Often people ask me how I keep up on theological issues. It is not easy. Whether it is the rise and fall of the emerging church, or the controversial publication of a new book by Rob Bell, these are things that our ministry seeks to stay on top of. But that is not the only purpose of our ministry…I have to keep that in mind. Fads come and go. Churches emerge and submerge. But we have to keep ourselves stable or else we will find ourselves in the middle of controversies that will run their course and steal our energy with little or no value added to our life and belief.

So, how do I stay up-to-date and stable in a world of constant information flow around the web? Among other things I use a toolbar I created. On it, I have my “Daily Theo Reader” in which I have placed the best and most relevant daily thinkers and bloggers. From Justin Taylor to our own Stuart James at Theology in the News, these are the best blogs on the web. I also have collected and continue to collect what I believe to be are the best websites for Bible, theology, apologetics, and the like. This is called the “Christian Study Portal.” In it I have also included links to what I believe to be the best theology books and Bible commentaries.

The toolbar available for free. It is really a great and clean set up. Even if you don’t like toolbars, I think that this will be beneficial for you.

See it here.

C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Find him on Patreon Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. Join his Patreon and support his ministry

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