At the end of last year (that was a long time ago!) I put out a call for information on new blogs in 2011. I’m on the verge of not keeping my word to feature some of them (though I’ve at least mentioned them). It has been a very busy year so far, and I got distracted from the promise I made. Better late than never, I hope. Here are five more for you know about:
We’re great C.S. Lewis fans at our house. You should have seen my daughter’s eyes light up yesterday when I showed her two books she didn’t know we owned: Narrative Poems and Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold. That’s why I’m glad William O’Flaherty has developed the C.S. Lewis Minute blog and podcast. He’s serious about “minute.” Though he has a series of longer “essay chats,” his podcasts run exactly one minute long. Still he finds time to do justice to his subject. It’s a great addition to your podcast subscriptions.
What’s most interesting to me about the Christian Apologetics and Intelligence Ministry is the things it finds across the world and across the Internet. In just the past couple of weeks its two writers have covered (or linked to) the problem of evil, mythology and deception, approaches to truth, an apparently Rosicrucian “American Stonehenge” I’d never heard of with ten decidedly non-biblical commandments inscribed on it, a takedown of a recently popularized false conception of God in the Old Testament, and even how to learn from theological liberals. Its variety makes this site stand out from other apologetics blogs.
A Little Space is an attractive-looking, thoughtful, and often poetic blog that’s aimed very specifically toward a female audience. I’m not in the best position to review it, obviously, but its teachings are sound, and I found this more than a little intriguing. I need to compress it for the sake of space here, but you’ll get the gist:
If you choose to train to become a homemaker… And especially if you do all of this because of biblical precedent and precept…
Expect some stones to fly in your direction.
You are different -you are counter-cultural -you are purposeful –
And you’re a threat.
Yes, you! You are a hard-core feminist’s worst nightmare -you are chock-full of potential -you are beautiful -you are industrious -you are intelligent… and you’ve chosen to pour that -every ounce of it -not a drop left -not a stone left unturned -into your family.
Strong language there. Strong and true.
I wish the R3bel Theologian had something posted on his “About” page. I think it’s authored by one Bennett S., but maybe by multiple writers. I’m not sure why the name R3bel was chosen. There’s a hint given on this video, which the blogger says “epitomizes what this blog is about.” It’s about rising above “religious things,” “playing a game with God,” and pursuing God hard, right now. He’s not posting real often, but what he has to say is worth reading.
Mark McGee is a martial arts instructor who writes about Faith and Self-Defense. Lately he’s been posting on what’s wrong with Scientology–a bold move, that, if you know anything about how Scientology responds to its critics! He’s on part 5 of that study, and simultaneously on part 22 of “Can I Trust the Bible?” He goes deep. It’s a great place for real study