There are way too many good blogs and other types of pages that I want to share, so from now on here is where to find the good stuff.
Note: I do not necessarily agree with or approve of everything posted on any of these blogs; I list them either because the authors are friends and/or I think that they are interesting to read. Also, blogs are categorized according to what they write about the most. If you are a church of Christ member or a Christian of another tradition and your blog is listed under a different heading, it is because the majority of your content is not necessarily about issues of faith, religion, or church. Please don’t take offense.
Ben Witherington Professor and theologian
Contratimes Bill Gnade, a self-described “Episcopal in exile” writes about, well, a lot of things
Evangelical Outpost Leans conservative but well-written
Friendly Christian A Christian site willing to engage with anyone
Letters from Kamp Krusty Contemporary Christianity from a unique (and funny)perspective
Onward Kathi (one of my wife’s sisters-in-law…does that make her my sister-in-law once removed?) writes about life as a seminary student in Austin
Suddenly Christian John Shore, a fine writer and self-described “late-life convert and former Christianity disdain-er”
Stuff Christians Like If you have spent any amount of time in church, you will recognize some of these
Wittenburg Door The folks who brought you the legendary “God Stuff” on The Daily Show. Religious satire (from a religious perspective).
Church of Christ Members’ Blogs
Great Inversion Dave Reeves, a college friend of mine and current missionary to Togo
Igneous Quill Adam Gonnerman, a bi-vocational minister and missionary to immigrants
John Vaught One of my best friends and preacher to the North Hills church in Pittsburgh
Just A Seeker Mike Root, whom I had the privilege of hearing preach every week while I was growing up
Keep Thou My Feet JR Sheets’ chronicle of his journey of service
Murray Sanderson A worship minister and cool guy
Out Here Hope Remains John Dobbs, a minister on the Gulf Coast writes about churches and recovery efforts for those who were hit hardest by Hurricane Katrina
Preacher Earl Dave Blankenship, a great preacher out in Kansas
Preacher Mike Mike Cope
There’s Something About That Name Craig Hicks, minister-at-large
Trey Morgan a preacher in Texas whom I met through blogging; a good writer with some great stories to tell
Urban Daily Larry James, The director of Central Dallas Ministries writes about fighting the good fight to alleviate the suffering of the poor and disenfranchised in the inner city
With Unveiled Face Becky Reeves writes about mission work in Togo (yes, she is Dave’s wife)
Anything Goes Blogs
Carl Willis Computer whiz and cool guy
Corban Chronicles Erin Cox’s (Mrs. Rollerpimp to you) mommy blog
Dave Roland Fighting tyranny, one lawsuit at a time
Hungry Hungry Hippos A group of people who will write about pretty much anything
Jared Dockery A friend from college, currently a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Arkansas. Drop by and wish him luck on his dissertation.
Jeff Proctor the Christian libertarian perspective
Kelli Bigham Brent and Kelli’s adventures in Germany along with updates on their daughter Rachel
Leann Alwood Roll Tide
Shayna Willis My little sister, a teacher and worship leader
Stuff White People Like The title says it all
Faith & Religion
Lark News Christian satire, more along the lines of The Onion than The Door
Ship of Fools The magazine of Christian Unrest
Ministry & Service
Artists & Bands I Dig
Allman Brothers Band Still the best live American band going
Biscuit Rollers For those who like their blues bluesy; a traditional blues band from the Shenandoah Valley
Danny Gatton the best guitarist who ever lived. Listen to him if you don’t believe me.
Dave Alvin Guitarist for The Blasters; has built a great solo career making blues, rockabilly, and folk music
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals a great up and coming band
John Hiatt one of rock’s greatest songwriters and a fine performer in his own right
Last Train Home for my money, the best Americana band going
Lizz Wright her singing will bring tears to your eyes
Marshall Crenshaw a fine purveyor of all things good in American music. The reason you have never heard of him is that radio sucks.
Mary Ann Redmond a voice that will make your jaw drop
Dude You Gotta Hear This A music blog featuring my good friend Tim Cox (aka Rollerpimp)
Writers I Read A Lot
Geekery (Movies and Such)
Ain’t It Cool News language alert
CHUD Cinematic Happenings Under Development; language alert
Den of Geek The title says it all
The Birchmere my favorite music venue in the area
Facebook If you don’t waste enough time on the web, sign up here and “friend” me.
Jammin Java another great place to see a show
Snopes Urban Legends Reference Page. Don’t post or forward it until you check it here first.