Top 100 Church Blogs

Kent Shaffer —  September 5, 2009

Top 100 Church BlogsLooking for more great church blogs to read?

My list of top church blogs has been updated and expanded from 60 blogs to 100 blogs. It is still likely missing some eligible church blogs, so please tell me in the comments which blogs you think would make the list.

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I live in an RV with my wife and 2 kids and work with OpenChurch.com to help Christians collaborate and build a global Church library of free, open content.

18 responses to Top 100 Church Blogs

  1. Great list – I read a bunch of them… (so disappointed that I didn’t make your list – Ha!). Thanks man!

  2. Good list, some great reads on there. Actually, kind of surprised we weren’t on there…guess I have some work to do.

    We just had an interesting conversation about ranking at another blog I post at and would be interested to see the effects of RSS readers, twitter, etc. has on them.

  3. The list would be slightly more useful if you listed the blog author along with the blog. (But I realize many of them have substitute bloggers when the main blogger is away which makes this somewhat more difficult). Thanks! A great list and a lot of work to put it together. Thanks.

  4. Please consider my site for your rankings. Here are some stats –

    Google Pagerank = 3
    Google backlink = 102
    Google indexed = 711
    Alexa popularity = 399394
    Alexa backlink = 57
    Yahoo inlink = 9556
    Yahoo indexed = 4575
    AllTheWeb result = 4,250
    Altavista result = 4,280

    You should also consider Matt Dabbs’ blog Kingdom Living. http://mattdabbs.wordpress.com/

    Google Pagerank = 5
    Google backlink = 291
    Google indexed = 1,200
    Alexa popularity = 374771
    Alexa backlink = 75
    Yahoo inlink = 22483
    Yahoo indexed = 1827
    AllTheWeb result = 6,750
    Altavista result = 6,780
    Technorati rank = 309956
    Technorati inblogs(authority) = 11

    By the way, I’m an avid reader of Church Relevance. Keep up the good work.

  5. Kent, great list, and I’d like to be on it. Please check out Confessions of A Small-Church Pastor (http://chuckwarnockblog.wordpress.com). I also have a redirect from http://chuckwarnock.com, so I don’t know if that skews your stats or not. I’m not sure how you do the math, but many of my stats are comparable to those I see here. Thanks for a good look at who’s making waves out there! -Chuck

  6. @Chuck

    You were #105. I could not get Compete stats fro either one of your urls for some reason. Otherwise, you would have been on the list I think.

    :(

  7. Para-Church doesn’t count?
    Calvary Chapel doesn’t “sponsor” Ministry sites, so all of them are “para-church” ministries.
    Frankly I am surprised John MacArthur didn’t make the grade but, then again, narrow the road is, after all.
    Just because a site has a lot of hits doesn’t mean, in the slightest, they are the best expositor, the most Biblical, the most God honoring (in order of increasing importance).
    Noah had the smallest congregation around…
    :)
    -Patrick

  8. @Patrick

    The label “church” is used very loosely. Any blog that is church, ministry, parachurch, or theology related is considered.

    Send me the urls you think should be on it.

  9. You forgot http://www.christiansincontext.org. This blog definitely deserves to be on there.

  10. Thanks for this list…very helpful. I have spent the past few days going to these sites trying to learn from the best. Thanks for your help.
    Mac

  11. @patrick – good point! How would you rank the top 10 Christian bloggers in order of best expositor, most biblical? (obviously this is subjective and cannot be created from a collection of stats – but what’s your opinion?)

    For the record – I don’t think Kent is implying that most hits = “best expositor, most biblical.” In fact this list is not even about that. Nor do I think it should be. Should he rank his friends from most to least godly?

  12. You might see how my children’s ministry blog compares for the next edition. My non-techie audience is way under rated via google reader b/c they all get the blog by email.

    Great list. Thanks for putting all the work into this.

  13. Great List. Knew many of them, but found some new ones too. Thanks.

    May be some day, I will make it to this list!!

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