Here is a growing basket full of interesting, provocative, informative, and playful sites worth keeping an eye on. I’m a avid learner from people of various backgrounds and traditions. I don’t like living in a box, so this selection is decidedly diverse. So, you’re not apt to agree with them all. But you can learn from them all, even while holding your own convictions and practices.
There in no particular order of priority. Kind of like a basket of random things–you never know what you’ll pull out.
Tony Jones is an author, theologian, commentator on spirituality, church, and society.
Speaking of Faith with interviewer Krista Tippet from American Public Radio. Tippet’s not only a gifted interviewer, but brings out the most interesting things from the most interesting people.
Contemplative Outreach is a global community practicing Centering Prayer based on the teachings of Fr. Thomas Keating.
Alan Creech a Catholic blogger on the edge of culture, mysticism, and art.
Orthodox Prayer a site dedicated to offer simple tools from the historic Eastern Orthodox tradition for modern Christians.
St. Vladimir’s–a handy little primer on practicing the Jesus Prayer today.
Mindsight Institute is an educational organization devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, and institutions through a scientific emphasis on the mind and well-being.
Adam Cleaveland (Pomomusings) a Presbyterian and emergent leader writing on all kinds of things.
Anamcara a site dedicated to exploring the rich spiritual tradition of the Christian mystics for contemporary life.
Zen Habits–simple practices for a clutter free life that supports an active spirituality.
Paul Fromont (Prodigal Kiwi(s) Blog) a New Zealander blogger with insights on faith and culture.
St Macarius Monastery (Egypt), the place of deep, inner transformation for me.
Doug Pagitt, author, theologian, and leader of a holistic Christian community and advocate for a new global Christianity
Jonny Baker is an emergent leader in the UK with innovating practicing for a new generation.
Cynthia Bourgeault, an Episcopalian, teaches Christian contemplative practices while learning from other traditions.
Alan Roxburg is guiding church leaders into a robust missional engagement with the world around us.
Brain McLaren works to foster a global Christianity for the 21st century.
The New Camaldoli Hermitage on California’s Big Sur coast, where I am an oblate–that means I’m a Presbyterian who’s also Catholic.
Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury who’s working to hold the Anglicans together in challenging times.
James Finley, a Roman Catholic monk turned psycho-therapist, once learned directly from Thomas Merton.
Dumb Little Man–tips that will save you money, increase your productivity, or simply keep you sane
Network of Spiritual Progressives, just what the name says.
Thich Nhat Hanh, contemporary Buddhist priest inspiring contemplative communities around the world.