Some Blogs I Discovered in 2011

Rachel Held Evans – We all discovered her, didn’t we?  An evangelical (or is she post-evangelical) woman who isn’t afraid of bullies like Mark Driscoll.

Slacktivist – Fred Clark manages to make the Left Behind series interesting, and he is a witty mouthpiece for progressive Christianity.

John Shore – He receives letters that should make any homophobic Christian think twice, and he is an indefatigable ally of GLBT folks in the church.

Media Decoder – The fascinating compilation of media journalists from the New York Times, including those featured in the excellent documentary, Page One.  (I also read, and loved, David Carr’s Night of the Gun, and asked if he’s the new St. Augustine.)

Storied Theology – Fuller prof Daniel Kirk is a step the the right of me, but his posts on the Bible are thoughtful and deep. (I’ll be posting about his new book in January.)

Scrolling though my Google Reader list, it’s notable, and a bit sad, to see how many good bloggers haven’t posted in a long, long time.  I attribute that, in part, to Facebook, because I see most of those people writing there a lot.  But Facebook updates have neither the length (aka, depth) or links that a blog post has.  Alas.  I hope some of them will resolve to blog again in 2012.

What blogs did you discover in 2011?

What blogs went dormant that you miss?

Or, better yet, convince us to start reading your blog in 2012!

  • http://timsuttle.blogspot.com/ Tim Suttle

    How about Paperback Theology: for those of us who are always the last to buy the book!

    http://timsuttle.blogspot.com/

  • Karen Spears Zacharias

    Yours. I discovered yours. And am thankful I did. Thank you for being a faithful blogger who challenges and encourages.

  • http://timsuttle.blogspot.com/ Tim Suttle

    I just spent an hour reading on the Media Decoder site – that is a wealth of insider information. Thanks for linking to it!

    Here’s a shameless plug for my blog:

    Paperback Theology – for those of us who are always the last to buy to book! http://timsuttle.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.travismamone.net Travis Mamone

    Well, I hear this guy is pretty good: http://www.travismamone.net. Hahaha!

    But seriously, here are my favorite new blogs from the past year:

    -Joy in the Journey (joyinthejourney.com)
    -Modern Reject (modernreject.com)
    -Joy Wilson (joyleewilson.org/)
    -Alise Wright (www.alise-write.com)

  • http://zaakistan.blogspot.com Zaak

    I really enjoy the reluctant apologist Randal Rauser http://randalrauser.com/- he’s a philosophy prof/author at an evangelical seminary in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Thoughtful stuff and a huge range of commenters (atheists to fundies).

    I really like Father Thomas Hopko’s podcasts on the Eastern Orthodox Church too. http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/hopko

    My blog – all over the place, but I enjoy it. :!
    http://zaakistan.blogspot.com

    Thanks for blogging Tony!

  • http://johnshore.com John Shore

    Thanks very much for this, Tony; I really appreciate it. I’m a huge fan of your blog. You have a really concise, exact style—and you focus like a laser beam. I love it.

  • http://jrdkirk.com J. R. Daniel Kirk

    Thanks for including me in this company, Tony.


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