Problogger had a great idea about creating a “watch list” for 2010. Seeing that I’m a faith blogger (amongst other things), I thought I’d compile a list of the faith bloggers to watch (and read) in the year ahead.
No real criteria was used in picking this list outside of a “hunch.” I expect that the people on this list will have a big year in the Christian blogosphere in 2010. That’s about it.
So here they are, in no particular order:
1. Daniel Berman
Honestly? I like most everything Daniel tweets. He’s informative, funny, and timely. His blog posts are short and to the point. Plus, he dabbles in a field that you can never know too much about: Communication. On the web: DanielCBerman.com
2. Jon Acuff
You may not know his name, but you know his website. Three words: Stuff. Christians. Like. Jon is the mastermind behind the site and all the effort shows: He’s one of the most prolific and popular bloggers out there. Jon’s got a book coming out soon and once it does … Well … Let’s just say Jon will be able to quit his day job. He’s smart, funny, faithful and pokes fun at the dumb things Christians do with a grace that is hard to replicate. On the web: StuffChristiansLike.net
3. Margaret Feinberg
I don’t know much about Margaret, but I do know this: She’s in tight with Walter Bruggemann. Anybody with the clout to hang with Walter (both physically and intellectually) is okay in my book. Her writing is sharp and to-the-point. Her website is simply gorgeous. Shen gently challenges what is with what could be. Margaret is smartÃ¢â‚¬â€œI like that. Watch for great things from this one in 2010. On the web: MargaretFeinberg.com
4. John Saddington
Again, the name may not be immediately recognizable, but you’d know his work. John Saddigton, a.k.a. Human3rror, is a blogging legend. He’s a phenom, basically. John’s got some great blogs, but I think 2010 is his year because of his skill in WordPress coding. My prediction? John will release some themes this year that will change the way WordPress is used. He’s that good. On the web: Human3rror.com and ChurchCrunch.com
5. Tyler Braun
Tyler’s young and he’s got passionÃ¢â‚¬â€œtwo key ingredients that will make him fun to watch in 2010. I’ve had the chance to guest post on his blog a few times, so I’ve enjoyed watching how he writes and interacts with his readers. He’s got a sharp mind and his posts are shortÃ¢â‚¬â€œa good combo. Tyler’s a blogger to watch because he’s got a theological education and he knows how to use it. He’s proving that seminary Ã¢â€°Â cemetery. On the web: ManOfDepravity.com
6. David Housholder
I like Dave because he’s incredibly brilliant but writes with such clarity that you don’t feel like he’s talking down to you. He’s a pastor who can communicate complex truths of Scripture in a sentence. That’s hard to do. He’s one to watch in 2010 because of the insight he brings to the table regarding the impending demise of denominationalism. Dave’s been there, done that, got the t-shirt to prove it. On the web: Dave Housholder Live From Robinwood Church
7. BeDeviant Contributors
That’s right. This unruly band of bloggers are going to become ones to watch for what they bring to the table here at BeDeviant.com. We had over 30 people respond to our initial push for contributorsÃ¢â‚¬â€œawesome! Some posts have been pushed out from these DeviantsÃ¢â‚¬â€œbut look for more to come! These are people who desire to “think differently” and honor God in all that they do. On the web: BeDeviant.com Contributors
That’s who I’m watching. These are the people who I think we’ll see big things from in 2010. They’re sharp, smart, committed, faithful and passionate.
But that’s my list. Who are you watching and why? Who do you expect big things from in 2010?
Share your list in the comments!