What’s up, everyone?
So, it’s MLK day, which means a lot of you might be home with a little extra time on your hands.
And I’ve got just the thing.
See, every few months, I have to clean out my blog reader. It gets dusty. And it gets encrusted with blogs that go dormant. It’s sad, sweeping out the blog reader. I feel like I’m giving up some old friends…friends who hadn’t called me in six months anyway.
But every few months, I go on a hunting trip. I hunt down fresh subscriptions for my blog reader. I always love discovering new blogs to dive into. On my blog hunting trips, I’m reminded of one constant fact: most of the stuff on the internet is pure, unadulterated crap. And the Christian stuff is no exception. But that only makes the discovery of something actually worthwhile all the sweeter.
Here are my latest and greatest discoveries from the obscure corners of the internet, the new, and new-to-me blogs that are keeping me glued to my blog reader.
Salvo Magazine is a print publication, but you can also find it online. The three topics listed right by the title are society, sex, and science. This magazine feels like something I would write if there were ten of me. It’s a bold, brash publication that blasts gaping holes in popular worldviews with logic and research. The writing is solid and an easy read.
If you’re a little more artsy-fartsy, then Image is for you. I personally find it incomprehensible that there has basically been no significant religious art in…say, five-hundred years. Good job, Protestants. We have relegated art to the rank of red-headed stepchild. We are practically in a dark ages when it comes to art and music, while we fritter our time and energy away on commercials and sound bites.
A publication that actually intersects art with spirituality is extremely rare, but rarer still is a publication that’s actually worth your time.
I can almost assure you that the title of this online magazine is the only deliberate misspelling on the site. Provoketive is a collaboration among a lot of bloggers and writers with the goal to…well, provoke. I like it already. It has a broad range of topics, but it isn’t watered down, like your typical generic Christian “resource” or “devotional” site. If you go over there, you’re likely to see one or two bloggers you’ve heard of before.
Those are my recent discoveries. Tell me about yours. What’s keeping you glued to your computer these days? What do I have to add to my blog reader this minute?