Sunday, November 21, 2010

First Things' 50 Best Blogs of 2010

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Sez First Things' Joe Carter:
Listed below are the top 50 blogs that I have found to be the most convicting, enlightening, frustrating, illuminating, maddening, stimulating, right-on and/or wrongheaded during 2010.
The selection process is, by necessity, intensely personal and unapologetically subjective. There are a number of blogs that are written by brilliant thinkers and stylists yet, for one reason or another, have not captured my imagination in the way that the blogs on this list have done.
The list is also reflective of my rather narrow field of interests and associations. The bloggers that are included are primarily from the conservative wing of evangelicalism and Catholicism. There is also a peculiar range of focus. Religion, philosophy, and economic blogs are overrepresented, for example, while sports, tech, and pop culture blogs are all but excluded. (Blogs from the First Things family (The Anchoress, Evangel, Postmodern Conservative, Spengler, and Secondhand Smoke) were also not included since it is a given that they are among the best.)
While the entire list won’t be to everyone’s taste, there is something to be gained from searching out the unfamiliar names. Each is worthy of being included on any list of essential blog reading.
The following (listed in alphabetical order) are First Things' 50 best blogs of 2010.

Hint: Edward Feser's blog makes the list.
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"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"