There are eight blogs, or rather bloggers, who I find particularly significant, all Australian. This list has come together organically, but it turns out to have a breadth of perspectives across theory and praxis. These are the bloggers through whom I’ve found myself expanding my vision — they’re somewhat close to me and somewhat distant from me, they’re generally within my context and concerns yet at the edges.
Here’s a bit of what’s been happening recently.
Matt Stone of Sydney writes the beautifully broad Glocal Christianity. He has been revisiting a past ministry experiment called Thin Places, an attempt to meet with Neo-Pagans, and continues to update his fascinating collection of Jesus art.
Sydney’s Byron Smith is studying theological ethics in Scotland. His blog, Nothing New Under The Sun, has gathered steam as a place for thinking Christianly about the environment.
In Melbourne, Steve Addison is a practitioner who understands church planting as more than a fad, connecting it with world Christianity and the history of mission. His blog has the same title as his book, Movements that Change the World.
Mikey Lynch, a ministry practitioner in Tasmania, continues his ever-practical stream of bite-sized thoughts at Christian Reflections.
Michael Jensen, a theologian in Sydney, has been writing about Anglican and evangelical identity at The Blogging Parson.
Mark Sayers, a pop culture commentator and ministry thinker from Melbourne, has been posting video tips for would-be Christian leaders in their twenties.
Steve Kryger is a social media specialist in Sydney, applying his skills to ministry and helping the church think about modern communication at Communicate Jesus.
Arthur Davis is an Aussie living in Tanzania, writing at meetjesusatuni.com.