My goodness! I was surprised and honored to learn that by dear friend and colleague, Dr. Rick Stuckwisch, had listed my blog as a blog that makes him think at his blog Thinking Out Loud. Then I discovered I was also mentioned by Susan over at Susan\'s Pendulum. So, I believe I am supposed to name five blogs that I would list as making me think. Well, that's not too hard except for narrowing down to just five. I read lots of blogs each day and enjoy each one a great deal. But here are five that I have learned from:
Father John Fenton\'s blog - Father John is an outstanding homilist and a great student of the Fathers. Although there will be things that I don't agree with from time to time (to be expected, since he is an Orthodox priest and I a Lutheran pastor), I find his insights refreshing.
The Unknown Lutheran - Unknown (ha!) is a favorite. A Lutheran layman who is hooked like yours truly on EWTN and has the dream of starting up such a project that would show the world about the Lutheran Church. He's promised me a job someday when he wins the lottery, but threatens to make me hang out with kids shooting hoops (what kind of a gun do you shoot them with?) and he consistently calls me a dog. Well, I love him anyway. Check it out!
David Schütz\'s Site - David is a former Lutheran pastor from Oz and he is currently a Roman Catholic layman. I enjoy his insights - always balanced and fair. He's a big Ratzinger fan (along with someone else I won't name).
Adam\'s site - Adam is a parishioner of my good friend, Fr. Heath Curtis, and Adam is a recent convert to Lutheranism. I love his theological wrestlings and "ahas."
Last but not least:
Josh\'s site - my friend Chris Jones pointed me toward Josh some time ago, I believe, and I was impressed immediately. An articulate and bright (as in very!) young man who is not afraid to engage Lutheranism in some very uncomfortable questions and to offer some stunning insights along the way. Josh is a straight-shooter. He just says what he thinks. I like that about him.
Now there were SO many others I wanted to mention, but I notice that many of them have already been named (back track through the ones I listed). Cyberbrethren ranks up there, Cyberstones, Incarntus Est, Esgetology, Necessary Roughness, BOC Blog, and a pile of others. Chris Jones, by the way, would have been at the top of the pile IF HE EVER GETS AROUND TO WRITING AGAIN!!!