Moderate Christian Blog Aggregator
This blog aggregator is open to any blog that fits a few basic rules. For more information see Moderate Christian Blog Aggregator Standards.
Note that this aggregator was started August 12, 2006. Keep returning as we add new blogs.
The list below shows the most recent entries from sites in the aggregator. Sites that are less frequently updated will not appear here as frequently. To look at the range of sites covered, the link above will allow you to browse by site.
- Our Two Mites >> The Benedictus - a Song of Thanksgiving & Faith!
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:46:47 -0600
- Everyday Liturgy >> Prayer for the Second Week of Advent
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:29:49 -0600
Almighty God, The prophets foretold of your arrival, of a coming kingdom, of a child who would reign. Who knew the child would come in Bethlehem, a child of humble means, a child born in a manger: poor, yet receiving the gifts of a king. Christ has come to bring an everlasting kingdom, an incarnate […]
Prayer for the First Week of Advent
- Lay It Down >> From the Head to the Heart (but not quite to the hands)
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:26:26 -0600
Even though this book comes up short on the how-to’s of spiritual formation, it does a good job of provoking you to get off your butt and actually pursue it. However, you’ll probably want to do that long before you … Continue reading →
- Sunday's Child >> Are You the One Who Is to Come? a Reflection on Matthew 11:2-6
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 07:00:00 -0600
John has upset the ruling authorities to the extent that he has been put in prison (14:1-12). While there, he heard reports of what the Messiah was doing. John responds to these reports by sending word to Jesus, "Are you the one we have been expecting, or do we have to keep waiting?"
Look back at Matthew 3:1-17. John had been proclaiming the imminent coming of the one foretold by Isaiah. When Jesus had come to John to be baptized, at first John refused saying, "I need to be baptized by you," but
- Sunday's Child >> Daily Prayer, Monday, December 9, 2013
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:00:00 -0600
My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
Invitatory Psalm 95
O come, let us sing to the Lord:let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!We come into your presence with thanksgiving;we make a joyful noise to you with songs of praise.You, Lord, are a great God.
Psalm 57Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, until the
- Eyes of a Believer >> A Jesus Church: Gloria
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 12:00:00 -0600
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- Participatory Bible Study Blog >> Step-by-Step Exegesis
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 10:02:54 -0600
Thomas Hudgins provides 10 steps for biblical exegesis. I’m particularly pleased to see structural and rhetorical analysis on the list.Related Posts:Rhetorical Analysis of Hebrews 1:1-4Greek and Ministry
- God, Money, and Me >> Caring for the Poor: Keep Your Ears Open
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 08:17:26 -0600
We can't help the needy if we tune out their problems.
- Sunday's Child >> Confirmation of the Promises, a Reflection on Romans 15:8-13
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 07:00:00 -0600
The Romans that Paul was writing to were Gentiles. Christ had come to confirm promises made to Jews. But, the benefits did not accrue solely to them. Paul says that Christ has come "and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy." Gentiles had not kept the Torah, did not even know what the Torah required; yet, Christ has come to show God's mercy.
Although Paul was writing to a largely Gentile audience, he still quotes Jewish scriptures:
Therefore I will confess you among the
- NoSuperHeroes.com >> My Favorite Nelson Mandela Story
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 06:05:18 -0600
Sunday is a day of prayer and remembrance in South Africa. We are remembering the incredible life of Nelson Mandela and praying that his values and ideals will be carried through by current South Africans. The television channels have preempted all programs since his death and have been showing tributes around the clock. In the [...]
- Sunday's Child >> Daily Prayer, Sunday, December 8, 2013
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 06:00:00 -0600
Blessed be your glorious name forever;
may your glory fill the whole earth. Amen and Amen. (after Psalm 72:19). MorningInvitatory Psalm 24The earth is the Lord?s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it;for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
And who shall stand in his holy place?Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what
- Smore for Women >> Sunday Verse for Single Moms from SMORE
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 04:00:59 -0600
The Lord leadeth me beside the still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name?s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare […]
- Moral Science Club >> Steffany Frizzell Gretzinger - Be Still
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 01:04:00 -0600
Have a blessed Sunday!
- Moral Science Club >> Spurgeon's Sermons - Time to Seek the Lord
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 12:01:00 -0600
Time to Seek the Lord -Charles Haddon Spurgeon
- Sunday's Child >> Harmony, a Reflection on Romans 15:4-7
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 07:00:00 -0600
Do you ever say, "Well, somebody should have told me"? If you said it out loud, I'm guessing someone responded by saying, "We tried, but you weren't listening." Paul is reminding his readers that they have had lots of opportunities to know what to do.
"Scripture was written to teach you," and then he added, "Paying attention to scripture can give you what you need now--hope."
With attention to what had been taught, with hope for what was to come, they were instructed also in a
- Eyes of a Believer >> The Evangelical Adoration of Dave Ramsey and Christian Identity
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 06:03:00 -0600
Dave Ramsey is adored by the Evangelical subculture. Many people have been helped by his courses on eliminating debt and planning for financial security. This is truly a great thing. In our modern culture money is the all important commodity. I'm glad that Ramsey has used his knowledge and means to help Christians
- Sunday's Child >> Daily Prayer, Saturday, December 17, 2013
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 06:00:00 -0600
Blessed be your glorious name forever;
may your glory fill the whole earth. Amen and Amen. (after Psalm 72:19).
