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by J. Christian Andrews

September 4, 2018

There may be no way to know if the social media networks will ever "self-correct." As of this writing, we seem to be witnessing a deliberate control of content away from content that leans to the conservative side of the religious and political spectrum. It becomes, then, more and more important that we not rely on the social media giants to get our news. Instead, there is a growing advocacy for the use of RSS feeds and RSS feed readers to curate the content of what we want to read off the world wide web. RSS feedreaders are a dime a dozen. Two I have used are Feedreader Online <feedreader.com/online> and Feedly <feedly.com>. I have listed here the feeds I follow. At over 100, if is way more reading than I can ever possibly do, but it is reading that I choose to do from a list that I control and have curated. I am curious what you might think of this list and am open to suggestions of sites to drop and / or sites to add. I have grouped the sites into catergories. Not all sites lend themselves to the nice sorting, but this list gives an aproximation of the kind of content each site has. I suppose the irony of the whole thing is that my own site lumpofclay.net does not have its own RSS feed. If you want to add me to your reader, you will need to do so from Clay on the Wheel at WordPress where I double post all my material.

Apologetics


Adam 4d adam4d.com. Adam Ford, AKA Adam4d (you say 'Adam4d' the same way you say 'Adam Ford' btw). I'm a Christian, husband, and father of 3 young boys. See also christiandailyreporter.com
AFLB/TS aflbs.org. Association Free Lutheran Bible School / Theological Seminary news
AFLC World Missions aflcworldmissions.org.
@Challies challies.com. Tim Challies, blogger, author, and book reviewer.
Canon Fodder michaeljkruger.com. Exploring the origins of the New Testament canon and other biblical and theological issues
Cold-Case Christianity coldcasechristianity.com. J Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and best-selling author, consult on cold-case investigations, Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University, and a faculty member at Summit Ministries
Drinking Coffee in China drinkingcoffeeinchina.wordpress.com.
FLY (Free Lutheran Youth) flyconvention.org.
Lutheran Pub lutheranpub.com. ...a theology and culture website that seeks to engage the increasingly regressive culture from a confession Lutheran and biblical perspective.
Olson Family in Africa olsonfamilyinafrica.blogspot.com.
Sean McDowell seanmcdowell.org. ...a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith
Stepping into Eternity toeternity.org. AFLC Pastor Tom Parrish: to practically equip believers with resources and tools that are an accurate reflection of Jesus' mind and will through the Old and New Testament
Vance Christie vancechristie.com. Connecting contemporary Christians with their beneficial heritage of historic Christian biography
What's Wrong with the World whatswrongwiththeworld.net. ...dedicated to the defense of what remains of Christendom, the civilization made by the men of the Cross of Christ

Gardening


Old World Garden Farms oldworldgardenfarms.com. ...two individuals committed to a more simple approach to life, who want to be responsible for a majority of the food we eat, and conserve the resources we consume
This Is My Garden thisismygarden.com. ...a celebration of passionate gardeners around the world!

Human interest


Atlas Obscura atlasobscura.com. ...to inspire wonder and curiosity about the incredible world we all share
Daily Timewaster (C W Swanson) dailytimewaster.blogspot.com. So much good stuff to waste time on...
Dale's Go Running Journal dalelister.wordpress.com. I follow Dale because he is a friend and we used to run together.
Happily Dwell (Naomi Andrews and Megan Valder) happilydwell.com. ...a space to share this passion for joy filled living. We dwell in many ways. Our home is both a physical and emotional dwelling place. In life we dwell from the home we abide in to the mental space we exist in to the spiritual path we pursue.
Sincerity & Sarcasm (Matt Brennan) sincasm.blogspot.com.
Sensible Survival sensiblesurvival.blogspot.com. ...about common sense preparedness for sensible individuals. I blog about how you can prepare for anything from a minor power outage to the end of the world as we know it
The Trek thetrek.co. ...to inspire you to get out and Trek for yourself. Life is too short to compromise on your dreams. We hope that we can serve as that friendly kick in the butt to get you out of your chair and into the mountains! Live big!
Twisted Sifter twistedsifter.com. To educate, entertain, and inspire each and every day.

