A blog called The Evangelical Outpost has published an admittedly subjective list of the “Top 100” Christian Blogs. I’ll say up front that I didn’t make the list … this year. 😉
Now, if I hadn’t followed a link from one of the blogs who did make the list, I wouldn’t have found it. (I will say that Tom Gilson’s Thinking Christian does deserve to be on the list.) Personally, I haven’t found 100 Christian blogs that I have found worthy of revisiting. So far, I’ve found less than a dozen that I’ve bothered to subscribe to, and I’ve let a few of those go. But then, I tend to be hard to please. I have a hard time with the American Evangelical culture, so it takes someone rare who can think beyond the mainstream to keep my interest. I also get easily bored with the whole emerging church crowd (what I have termed the emo-gent movement).
While I have checked out numerous blogs to find some good thinking material, I have been greatly disappointed. And, one of my favorite bloggers has at least temporarily turned his back on the blogging world. I read more science-related blogs than Christian, and I do frequent an atheist’s blog; besides being an old friend of mine, Mike is also a good writer and more interesting and thought-provoking than much of the pablum I find on the net.
So, I’m interested in checking out some of these “Top 100” blogs, in the chance (I do believe in some chance) that I discover something really good. (I’ll try not to let my failed exploration this morning into a couple on the list dampen my spirits.) Hopefully you don’t have my particular issues and will have an easier time finding something palatable on the list.
And yes, a few of these recent posts, while interesting enough, are to hide the fact that I haven’t had time to come up with any original material… I do plan a post or two on Dawkins’ The God Delusion, but there’s so much there to have fun with that I don’t really know where to begin…
Ah… you’re back. I was starting to wonder if you had abandoned the blogosphere altogether.
Your honorable mention, though questionable in judgment, leads me to consider another go at it. I’m not sure if I should thank you or not.
Alden – thanks for the kind words. I really enjoy that you come over and comment at my site, too. I have been working on some ideas of what I would like to write about growing up in Hallock (I would like to return to that again.) I am thinking of one evening when you and I and Paul Brand were in the parking lot of the Hallock Baptist Church singing “F-I-D-D-L-I-N spells fiddlin'”
Good times, good times.
For those of you that haven’t followed the link to my site, be warned that I am a so-called “militant atheist” who holds no quarters on religion, but at the end of the day would rather have a beer with you than a fistfight. (I am a lousy fighter, but a pretty good beer drinker.)
Tom, you are very welcome; and thank you for being a thinking Christian!
Thank you for the kind words, Alden. Have fun with the God Delusion!