Religion and Spirituality
True to its mission, the Internet brings together spiritual seekers around the world, whether they are part of organized religions or on more individual quests. Even if you're not sure of your goal, join those who seek enlightenment through the Web: Explore spiritual topics, read up on current events, history, and statistics of world religions, and meet people and groups who share your beliefs.
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By tracking and responding to events in their respective spiritual communities, religious bloggers offer an original perspective on how religion interacts with day-to-day activities and how belief, tradition, and politics collide. You can search for a particular topic or find a blogger whose voice speaks to you. Even if a blogger does not share your personal beliefs, seeing the world through another person's spiritual lens can be an enlightening experience.
- Most blogs will have a list of recommended blogs called a "blog roll" located in the left or right sidebar. If you're enjoying a blog, check out some of the other blogs the author is reading.
- Often bloggers will have an "About Me" page that can help you better understand their perspective, but some bloggers choose to remain anonymous to allow themselves the freedom to make controversial comments without facing backlash from members of their communities who have differing opinions.
is an apolitical blog that reports exclusively "Jesus related" news. Daily posts alert readers to anything that is happening in the world of Christianity. The site also has links to book recommendations, news, and polls.
The Evangelical Outpost
is a blog that reflects on culture, politics, and religion from an Evangelical Christian worldview. Author Joe Carter might criticize Al Gore, give advice on how to find a preacher, or wax romantic with guidance for a great Valentine's Day. He has a knack for weaving a humorous tone into an unwavering commitment to the Evangelical perspective.
Whispers In The Loggia
meticulously tracks the day-to-day events of the Catholic church. The 23-year-old author, Rocco Palmo, has cultivated an array of insider sources and his blog has 8,000 readers a day, some of whom are Church officials. Palmo says he has reason to believe that the Pope himself reads the blog, but even if he doesn't, the blog is a detailed source for lay people curious about the Vatican.
The Velveteen Rabbi
is a blog written by a young, female rabbinical student who also holds an MFA in creative writing. She writes about her own experience with her studies and ritualistic Judaism, as well as exploring the relationship between writing and prayer.
is written by an Orthodox Jew and mother in New York. She writes about her own life and experiences and stays current with religious and political matters. A sample of postings might include a link to a New York Times article about a holiday party in Brooklyn, reflections on a Muslim student who refused to attend graduation for religious reasons, and reflections on Hillary Clinton. Orthomom is well-read and her blog is well written and good read for anyone even mildly interested in Judaism.
The Lamb's War
is the blog of a young Quaker man living in Indiana. His writing is honest, clear, and emotive as he reflects on the struggles and joys of his relationship with the Church and provides wisdom valuable to people of all ages.
references and responds to official news releases from the Church of Scientology. If you are looking to read a quick blurb about the goings-on of the church, this site is a good one to visit. If you want to read more, the author provides links to the full articles.
lists many of the available Jewish blogs. You can search through the ample topic list, which includes Books, Orthodoxy, Technology, Gay Judaism, and more. You can read all the blogs that interest you and easily register your own blog if you want to be on the site.
provides a guide to the best Quaker blogs. There is a "blogroll" on the left of the screen where you can select blogs by topic such as "Simplicity" or "Sexuality" or "Activism." The site does not reference every Quaker blog, but it lists more than a few.
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