Brian McLaren: Liberal author, speaker, and activist for the Kingdom of God
Church Crunch: Technological/Web Thoughts for improving and advancing the mission of Jesus of Nazareth.
Church Matters: Helpful Biblical ideas for the local church.
Church Relevance: Free online resource created to help train ministries how to more effectively reach people.
Dan Kimball: California pastor and frequent blogger on the things of Jesus of Nazareth.
Donald Miller: Story teller. Progressive Christian thinker. Author of “Blue Like Jazz”.
LifeChurch.tv: Swerve’s purpose (LifeChurch.tv’s blog) is to share and learn from leaders who are passionate about reaching this world for Christ.
Matthew Paul Turner (Jesus Needs New PR): “The Christian Jon Stewart”, frequent blogger, author of “Churched: One Kid’s Journey Toward God Despite a Holy Mess”.
Michael Hyatt: CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest Christian publishing company
Out of Ur: Top Christian blog for ministry leaders
Pete Wilson: Lead pastor of Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN.
Peter Rollins: Emerging teacher who just moved to NYC in late 2009. Author of “How (Not) to Speak of God”.
Ragamuffin Soul: Talented musician, teacher, and author, Carlos Whittaker. An authentic, real Christian.
Rainn Wilson’s Soul Pancake: Dwight from “The Office” has a team that seeks to “de-lamify” God and faith conversations
Relevant Magazine: Awesome magazine that “covers God, life, and progressive culture”. Great articles.
Rob Bell: Author and pastor. Writes great books and speaks even better sermons. Founder of Mars Hill Church in Grand Rapids, MI.
Scot McKnight: Frequent blogger on progressive Christianity
Shane Hipps: Progressive author and Christian preacher of emerging culture and a “third way faith”.
Stuff Christians Like: Humorous blog making fun of the stuff that Christians like
Tony Jones: Liberal Christian thinker and frequent blogger at Beliefnet
All About Worship: Worship Music Highlights
David Crowder: Worship leader who makes some good Jesus music.
Worship Matters: Bob Kauflin’s Thoughts and Resources on Worship (author of a book by the same title)
Worship Together: Worship resources and reviews.
…For more worship links, go to this previous post of mine: Online Worship Resources.
Music (I like Indie stuff, just so you know…)
Brooklyn Vegan: NYC-based indie music focused on music news.
Paste Magazine: Leading source of independent music reviews
Pitchfork: The indie elitist site. 🙂
Stereogum: A music-oriented blog that focuses mainly on independent and alternative music MP3s, videos, news, reviews, etc.
Barna Research Group: Visionary research on the intersection of culture and faith.
Church Marketing Stinks: Reasons why church marketing is awful and helpful solutions to fix it.
Seth Godin: The most brilliant mind on marketing and business alive. Well…possibly.
Missions/Social Justice Organizations
Hope International: Microfinancing for those in need.
International Justice Mission: Leading. Advancing. Overcoming. Bringing justice and awareness to humans in slavery.
World Vision: Huge Christian humanitarian charity organization.
A Family Without Borders: Friends from Minnesota who share their stories of adopting two children from Ethiopia.
Chris Flinchbaugh: Progressive writer, musician, and leader of my former house church.
Jen Siegrist: Friend from Lancaster who creates free music mixes that are always a good time.
Katie Klos: Infrequent blogger, but good friend from Geneva College and good writings on “Thoughts. Struggle. Faith.”
Rhys Searles: Friend from college who is a youth pastor in Nashville, TN.
Shawn Anthony: My former pastor, incredible writer/leader, frequent blogger on the Kingdom of God.
*Note: Just because someone is listed on this blog roll does not mean I endorse everything they say. I read a variety of readings from a variety of people on a variety of topics. I also frequent a lot of other sites, but thought this could be helpful for people who were interested in some of my influences.