MorningInvitatory Psalm 67May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selahthat your way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations.Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you.Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity
- Eyes of a Believer >> Thank you! You Too!
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 03:08:00 -0600
I came across this on Reddit today, I think it is a good principle to keep in mind. No matter what our thoughts are in the holiday season, no matter what holidays we celebrate let's try love one another.
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- The Paranormal Pastor >> Pastor Swope on Beyond the Edge
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 02:46:00 -0600
Tune in to "Beyond the Edge" tomorrow night Sunday December 8th at 8PM for my appearance on this very popular radio show!
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- Lay It Down >> It?s the End of the World as Paul Knew It
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:51:33 -0600
As C. Marvin Pate points out from the get-go, “[The apostle] Paul was a product of three worlds: Greco-Roman, Jewish, and Christian.” This collision of worldviews (and the sub-worldviews within — e.g., Caesar-worship, Stoicism, Platonism, and especially the “Judaizers” so … Continue reading →
- The Paranormal Pastor >> Is the The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office Trying to be Hydra?
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:41:00 -0600
The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office launched a new spy satellite Thursday evening on mission NROL-39. The NRO mission is to design, build, launch, and maintain America?s intelligence satellites. The mission is classified, but the rocket also carried the Government Experimental Multi-Satellite (GEMSat) payload,
- Prayers for Special Help >> Dec 6, Prayer to Heal Our Relationship
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:29:59 -0600
Heavenly Father I pray today that you restore my relationship with my boyfriend. Your word says that Man should not live by bread along. Help us to heal
- NoSuperHeroes.com >> Nelson Mandela Changed My Family
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:20:45 -0600
As the world, mourns the passing of one of its greatest leaders, this day takes a special tone for me. Nelson Mandela changed my family. I’ve lived and worked in South Africa for 8 years now, my wife over ten. When we were considering South Africa as a potential location, Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, , influenced my [...]
- Prayers for Special Help >> Dec 6, A prayer to the weary
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:17:24 -0600
Father God I come to you with a troubled heart Over the past year lord I have been beaten down with set backs and losses. And I don't want to seem ungrateful
- Eyes of a Believer >> Yeah! A War on Christmas!
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:24:00 -0600
As we're well into the Christmas season I want to address something from my perspective. Now I know many of my friends and readers of this site might not agree with me on this but it is something that I've really been examining and exploring lately. If you turn on Fox News this time of year,
- Bible Money Matters >> 2014 Health Savings Account (HSA) Contribution Limits And Out Of Pocket Maximums
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:49:37 -0600
Health Savings Accounts have the potential to save you a lot on your taxes. The IRS recently released the updated 2014 guidelines for HSA accounts and High Deductible Health Plans. Let's take a look.
- Christian Personal Finance >> The Journey of Stewardship (+Bookmark)
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:00:22 -0600
Becoming a faithful steward does not happen overnight ? it?s a journey. It?s a journey that every Christian is on (whether we admit it or not) and each one of us are at different points of that journey.
- Forgotten Voices >> Advent Stories: Lessons from Madiba, Nelson Mandela
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:27:47 -0600
Yesterday, 6th December, a dark cloud hovered over the continent of Africa. The death of Nelson Mandela has touched many lives. It is a day that will forever be remembered; a day that will hopefully ignite a life of hope, …
- Heaven's Highway >> The Relevant Elephant in the Church
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 07:40:00 -0600
The Relevant Elephant in the Church
I've been a pastor for almost thirty years and, throughout those three decades, I've constantly heard the repeated complaint that ?the Church needs to be more relevant.? I've watched ministers and congregations run around in circles trying to make the music more upbeat, the message more positive, and
- Sunday's Child >> May the Lord's Glory Fill the Whole Earth, a Reflection on Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 07:00:00 -0600
We can read this psalm in its historical context. A few kings had praise-worthy reigns. Most did not. Psalm 72 is a prayer that the new king will be one of those who carries out the role the way the Lord would have intended for a king to do.
And we can read this psalm in our own time and place. I am a citizen of a country that eschewed the monarchy over two centuries ago. But, the qualities of a king in this psalm are certainly the qualities we would pray for in our elected leaders.
- Getting There >> Repentance?a way of life (Advent 2A, 8 December 2013)
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 06:39:57 -0600
Readings Isaiah 11.1?10 Matthew 3.1?12 Some of you?ok, maybe only one of you?may not have heard this story before. Charlie V decided the church needed a new coat of paint, so being an expert with a big heart … Continue reading →
- Eyes of a Believer >> New Contributor @ Eyes of a Believer
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 06:35:00 -0600
Eyes of a Believer is pleased to announce that it has another contributor. From this point forward, Eyes of a Believer will be a multi-contributor website in an effort to bring more great content to its readers every week. Joe has written here before and you can see his
- Sunday's Child >> Daily Prayer, Friday, December 6, 2013
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 06:00:00 -0600
Blessed be your glorious name forever;
may your glory fill the whole earth. Amen and Amen. (after Psalm 72:19).
