Here you will find various links to websites that you might find both inspiring and educational.
United Methodist Church Links
Inspirational & Spiritual Links
Christian Authors & Bloggers
- Devo'Zine is a devotional magazine designed for youth and published by Upper Room Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee.
It is written by teenagers and by adults who work with and care about teens.
- Method X is an online community where young adults (college to 30's) can indentify and explore their relationship
with God and with others.
- The Christian Century is an excellent magazine that takes an honest look at the church and issues that face the church from society. Their website states
that they magazine "examines the issues of politics and cultures as well as theology," and "pays attention to the challenges of faith that arise in our everyday lives."
- Sojourners is a magazine about faith, politics, and culture founded and published by Jim Wallis. Wallis is critical of both Democrats and Republicans and says that Christians
should become politically active in ways that do not give in to traditionall liberal and conservative political agendas.
- Explore Faith is a website dedicated to an open, non-judgemental, private place for anyone interested in exploring spiritual issues. Their goal
is to help one's journey in faith by providing rich and varied material about God, faith, and spirituality.
- Journey With Jesus is an e-zine by Daniel B. Clendenin based on scripture passages from the Revised Common Lectionary. Clendenin
states that he focuses on "essays, books, film, poetry, and music.
- The World in Prayer is a ministry of the Epsicopal Church of St. John the Baptist in Lodi, California which has prayers addressing
issues in the news. If you want to know what we need to be praying about, try visiting this site. New prayers are compiled and posted every Thursday.
- Brian McLaren is an author, speaker, pastor, and leader in the emerging church movement - a post modern "conversation"
about how the church can reach out to un-churched younger people.
- Tony Campolo is a progressive evangelical Baptist author, and activist who teaches at Eastern Pennsylvania.
He is not your stereotypical evangelical or educator. Tony believes in living out faith and not just talking about it.
- Ted Dekker is a popular author of "suspenseful christian fiction." Ted is the son of missionaries John and Helen Dekker,
whose incredible story of life among headhunters in Indonesia has been told in several books. Surrounded by the vivid colors of the jungle and a
myriad of cultures, each steeped in their own interpretation of life and faith, Dekker received a first-class education on human nature and behavior.
This, he believes, is the foundation of his writing.
- Beth Quick is a very insightful pastor in upstate New York. Her blog includes thoughts on what she has read, what goes on in the church,
and relgion in culture.
- Bishop Will Willimon writes a blog called "A Peculiar Prophet." Bishop Willimon served as the Dean of Duke Chapel before becoming
Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is so prolific in his writing that it has been said Bishop Willimon has never had
a productive thought that has not been published.
- Gordon Atkinson does Real Live Preacher as the pastor of a moderate Baptist church in San Antonio, Texas. He states his only goal in
having a blog was "to write honestly and well."