Progressive Church of Christ Blogs and Groups

Dear readers,

This is a list of blogs and discussion groups of particular value to members of the progressive Churches of Christ. Please post recommendations for other sites to be added (author, blog name, link).

Here are the rules:

  • No university, college, or preacher school sites.
  • No congregational sites (but a link to an included page with excellent writing would be fine).
  • No personal blogs (no kittens, babies, or breakfast posts).
  • Only blogs from within the Restoration Movement.
  • Only theological sort of things. It’s not enough that the author is a member of a Church of Christ if he’s writing about politics, welding, or gardening.
  • No vitriol. No blogs that are hateful toward Bush or Obama. (There are some very un-Christian things being said in the name of Christ. Please stop.)
  • No password protected sites.
  • No legalism.

These are posted without recommendation or endorsement.

I encourage you comment in favor of any site you enjoy below. Please, nothing critical here. (But do let me know if I’ve posted something outside the guidelines. I tried to check, but it’s a LOT of blogs.)



60 Responses to Progressive Church of Christ Blogs and Groups

  1. Donald Crane says:

    It would be an honor to have my sight considered for addition to the list.


  2. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    Very happy to add your blog to the list. May God bless many through your work.

  3. Jay:

    It would be an honor to be included on your site. My site is

    Blessings to you.

  4. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    Glad to add you to the list.

  5. Lee Daniels says:

    I recommend Bob Odle’s “Life in a New Millennium – reflections from a dazed sojourner”:
    Bob’s blog inspires and humbles me – he’s all about reverent, faithful, humble obedience to God – without the trappings of our heritage.

  6. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    Thanks. I’ve added Bob’s blog to the list.

  7. wjcsydney says:

    Jay, some of these no longer exist. Rex Boyles, Les Ferguson, Bobby Cohoon, A Better View…

  8. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:

    Thanks, Wendy. I’ve gone through and purged the dead blogs and corrected some changed URLs. Very much appreciated.

  9. Tyler Ellis says:

    I too would be honored to be included on the list:
    I’m a Campus Minister at the University of Delaware, on staff with Newark Church of Christ.

  10. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    I’ve added you to the site. Thanks for letting us know about your blog.

  11. Harold Vann says:

    Thank you so very much for the listing of Unity in Diversity by Carl Ketcherside. Since discovering him I have read many of his writings and have come to the conclusion we have missed the meaning of “The Gospel”. From there I reviewed the Matthew 25 description of the judgement scene and these two have changed my life. God knocked and finally I have let Him in.
    Thanks for your web page resource.

  12. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    I’m a big fan of Ketcherside. He’s one of the best writers the Restoration Movement has produced.

  13. Please take a look at and see if it meets your standards.

  14. How ’bout this one:
    The View From The West Mesa

  15. brothercm says:


    I would love for you to check my blog out and potentially post it. I’d also like to somehow link to yours…I’m not fluent in WordPress-ese :(

  16. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    I’ve added a link to your blog in my list of progressive blogs.

    PS — Go to Links in the WordPress administrative page. Create the links you want to post. Then go to Appearance/Widgets and drag a Links widget to the place you want the Blogroll to appear on your page.

    PPS — Check out my 30 Tips on Christian Blogging — from a very long time ago —

  17. brothercm says:

    Great! Thank you, Jay. I’ll give it my best shot.

  18. keijo says:

    God bless you all in peaceful joy for us all in grace today and be used of the Lord are our thankgiving and praise and power to move whole heaven among us for Jesus blood case, thanks and bless and take toward revival right now for Christ,keijo sweden

  19. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    I’ve added you to the list. Thanks for letting me know about your blog.


    I’ve also purged a few blogs no longer active. If I purged someone in error, please let me know.

  20. Rusty Woods says:

    Jay, I’d love to be included in your list. I’m writing a good deal about shame and faith. This is certainly a component of works based churches many of us grew up in. Would love to connect with more people via your site. Thanks for all the great link and articles you’ve got posted!

    Mine is

  21. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:

    Rusty, Thanks for letting me know about your writing. It looks to me like you’re running two blogs at the same site, the rustywoods blog and the Shame Revolt blog, and so I’ve created two separate links. Let me know if I’ve misunderstood your intent.

  22. Hey, Jay. Can World Convention get on this list?

  23. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    I’m flattered that you’d ask, but it’s not a blog or even blog-ish. On the other hand, I’m taken with the Events page at (and frustrated that date and place of the next convention has apparently not yet been determined). I’m thinking that I’ll create a link at the top of every page pointing to your Events page. And that would be far better than being in the blogs list.

  24. Shell says:


    I’d love to be included in your blog list.

    Thank you for considering it.


  25. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    I’ve added your blog to the list but would like to include your last name if I may. I couldn’t find your name on the blog, and if you want to be anonymous, that’s alright.

  26. Philip sims says:

    I would be honored to have my feeble blog listed, In His service, phil sims

  27. I don’t know if this is what you’re looking for, but I write about church a lot. (Although, I have been known to throw a personal story in here and there.) :)

  28. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:

    Kaitlin, Thanks for the link. I’ve added you to the list.

  29. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:

    Philip, I’ve added you, as well — although I hesitated after reading the horrific pun “Phil Us Up!”

