my current blogroll

time for a blogroll update!

here’s what i’ve got in my bloglines these days. i try to keep it paired down — i just don’t have time to read hundreds of blogs every day. but these are the ones i look at at least once a day. there are dozens of others – particularly youth ministry blogs – that i check in on from time to time, but aren’t listed here.

the categories are somewhat arbitrary – they’re just what work for me!

emerging church
zach lind
jonny baker
lilly lewin
emergent village
steven shields / faithmaps
mark scandrette
doug pagitt
andrew jones
tony jones
dan kimball

junior high summit (these are the peeps i meet with once a year for the ‘jh pastors summit’ – they’re buddies of mine, and i welcome their thinking about young teen ministry to push and pull my own thoughts.)
christian dashiell
jason raitz
nate rice
kurt johnston
johnny scott
andy jack
sean meade
brooklyn lindsey

Youth ministry (this is a tough category for me, because there are SO many wonderful youth ministry blogs. i read dozens and dozens more than this on an occasional basis. but these are the handful i find the most thoughtful and challenging, or, frankly, are just friends of mine in youth ministry that i want to stay current with.)
blair bertrand
chris folmsbee
tash mcgill
mark riddle
mike king
sam harvey
martin saunders
will penner
ypulse (ypulse isn’t a youth ministry blog, actually. it’s the blog of anastasia goodstein, who has her finger on the pulse of youth culture and marketing like no other. i have this in my ‘youth ministry’ category because i always find things that make me think about youth ministry.)

Journey (my church)
brian berry (the high school pastor, and CORE team member)
josh treece (the former middle school guy)
todd tolson (the community guy, and long-ago middle school pastor)
ian and christina robertson (christina is our middle school pastor, ian is a co-worker of mine at ys)
riptide blog (the middle school ministry, of which i am a volunteer)
ed noble (teaching pastor, and friend of 20 years)
rod kaya (worship dude)
encounter blog (high school ministry blog, more important to me now that my daughter is in the group)

Church
scot mcknight
seth barnes
think christian
naked pastor
asbo jesus

ys staff
renee altson (former ys staffer — but still part of the ys staff family)
mindi godfrey
jen and jay howver
alex roller (alex hasn’t actually worked at ys for a while — but i still think of him as part of us.)
adam mclane
ys open book
ys blog

humor
dave barry
the wittenburg blog
neatorama
stuff christians like

Music & media (this is an absurd category. how can i lump together david crowder and dwight schrute’s ficticious blog? sorry, david.)
david crowder
dwight schrute
matt maher

Uncategorized
bob carlton
mark dowds
paul chambers
indexed (the pithy little 3×5 thoughts of jessica hagy)
max (max, my son, isn’t posting often, but they’re fun when he does.)

15 thoughts on “my current blogroll”

  1. Seriously humbled to be on that list mate – catching up with Tash this weekend in Auckland, good to see quite a few kiwis on the blogroll : )

  2. Marko
    will miss your progressive and innovative thoughts (as well as your humor and brutal honesty)
    thanks for your legacy. us young guys hope to step it up now and learn from you and carry the torch to the unknown horizon.

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