Best Spiritual Blogs
Beliefnet's picks for the coolest, most interesting faith-based weblogs.spiritual and religious blogs in Beliefnet's new feature, Blog Heaven.
The web can be an overwhelming place, especially when it comes to blogs. Blogs (short for weblogs) can be anything from personal diaries to daily screeds about current events. Most blogs are written by regular folks with strong opinions and a considerable amount of free time. While the most famous blogs (Andrew Sullivan's The Daily Dish, Slashdot, Gawker) tend to be in the political, technical, or media arenas, spiritual bloggers are increasingly carving out their own section of the blogosphere.
Like most blogs, faith-based blogs tend to be highly opinionated and often include funny personal anecdotes. But their content is also unique--many spiritual blogs are written by people seriously engaging with and struggling with their faith. Some bloggers write specifically about sacred texts (check outDylan's Lectionary Blog
or theHadeeth blog
). Others are more culturally oriented, covering the ways faith intersects with the arts and politics.
Not every spiritual blog is worth reading, of course. Many blogs aren't updated frequently; others are updated far too often with everyday minutiae. Some blogs function as the daily organs of established media outlets or institutes. Beliefnet has chosen to highlight some of the best spiritual blogs on the web. These blogs are all worth checking in with daily or weekly. The list is far from exhaustive--with seemingly endless numbers of blogs for every religion (for example, thislist of Quaker blogs