Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday Blog Club

In lieu of welcoming new members this week I'd like to take the opportunity to highlight a few members of our web ring. (Check out the blog roll at right.) Working our way through the alphabet - slowly - we're somewhere in the "I's."

First up is Kara Root, who blogs at in the hereandnow: musings on motherhood and ministry. Kara describes herself as "A typical Presbyterian minister, mom of two clever kids and two unruly dogs, and wife and proofreader of a wily theologian." If that's not enough to pique your interest, recent posts include Responsible Remembering: 9/11 & Now, When you don't have a year off to eat, pray and love..., and old letters and new life. This blog is worth a read, and not just because of the author's gift for titles.

Next we have Dr. Tod Bolsinger: husband, father, pastor, author, professor, hiker, runner, adventurer, and outdoors-lover who blogs at It Takes A Church...  Musings about Christian Community, the mission of Christ, leading through change and the life God intended for all of us. By Tod Bolsinger, pastor, author, and irregular blogger. The author has been off the grid backpacking recently, but recent posts include examinations of clergy burnout, seeing a pastor drinking alcohol in public, and "living beyond limitations" through parishioner example. Check him out!

Finally, It's not just about the camel dance. This blog, by Rev. Amy (associate pastor, music listener, cats-named-after-buffy-characters lover, laughter causer, sleep needer) hasn't been updated since the end of July. But the title's so great I couldn't resist checking in! I'm glad I did, because her summer posts detail youth mission trip and are a great read. Even if she does dis Missouri!

3 comments:

NicodemusLegend said...

I agree re: the title of Rev. Amy's blog. I was a bit surprised when I volunteered at a Montreat Youth Conference in 2008 (after having been away for nearly a decade) that the "camel dance" (done to the They Might Be Giants version of "Istanbul" for those who don't know) was still being done. I'm pretty sure that started at about the time as I was on the MYC Planning Team in 1992! (Although I take no credit for it)

Sarahlynn said...

I remember that one! Also the Star Trek crowd warmer sticks out in my mind.

NicodemusLegend said...

Heh, heh. Anyone who knew me back then knows I love "Star Trekkin'"!