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Top 60 Church Blogs

There are hundreds of great church blogs and ministry blogs to read, but do you ever wonder which church blogs everyone else is reading?

I do, which is why I have compiled a list of the world’s top church blogs.

Some focus exclusively on ministry, while others are more like theology blogs. Regardless of how you label them, these are the world’s most popular church blogs written by many of today’s most influential church leaders, theologians, and Christ followers.

For a legend and to understand how the rankings are computed, scroll down past the list.

TOP CHURCH BLOGS (as of January 17, 2009)

  1. Tim Challies [Rank 4.83]
    AR 151,747 ___ BS 582 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 3,604 ___ TA 1,109 ___ TIL 5,179
  2. Between Two Worlds / Justin Taylor [Rank 7.33]
    AR 152,069 ___ BS 228 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 2,437 ___ TA 1,335 ___ TIL 8,684
  3. Stuff Christians Like / Jon Acuff [Rank 9.33]
    AR 283,778 ___ BS 526 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 3,596 ___ TA 1,024 ___ TIL 7,130
  4. Out of Ur [Rank 9.83]
    AR 12,169 ___ BS 338 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 1,132 ___ TA 546 ___ TIL 2,621
  5. The Resurgence / Mark Driscoll [Rank 11.00]
    AR 178,120 ___ BS 126 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 2,237 ___ TA 1,176 ___ TIL 5,784
  6. GetReligion [Rank 11.67]
    AR 125,516 ___ BS 274 ___ GP 6 ___ GRS 906 ___ TA 684 ___ TIL 2,566
  7. Swerve / Craig Groeschel & Bobby Gruenewald [Rank 11.83]
    AR 93,973 ___ BS 333 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 593 ___ TA 641 ___ TIL 3,098
  8. Pyromaniacs / Phil Johnson [Rank 12.00]
    AR 324,560 ___ BS 288 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 1,164 ___ TA 615 ___ TIL 3,905
  9. Ragamuffin Soul / Carlos Whittaker [Rank 12.67]
    AR 309,252 ___ BS 280 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 2,040 ___ TA 953 ___ TIL 5,939
  10. The Evangelical Outpost / Joe Carter [Rank 15.50]
    AR 340,360 ___ BS 238 ___ GP 6 ___ GRS 1,213 ___ TA 335 ___ TIL 2,989
  11. Church Marketing Sucks / Brad Abare & Kevin Hendricks [Rank 16.33]
    AR 239,868 ___ BS 160 ___ GP 6 ___ GRS 1,819 ___ TA 436 ___ TIL 2,240
  12. Internet Monk / Michael Spencer [Rank 16.33]
    AR 297,600 ___ BS 205 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 523 ___ TA 622 ___ TIL 5,749
  13. Desiring God / John Piper [Rank 16.50]
    AR 43,865 ___ BS 389 ___ GP 3 ___ GRS 3,664 ___ TA 1,153 ___ TIL 4,935
  14. Perry Noble [Rank 17.33]
    AR 556,912 ___ BS 277 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 1,847 ___ TA 690 ___ TIL 3,422
  15. Tall Skinny Kiwi / Andrew Jones [Rank 17.50]
    AR 589,474 ___ BS 360 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 996 ___ TA 509 ___ TIL 2,302
  16. Monday Morning Insight / Todd Rhoades [Rank 21.33]
    AR 240,792 ___ BS 453 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 922 ___ TA 283 ___ TIL 1,607
  17. Church Relevance / Kent Shaffer [Rank 23.33]
    AR 369,485 ___ BS 134 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 1,576 ___ TA 252 ___ TIL 1,152
  18. FlowerDust / Anne Jackson [Rank 23.50]
    AR 410,152 ___ BS 115 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 430 ___ TA 529 ___ TIL 2,273
  19. Leading Smart / Tim Stevens [Rank 25.00]
    AR 775,255 ___ BS 346 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 951 ___ TA 446 ___ TIL 1,881
  20. Steven Furtick [Rank 26.00]
    AR 738,114 ___ BS 344 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 533 ___ TA 529 ___ TIL 2,184
  21. Emergent Village [Rank 26.17]
    AR 564,952 ___ BS 121 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 402 ___ TA 492 ___ TIL 2,271
  22. Vintage Faith / Dan Kimball [Rank 26.50]
    AR 1,177,968 ___ BS 255 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 1,032 ___ TA 356 ___ TIL 1,431
  23. Adrian Warnock [Rank 27.00]
    AR 541,574 ___ BS 131 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 800 ___ TA 229 ___ TIL 1,669
  24. Dr. Albert Mohler [Rank 27.00]
    AR 137,288 ___ BS 47 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 3,589 ___ TA 254 ___ TIL 608
  25. Without Wax / Pete Wilson [Rank 27.17]
    AR 525,866 ___ BS 90 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 585 ___ TA 640 ___ TIL 2,293
  26. 22 Words / Abraham Piper [Rank 27.67]
    AR 509,277 ___ BS 118 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 1,066 ___ TA 347 ___ TIL 1,652
  27. Reformissionary / Steve McCoy [Rank 28.33]
    AR 797,465 ___ BS 191 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 805 ___ TA 239 ___ TIL 1,396
