Evangelical Blog Awards

AwardslogoThe 1st Annual Evangelical Blog Awards were given out recently at Evangelical Underground.com. 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 Underground.com 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

Andrew

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6 Comments

  • I’m flattered. I echo Rich’s statements.
    I’m in the middle of struggling with Christian Celebritism – I hate the “ghetto” myself but am a huge fan of yours. Now that I’ve made it on your site…what else is left for me? To drown in my own hypocrisy!! Ha Ha!
    Thank you again, for the kind words.

  • Dearest Andrew,
    Now you know I think you are just the cat’s meow, but I find awards for blogs a little disturbing. However, I do believe we should support and recognize one another. The blogs are a sort of personal journal, as close to getting to know a person without meeting them face to face. So throwing out awards seems a little odd to me. To be honest, most of my visitors come from google. They are searching for things like Pepe le Pu and the Brother Sun, Sister Moon movie. Maybe my blog will have a good effect, maybe it will make them cringe. I don’t know, but it is my hope that the light of God would shine through.
    Take Care Andrew 🙂

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  • Request for Partnership
    Dear Pastor,
    Greetings in the most beautiful name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    I am Evangelist Shahid Gill from Pakistan. I am striving to spread the Word of God in Pakistan. My work is to go out into nearest and remote areas and preach the gospel of Christ to Christians and Non Christians of this state.
    I do this because our Lord said,
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    Praise God! And so much AMEN to that.
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    Your Brother In Christ,
    Evangelist Shahid Gill
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  • My name is Evangelist Kashif Mubark . Me and my Elder Brother Pastor Asif Mubark Runing Catch The Holy Fire Ministery here in Pakistan for 8 Years. We have 20 home churches all around Pakistan. As you know serving in A Islamic country is not easy way to go but we are very thankful to our Lord for His protection that we are still safe and serving. Please always keep us in your prayers as now a days persecution is very high in Pakistan. Last year the Muslim Mob burned down 3 Differents Christian colonies Inculding Our Christian Colony Gojra . Other 2 Christian Colonies are just on 10 miles away from my Hometown. Please pray for the persecuted church of Pakistan. May God bless you abundantly and your work! Your fellowship will be a privilage for me.

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