Inspirational People & Communities

A picture of Jon Carl Lewis, smiling at you!

People and communities who have profoundly influenced my life…

Richard Rohr. Read more about Fr. Richard on his page at the Center for Action and Contemplation website.

Cynthia Bourgeault. Read more about Cynthia Bourgeault at her website.

Jersak, Brad. Patristic scholar and author of A More Christlike God: A More Beautiful Gospel. I heard him interviewed on the Nomad Podcast where he spoke about the harmony between charismatic gifts and contemplation. He worships and teaches in an Eastern orthodox tradition. His website is at Noted Fri, 07 Dec 2018.

To look at Jesus—especially on the Cross (1 John 4:8)—is to behold the clearest depiction of the God who is self-giving, radically forgiving, co-suffering love. I’ve come to believe that Jesus alone is perfect theology.

Brad Jersak, A More Christlike God.

The Nomads is an online community with a podcast where they interview people of faith on the cutting edge. The tagline on their website reads: “Stumbling through the post-Christendom wilderness, looking for signs of hope.” Noted Fri, 07 Dec 2018.

Patheos (Progressive Christian) is an online community focusing on faith and culture from a progressive Christian viewpoint. Patheos also has other communities such as Evangelical, Catholic, Nonreligious, et al. Noted Sat, 27 April 2019.

Zahnd, Brian. Author of Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God: The Scandalous Truth of the Very Good News. Noted Fri, 07 Dec 2018.

So what do you think? Any persons or communities you would like to recommend? Please comment, below, or email me your suggestions at