacifism

13 Jul

final-warAre you a proponent of “Just War” or “Pacifism”? Now is your chance to fight for your position … or not.

“Just War” is the idea that some wars are good and righteous, and must be fought to accomplish peace and bring and end to evil regimes and the terrible treatment of people by some countries and leaders. Think Nazi Germany.

“Pacifism,” however, is the idea that we are not to engage in violence of any kind for any reason, and that there are other ways than war to achieve peace.

What is your position, and why do you hold it? The July 2018 synchroblog is the opportunity to present your view and have it read by others.

Here are some questions to get your creative juices going:

Is it ever right to engage in war? Is violence sometimes allowed in certain situations? If so, what are the conditions?

Does pacifism “work”? If so, you you have a story to share which might show how it worked in a particular situation? How does Pacifism stop evil and violence?

If there is no such thing as a “Just War,” how do you understand the violent texts of Scripture where God is commanding the Israelites to go to war against others?

Please publish your article on July 24 (not before!), and then post your link in the comment section below. The Link List will get published on July 25 so you can copy it to your blog post. 

We look forward to reading your ideas on these topics!

 

May 2018 Link List

29 May

Hell_620

Thanks for contributing to the May 2018 Synchroblog on the topic of hell. Please make sure to add the following link list on the bottom of the blog post you wrote this month.

Also, it would be great to read and comment on as many of the posts as you can.

If you REALLY want to go above and beyond, you can share the various posts on your social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc). Remember, once the link lists are on each post, the more traffic we all get … the more traffic we ALL get.

This helps encourage and grow the blogging community here on the Synchroblog.

So please copy the following section and paste it onto the bottom of the blog post you contributed. (I apologize to those who submitted multiple links … only one link per person is allowed.)

……………..

This post is part of the May Synchroblog, in which numerous bloggers around the world write about the same topic on the same day. Links to the other contributors are below. If you enjoyed my article, you will also enjoy reading what they have to say about the topic of hell.

May 2018 Invitation – To Hell and Back

1 May

Hell is a hot topic … in more ways than one.

For this month’s Synchroblog, we want you to explore the topic of hell.

Since this is such a VAST topic … there are numerous ways you can approach the subject.

For example, you could simply seek to answer some of the questions people have about hell from your perspective: Does hell actually exist? If so, what and where is it? Who is there? How long will they be there?

Or, you could share a story about how your thinking on hell has evolved over the years. What were you taught as a child about hell? How did this make you feel? What do you think about hell today, and how has your view changed? Why did it change?

For those who are interested in exploring Scripture, feel free to discuss and analyze and explain a particular Bible passage about hell. Maybe you will present an alternative explanation of this passage … or you will address a text which is often overlooked and neglected in the debate about hell.

Please write and publish your article by Tuesday, May 29, and then post your link in the comment section below. The Link List will get published on May 30. 

I can’t wait to read your posts!

%d bloggers like this: