Really, I always want to provide thought-provoking analysis on the culture every single day, but unfortunately, that’s not always possible. So I come to you today to remind you of some things, and to bring your attention to some things as well.

You still have time to call in for Square Talk, since we’re spending this week preparing for it, in an effort to give you a quality show with some information you haven’t heard. All you have to do is call 206-888-4STR or 206-888-4787 and leave a comment about the MySpace post. I know some had some questions about it, and others wanted to comment on it. Leave your comments on the number above. We’ve had a call already, and I want to thank you very much for it. We’re excited to air it on Square Talk.

Another thing to check out in the blogoshpere is the new blog, Together For the Gospel. Really, it is the most entertaining blog in the blogoshpere right now. C.J. Mahaney…Albert Mohler…Mark Dever…Ligon Duncan. That equals an incredible blog. What makes it worth reading, is, of course, C.J. Mahaney’s posts. I just wanted to let him know that Seattle will win over Pittsburgh. It’s inevitable. Pittsburgh has been waiting for an upset. But enough for the NFL analysis.

One of the most interesting posts right now is Mark Dever’s “The Unbearable Lightness of Blogs.” I probably could write an entirely different post, but I won’t. I think Pastor Dever states some very interesting and true facts–blogs are not central and absolutely necessary to our Christian growth. Really, I believe reading books is so much greater. But blogs do have their place. Really, the central question “could these small things we write really be that important?” is really a heavy question for all bloggers. Does what I write here on this blog matter? Does it really hold importance?

And the answer really depends on the blog, and how it is written. Personal blogs don’t matter. Blogs about your breakfast, and the party you went to last night don’t matter.

But blogs such as Dr. Mohler’s, or Tim Challies, or Girl Talk, or Reformation 21, or La Shawn Barber, and many, many others that I don’t have time to mention really do matter in the long run. They affect someones life. Really, many of the blogs reach more people than a teacher or professor would every day. Some reach thousands each day. I think that holds a lot of weight. But we must also keep in mind that what we read really makes who we are, and we must pick blogs wisely, making sure that they are full of quality material.

So, as I wrap up, call in to Square Talk, check out the blog, and read books. Lots of books.

Tim Sweetman

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Tim Sweetman is a young writer, blogger, and student who lives near our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. He has been much more widely known by his “code-name,” Agent Tim. This name also served as the name of his popular blog, which received over 750,000 visits between 2005 to 2007. In 2005, he quickly rose to become a leading teenage spokesperson and cultural critic within the booming blogosphere, taking on issues such as MySpace, alcohol, homeschooling, pride, racism, tolerance, and other topics relating to our culture today. His blog has come to the attention of people such as Albert Mohler, C.J. Mahaney, Alex and Brett Harris, and La Shawn Barber. Tim’s written work has appeared in Lifeway’s Living With Teenagers (February 2012), Lookout Magazine, FUSION Magazine, The Brink Online, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Virtue Magazine, Regenerate Our Culture Online Magazine, and on many other blogs and websites across the internet like Marry Well and the Lies Young Women Believe Blog. He has also been featured in WORLD Magazine, The Towers Magazine, and Maryland Newsline. He is scheduled to have an article appear in Veritas Magazine this December. Most recently, his work can be found on Focus on the Family’s Boundless Webzine. His personal interests include writing (surprise!) and sports, both watching and playing. He is a die-hard Washington Redskins fan.

8 responses to

  1. Tim, do you really read Girl Talk??

  2. I don’t neccesarily read it as in visiting every day to read each post that’s there. I rather reccomend it as a blog that isn’t just posts about what they ate for breakfast or how many times they tripped down the stairs in the past week. They write posts that are really worth reading!

  3. The Steelers are going to beat the Seahawaks, plain and simple. Reasons:

    1) Steelers have a better running game
    2) Ben Rothlisburger (want some fries with that?) gets better the furher into the playoffs he goes
    3) Defense? The Steelers’ implementation of the 3-4 will stop the run. Their secondary isn’t that shabby either

    Wait, this post wasn’t about that? OK.

  4. Hey, I’m all for discussing it :). Really, I’m hoping for an upset.

    1) Better running game? Now, hang on just one second here…Seattle has the best running back we’ve seen in a long time with Sean Alexander.
    2) Good point. But, hey, Seattle’s QB’s name is TIM and he’s a Christian.
    3) Another good point. We’ll certainly have to see the Seattle offense rack up the points if they want to win.

    Okay…the real reason I want Seattle to win is because the Skins almost beat them two weeks ago.

  5. I certainly hope the SeaHawks win… but I’m not sure who will win since both teams are pretty evenly matched. I’m just glad the Patriots didn’t make the Super Bowl, AGAIN! :)

  6. Okay…I’m a girl, which means I’m not SUPPOSED to like football, but I do :) And, since the Super Bowl is in Detroit, I figure I’ll really get into this game!

    I’m with Bill – I want the Steelers to win just because I like them. I could care less about how the defense or offense plays…I just like them. And yes, I’m glad the Patriots didn’t make it either. 3X is enough…

  7. Well, I called in and left a comment. Did it go through OK?

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