The 21st-century Evangelical blogosphere is rife with bad writing and worse theology, and often resembles little more than an intellectual (or sometimes anti-intellectual) free-for-all. Still, in the midst of it all, there is some good, thoughtful material being written that deserves to be pondered and shared. In this post I'd like to bring to your attention a few quality bloggers that have recently crossed the radar screen, as well as fill you in on some other related developments.
Dan Edelen of Cerulean Sanctum - a blogger whose writings I've been linking to for some time on Trail of Crumbs - consistently churns out provocative, challenging posts. Kingdom People, hosted by Trevin Wax, is another worthwhile read; Wax is a steady reader and seems to have a real heart for the things of God. Owen Strachan's blog consumed, mentioned in my post below on The Balance of Brokenness, also tends to have good thoughts.
Apparently, I'm not the only Sojourner; there's a few of us. That's alright - I can share the distinction. For news and culture I enjoy tracking WORLD and MercatorNet. The Wardrobe Door wins the coolest-name award for the season.
When I recently visited the revamped website for Christus Victor Ministries, I was excited to discover that Greg Boyd maintains a blog of his own. I do not know of any better way to describe Boyd than to simply say that he "gets it." (Of course, he's also incredibly sharp and rather well-read, which only makes it better.) Anyway, Greg is posting some wonderful, stimulating stuff, so don't miss it. (A scroll through the archives will turn up some real treasures, too.)
Leaving aside the heavy spiritual stuff for a moment, I'd like to extend a hearty welcome to some of our new local friends who have recently joined the blogging community: the Werzinskis and McCrackens. We all enjoy the chance to see what you guys are up to. Keep up the good work!
I'll be away for the remainder of the week volunteering on a trail crew in the High Sierra, but I'll be back this weekend with more philosophical blather and maybe a picture post about my experience. Do the Kingdom!
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