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Top 100 Church Blogs

On the Church Crunch site I noticed Kent Schafer of Church Relevance has a new listing of the world's Top 100 Church blogs.

What do I think about the Tall Skinny Kiwi blog sinking down to 25th place? I think its incredible that I am still on the list considering my extended blog fast and continued neglect of this blog over the past 4 months. What a treat! I also think its great that Ed Stetzer has finally caught up on a relatively new blog, and that Al Mohler is ahead of me.

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Thanks Kent and thanks to all the readers. And in case you are wondering when I will get this blog back in gear for the next season, keep watching this month for some big changes.

Here's the Top 100 Church Blogs list:

TOP 100 CHURCH BLOGS (as of September 4, 2009)

Name alexa rank compete visitors google pagerank google readers technorati authority technorati inlinks Score

1

Desiring God 39,656 109,612 6 7,001 615 2,378 2.5

2

Between Two Worlds 108,309 29,676 6 27,309 556 2,832 5

3

Tim Challies 129,527 44,909 5 5,490 371 1,789 7.83

4

Stuff Christians Like 189,033 33,711 5 7,145 548 1,425 8.83

5

The Resurgence 156,353 22,148 5 3,397 496 2,723 9.33

6

Internet Monk 152,427 21,265 6 1,671 452 2,008 11

7

GetReligion 150,694 34,623 7 1,387 212 917 13.67

8

Jesus Creed 3,256 488,265 5 629 259 1,286 14.5

9

Michael Hyatt 67,847 39,440 5 852 272 878 15.67

10

Pyromaniacs 268,846 13,111 5 2,056 242 1,299 16.17

11

Church Marketing Sucks 221,984 11,470 5 3,303 436 533 17

12

Out of Ur 14,475 63,914 4 1,512 201 996 19.5

13

Ragamuffin Soul 320,080 10,109 5 2,337 180 868 19.83

14

Swerve 73,604 7,782 5 1,343 150 801 23.17

15

Dr. Albert Mohler 170,557 31,917 5 4,603 285 166 23.83

16

Evotional 877,547 8,797 5 2,114 552 676 26.83

17

Church Relevance 313,613 11,252 5 2,052 64 418 30.33

18

Josh Harris 573,711 11,365 4 2,713 438 436 32

19

Perry Noble 644,649 9,947 5 622 191 854 32.17
Name alexa rank compete visitors google pagerank google readers technorati authority technorati inlinks Score

20

Blog and Mablog 563,804 9,596 4 2,194 327 573 32.33

21

FlowerDust.net 567,817 6,390 5 1,078 151 656 35.17

22

Monday Morning Insight 108,665 10,285 4 1,189 108 338 36.17

23

Ed Stetzer 44,971 19,424 5 1,680 0 814 36.5

24

Church Crunch 115,977 13,254 4 402 142 551 36.67

25

Tall Skinny Kiwi 638,372 3,696 5 1,190 277 522 37.33

26

Tony Morgan Live 416,760 6,427 4 995 180 838 37.5

27

Without Wax 530,978 3,515 5 1,127 154 682 37.67

28

Eugene Cho 472,142 7,198 5 658 113 528 37.67

29

Acts 29 496,394 9,961 5 98 305 786 39

30

Mark D. Roberts 674,932 9,474 5 449 57 13,091 39.17

31

Steven Furtick 506,495 8,378 4 1,226 134 561 40.67

32

Emergent Village 944,034 7,089 6 631 125 649 41.17

33

Adrian Warnock 533,915 3,675 5 1,063 165 372 41.17

34

Ligonier Ministries 130,402 58,801 4 1,264 0 1,567 43

35

Compassion International 94,110 7,928 5 401 45 266 43.33

36

Founders Ministries Blog 373,193 21,712 4 907 116 211 44

37

Human3rror 216,110 9,009 5 119 71 293 47.67

38

Vintage Faith 1,190,302 3,184 5 1,269 282 228 48.17

39

Think Christian 910,340 8,410 5 1,749 48 228 48.17
Name alexa rank compete visitors google pagerank google readers technorati authority technorati inlinks Score

