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My Top 3: Blogs

scot-mcknight1. My number one favorite blog that is a part of my daily diet of reading is Jesus Creed with Scot McKnight. It’s hard to top the variety of topics and the depth of discussion found there.  I have been honored to have some of my writings featured there.  I admire Scot as a reputable New Testament scholar and a down-to-earth, genuine Christ follower.  If you like to be up to speed on the most contemporary discussions within the field of Biblical Studies but written in a quite accessible way, you should stop by. Currently, you’ll find discussions on “Homosexuality in the church”, “Science and Religion” (esp. Evolution), “Common Heresies,” “Paul and Justification: N. T. Wright vs. John Piper”, and a verse by verse study in James.  Check it out.

ben_wittheringtoniii2. Another great blog I frequent is Ben Witherington.  He is a prolific New Testament scholar the one moment and the next moment being completely random and anecdotal.  You won’t be disappointed for stopping by.  He’s often posting fun videos, interesting news items, and entertaining tid-bits.  This week he brought to my attention Kevin Roose and “an interesting news piece about this young man who is a student at Brown but decided to go “behind enemy lines” and spy on the Liberty U, the domain of Jerry Falwell for a semester, and write a story about his experience.”  You might be surprised what this young man from a liberal university discovered during this time at Liberty University, the bastion of conservative Christian higher learning.  He has written a book called “The Unlikely Disciple.”  Check out the FULL STORY.

michael_spencer3. Michael Spencer is the Internet Monk. I am a kindred spirit with so much of what Michael Spencer says.  His assessment of the Evangelical landscape is very right on.  He is only critical because he is a committed member of this evangelical ship we’re trying to steer through these stormy, post-modern waters.  I don’t read his blog as much as I listen to his weekly Internet Monk Radio Podcast.  I would highly recommend subscribing to the podcast via iTunes today.  Don’t pre-judge Michael Spencer before you give him a fair hearing.  He is getting a lot of mixed attention as of late from his provocatively titled “Coming Evangelical Collapse” article.  His commitment and passion for a more “Jesus-shaped Christianity” and evangelicalism is a passion that I share 100%.  If you are broadly evangelical, but tired of all the “baggage” that comes with that label, Michael Spencer is most likely your friend and brother.  Check him out!

What are your favorite blogs?

Dr. Jeremy Berg is the founding and Lead Pastor of MainStreet Covenant Church in Minnetonka Beach, MN, where he has served since 2010. He is an Adjunct Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Bethel University, University of Northwestern—St. Paul, North Central University, and Solid Rock Discipleship School. Jeremy earned a doctorate in New Testament Context under Scot McKnight at Northern Seminary (Chicago). He and his wife, Kjerstin, have three kids, Peter, Isaak and Abigail.

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