Why you should read at least some blogs

Posted on August 13, 2012 · Posted in Culture

Finding a blogger who is sound in thought, culturally aware, and biblically dependent is a must for parents. I realize these three caveats rule out most bloggers. However, when you find one who does pass these three qualifiers, you have indeed found a friend. Life is a rush of activity and challenges. Having someone else who considers the big picture and has the adroitness to keep relevant thoughts in the forefront of their presentation is a true gift of discipleship. Sometimes being reminded of something said 400 years ago can be a day-changing perspective. Justin Taylor provided that service for me today and I thought I would pass it along to you as well. Here is an excerpt from his post from Monday, August 13th:

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

What else does this longing and helplessness proclaim, but that there was once in each person a true happiness, of which all that now remains is the empty print and trace? We try to fill this in vain with everything around us, seeking in things that are not there the help we cannot find in those that are there. Yet none can change things, because this infinite abyss can only be filled with something that is infinite and unchanging—in other words, God himself. God alone is our true good.

    —Pensées #425

Here is the link to the whole post.

Justin Taylor and Tim Challies are two bloggers who meet my blogging qualifiers and then some.

Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.