Marriage and family


Intimacy in Marriage intimacyinmarriage.com. Encouraging Christians toward Healthy Sexual Intimacy
Natasha Crain christianmomthoughts.com. Christian parenting in a secular world
Prepare / Enrich blog.prepare-enrich.com. ...leading relationship inventory and skill-building program used nationally and internationally
Scott Kedersha scottkedersha.com. ...counsel, wisdom, and advice on how to best prepare for marriage and how to establish, build, and strengthen a firm foundation once you're already married
Start Marriage Right startmarriageright.com. Enjoy the wedding. Love the marriage!
Thriving Marriages thrivingmarriages.com. ...encourages, informs, and inspires you to make your marriage the best it can be
True Agape trueagape.net. Nurturing unconditional love

News


Alpha News alphanewsmn.com. important news programming to audiences everywhere in Minnesota
Christian Headlines christianheadlines.com.
Live Action liveaction.org.
World world.wng.org. World Magazine, may need a subscription to read online articles

Pastor Blogs


Adam Weber adamweber.com. Non-denominational pastor at Embrace, Sioux Falls, SD
Boat14 WV boat14wv.wordpress.com. PCA Pastor Kirk Blankenship
Brad Hoefs pastorbrad.blog. AFLC pastor, teacher, international speaker, hope coach, author and mental health advocate
cjhasgoodnews cjhasgoodnews.com. AFLC Pastor Craig Johnson
Dare To Dream pastorpaulanderson.com. Lutheran Pastor Paul Anderson
diatheke diatheke.blogspot.com. Confessional Lutheran Pastor Joseph Abrahamson
God's Word is a Hammer aflcpastorschultz.wordpress.com. AFLC Pastor Nick Schultz
goodnewsforabadworld goodnewsforabadworld.wordpress.com. AFLC Pastor Terry Culler
Just & Sinner patheos.com/blogs/justandsinner. AALC Pastor Jordan Cooper
Musings of a Country Parson predigtamt.wordpress.com. LC-MS Pastor Lincoln Winter
Pastorsamwise pastorsamwise.wordpress.com. AFLC Pstor Sam Wellumson
Preaching the Word pastorkent.blogspot.com. AFLC Pastor Kent Sperry
Servant's Pen servantspen.com. ...five Lutheran (AFLC) pastors. Our goal is to publish content that will strengthen your faith in Christ, increase your knowledge of God's Word, and encourage you to live godly lives
Soliloquium gavinortlund.com. Baptist Pastor Gavin Ortland
Surburg's Blog surburg.blogspot.com. LC-MS Pastor Mark Surburg
Trinity Pastor trinitypastor.blogspot.com. AALC Pastor Nate Hoff
Vassal of the King vassaloftheking.blogspot.com. Bible Church Pastor Geoffrey Kirkland

Pastoral ministry


Carey Nieuwhof careynieuwhof.com. ...former lawyer and founding pastor of Connexus Church
Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation ccef.org/resources/blog/. ...to restore Christ to counseling and counseling to the church by thinking biblically about the issues of living
Ed Stetzer edstetzer.com. Billy Graham Chair of Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College, Dean of the School of Mission, Ministry, and Leadershp at Wheaton College, and Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center
Facts & Trends factsandtrends.net. LifeWay providing Christian leaders with relevant information, practical ministry ideas, and biblical resources
Paul Alexander paulalexanderblog.com. ...pastor, speaker, strategist, and ministry consultant at The Unstuck Group. Most of what I write about focuses on helping churches and ministry leaders take steps to make the vision God has given them become reality
Thom S Rainer thomrainer.com. Growing healthy churches. Together.