  28. THEOOZE / Spencer Burke [Rank 29.00]
    AR 353,519 ___ BS 161 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 281 ___ TA 289 ___ TIL 1,093
  29. Jesus Creed / Scot McKnight [Rank 31.50]
    AR 3,810 ___ BS 80 ___ GP 6 ___ GRS 250 ___ TA 223 ___ TIL 670
  30. Ed Stetzer [Rank 32.67]
    AR 50,826 ___ BS 180 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 968 ___ TA 0 ___ TIL 2,269
  31. Think Christian [Rank 32.83]
    AR 500,482 ___ BS 48 ___ GP 6 ___ GRS 1,677 ___ TA 146 ___ TIL 759
  32. Mark D. Roberts [Rank 36.33]
    AR 380,577 ___ BS 74 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 343 ___ TA 152 ___ TIL 716
  33. Brian McLaren [Rank 37.50]
    AR 642,094 ___ BS 364 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 347 ___ TA No Data ___ TIL 1,693
  34. Tony Morgan [Rank 37.50]
    AR 410,780 ___ BS 107 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 12 ___ TA 471 ___ TIL 2,672
  35. Worship Matters / Bob Kauflin [Rank 37.50]
    AR 774,336 ___ BS 72 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 558 ___ TA 324 ___ TIL 1,110
  36. Eugene Cho [Rank 37.67]
    AR 454,657 ___ BS 54 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 361 ___ TA 239 ___ TIL 1,330
  37. 9Marks / Mark Dever [Rank 37.83]
    AR 444,224 ___ BS 155 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 35 ___ TA 300 ___ TIL 1,834
  38. Ben Arment [Rank 37.83]
    AR 2,053,728 ___ BS 212 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 555 ___ TA 218 ___ TIL 1,543
  39. Evotional / Mark Batterson [Rank 37.83]
    AR 808,885 ___ BS 285 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 1,114 ___ TA No Data ___ TIL 2,241
  40. Relevant Magazine Blog / Cameron Strang [Rank 37.83]
    AR 174,788 ___ BS 16 ___ GP 6 ___ GRS 1,749 ___ TA 112 ___ TIL 273
  41. JollyBlogger / David Wayne [Rank 38.50]
    AR 891,681 ___ BS 186 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 397 ___ TA 192 ___ TIL 728
  42. Scott Hodge [Rank 38.67]
    AR 2,652,840 ___ BS 277 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 582 ___ TA 181 ___ TIL 1,142
  43. Dave Ferguson [Rank 40.83]
    AR 1,527,926 ___ BS 180 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 410 ___ TA 177 ___ TIL 755
  44. Pomomusings / Adam Walker Cleaveland [Rank 42.33]
    AR 299,619 ___ BS 64 ___ GP 3 ___ GRS 222 ___ TA 341 ___ TIL 2,235
  45. Pure Church / Thabiti Anyabwile [Rank 42.50]
    AR 1,863,579 ___ BS 71 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 673 ___ TA 203 ___ TIL 1,176
  46. Gary Lamb [Rank 46.50]
    AR 8,447,548 ___ BS 161 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 373 ___ TA 165 ___ TIL 1,144
  47. Ed Young [Rank 46.67]
    AR 1,085,380 ___ BS 72 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 512 ___ TA 143 ___ TIL 522
  48. Catablog / Jesse Phillips & LV Hanson [Rank 47.00]
    AR 397,649 ___ BS 30 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 300 ___ TA 133 ___ TIL 406
  49. Don Miller [Rank 47.00]
    AR 726,122 ___ BS 115 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 1,032 ___ TA No Data ___ TIL 662
  50. Bill Kinnon [Rank 47.33]
    AR 1,834,496 ___ BS 75 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 150 ___ TA 165 ___ TIL 1,651
  51. DJ Chuang [Rank 47.33]
    AR 589,848 ___ BS 56 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 149 ___ TA 102 ___ TIL 379
  52. Mark Beeson [Rank 47.33]
    AR 1,463,284 ___ BS 90 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 335 ___ TA 114 ___ TIL 687
  53. More Than Dodgeball / Joshua Griffin [Rank 47.33]
    AR 995,899 ___ BS 46 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 274 ___ TA 181 ___ TIL 713
  54. Church Communications Pro / Cory Miller & James Dalman [Rank 47.67]
    AR 221,952 ___ BS 127 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 80 ___ TA 53 ___ TIL 326
  55. Kem Meyer [Rank 47.83]
    AR 1,150,435 ___ BS 251 ___ GP 3 ___ GRS 658 ___ TA 174 ___ TIL 571
  56. Drew Goodmanson [Rank 50.67]
    AR 556,756 ___ BS 56 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 183 ___ TA 58 ___ TIL 503
  57. The Digital Sanctuary / Cynthia Ware [Rank 51.33]
    AR 867,429 ___ BS 71 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 347 ___ TA 90 ___ TIL 246
  58. Collide Magazine Blog / Scott McClellan [Rank 52.17]
    AR 589,172 ___ BS 98 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 104 ___ TA 88 ___ TIL 218
  59. Mark Waltz [Rank 55.00]
    AR 3,976,063 ___ BS 95 ___ GP 4 ___ GRS 263 ___ TA 67 ___ TIL 612
  60. Reformation 21 [Rank 56.17]
    AR 5,850,759 ___ BS 14 ___ GP 5 ___ GRS 724 ___ TA No Data ___ TIL 2,260

