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How do you accept a commendation for something that you do mostly for your own benefit and really put very little effort into? Yes, that is a poor sentence, but it is how I feel at present. Four times in the past few days I have been given a prestigious blogger “award.” I am actually not sure how prestigious these meme awards are, but it truly does mean a lot to me know that my feeble efforts are appreciated. I am not a fan of memes or awards, but I do not take lightly the esteem of my peers and readers.
This business began last week when Pennsylvania Pam (as I call her) chose to call me a Thinking Blogger. J.D. Hatfield, that fine Floridian fellow also known as Even So, followed suit. Thank you so much, Pam & J.D. I am pleased to know that you have benefited from visiting here. Update: I missed this one from Jen (joythruChrist). I’m sorry, I normally read your posts, but apparently your feed disappeared from my Bloglines recently. I’ve fixed it now. Thank you also.
Daniel the famous Dutch-Canadian* philosopher-theologian, thought it would be appropriate to create a distinctly Christian blog award, and so was born the οικοδομεις award. This award is given to bloggers who are edifying (Daniel claims οικοδομεις means “you build up.” I take his word for it.) I am honored to be one of the first recipients of this award, twice honored to have received one from its creator, and thrice honored to have received one from Garry Weaver, a southern gentleman whose only major flaw is his aberrant autoology. Thank you both.
As I have said, I am not a fan of memes or awards, but this is one I will pass on. It is difficult to choose only a few of those whose blogs edify me, so I am going to eliminate all but three whom I am choosing for the foundational importance of what they do. Many others are excellent, important, and worthy of praise, but these bloggers do the one thing on which all other things—encouragement, correction, apologetics, &c.—depend. That one thing is Biblical exposition. Please pay your respects to: