to new bloggers…

The following is an email I wrote to a student ministry friend. He wanted to start reading some blogs so I sent him this email….

here are some blogs I really like. If you set up an account with Google Reader, keeping track of all these blogs is really easy. is a huge multi-site church that does nearly half of their ministry online. They are way ahead of the curve when it comes to technology. They’re pastor – Craig Groeschel – is pretty typical in his messages and thoughts. {think: a more tech savy bill hybels.}
Steven Furtick is the pastor of Elevation Church in North Carolina. His blog really gets at the core of being a pastor. Sort of like a devotional on steroids. Plus, his church does some awesome awesome stuff…
the youth speicialties blog. they pump out some funny stuff and some serious stuff. Awesome half the time.
stuff Christians Like. This blog makes fun of nearly every aspect of “typical” christianity. Really really funny….
great blog that takes things happening in our society and asks the question “how should Christians think about this”
Mark Ostereicher’s blog. He’s the president of youth specialties. He has some really great stuff about students and faith and whatnot. Way better than the youth specialties blog.
Seth Godin is a marketing guru. He has some pretty unconventional ways to look at business, leadership, and marketing. His blog is short, to the point, and packed with things that make you think. Tons of application for the church setting.
todd’s blog deals with living missionally in a suburban context (tons of application for me and, i think, for Blackhawk). great stuff.
aaron monts is a church planter who is just starting a church in san francisco. pretty interesting stuff.
this blog is packed with information, statistics, and stories about teens. great, awesome, perfect for student ministry.
Subtext is a blog that deals with faith in suburban settings. a lot like Todd hiestand’s blog but more focused.
similar to subtext and todd hiestand’s blog
a christian political look at politics (and not just from right-wing perspective) shane claiborne and mclaren write a ton for this blog.
a blog to help church’s not suck.
a blog that seems pretty cutting edge when it comes to worship.

2 responses to this post.

  1. You should check out the


  2. Have you checked out Guy Kawasaki’s blog?

    His marketing and startup advice aside, he is also a Christian who is open about his faith, even on his business blog. Talk about influence…


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