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.

Andrew

Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name “Precious” :-)

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