"the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time..." -- Kerouac

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Brights Lights, Big City

This week we move -- possibly ill-advisedly -- to the back room of the Wood'n Tap on Sisson Avenue in Hartford.
This is what the syllabus says we should be doing:
Nov. 10. Specialties and special uses. Law. The arts. Medicine. Science. Yoga. Faith. How subcultures and interest groups find special uses for blogging.
But I think that's almost too big a topic. I'd like us to start off, anyway, reading blogs about faith -- all kinds of religious pursuits (inluding semi-sprititual stuff like yoga). If you've seen anything interesting, post some recommendatios or email them to me.
First starters, dip your toe in the world of Christian blogs:
do this serious one

this not-so-serious one

this impish one

and a more serious one

Also, click around and use some of the blog-studying blogs. See if you can figure how big a movement, on the internet, this is.


At 10:20 AM, Anonymous blog browser said...

The Christian Alliance for Progress is a group that seeks to counter the influence of the religious right. (And it has a blog.) There is also a directory of progressive Christian blogs (right column), including I Am Christian Too.

At 4:18 PM, Blogger coturnix said...

A good starting point are religion-related carnivals.

At 5:53 PM, Blogger Aldon Hynes said...

Wow. This is weird. The Directory of Progressive Christian blogs is hosted by none other than yours truly. I rarely login to it, other than to double check that it is running smoothly. It was set up by a friend of mine down in Texas.

A bit off topic, I wanted to let any of you that happen to visit the site over the weekend, that Sunday night, we will be 'live blogging' the West Wing debate over at

If you are a West Wing fan, stop by.

At 12:56 PM, Blogger Brett said...

Would you rather we had the blog class in church?

At 6:33 AM, Blogger Brandon said...


Just swinging through. Thanks for the plug. (I'm Brandon from Bad Christian).

If you ever post notes to your class I'd love to have a look-see what you all chatted about in regard to the way religious blogs adapt the medium for their own purposes.

Fascinating stuff here!

At 2:23 PM, Blogger Brett said...

I really like this jewish blog:

It's humorous and doesn't take itself too seriously.

At 7:22 PM, Blogger shante said...

This is so much more polished and polite than I'm used to!

At 7:38 PM, Blogger coturnix said...

Also try the other Brandon, at Siris.

At 8:45 AM, Blogger John Rush said...


I suppose the semester's wrapping up...

It was interesting and fun to be swept up in the conversation.

All the best.

anvil and fire


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