Mission in Digital Frontiers: Learning Day in Adelaide

Next week I am doing a learning day at Uniting College, Adelaide, South Australia. Thanks to Dr Steve Taylor, Director of Missiology, for inviting me over. You might remember Steve for his EmergentKiwi blog or his excellent book The Out of Bounds Church?: Learning to Create a Community of Faith in a Culture of Change.…

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Top 200 Church Blogs. Do reformed nerds really rule?

Church blog rankings have one purpose and one purpose only: To allow the reformed bloggers to ridicule the emerging church bloggers. If there was another purpose, it would be for all of us church bloggers to stroke our tender blog-egos. Kent Shafer just released his Top 200 church blogs and it seems the Reformed bloggers…

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Japanese house churches and the earthquake

Its mind-boggling, this catastrophe in Japan. Massive earthquake, then powerful tsunami, then nuclear meltdowns, then volcanic activity . . . its like a Godzilla movie come to life! Its tragic beyond the scope of my imagnation because nothing on this scale has every happened in my life-time. During my time in Japan some years ago,…

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Tallskinnykiwi in Christchurch like . . . this Saturday.

Its really last minute but I am doing an informal meeting tomorrow in earthquake-devasted Christchurch, New Zealand to meet with a few young church and mission leaders who invited me down here. We will meet in someones house which doesn't have running water so use the toilet before you come. A lot of you have…

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On location at the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake

We spent yesterday in Christchurch and spent the night just south, camping in tents with many of the quake victimes. Here's the skinny on whats going on. Scientists say our 6.3 2011 Christchurch earthquake is actually an aftershock of the 7.1 Canterbury earthquake of 2010. What's it like being here? It's damn DUSTY, due to…

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A church where you can bring your dog and order a beer

Prague: Nice gathering at Sir Toby’s pub yesterday for church. We brought our dog along and he wasn’t the only dog. I really DO admire a church where someone can bring their dog, order a beer, and sit on a comfortable seat. Next week this church moves to Prague’s newest and greenest hostel/hotel called Mosaic…

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Lunch with Christian Entreprenuer Mathias Schwender

Today I am in Prague and I just had lunch with Christian social entrepreneur and businessman Mathias Schwender, who joined up with New Yorker Chris Syvertsen to open up Prague's newest and most environmentally friendly hotel/hostel called Mosaic House. You may have read about it recently on the New York Times article "Green Hotel and…

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Top 100 Church Blogs

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
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