MorningInvitatory Psalm 118O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!?.Let those who fear the Lord say, ?His steadfast love endures forever.?
Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me in a broad place.With the Lord on my side I do not fear. What can
- Smore for Women >> Dating as a Single Mom
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 05:00:55 -0600
Dating Do’s is a SMORE Theme Do you feel lonely? You may think a relationship will solve your problems. Many single moms jump into another relationship before they have analyzed the problems in the previous one. It is natural to want the love and affection of a man. It is also dangerous to think a […]
- Eyes of a Believer >> Citizens: Repeat the Sounding Joy Review
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 04:53:00 -0600
Mars Hill Church in Seattle is becoming quite influential mainly due to the brash, controversial nature of the lead pastor Mark Driscoll. This year the church started up a record label with the goal of infusing modern Christian worship music with some originality, and boy have they succeeded so far. Now I'm not a big fan of Driscoll, but I do respect that he is effective in reaching 20 something single guys in Seattle, a very post Christian city. I also respect the music ministry these guys have. That
- Prayers for Special Help >> Dec 6, Prayer for a healthy and normal baby
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:19:32 -0600
Dear Lord, Please take all my worries about how my baby would look like.Wash out and cancel all my negative thoughts with the Blood of Jesus! That my thoughts
- Prayers for Special Help >> Dec 6, Prayer for peace, clarity, calmness
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:10:34 -0600
Please pray for peace, clairty, and calmness for me in my life at work and at home. Please pray for stress to be lessened and a general sense of purpose
- Prayers for Special Help >> Dec 6, Prayer for My Ailing Wife
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:08:49 -0600
God the Father, God the Son, and The Holy Spirit, have pity on my wife who is in pain. If it be Your Will, heal her of her sickness and free her from the
- Prayers for Special Help >> Dec 6, Praying for financial assistance, work search, housing and starting a family
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:08:35 -0600
Dear Lord: Thank you for this beautiful day and the blessings of a loving husband, family and small circle of friends you have bestowed upon me. I know
- Prayers for Special Help >> Dec 6, Prayer for a home purchase
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:03:52 -0600
Dearest Lord Jesus, You are my strength in times of trial. Help me to be at peace about this home purchase, and put my trust in You. Please, Lord,
- Prayers for Special Help >> Dec 6, Prayer to change the Heart
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:03:16 -0600
Lord I Pray for the one whom I love so much, I Ask and you Answer me and given me such a beautiful love, Lord her father is not ready to marriage by
- Prayers for Special Help >> Dec 6, Prayer for financial blessing in abundance
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:03:11 -0600
Prayer for a financial blessing A Prayer for Financial Blessing Heavenly Father, Most Gracious and Loving God, I pray to you that you abundantly bless
- Prayers for Special Help >> Dec 6, Prayer for peace, happiness and well-being for my family.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:03:00 -0600
Dear Lord, I pray to you for the well-being of my family. O creator, I pray to you to grant me thy strength - of heart, mind and body so that I may be
- Prayers for Special Help >> Dec 6, Prayer for guidance at work
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 01:57:42 -0600
Dear LOrd, Iam asking for a help and guidance for my new work, help me to learn new things and give me a strength to face my new responsibilities. Help
- Prayers for Special Help >> Dec 6, A prayer to help me & my children find a home
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 01:53:10 -0600
Dearest Lord, I pray that you keep me strong during this time of my marriage ending. I pray that you keep my children strong, happy, & healthy I ask that
- The Englewood Review of Books >> ERB Weekly Digest ? Dec. 6, 2013 ? Philip Gulley, Mary Oliver, Good Food
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 01:46:49 -0600
Check out our Christmas Gift Guide for all the readers on your Christmas list! http://erb.kingdomnow.org/christmas-gift-ideas-for-reading-christians-2013-edition/ Andy Crouch’s excellent book Culture Making is only $2.99 right now for Kindle! http://amzn.to/ACrouch-CM Reviews, etc. posted this week on The Englewood Review of Books website: Philip Gulley ? Living the Quaker Way [Interview] An [...]
- Prayers for Special Help >> Dec 6, Prayer for A Hurting Friendship
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 01:42:15 -0600
I pray for a close friendship that has been injured by something I wrote in an email. I know that I am at fault. Trust and openness needs to be rebuilt.This
- Prayers for Special Help >> Dec 6, A prayer for help in solving problem at work
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 01:41:58 -0600
Almighty God, we thank you for your the gifts of life and love we have. I pray for my loved one, Bassanio who is currently struggling to solve a problem
- Prayers for Special Help >> Dec 6, Prayer to bring back my best friend as my life partner.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 01:41:30 -0600
O lord, i pray to bring back my best friend in my life as before. Please change his heart , please fill love in his heart for me as before and bring him
- Prayers for Special Help >> Dec 6, Prayer for the approval for an apartment
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 01:34:42 -0600
I ask that I may be approved to move into the apartment complex by my school lord, I've been working hard to afford living on my own while going to college
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