Since I began to write my own Blog on Wisdom from The Lord of The Rings at the end of 2012 I have also begun to discover what other people are writing. Some of the Blogs are about subjects connected to my own work while others are written by people whose work I respect and admire.
I have been following Malcolm Guite's work since finding his wonderful lectures on The Inklings on You Tube. Malcolm is a priest, musician and poet based in Cambridge, England. His Blog keeps you up to date with work he is engaged in and often contains his wonderful poetry. You can find it at http://malcolmguite.wordpress.com/blog/
Those of you who read my Blog will know that Richard comments on my work more than anyone else and that this often leads to fascinating conversations. Richard currently teaches New Testament at Newman University and when I worked for the Diocese of Worcester we often worked together. His postings are often a kind of prose poetry and always work on my imagination in powerful ways. You can find it at http://ofrainstorms.blogspot.co.uk/
Matthew Lynch and Jonathan Coleman
Matthew and Jonathan are both students of theology in Birmingham and call their work The Challenges of Authentic Faith. They are writing some really thoughtful stuff and it is challenging. How do we develop an authentic faith & spirituality in contemporary society & is there a place for the traditional denominations? You can find their work at http://thechallengesofauthenticfaith.wordpress.com
Sørina teaches in the United States and is currently working on Charles Williams who was a member of The Inklings, the group of writers and scholars to which both CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien also belonged. My sense is that a deeper understanding of Charles Williams will lead us to a better understanding of the work of The Inklings as a whole. Sørina's work has also encouraged me to begin to read Williams again and it is powerful and heady stuff! You can find her work at http://theoddestinkling.mymiddleearth.com
J Bibi publishes her work under the title of Power to the Soul. She is a poet based in England influenced by Khalil Gibran, Rumi, Hafiz and D.H Lawrence but brings that influence to bear on rich reflections on her own life experience. You can find her work at http://jbibi.blogspot.co.uk/
You can also find a number of other blogs that I follow on my blogging site at Wisdom from The Lord of the Rings