As the year begins to draw to a close and the first year of ‘…daylight’ comes to a close I want to run through a number of my own ‘Top 10′ lists for 2007. The first list is in the category of Top 10 Christian Blogs for 2007. Basically the criteria I used to choose these top 10 is simply how much I enjoyed reading them over the last year. So without further delay here they are:
#1 Between Two Worlds – Justin Taylor
I just find that as a reformed evangelical Justin keeps me up to date by posting numerous times each day with all the goings on around the reformed world in an easy and accessible way. I also find Justin to very fair and thoughtful when he does post critiques of those outside of the movement for various reasons.
He doesn’t post as often as I’d like but in terms of a blog dealing with the concept ‘missional’ there are few better thinkers than Drew. His insights into missional living and church planting are top notch.
#3 The Blogging Parson – Michael Jensen
Michael comes from a branch of the Anglican tradition that has much in common with my own and so I often find him writing articles about Anglicanism or related subjects that have a lot of relevance for my context here in the Church of England in South Africa. He writes very eloquently and with a broad base of knowledge from which to draw. He also interacts with a very wide base of theologians and thinkers in his writing.
#4 Jesus Creed – Scot McKnight
Whilst I wouldn’t be in the same theological camp as Scot on one or two issues I do find his blog extremely stimulating and fresh. Scot is the absolute model of a gracious and humble blogger – he can write a post that takes your particular theological view to task and yet for some reason your not angry with him for writing it.
#5 Reformissionary – Steve McCoy
Steve’s blog is one cool blog. His blog is a great blend of conservative reformed evangelical meets emerging church pastor.
#6 The Internet Monk – Michael Spencer
Michael is the king of post-evangelical ranting. That means on any given day you can love what he writes are be highly irritated by it. He keeps blogging evangelicals on their toes. His podcast is also worth a listen.
#7 Tim Chester
Few people have influenced me as much as Tim through the books that he’s authored or co-authored. My first real introduction to missional living came through his little booklet ‘The Gospel-Centered Church’. I just sometimes find his posts a little long.
#8 The Bluefish Project – Dave Bish
Dave writes really edifying posts that remind me of the deeply devotional aspects of the Reformed tradition. He also provides a lot of links to bible study material which is really helpful.
#9 Sets ‘n Service – Tony Stiff
I resonate a lot with many of Tony’s posts since he seems to come from a similar angle to the one I’m exploring: the reformed missional angle.
#10 TallSkinnyKiwi - Andrew Jones
Andrew is by far the best and most balanced emerging voice out there. I don’t agree with him on a number of things but his tone, humour and insight keep me coming back and enjoying his posts. As a fan of missiology I also enjoy his insight.