40

22 Words 792,784 4,333 4 1,812 116 461 49.17

41

Leading Smart 1,305,303 2,806 5 1,373 173 336 49.17

42

nakedpastor 367,782 8,701 5 77 97 425 50.17

43

9Marks 353,585 5,566 5 29 300 551 51

44

Kingdom People 598,544 4,813 4 482 105 671 51.5

45

Catablog 330,571 10,322 4 633 97 114 51.5

46

Liturgy 307,170 12,263 5 80 120 179 51.67

47

THEOOZE 848,648 2,629 5 356 289 276 52

48

Brian McLaren 472,360 4,719 6 851 0 625 55.17

49

Ben Arment 1,094,457 1,689 4 943 206 492 57.17

50

Phil Cooke 505,542 5,945 4 563 91 176 57.83

51

Real Live Preacher 231,497 3,795 6 123 29 310 58.5

52

Reformissionary 1,237,405 3,182 4 1,109 227 232 58.83

53

Kem Meyer 1,287,604 1,279 5 964 154 248 59.5

54

XXXchurch 143,463 35,900 5 74 0 324 60.83

55

Collide Magazine 225,819 8,489 5 275 24 87 61

56

Don Miller 554,238 6,227 4 2,704 0 343 61.5

57

JollyBlogger 999,738 2,663 4 469 178 253 62.5

58

Open Source Theology 436,437 4,570 5 102 102 104 63.67

59

Digital @ Leadership Network 394,548 12,158 4 208 38 93 66
Name alexa rank compete visitors google pagerank google readers technorati authority technorati inlinks Score

60

High Calling Blogs 419,139 5,352 4 115 37 331 66.67

61

Worship Matters 1,267,103 2,845 4 1,072 53 275 66.83

62

Reformation 21 8,537,446 8,532 5 1,638 0 846 67.83

63

The Evangelical Outpost 1,069,923 3,912 3 2,593 66 411 67.83

64

Unashamed Workman 1,356,880 2,462 4 708 54 305 68.83

65

Johnny Baker 1,206,997 0 4 598 156 349 70

66

Mark Beeson 2,828,174 1,752 5 492 95 215 70.5

67

Pure Church 1,716,427 2,126 4 1,135 51 251 72

68

Pomomusings 278,653 4,207 3 167 74 303 73.33

69

Cal.vini.st 631,300 0 4 360 75 294 73.5

70

John C. Maxwell 505,991 2,232 4 314 58 95 74.17

71

Ed Young Jr. 1,282,509 3,080 4 865 61 96 74.5

72

Deadly Viper 591,579 3,399 4 378 38 96 74.83

73

Christian Web Trends 110,761 57,970 4 58 15 61 77

74

The Sola Panel 1,044,368 1,052 4 445 39 242 77.17

75

Off the Agenda 339,692 30,210 5 26 19 46 78

76

Joe Thorn 1,283,046 0 4 487 174 158 78.67

77

Dave Ferguson 1,718,510 490 4 553 145 172 78.83

78

Purgatorio 1,480,994 4,965 5 398 21 66 79.17

79

Take Your Vitamin Z 859,745 2,195 4 441 0 478 79.33
Name alexa rank compete visitors google pagerank google readers technorati authority technorati inlinks Score

80

Glocal Christianity 723,583 7,275 4 27 55 211 79.5

81

In Light of the Gospel 429,075 972 4 168 44 148 79.83

82

Drew Goodmanson 694,918 1,967 4 321 25 162 81

83

The Digital Sanctuary 1,437,957 1,724 4 571 39 136 81.17

84

Scott Hodge 3,549,650 0 4 691 135 256 82

85

Bill Kinnon 1,867,978 2,150 4 201 71 191 82.17

86

The Blazing Center 1,741,941 2,627 4 267 45 156 83.67

87

Godspace 1,894,000 0 4 199 78 424 84.17

88

Rhett Smith 1,057,366 3,154 5 59 28 130 84.5

89

Relevant Blogs 56,977 33,675 6 37 0 2 84.67

90

Shaun in the City 1,060,570 4,303 4 142 36 88 85.67

91

Church Communications Pro 269,648 5,425 5 40 3 51 87

92

Cerulean Sanctum 2,339,065 3,621 4 147 34 203 87.17

93

More Than Dodgeball 1,202,608 967 4 76 51 278 87.33

94

A Place For the God-Hungry 823,471 2,239 4 223 17 104 87.67

95

Fred McKinnon 1,592,476 788 3 122 121 1,084 88

96

Pastor Hacks 2,345,042 0 4 105 155 292 88.17

97

DJ Chuang 865,461 7273 4 36 28 123 89

98

Jordon Cooper 1,562,462 2,012 5 78 23 181 89.17

99

Notes from off Center 1,375,304 1,358 5 66 33 130 89.67
100 Gathering in Light 710,586 4,357 3 157 35 134 91.33

LEGEND

  • 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.
  • Compete Visitors
    The number of unique visitors that visited the website in July 2009 according to Compete.
  • 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.”
  • Google Reader Subscribers
    The number of Google Reader users that subscribe to each blog.
  • 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.
  • Technorati InLinks
    The total number of links that a blog has received.

HOW THE LIST IS COMPUTED

  1. 181 well-known blogs are selected.
  2. Data is collected for each blog from all 6 measured criteria (i.e., Alexa Rank, Compte Visitors, 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 100 blogs are published.

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