Sometimes, information and conversation about religion in America shows up in unlikely places. Such an unlikely place is the blogosphere represented by The Huffington Post. An entire section of blogs about faith appear in the “Religion in America” section. Writers represent a diverse background. The Jewish tradition is represented by Rabbi Eric Yoffle, among others. Interfaith dialogue is represented by Eboo Patel, while Christian perspectives are delivered by the likes of Dorothy Butler Bass. If there is a worldview tilt to the posts, it is somewhat modern or even postmodern, and almost always civil, if also provocative. I picture the local United Church of Christ and the city-rooted Reformed Synagogue finding articles and posts that will both challenge and enlighten public forums. New posts arrive weekly. Each post is tagged with terms that will lead the reader to related blogs. So, the site is user-friendly and will allow you to dig deeper, if that is your goal.
Reviewed by Tim Shapiro