Most Popular Church of Christ Blogs

I am running some searches to find out which church of Christ related blogs are the most read. I don’t want to miss any of the main ones and I am sure there are some popular ones I don’t know about. Which blogs would you want to make sure were considered? So far these have stood out based on Alexa’s traffic rank database:

Al Maxey
Edward Fudge
Cecil hook’s Freedom Ring
Mike Cope
Trey Morgan
Wade Hodges
Jay Guin
Larry James
Milton Stanley
Brandon Scott Thomas
Mark Elrod
Political cartel
Jim Martin
Toddblog.net
Ocular Fusion
Big White Hat
Patrick Mead’s Tentpegs
Kinney Mabry
Jim McGuiggan
Bill Williams
John Dobbs
Lee Hodges
Rex Butts
Bobby Valentine
Terry Rush
Bobby Ross
John Alan Turner
John Mark Hicks

0 Responses to Most Popular Church of Christ Blogs

  1. Does McGuiggan have an RSS feed?

  2. mattdabbs says:

    If there is one it would be this – http://www.jimmcguiggan.com/feed.asp

    But I don’t think that would really work.

  3. K. Rex Butts says:

    I am humbled that I would even make this list.

    Grace and peace,

    Rex

  4. Ted Dahlman says:

    Where can I find Mark Elrod’s?

  5. mattdabbs says:

    Dr. Elrod went private with his blog. You have to ask him for a password to get in. His address is markaelrod.net

  6. Whit Gainey says:

    Matt,
    You may not remember me but we met last summer. I was visiting my sister, Linda Smock, and we met at Wednesday night services. I remembered you because of your wife, Missy. Her parents were friends of ours in Gainesville (and, before that, Branford).

    I accidentally found your blog and have now been following it for several months. Your thoughts are very inspiring, informational and sometimes just interesting. As of yet, I have not disagreed with you but that time will come (sooner or later I disagree with everyone but don’t usually let that be known).

    Your list of blogs contain several that I read regular (I have read Edward Fudge for 12 or more years). One name not on your list that I read regular is Brian Mashburn (http://brianmashburn.blogspot.com/).He does not write as often as Edward but I find it to be great. I have no idea how many viewers he has but I highly recommend him. His last blogs have to do with his family.

    Tell Missy and her family hello. We seldom see them as we moved from Gainesville in 1989 to Chipley (on I-10 north of Panama City).

    Keep up the good work.

    Whit Gainey

  7. wjcsydney says:

    No women, huh? Not surprising, I guess.

  8. mattdabbs says:

    Whit,

    Thank you for leaving a comment. Linda mentioned to me a while back that you had been reading. I try to welcome disagreement here and hope you feel like this is a safe place to voice your opinions. So let me have it when the time comes! I will certainly tell the Suggs hello. Blessings,

    Matt

    Sydney,

    There are a couple of CofC ladies in my blogroll that you can find at the top of the blog but none of them had the readership of those listed above. One of the things we are seeing in the Churches of Christ is that we have very few ladies blogging about religious, spiritual, and theological issues. One reason for that is probably because there have been few practical reasons for women to get degrees in Bible, especially more advanced degrees like an M.Div. I think we will see that expand in the future as people make women’s roles more murky and as many young ladies in CofC’s have older ladies as mentors/role models who have gotten degrees in Bible. I do not mean to imply you have to have a degree to blog but I do think there are some background issues here that point to why there are few.

  9. mattdabbs says:

    Oh and I meant to ask if you knew of any ladies’ blogs that might make the list that I can have a look at and evaluate via Alexa.

  10. wjcsydney says:

    Hi Matt. no I don’t. I wish I did!
    Wendy

  11. Trey Morgan says:

    I’m honored that I even made you list!

  12. Terry says:

    Wjcsydney raised an interesting question about popular bloggers in the Church of Christ who are women. I’m not familiar with all of the names on your list. Are all of them white men? Does the Church of Christ have any black, Latino, American Indian, Asian, or men from other ethnic groups who are popular or widely read?

  13. James Morrow says:

    here’s one: http://stricklyspeaking.wordpress.com. he’s a youth minister with a church in west memphis.

  14. Ted Dahlman says:

    Matt, how do I get a password for his blog?

    namastechild.blogspot.com is pretty good and written by a cofC woman, but is more family / adoption centered.

  15. mattdabbs says:

    You would have to email him e-l-r-o-d@harding.edu (take out the dashes) and ask if he will add you. I think he was only going to take 100 people on the subscription so you may be out of luck.

  16. You may want to look at matthewmorine.com. He’s a preacher in Tennessee I think, but his blog seems to get a lot of traffic.

  17. mattdabbs says:

    Since Matthew just changed his url, Alexa is unable to generate data just yet but I suspect he would be in the top 15-20.

  18. Clint P. says:

    Maybe I am not using Alexa.com right but…..

    1. I was wondering if maybe Al Maxey is up too high. The thumbnail that Alexa.com uses to preview his site is the the zianet.com site and not Maxey’s home page.

    2. Shouldn’t your blog be on here somewhere?

  19. mattdabbs says:

    Clint,

    I have tried several different ways of getting Al Maxey’s rank correct and I still come out with him number 1. I think these ranks might be slightly off due to quirks in alexa. I think these have a very good probability of actually being the top 25, although I would have personally guessed them in a slightly different order.

  20. mattdabbs says:

    as far as K.L. is concerned, I respectfully withdrew my name from the running 🙂

  21. John Morris says:

    The following website may not yet be one of the most read, but hope it soon will be. Articles, video, audio, and more at:

    OneTrueChurch.net

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