@NickNorelli Reader’s Bible

I arrived home to find a beautiful Crossway ESV Reader’s Bible waiting for me. Thanks to Nick Norelli from Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth. Follow him on twitter at @NickNorelli  which is where I found out about this gem of a giveaway. 

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Cleaning up the blogroll

Well, when you don’t post, things happen. When you can’t read your feed, people disappear and it’s months and you wonder where they went.

Chuck has not posted in a while. Anyone heard from Chuck?

Bible Monkey is completely gone (out of the country!), as is Michael Metts. ??

Broadcast Depth is no longer on hiatus (I think 😉 )

Inquiring Minds and Scripture, Ministry and the People of God have joined the team at Near Emmaus.

Kurk Gayle – on how he died as a blogger. *sob*

A few had moved. I think I got them.

Post extravaganzas

I’m studying indexes and abstracts this week. So that’s what I’m seeing everywhere I look!

I mentioned Nick’s Trinity Blogging Summit a few posts below, but two more have popped up – sans a clever name.

Bill Heroman posted this in place of the absent BSC Carnival – complete with mini-commentary.

AND then Celucien Joseph wrote an pretty extensive index of all things recent AND theological.

blog comments

I got home and sat down at the computer with a snack to go through Google Reader for the first time since about 5 a.m.

One of the early blogs I hit had 17 posts! Remember that’s just since 5 a.m. I may hit 17 posts some weeks 😉

But when I have hundreds of feeds pop up, I always go to my favorites first to see what they have going on. I’m frequently amazed at the depth of comments and the conversations that happen after the post. TC and Nick both frequently get great comments that turn into really good conversations. Peter has one today. Thirty-nine comments when I hit it. It’s on heaven and when Christians will arrive at the pearly gates. Very good discussion!

WooHoo! the top 50 is out

I missed a few months, but this one came out on the weekend 😉

Straight from The Top 50 Bilbiobloggers (all the top 50 were in bold, so I italicized the ones I’ve been reading on a regular basis. Check them out!) congrats to everyone on the list. AND please go view the whole list. Lots of really good blogs listed besides these sitting on top.

So here are the Top 50 Biblioblogs, complete with runners-up, for October 2009:

Rank Prev. + / – Blogger Blog Name Alexa Ranking
1 1 Jim West Jim West 70,585
2 2 Joel L. Watts Church of Jesus Christ, The 94,324
3 3 Matt Dabbs Kingdom Living 226,058
4 36 32 Jeremy Thompson Free Old Testament Audio Website Blog 239,040
5 5 Mark Goodacre NT Blog 266,552
6 20 14 Ferrell Jenkins Ferrell’s Travel Blog 269,277
7 15 8 John Hobbins Ancient Hebrew Poetry 279,443
8 16 8 Jim Linville Dr Jim’s Thinking Shop and Tea Room 280,504
9 4 -5 Jeff Oien Scripture Zealot 285,934
10 28 18 Stephen Smuts Biblical Paths 291,969
11 11 Henry Neufeld Participatory Bible Study Blog 294,692
12 13 1 Peter M. Lopez Beauty of the Bible 310,529
13 8 -5 James McGrath Exploring Our Matrix 348,998
14 6 -8 Daniel O. McClellan Maklelan 349,600
15 12 -3 Scott Bailey Scotteriology 367,833
16 19 3 Dave Black Dave Black Online 387,734
17 9 -8 Josh  Mann For the Sake of Truth 412,539
18 10 -8 Nick Norelli Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
19 24 5 Daniel and Tonya Hebrew and Greek Reader 472,411
20 25 5 T.C. Robinson New Leaven 496,840
21 26 5 Doug Chaplin Clay Boy 506,610
22 14 -8 Brandon Wason Sitz im Leben 513,973
23 32 9 Michael S. Heiser Naked Bible, The, PaleoBabble, UFO Religions, Every Thought Captive
24 70 46 Michael Barber, Brant Pitre & John Bergsma Sacred Page, The 684,119
25 37 12 Chris Heard Higgaion 684,649
26 7 -19 Airton José da Silva Observatório Bíblico 695,719
27 35 8 Claude Mariottini Claude Mariottini 716,017
28 155 127 Karyn Traphagen Boulders 2 Bits 720,190
29 38 9 Jim Getz Ketuvim 735,568
30 98 68 Michael W. Halcomb Pisteuomen 739,059
31 33 2 Neil Godfrey Vridar 796,940
32 17 -15 Mike Whitenton Ecce Homo 922,354
33 42 9 Michael F. Bird, Joel Willitts ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΟΝ / Evangelion 943,832
34 53 19 Jason Eis Doxan 944,397
35 54 19 Tommy Wasserman, et al Evangelical Textual Criticism 966,031
36 23 -13 Rachel Marszalek Re-vis.e Re-form 996,397
37 22 -15 Pat McCullough Kata ta biblia 997,159
38 45 7 Tyler F. Williams Codex 1,005,148
39 46 7 John Anderson Hesed we ‘emet 1,015,842
40 18 -22 Robert Cargill Official Blog of Robert R. Cargill, The 1,017,692
41 66 25 Loren Rosson Busybody, The 1,037,647
42 Rick Mansfield This Lamp 1,042,115
43 73 30 Chris Tilling Chrisendom 1,047,889
44 52 8 David Ker, et al Better Bibles Blog 1,054,480
45 50 5 Gavin Rumney Otagosh 1,070,415
46 56 10 Jimmy Doyle jkdoyle.com 1,071,249
47 44 -3 Andy Naselli Thoughts on Exegetical, Biblical, Historical, Systematic, and Practical Theology 1,077,125
48 40 -8 Mandy and Calvin Park Floppy Hat, The 1,091,440
49 171 122 Thomas Verenna Musings of Thomas Verenna, The 1,109,095
50 91 41 Kevin Sam New Epistles 1,154,078

