Thinking about ....

... limiting my blog consumption to no more than 5 blogs by people I don't know very well or to whom I am not related. This may become one of the kosher rules of techno-Sabbatarianism.

I'm committed to:

22 Words (Abraham Piper's blog -- updated at least daily but never more than twenty-two words, random, incarnational, provocative and helpful seeds from a guy in a knit cap who I've seen twice at Town Hall now)

leithart.com (Peter Leithart's thoughts on scripture, philosophy, theology, politics, etc -- heady and oft updated but worth working through or, if time does not permit, skimming for gems from the author of Against Christianity)

Baxter's Ongoing Thoughts (C. Baxter Krueger's thoughts on theology, Christian culture, the church, etc. -- well written articles by the author of The Great Dance, updated less frequently)

a time to tear downA Time to Build Up (Peter Enns's reflections on the Bible and contemporary Christian faith -- a historical-critical slant the author of Inspiration and Incarnation)

From there on, however, I can't decide between

Jesus Creed (Scott McKnight exploring the significance of Jesus and the orthodox faith for the 21st century)

internetmonk.com (Michael Spenser dispatching from the post-evangelical wilderness)

Desiring God Blog

or the next best thing that might come along.

Any suggestions? What else do you all read that I might find inspiring?

12 comments:

Jen said...

I vote for Internet Monk. I really enjoy his posts. Besides, he's an English teacher! I could follow DG for you and share any info that I thought you'd like.

Abraham said...

I'd suggest "The Big Picture.

JPB said...

Oooo ... I like The Big Picture ... You know what I could also use is something literary.

JPB said...

But Jen, you could also follow IM for me.

Janine the Bean said...

Does it count if Jen is filling you in on all the ones you missed? I guess so.

I haven't read the Internet Monk in a while. I used to look at it occasionally.

The Big Picture is cool.

Jen,

You might enjoy this one:

It's on my list of "people I don't know very well or to whom I'm not related" blogs.

http://thepioneerwoman.com/

I've found some killer recipes on there, plus the woman is really amusing.

Janine the Bean said...

She takes good photos, has tutorials for how to do so, AND she can cook AND she's funny!

Janine the Bean said...

Oh...and she homeschools.

Okay, I'm done. I'm no help to you Jon

Josh said...

Not to be a pagan... but do you really want 3-4 of your 5 RSS feeds to be centered on theology? I think that less could indeed be more if you chose the appropriate "less". Some politics, some science, some literature or art or music.... just a thought.

JPB said...

I'm thinking of not recognizing distinctions between theology, politics, sociology, the arts, etc. Most of those web sites also refuse to recognize the distinction.

CAUGHTNOTTAUGHT said...

Yeah - one suggestion. That's not a fun rule. Don't make it.

walt said...

might i suggest tim challies' blog. his "a la carte" is a nice way to visit just one blog, but get a grasp on what other stuff is going on online.

Jenna said...

honored. but, i seriously don't hold a candle.