Recommended Blogs/Sites

The internet is filled with blogs and websites.  It can be helpful to receive recommendations where you can find good writing and resources.  Hence, this page.  I add to it regularly.  Enjoy!

Patty Giffin is one of the few people I know personally who articulates and moves from a place of stillness most of the time.  She is wise, practiced, joyful, and radiant and one of my dearest friends.  She doesn’t blog often but it’s worth checking out her site anyway.  She teaches in the non-dual tradition of Ramana Maharishi and Nisargadatta Mararaj, her current teacher being Rodney Smith.  She’s a sought-after therapist, avid cyclist-skier-kayaker, and extreme gardener.  She’s a true gift in my life and I invite you to connect to her work at

My friend Greg Knight recently started a new podcast called Popping Collars where he invites folks to join him in conversation about the intersection of religion and pop culture.  Occasionally, he asks me to join.  Otherwise, he has smart people on.  It’s a lot of fun and some really good sermon fodder so check it out!

Nadia Bolz-Weber is taking mainline Protestantism by storm.  Thank, God.  She’s a refreshing voice in what sometimes can be a vast choir of bland, sentimental sermonizing.  She truly groks Grace.  And she has a new book out called Pastrix.  If you were wondering what the emergent church is, please visit the congregation’s website [] or her blog [].  Really.Good.Stuff.

Jay Johnson: A former professor who is responsible for my conversion to the gospel of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Jay often takes what is familiar in the Christian tradition and turns it on its head so we can see it with fresh eyes.

Tripp Hudgins: Have you ever had the experience of knowing someone who, basically, lives in your neighborhood, yet you’ve come to know them more from their Facebook posts than any in-person chat over coffee?  Meet Tripp Hudgins.  Anyone who calls his site “,” I automatically have to love!  It’s just a bonus that he *seems* to be such a good person and a rather intelligent being.

Dan Joslyn-Siemiatkoski (it’s ok, “Dan” will do just fine):  And another former professor of mine, Dr Dan Joslyn-Siemiatkoski, who has taken it upon himself to start a blog during his sabbatical in England.  This blog is all-kinds-of-Anglican, sans the tea and crumpets.

Ceil Kessler:  Do you have a friend that you keep telling, “You gotta be a writer!”?  I do.  Her name is Ceil.  She is brilliant and hilarious.  And I am thrilled that she’s finally writing down some of her witticisms because I get to read them and laugh out loud.  Her blog is called Ask Ceil.  Read it.  Read it now.

Heather Kirn Lanier: Among other things, Heather is a teacher, a writer, and the mom of a gorgeous girl named Fiona.  This is beautiful writing, folks.  Join Heather as she blogs about how her heart encounters life as the mother of a special girl.


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