Politics and cultural engagement - Christian perspective


The American Conservative theamericanconservative.com. ...to promote a "Main Street" conservatism that opposes unchecked power in government and business; promotes the flourishing of families and communities through vibrant markets and free people; and embraces realism and restraint in foreign affairs based on America's vital national interests
The American Vision americanvision.org. Joel McDurmon: to restore America to its Biblical foundation - from Genesis to Revelation.
BreakPoint breakpoint.org. The Colson Center for Christian Worldview is a ministry that equips Christians to live out their faith with clarity, confidence, and courage in this cultural moment.
Culture Watch billmuehlenberg.com. Bill Muehlengerg...devoted to exploring the major cultural, social and political issues of the day [with] reflection and commentary drawing upon the wealth of wisdom found in the Judeo-Christian tradition
Denny Burk dennyburk.com. Professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College, the undergraduate school of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, [and] Associate Pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church, Louisville
The Five Pilgrims thefivepilgrims.com. Donald T. Williams is R. A. Forrest Scholar and Professor of English at Toccoa Falls College in the Hills of NE Georgia. A dual citizen of Narnia and Middle Earth, he is a border dweller, permanently camped out on the borders between serious scholarship and pastoral ministry, theology and literature, preaching and teaching, Christianity and culture. He is best known as an Inklings scholar and Christian apologist.
Daniel Woodworth is a scientist by trade and a political activist by choice. He received his B.S. in Geology in 2014 from Texas Christian University, and is now a Ph.D. candidate in Geophysics at Rice University, and endeavors to use the same precise logic required for good science to analyze the political scene.
C Phillips.
Imprimis imprimis.hillsdale.edu. Hillsdale College newsletter
Letter & Liturgy letterandliturgy.com. ...a Protestant, evangelical writing initiative. In the words "letter" and "liturgy" are two primary desires for this space: To express the deepest beliefs and practices of the Christian faith in a beautiful, erudite, and literary way. Letter and Liturgy is a place for weighty thinking about God, culture, the Christian life, politics, books, and more.
Life Site News lifesitenews.com.
Pulpit & Pen pulpitandpen.org. Pastor Hall holds to the Second London Baptist Confession (1689). All contributors are Baptist, and most - but not all - hold to the five points of Calvinism. All contributors hold other similar convictions, including a belief in the Scripture's inerrancy, young-Earth creationism, Biblical manhood and womanhood, and a general detestation of skinny jeans
Russell Moore russellmoore.com. ...president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. The ERLC is the moral and public policy entity of the nation's largest Protestant denomination
Stand to Reason str.org. ...trains Christians to think more clearly about their faith and to make an even-handed, incisive, yet gracious defense for classical Christianity and classical Christian values in the public square.
Turing Point Project turningpointproject.com. ...dedicated to educating Catholics and other Americans about the threat from Islam by arming them with the information and analysis necessary to meet the challenge
Wee Flea theweeflea.com. David Robertson is the minister of St Peters Free Church in Dundee Scotland (the church is famous for being the original church of Robert Murray McCheyne) and associate director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity solas-cpc.org.

Politics and cultural engagement


America Thinker americanthinker.com. ...daily internet publication devoted to the thoughtful exploration of issues of importance to Americans...National security in all its dimensions -- strategic, economic, diplomatic, and military -- is emphasized. The right to exist and the survival of the State of Israel are of great importance to us. Business, science, technology, medicine, management, and economics in their practical and ethical dimensions are also emphasized, as is the state of American culture.
Conservative Review conservativereview.com. To cut through the talking points and the smoke and mirrors, Conservative Review® employs two main tools: the Liberty Score® and our conservative commentary.
The Daily Signal dailysignal.com. Heritage Foundation team delivering investigative and feature reporting and the most important political news and commentary...committed to truth and unmatched in knowledge of Washington's politics and policy debates
Dan Bongino bongino.com. A multiple-time New York Times Best Selling author, and the host of the top-rated "The Dan Bongino Show" Podcast, Dan provides frequent commentary on a myriad of issues for The Fox News Channel. Dan is a contributor at CRTV, and he is the host of "We Stand" on NRATV.
Foundation for Economic Education fee.org. FEE's mission is to inspire, educate, and connect future leaders with the economic, ethical, and legal principles of a free society.
Gary Grindler garygindler.wordpress.com. PhD in Theoretical Physics. WWII Historian. Numismatist. World Traveler. Businessman. Algorithmic Stock Trader. XVIII century Classical Liberal = XXI century Conservative. Political Activist. 2A. WARNING! Politically Incorrect Zone.
Hunter Baker hunterbaker.wordpress.com. ...university fellow and and associate professor of political science at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee
Independent Institute: The Beacon blog.independent.org. ...a non-profit, non-partisan, public-policy research and educational organization that shapes ideas into profound and lasting impact through publications, conferences, and effective multi-media programs. Our mission is to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity.
Intellectual Takeout intellectualtakeout.org. ...To serve as a refuge for those who want to pursue truth, rediscover the wisdom and traditions of the past, discuss ideas calmly, and apply what's been learned to their own lives and networks.
Just Facts justfactsdaily.com. ...to publish comprehensive, straightforward, and rigorously documented facts about public policy issues
Louder with Crowder louderwithcrowder.com.
Mercatornet mercatornet.com. ...reframing ethical and policy debates in terms of human dignity, not dollars and cents. We oppose moral relativism, scientism, utilitarianism, and materialism -- in short, any ism which reduces persons to soulless machines.
Michelle Malkin michellemalkin.com. ...senior editor and CRTV as host of "Michelle Malkin Investigates."
Minding the Campus mindingthecampus.org. ...fostering a new climate of opinion that favors civil and honest engagement of all ideas, offering an engaged debate for readers concerned with the state of the modern university and the society it serves
The New American thenewamerican.com. ...guided by our support of the U.S. Constitution and the principles upon which our Constitution is based. Specifically, we want to restore and retain the values and vision that made America great - limited government under the Constitution, the freedoms our Constitution guarantees, and the personal responsibility a free people must exercise to stay free
OpsLens opslens.com. ...daily print and video commentary on the world's most trending and critical stories related to national security, public policy and other matters of state through the lens of experience
OUPblog (Oxford University Press) blog.oup.com. ...the talented authors, staff, and friends of Oxford University Press provide daily commentary on nearly every subject under the sun, from philosophy to literature to economics.
PJ Media pjmedia.com. As a company, we've always felt a special connection to the values which make America special, as well as a dedication to keeping America great for our children and our children's children. That's why our main focus is on the three main areas that will have the most impact on the future of America: politics, parenting and lifestyle.
Public Discourse thepublicdiscourse.com. ...an online publication of the Witherspoon Institute that seeks to enhance the public understanding of the moral foundations of free societies by making the scholarship of the fellows and affiliated scholars of the Institute available and accessible to a general audience
Quillette quillette.com. ...a platform for free thought. We respect ideas, even dangerous ones. We also believe that free expression and the free exchange of ideas help human societies flourish and progress.
Selwyn Duke selwynduke.typepad.com. ...the Sojourner on the Blue Orb
Slow Facts slowfacts.wordpress.com. I have a particular interest in liberty. - Rob Morse
The Stream stream.org. ...a national daily championing freedom, smaller government and human dignity
The Conversation theconversation.com. ...fact-based and editorially independent forum, free of commercial or political bias.

