May 15, 2014

The 35 Greatest Blogs of All Time!

Plus mine makes 36...

As I prepare to lead a Blogging 101 workshop at next month's e-Formation Conference at Virginia Theological Seminary (catchy headlines are important), I realized I don't actually read any blogs. Well, not many anyway. Yesterday I posed the "What are your favorite blogs?" question on Facebook and I got many responses. I thought I'd share them here.

I'm sticking to active, faith-based blogs since that's my audience at the conference and if you have others to add, please do so in the comment section. I plan to offer a list as a resource page.

I've been blogging since November 2007 but I'm more of a blog writer than blog reader. It's not that I don't think people have lots of great stuff to say I just, like everyone, have a limited amount of time to spend reading stuff. I will say, that the blogs I read are often links I see on social media that look interesting or are written by people I know (and like).

Of course, as a herder of "Celebrity Bloggers" via Lent Madness, I'm an expert.

I'd be interested in hearing how other people keep up with blogs? Is it by chance or do you actually subscribe to them? Speaking of which, to subscribe to my blog, click on the home page and enter your e-mail address in the right column. 

Dirty Sexy Ministry -- Laurie Brock

Seven whole days -- Scott Gunn

More Meredith Gould -- Meredith Gould

Sacred Story -- Anne Emry

Red Shoes, Funny Shirt -- Megan Castellan

New Ministry, New Paths -- Marshall Keith Shelly

The Dean's Page -- Barkly Thompson

Liturgy -- Bosco Peters

Laughing Water -- Neil Alan Willard

Edges of Faith -- David Hensen

RevGalBlogPals -- female bloggers

Rachel Held Evans -- Rachel Held Evans

The Sub-Dean's Stall -- Robert Hendrickson

Haligweorc -- Derek Olsen

One Cannot Have Too Large a Party -- Penny Nash

Patheos -- Ellen Painter Dollar

Sarcastic Lutheran -- Nadia Bolz-Weber

Salon -- Anne Lamott

Crusty Old Dean -- Tom Ferguson

Thinking Anglicans -- Anglican news aggregator

Real Live Preacher -- Gordon Atkinson

Tribal Church -- Carol Howard Merrit

Vicar of H Street -- Becky Zartman

Mockingbird -- Various authors

The Divine Latitude -- Gawain de Leeuw

Christ Walk -- Anna Fitch Courie

In the Meantime -- David Lose

Telling Secrets -- Elizabeth Kaeton

Vicar of Bolingbrook -- Heidi Haverkamp

Building Faith -- Christian formation - various

Beauty Tips for Ministers -- Peace Bang

Driving Like Jehu -- Remington Stone

Where the Wind -- Adam Thomas

Dying Sparrows -- David Creech -- Carey Nieuwhof


Meredith Gould said...

Hey thanks for putting me on the list but your readers should be warned that my blog, More Meredith Gould (Because I always have more to say...) isn't strictly focused on either faith or religion. SBNR?

Anna Fitch Courie said...

Word! Playing in the big leagues! Thanks for the nod to Christ Walk!

Maria Nolletti Ross said...

Maybe add Saints and Recipes in the "Breaks the Keep-it-Short Rule" category.

Anne Emry said...
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Anne Emry said...

Thanks for including me! I never miss your blog. Okay, it's a job requirement. But keep up the good work!

Tim Schenck said...

Meredith, it's my list. I can list anyone I want.

Marguerite said...

Well, there's with daily reflections, quotes and a prayer. I love 68

There is also my humble blog I post weekly.

Unknown said...

Rev. Mary Koppel writes Dirty Sexy Ministry with LAURIE Brock...unless she stopped.

Steve Hayes said...

I don't subscribe to blogs, I put them on my blogroll, and look at them when I have time. In case you're interested, my blog (well, one of them) is here: Khanya | Khanya e isoe ho Molimo holimo


Heidi Haverkamp said...

Thanks for the shout out,Tim!

Nurya Love Parish said...

Thanks for pointing the way to so many great blogs! I look forward to checking them out. I write at which is focused on strategies for renewal in the Episcopal Church. It's not comprehensive but it is sincere.