None of us form our theology in a vacuum; all of us are indebted both to those who have gone before and those who provoke us in the present tense. These blogs most challenge and encourage me in following Christ.

Outstandingly insightful

  • Blog and Mablog – Doug Wilson is 94% brilliant and 6% crazy. Just ignore the crazy.
  • Christian Thought and Tradition – Nathan Finn is a professor of church history, and as smart as they come.
  • Cranach – Gene Veith on politics and culture from a Lutheran perspective.
  • Evangel – a robust mix: I often disagree but always think hard.
  • The Gospel Driven Church – Jared Wilson is on-point and incisively gospel-centric.
  • Mere Orthodoxy – Matthew Anderson and a brilliant team of young thinkers. (And me, too.)
  • Reformation21 – Carl Trueman and a few more really smart Presbyterians.



  • Justin Taylor – the best aggregator of Christian content on the web.
  • Challies Dot Com – Tim Challies writes articles, too, but I find his A La Carte lists most interesting.
  • Kingdom People – Trevin Wax’s daily Worth a Look and weekly Trevin’s Seven selections are always informative.


  • 9Marks Blog – Mark Dever and his team’s ministry on building healthy churches.
  • Ed Stetzer – a church-planter and missiologist whose posts are always provocative.
  • Practical Shepherding – Brian Croft shares insights on pastoral practice.
  • Pure Church – Thabiti Anyabwile (pronounce that!) is consistently thoughtful.
  • Pillar on the Rock – a shameless plug for the group blog I contribute to and edit.


Theology & practice

Apologists & philosophers

  • Helm’s Deep – well-known Christian philosopher Paul Helm.
  • Parableman – Jeremy Pierce on a variety of topics.
  • Parchment and Pen – C. Michael Patton and his team tackle doubts about Christianity.