Michael Spencer (aka iMonk) has become my favorite Baptist blogger. That's because he is ecumenical in the catholic sense, seeking to mine the gold of all the Christian traditions, without being a relativist or soft-pedaling the truth. And he's best when analyzing his own tradition in a "Let's have a family talk" sort of way, because he's humble enough to see what others don't let themselves see, and courageous enough to know it must be said. He's the Evangelicals' gadfly, as Socrates was to the Athenians, but with a twist of Thomas Merton meets Wendell Berry.
His latest post, titled "On Being Too God-Centered", is a perfect example, and well worth reading. The underlying problem he is addressing is closely related to the three philosophical assumptions I addressed in "The Gospel and the Paradox of Glory."
"Let unity, the greatest good of all goods, be your preoccupation." - St. Ignatius of Antioch (Letter to St. Polycarp)