Culture & Public Life
A daily selection of the most interesting reading on the web. If you only check one portal a day, this has to be it. Fantastic array of research sources as well. Be well informed, be thoughtful, be cultured. Here it is on one page.
An independent, non-denominational research organization that promotes the public understanding of historic Christianity by employing the best in scholarship via the best in media.
A great site for international and interfaith perspectives on the widest range of issues facing religious communities, especially politics and ethics, culture and society. Really high quality stuff here.
First Things is published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life, an interreligious, nonpartisan research and education institute whose purpose is to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society.
Alternative media, social critique, commando hit style reporting on every burning and crazy social issue, movement, outrage around the world. This is not journalism, it's informed, performance art made possible by phone cameras, social conscience, and dangerous courage. Explore.
Science & Faith
We create forums for the exploration of true life. We seek to inspire the shapers of tomorrow's culture to connect their hardest questions with the person and story of Jesus Christ.
BioLogos represents the harmony of science and faith. It addresses the central themes of science and religion and emphasizes the compatibility of Christian faith with scientific discoveries about the origins of the universe and life.
The Trinity Forum programs and publications offer resources for leaders to consider together the big ideas that have shaped Western civilization and the Christian faith that has animated its highest achievements.
An Interactive Library, offering new views on complex issues from science, ethics, philosophy, and religion. Here you'll find extensive resources on the evolution/creation controversy, biomedical ethical challenges, and much more.
The stated purpose of the ASA is "to investigate any area relating Christian faith and science" and "to make known the results of such investigations for comment and criticism by the Christian community and by the scientific community."
Another site that explores the unifying reality behind spiritual & scientific thought. For those who realize that the war between science and faith, between religion and culture is a huge waste of time, this is a great starting point.
The Arts, Creativity & Big Ideas
The Work Of the People is a community of artists who create visual media for the church to re-orient God's people around Jesus' good news and mission to make all things new.
It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. A must for surfing the brink of the future.
Big Think is a global forum connecting people and ideas. We know that there are just 24 hours in a day, that you are bombarded with information, and that the bombardment will only escalate. We've selected the very best to make it easier.
To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.
Ben Myers is an Australian scholar, teaching systematic theology at Charles Sturt University's School of Theology in Sydney. His blog, Faith & Theology is among the best sources for conversations about theology, books and culture.
You don't have to be a Calvinist. But if you must, you won't find a better blog to train you in this great worldview. Paul Helm is one of the best. Check it out.
Patheos.com is the premier online destination to engage in the global dialogue about religion and spirituality and to explore and experience the world's beliefs. Patheos is the website of choice for the millions of people looking for credible and balanced information about religion.
Wright is not always right, but he's a hugely important voice in contemporary Biblical theology. Wherever your travel, you keep bumping into him and he won't let you pass until you think and feel deeply about Scripture and tradition.
Peter's page is a huge education in all aspects of church theology. A thoughtful, pastoral mind with powerful insight. Leithart is not afraid to challenge any sacred taboos. Another important site to check daily for nuggets of gold.
Philosophy & Politics
An excellent index of short articles on scientists and philosophers of note with a focus on questions of freedom and determinacy as well as general epistemological concerns. Excellent place to get generally acquainted.
PN is a good monthly showcase of contemporary philosophical concerns. Written in a non-technical manner, PN handles well many ideas and theories impinging upon current events and public interest. Recommended.