Second Amendment


Concealed Carry concealedcarry.com. ...to empower and prepare 1 million gun owners to act as "sheepdogs" or citizens that are prepared and willing to protect the innocent in our society from the criminals, predators, and terrorists that would feed on our communities.

Spiritual enrichment


Andrea Lynn (Christenson) andreachristenson.com/devotional-writings.
Gary Thomas garythomas.com. ...bestselling author and international speaker whose ministry brings people closer to Christ and closer to others. He unites the study of Scripture, church history, and the Christian classics to foster spiritual growth and deeper relationships within the Christian community.
Still Here and Still His (Jen Erickson) stillhereandstillhis.wordpress.com.
Juli McGowan Boit julimcgowanboit.com. My name is Juli Boit, but in the village where I live in Kenya I am known as Mama Ella. I am a wife, mom, nurse, and follower of Jesus. I help to run a hospice and dream of ways to see justice and mercy lived out around me.
Lutheran Ladies Connection lutheranladiesconnectionwordpress.wordpress.com. Christian women sharing spiritual issues

Theology


Being Lutheran beinglutheran.com. ...seeking to answer the question, "Why do Lutherans believe what they say they believe?" In answering that question, we'll be uncovering the biblical support for several Lutheran doctrinal and theological positions.
The Brothers of John the Steadfast steadfastlutherans.org. ...so that we can better equip men and women to know and defend the apostolic faith
Core Christianity corechristianity.com. ...we aim to answer the hard, unsettling questions of our times with both skeptics and committed Christians in mind. We want to give answers that not only show why Christianity is true, but also why it is good and beautiful.
Cranach: the blog of Veith patheos.com/blogs/geneveith. Gene Edward Veith is a writer and a retired English professor and college administrator and currently the director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary.
the Cripplegate thecripplegate.com. ...a small attempt to continue the tradition that [Puritan era Baptists and Calvanists who met at London's Cripplegate] started by giving a place for like-minded Christians and pastors to share their thoughts about ministry, theology, and issues that affect the church today, in a way that will bring encouragement and clarity to those who read it
Crossway crossway.org. ...to publish gospel-centered, Bible-centered content that will honor our Savior and serve his Church
From Geneva to Wittenberg g2witt.blogspot.com.
The Gospel Coalition thegospelcoalition.org. ...a fellowship of evangelical churches in the Reformed tradition deeply committed to renewing our faith in the gospel of Christ and to reforming our ministry practices to conform fully to the Scriptures
Gottesdienst gottesdienst.org/gottesblog. The Journal of Lutheran Liturgy
Postcards from Palookaville alliancenet.org/mos/postcards-from-palookaville. Carl Trueman
Table Talk Magazine tabletalkmagazine.com. Initially, serving as the Ligonier Ministries newsletter...to challenge and encourage readers to dig deeper into the Word of God in order that their lives may be transformed through the renewing of their minds (Rom. 12:1-2).
Theology Like a Child (Nathan Rinne) infanttheology.wordpress.com.
Weekly Luther academic.cphblogs.com/weekly-luther.