  30. Philip Sims says:


  31. Shell says:

    Thanks Jay! I emailed you today. It’s Michele Kellis.

  32. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:

    Thanks, Shell — the women are starting to catch up in the blog world.

  33. brunohughes says:

    Jay, please consider adding my humble blog to your roster, “Brennan’s Beating Heart: A Blog of Christian Spirituality” by Brennan T. Hughes. Several of the bloggers on your list can vouch for me, so I can provide references if needed. @brenhughes. Thanks!

  34. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:

    brunohughes, I’ve added your blog to the list. And thanks for giving me all the info needed to make the addition.

  35. brunohughes says:

    Thank you very much, Jay. The link on your list does not currently appear to be working, though.

  36. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:

    Bruno, Thanks for letting me know. It’s fixed. I think.

  37. brunohughes says:

    Thanks, Jay. You’re the best!

  38. Brian Casey says:

    Glad to have found this site. Would you please consider adding my blog to your good list? Brian Casey at Thank you.

  39. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    Very happy to oblige, despite my distaste for rutabagas, even occasional ones.

  40. Brian Casey says:

    Thanks so much for the consideration. Truth be told, I’m partial to blueberries and tomatoes, but rutabagas can be entertaining, if not informative to the palate. :-)

  41. ozziepete says:

    Jay, thanks for your work here. I’d be appreciative if you’d add my blogs to your list. also


  42. Hey Jay. I think my blog was listed at one point. I’m not sure what happened, but I’m still writing (if infrequently). I’d appreciate being added to your list since I consider myself a “progressive restoration movement blogger.” My blog is here:

  43. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    Glad to restore your Restoration blog.

  44. Emily Thomas says:

    We would love to be included in your list.

    Crosspointe Church

  45. outwest says:

    Hi… I’m Brian Peacock, former ACU missions student and youth minister in Grand Junction, Colorado, and I have a blog that focuses on issues related theology, the Bible, and other issues related to Churches of Christ. I think it fits your criteria pretty well. Don’t have a ton of readers yet, but I’d love to be part of your list.

  46. gloriaann says:

    Hi. I’m Gloria Bean, and am a member of South Yukon Church of Christ in Yukon, OK. I’ve recently begun writing children’s Bible story books, the first two of which are part of my “The Beginning to the End” series. I’m hoping it’s alright to post this information here. These two books, as well as another that isn’t part of this series, are available at I also have a blog at I would love it if you would leave me a comment. I’ll answer back. Thanks.

  47. Ray Downen says:

    I’m surprised to see Carl Ketcherside and Cecil Hook listed since both are deceased. I wonder if it’s accurate to list Al Maxey since what he’s now promoting is not Christian doctrine but rather is Baptist baptism of people who were saved by faith alone. It’s good to see many listed that I’ve not known of.

    My days seldom have more than 24 hours in them, and that’s not enough time to become acquainted with ALL the good writers and thinkers among us. I’m glad to know of Jay Guin. I first heard of Jay from a brother at a Tulsa Workshop several years ago. I now can recommend Jay Guin as a seeker after truth and a teacher of truth.

    I admired Carl Ketcherside. I like Leroy Garrett. Cecil Hook thought and taught wisely. I also recommend the CHRISTIAN STANDARD monthly publication as a promoter of truth, with frequent excellent articles on Bible topics. Did I mention that we are blessed to be able to listen to sermons on the internet by Rick Atchley at the Hills church in Ft. Worth, Texas?

    The e-mail discussion list I host is not a blog but includes frequent viewpoints by brothers/sisters in Christ. It’s Viewpoint Discussion List with some signing up for only once-a-week e-mails and others for all that are sent out. Anyone can join by sending an e-mail with the subject, “Subscribe Viewpoint Discussions” to

  48. You might consider and for inclusion. I am a retired Church History professor associated with the Independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. My recent book A History of the American Restoration Movement is available on My blog is a conglomeration of insights about the directions taken by the independents although I’ve occasionally thrown in a few political comments and personal notes.

  49. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    Both links have been added. Happy to have you on the list.

  50. TY for your critique of Muscle and Shovel Jay. And also your book Do We Teach Another Gospel. They have helped me understand the CoC even more. I am not CoC but would like to recommend a Facebook group that is run by progressive CoC that allow all CoC’s and non-CoC’s to participate. And they have a good admin team that forbids personal attacks profusely.

    It’s an open public group called,,, Church of Christ – Open Discussion.

    It’ a really good group.

  51. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    Thanks for the recommendation. I’ve added them to the list.

  52. Dennis says:

    Hi. I’m a Disciples of Christ pastor in Minnesota. Is there a gathering of progressive CoC’s in this area? I’d like to talk to them. Thanks.

  53. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    Probably. It looks like you’re in the Minneapolis area. That’s a long way from my home, but maybe a reader or two can make a referral.

  54. Joe Butler says:

    I Would be humbled if you could take the time to read and consider my blog for your site.

    Joe Butler

  55. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    Happy to add to the list.

  56. Eddie says:

    Would you consider adding to the list?

    Thank you,

  57. Profile photo of Jay Guin Jay Guin says:


    Happy to do so.

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