Jonathan D. Blundell

husband. father. blogger. podcaster. author. storyteller.


Jonathan Blundell

husband. father. blogger. podcaster. author. storyteller.

my blog | my podcast | my novel | we live simply | twitter
email | skype: jdblundell | google talk: jdblundell


The 411:

I’m passionate about building spaces of grace and encouraging others to do the same. I love telling stories online through my blog and weekly podcast. I recently self-published my first novel, St. Peter’s Brewery which tells the story of finding community in unlikely places. In January 2010, I also begun publishing a new web site, We Live Simply, which focuses on simplifying our lives for the sake of others. I dig great beats; U2; strong, dark, FairTrade Coffee; Tito’s Vodka and Johnny Walker on the rocks… among other things.

Let’s connect and see how I can help you tell your story!

What I’m Doing:

Following Jesus
Loving my Wife
Loving my Twin Boys
Telling Stories
Building Spaces of Grace
Learning to Love Others
Attempting to Simplify

Hire me:

Along with my many projects, I also do freelance writing, speaking, voice over work and web design.

Some of my recent work:

Let’s connect and see how I can help you tell your story!


Twitter is greatness: @jdblundell

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What I like


I’m a huge fan of WordPress for both blogging and using as a CMS. While I’m partial to self-hosted WordPress sites, I’ve also used the free sites as well. If you have questions about using either option, feel free to drop me a note and I’ll be glad to answer any questions.

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Web hosting

I’ve used a friend for webhosting and I’ve tried GoDaddy but now I’ve moved all my sites to Hostgator. Their uptime has been great, their admin/control panel is super easy to use, their customer support has been great (even with WordPress related issues) and their prices start at just $4.95 a month! I honestly can’t think of a single thing I haven’t liked about moving my sites to their servers. Plus — their servers are 100% green! Doesn’t get much better than that!

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WordPress Premium Themes

While I’ve built most of my sites off of the default themes that come with WordPress, I’m also a fan of the Standard Theme from John Saddington and his team at 8bit.

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31 days to build a better blog – by Darren Rowse

simplify – by Joshua Becker

Inside Out Simplicity – by Joshua Becker

Simply Car Free – by Tammy Strobel

The Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life – by Leo Babauta

Buck Naked Marriage – Corey Allan

St. Peter’s Brewery – my novel

Addition by Adoption and The Least of These – by Kevin Hendricks

Blue Like Jazz and Searching for God Knows What – Donald Miller

Divine Commodity – by Skye Jethani

Everyday Justice – by Julie Clawson

Everything Must Change, Generous Orthodoxy, A New Kind of Christian and A New Kind of Christianity – by Brian McLaren

Irresistible Revolution and Jesus for President – by Shane Claiborne

Not for Sale – by David Batstone

Pagan Christianity – by Frank Viola

Peculiar People – by Rodney Clapp

Sex God and Velvet Elvis – by Rob Bell

Stories from the Edge: A Theology of Grief – by Greg Garrett

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us – by Seth Godin