LEGEND

  • AR = Alexa Rank
    Alexa’s traffic rankings are based on the usage patterns of Alexa Toolbar users and data collected from other, diverse sources over a rolling 3 month period. A site’s ranking is based on a combined measure of reach and pageviews. Reach is determined by the number of unique Alexa users who visit a site on a given day. Pageviews are the total number of Alexa user URL requests for a site. However, multiple requests for the same URL on the same day by the same user are counted as a single pageview. The site with the highest combination of users and pageviews is ranked #1.
  • BS = Bloglines Subscribers
    The number of Bloglines users that subscribe to each blog.
  • GP = Google PageRank
    PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page’s value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves “important” weigh more heavily and help to make other pages “important.”
  • GRS = Google Reader Subscribers
    The number of Google Reader users that subscribe to each blog.
  • TA = Technorati Authority
    Authority is determined by the number of unique blogs indexed by Technorati that have linked to that blog in the past 180 days.
  • TIL = Technorati InLinks
    The total number of links that a blog has received.

HOW THE LIST IS COMPUTED

  1. 110 well-known blogs are selected.
  2. Data is collected for each blog from all 6 measured criteria (i.e., Alexa Rank, Bloglines Subscribers, Google PageRank, Google Reader Subscribers, Technorati Authority, and Technorati InLinks).
  3. For each of the 6 measured criteria, each blog is ranked in comparison to all other blogs being evaluated.
  4. A composite rank for each blog is determined by averaging each blogs ranking from the 6 measured criteria.
  5. The top 60 blogs are published.
  6. In the circumstance of a tie, alphabetical order is used.

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