An Overview of Our Blogroll (Part 3)
Today’s post wraps up a three-part look at the websites and blogs you’ll find on our blogroll. You can find part’s one and two here and here, respectively. We hope you’ll give some of them a look (as long as they don’t crowd us out of your daily blog rotation)…
Veritas (veritas.org)–Veritas is an organization that hosts forums on college campuses that seek to “engage students and faculty in discussions about life’s hardest questions and the relevance of Jesus Christ to all of life.” Their website provides information on different forums they’ll be hosting as well as videos from previous forums. Theirs is a ministry model particularly relevant to today’s generation of students.
Transposition (transpositions.co.uk)–Transpositions was created by students from the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the University of St. Andrews. They do a better job than I can of describing what they do, but basically they exist to explore the relationship between theology and the arts. The website gets its name from the concept that “the nature of both art and theology [are] a transposition of divine reality into earthly form.” Check them out.
The Scriptorium Daily (scriptoriumdaily.com)–This website is the production of the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola. The site, founded by three of the more prominent professors in the Torrey program–John Mark Reynolds, Fred Sanders, and Paul Spears–and authored by a number of the program’s professors exists to present a Christian voice in the discussion of many issues relevant in today’s culture. As they see it, there’s been a trend away from intellectual engagement in their faith by many Christians; Scriptorium seeks to fight that. They’re definitely worth checking out.
The Resurgence (theresurgence.com)–The Resurgence is the largest Christian leadership blog on the internet. They publish books, host conferences, and offer a theological training program for Christian leaders around the world. Their website offers free chapters from books they recommend! You can find out more about the conferences and training they offer there, as well as read their blog which features fresh content daily.
Someone Tell Me the Story (SomeoneTellMeTheStory.com)–This is the blog of friend of The Two Cities Andrew Faris and Glen Smallman. Read their thoughts on theology, music, books, Chipotle, and more. They’re always an informative and entertaining read.
N.T. Wright (ntwrightpage.com)–This is the website of renown scholar and doctovator of our own John Dunne–N.T. Wright. Don’t let the turn-of-the-century webpage design deter you; the site is full of great content from Wright–lectures, articles, sermons, and more.
Nijay Gupta (nijaygupta.wordpress.com)–Crux Sola is the blog of Nijay Gupta. Gupta is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Seattle Pacific University. Gupta offers his thoughts on a number of issues in biblical studies here. His blog has a very helpful section on getting a PhD.
Mere Orthodoxy (mereorthodoxy.com)–Mere Orthodoxy gets its inspiration and title from C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton who wrote Mere Christianity and Orthodoxy, respectively. Their aim is to work out the Christian faith in public, and to that end their blog offers commentary on issues of the day–movies, literature, politics, and more. They use the Nicene Creed as the “baseline” understanding of Christianity for their content.
Michael Horton (whitehorseinn.org/blog/)–Horton’s blog is actually a shared blog between the various people involved with the White Horse Inn ministry. White Horse Inn is best known for its radio program hosted by Horton, Kim Riddlebarger (another name on our blogroll), Ken Jones, and Rod Rosenbladt. The main reason you’d want to visit their blog is for Horton. He’s the president of White Horse Inn, editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine, and J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Seminary in Escondido (near San Diego). Horton has a very astute and critical eye and isn’t afraid to call things like he sees them, frequently weighing in on current trends in Evangelicalism.