A bit more on men and women and blogging

A few days ago, I mentioned that Ed Stetzer had posted the top 100 church blogs. I didn’t say that he mentioned it because he was on the list, but he is. I did say that I thought the title of the list was misleading because the blogs are not specifically church related.

I went back today to the blog today to read comments and I reread the post itself and guess what came up? Women bloggers. Amazing. AND then not only is blogging a man’s world, but it’s a WHITE man’s world. Even more amazing. These comments aren’t as volitile (or even as insightful) as those we’ve seen around Biblioblogs, but still . . .

Third, blogging is a man’s world. There are very few women on the list (unless they are contributors like in Out of Ur and GetReligion). I wonder why. Even in my own limited experience, I have noticed that those who leave comments on my blog are mostly men and those who comment on Facebook are much more likely to be women.

From the comments:

Maybe the comments on this post prove your point, Ed. It looks like me and Tiffany are representing the women.

I’m an editor and writer for a major Christian media company. I actually have found most of our writers (for one of our newly launched sites) through blogs and most of the writers happened to be men.

Maybe the comments on this post prove your point, Ed. It looks like me and Tiffany are representing the women.

I’m an editor and writer for a major Christian media company. I actually have found most of our writers (for one of our newly launched sites) through blogs and most of the writers happened to be men.

I started blogging seriously as one of my New Year’s resolutions. My blog is exported to facebook and I get more comments and messages from my posts on there than I do my actual blog but I would say I’ve had both men and women comment.


It’s not only a white mans world, it’s a white Anglo-American world. I seem to be the only Aussie on the list and from my initial screening it seems the rest of the world is likewise poorly represented. How world wide is the Christian world wide web?

I’d love to know if there are other women bloggers writing about their faith in that way?

I like blogging better than facebook btw.

My Blogroll

Several people have mentioned new additions to their blog rolls lately. I probably could tell you who was new or not to mine if I put some thought to it, but the fact is that I add people and sometimes take them off – usually when they quit posting (except for Nathan 😉 ). There are so many, many wonderful bloggers. Sometimes I fill it up with people I read only occasionally because they have such value, and then I prune it down. Why? Because I think my blogroll is worthless if it has all the biblioblogs and related blogs that I haven’t really bought into enough to ready pretty regularly. All those wonderful blogs are noted so many places by people who do read them word for word.

I’ve said all this to get to: Please scan my blog roll. If there is someone on mine that is not on yours, would you give them a click to see what they have to say!