Top Five to Live By: The Year End Edition

By Bob Kellemen | Founder and CEO, RPM Ministries

Posted 10:09 pm on December 31, 2011

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Linking you to the top 5 Christian blog posts of the week—posts that provide robust, rich, and relevant insights for living. 

Today I offer the top 5 posts from around the Christian web in 2011. 

Here are 5 blog posts that I think were most important and/or helpful for readers. 

5. Relational Ministry

Ed Welch of CCEF has an outstanding post reminding us that soulless ministry is not biblical ministry at all (compare 1 Thessalonians 2:8). Gain from his wisdom in Are We Skilled Counseling Mechanics?   

4. Does God Have a Good Heart?

John Piper’s Desiring God ministry blog provides a powerful series of quotes from Martin Luther on relating to God as our gracious, loving heavenly Father. Be encouraged with Abba Father Versus a Wrathful Roar.  

3. Evidence for the Resurrection

Justin Taylor posts two videos of Dr. William Lane Craig’s presentation Is There Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus?  

2. Wright on Hawking

This has to be a first for me with Five to Live By: linking you to the Washington Post. But there’s a grand reason. N. T. Wright responds to Stephen Hawking’s recent comments about heaven. Read it and learn What Stephen Hawking Doesn’t Understand about Heaven

1. What’s at Stake?

As usual, Al Mohler cuts to the chase in his response to Rob Bell’s book on hell. Read his take in Universalism as a Lure.  

Join the Conversation

Which post from 2011 impacted you the most? Why? What blog posts have you enjoyed this year that you want to share with others?

Tags: Al Mohler, Hell, John Piper, Rob Bell, Stephen Hawking

about the author:
Bob Kellemen

Robert W. Kellemen, Ph.D., LCPC, served for over a dozen years as Chairman of the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling and Discipleship Department at Capital Bible Seminary. He is now Professor-at-Large in that Department. In his three pastoral ministries, Bob has equipped 100s of lay people as biblical counselors and spiritual friends. In his role as Founder and CEO of RPM Ministries (, Bob is known for his Christ-centered, comprehensive, compassionate, and culturally-informed approach to equipping local churches for biblical counseling and spiritual formation. Bob is the Executive Director of the Association of Biblical Counselors’ Center for Church Equipping. He also serves as the Launch Director for the Biblical Counseling Coalition. Bob is the author of Soul Physicians, Spiritual Friends, Beyond the Suffering, Sacred Friendships, and God’s Healing for Life’s Losses.

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