Top 50 Most Influential Pastors on Twitter

This is a list, extracted from my list of Top Christian bloggers (which incidentally I have recently updated) It is a list of senior pastors (ie team leaders) and denominational leaders who tweet.  The ranking is based solely on number of Twitter followers, which does of course have limitations, but is something that is easily verifiable. Please do refer also to my post about being aware of the dangers of being too interested in whether you are or are not in a list like this. It is no great surpr … [Read more...]

The Christian and Social Media

I think it is no secret that I am a strong advocate of the use of social media in general, and blogs and Twitter in particular.  A while ago I was asked to speak to a room full of pastors about the benefits and risks of social media at the Life in the Spirit conference. By the end of listening to this talk which you can download or listen to, perhaps you will feel ready to make the plunge and join Twitter.  If so, subscribe to my Twitter feed and let me know you joined coz of listening to this t … [Read more...]

Top 50 referrers here

Around this time of year I usually like to acknowledge the websites that have sent the most traffic here all year. This time, due to the move to Patheos, I am just thanking those that have sent me traffic since that change. I wish I could list all of the sites, but there are almost 1000 already! Remember, if your blog has lower traffic you may not ever make a list like this, but pooled with other smaller blogs, you form what is called the "long tail" and send more readers as a group than any … [Read more...]

On having an area of influence and not comparing yourself with others

I continue to update the "Top 100 list of Christian blogs ranked by Twitter followers" which looks like it will soon be renamed the Top 200!  As well as looking at the list on this site, you can subscribe to it on Twitter, or go through the list there and follow the people that look interesting.  I am still looking for any I have missed, but to get into the Top 100 it now seems you need at least 2,000 followers! But what of you? Were you pleased to be included? Disappointed that I somehow missed … [Read more...]

Top 200 Christian blogs

This is a list of top Christian blogs and micro-bloggers (who tweet in English) organized by the number of Twitter followersNB You can READ THIS LIST on Twitter or follow those you want toThere has been a lot more interest and discussion than usual about the recent release of the Church Relevance Top 200 Christian Blogs list, which I am fortunate to have once again featured in. Some commented on the fact that the methodology of constructing any such list inevitably leads to some notable o … [Read more...]

Top 40 Referring Blogs of 2011 – Thanks for sending traffic this way

As the year begins to draw to an end, one thing I like to do is share a list of the top non-search engine referrers to this blog. This is of course by way of thank you. I do encourage you, if you own a blog, to frequently link to your favorite bloggers and interact with them. And, if you don't have a blog, why not think of starting one?Thank you is deserved by the following sites especially, but also by the many more sites who individually sent fewer, but in collection with others sent more … [Read more...]

Guest post by Lex Loizides

What Readers of Church History are interested in!I’ve found it intriguing to note what posts are becoming more popular on The Church History Blog, as well as the often completely daft (and often highly entertaining) search terms that lead people there.Here are the top 6 posts during the last quarter:John Wesley and his Wife (part 2) John Calvin and Martin Luther – some differences Mary Slessor the 'Mother of all Peoples' John Wesley and his Wife (part 1) The God Delusion Debate John Wesley … [Read more...]

Popular posts: 10 Ways a Christian should respond to the earthquake in Japan.

During Adrian's month away from the blog, he has hand-picked a selection of the most popular posts of the year so far to re-run.Today we feature, "10 Ways a Christian should respond to the earthquake in Japan." As the world was reeling from the astonishing news from Japan, this post proved quite popular as it attempted to think through how Christians should respond:10 Ways a Christian should respond to the earthquake in JapanAs Japan braces itself for a possible further serious earthquake, … [Read more...]

Top 60 referrers, and a big thank you to all my readers

At this time of year I always like to thank all those who have sent readers here, and of course the readers themselves. In the past twelve months a staggering 2,090 sites other than search engines sent traffic to this site. I wish I could thank all of you individually. Many of these will have sent just a tiny handful of individual visitors. I know for some of you, you run a small blog with few readers and maybe you think what is the point of linking to an established blogger. Well, the … [Read more...]

Twitter Weekly Archive Post for 2010-07-04

Twitter Weekly Archive Post for 2010-06-27: Twitter Weekly Archive Post for 2010-06-21: ”What would the world look... # NEW John Piper sermon: The Gospel and Racial Harmony. How the doctrines of grace affect your view of ethnicity # LAUNCH OFFER on Raised With Christ audio book download now for less # Download as an audio book today: Raised With Christ is now available as an audio book. You can buy it from Long Tr... h … [Read more...]