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Evangelical Blog Awards

AwardslogoThe 1st Annual Evangelical Blog Awards were given out recently at Evangelical Steve Knight's list of potential winners, I thought, was better than the actual winners. Maybe he should be a judge next year????
Runners up for this award included some friends of mine: Messy Christian, Doug Pagitt, (I hate to brag, but i actually designed Doug's first blog), and Andrew Careaga of Bloggedy blog, who should be a JUDGE and not a contestant. In fact, Andrew C is qualified to give out his own Careaga Awards to the best blogs!!!

My Top 3 Winners out of their list of winners, are . . . the envelope file please . .
1. Stu's Rants - funny, casual, real, no self-pimping. This blog is the winner of the winners, in my opinion. Its the way a good blog should be. Well done, Stu!!!
2. Amy's Humble Musings - warm, vulnerable, personal.
3. Dead Yet Living - holistic, random, and LONGEVITY.

Some of the other winner's blogs were less impressive, which inspired the 7 deadly sins of bloggers that i just posted. The most blatant sin deals with money. It seems that every time a new technology comes out, the church is terribly quick to use it for money-making. At the British Library is one of the first published documents from the new invention of movable type - no, not the Gutenberg Bible, but a Papal Letter of Indulgence printed on the same press. It didnt take long for the church to try to make a buck. Thats why I get annoyed when i see so much advertising on church based web sites.

Deadly Sin No.1. Using your blog to pimp your books or yourself as a conference speaker. The words “Click Here and Check Out Our MP3 Shopping Cart” should not be the first words to appear on your blog. See other Deadly Sins

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And the 2005 Skinny Award for the Best Comment on a Blog Post Referring to “Evangelical Blog Awards” goes to . . .
ParableMan (Jeremy), award nominee, for this thought provoking comment:
“I don't have reservations about being nominated. I'm wondering why we need evangelical blog awards. Bloggers have been complaining a lot lately about the evangelical blog ghetto, expressing wishes that we break out of it. I don't think there was ever a time when I was in it, because a large number of my readers are philosophers who aren't even Christians, never mind evangelicals, but I do think a number of bloggers who are evangelicals tend to emphasize this notion that the blogs that are evangelical are this distinct group, which leads to an idea of separateness rather than interaction”

The winners of the 2005 Evangelical Evangelical Blog Awards are…

Best Evangelical Teen Blog
To Be Least

Best Evangelical Group Blog
Dead Yet Living

Best Evangelical Youth Pastor Blog
Stu’s Rants

Best Evangelical Missionary Blog
Under The Acacias

Best Evangelical Blog-Humor
Rantings of a Lord of the Rings Fanatic

Best New Evangelical Blog
Amy’s Humble Musings

Best Evangelical Blog-Pastor
Mark D. Roberts

Best Evangelical Blog-Apologetics
Weapons of Warfare

Best Domestic Evangelical Blog (U.S.)
From The Morning

Best International Evangelical Blog
Tim Challies

Best Evangelical Blog-Ministry
21st Century Reformation

Best Evangelical Blog-Politics
La Shawn Barber Barber

Best Designed Evangelical Blog
Tim Challies

Best Overall Evangelical Blog
Alpha and Omega Ministries, The Christian Apologetics Ministry of James R. White

People’s Choice Award
(highest vote total overall, including nominations)
Alpha and Omega Ministries, The Christian Apologetics Ministry of James R. White