Influential Bloggers

Over the past few weeks I have noticed a fair bit of discussion in the blogosphere about the subject of influence. Various bloggers have been attempting to define influence and to understand which bloggers are the most influential. This is a surprisingly difficult topic for influence truly is difficult to measure and define. It is tempting to understand influence in ways that are easily quantifiable. Blogs have long been ranked primarily in two ways: traffic and inbound links. Traffic refers …

A La Carte (07/20)

Thursday July 20, 2006 Creation: Over at her very pretty “Sprittibee” blog, Sprittibee has taken on the subject of creation and evolution and this has (as we might expect) generated some buzz. (Buzz, get it?). You can check it out here. Conference: Bob Kauflin has listed his “Top Ten Reasons to Register Now for the WorshipGod06 Conference.” Coming in at number 4 is “Christian blogger extraordinaire Tim Challies will be live-blogging the conference. Although Tim would confess he’s not a …

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The Nature of Blogging

I have been chipping away at this post for two weeks. And in reality I have been thinking about it for far longer than that. And yet what I bring you today is really quite pathetic. I have been unable to formulate clear, biblical wisdom on this topic. And so I am going to present it to you regardless, hoping that your input and discussion will be able to make plain what is still cloudy. I often receive questions from …

Accountability Through Visibility

Immediately prior to the Together for the Gospel Conference, I had the opportunity to be part of a panel discussing issues pertaining to blogging. In the days following I mentioned on my blog that, due to the brevity of the occasion, I did not have the chance to address some of the “soapbox” issues pertaining to blogging in general and Christian blogging in particular. A couple of people have since asked me if I would consider writing about these issues …

Allegations of Retirement – Challies Denies All

This weekend, the blogosphere, or the small corner of it that exists in Oakville, Ontario, was rocked with the allegations that Tim Challies has retired from the blogosphere. It began with an article posted on Saturday by Pastor Shaun in which he announced Challies’ retirement: “In a move nearly as upsetting as the announcement of Al Mohler’s ghost writing team, and nearly as threatening to the future stability of the Christian blogosphere, Tim Challies, web designer and blogger at Challies.com, …

Adrian Warnock Interviews…Me!

Adrian Warnock, whom I assume most of you have heard of, recently did an interview of sorts with me. We spent an hour or so on MSN Messenger discussing blogging and the blogosphere. It was an interesting chat, though someone restricted by the medium – instant messaging has much of the spontaneity of a face-to-face discussion, but requires a lot of typing which tends to slow things down. Here are a few excerpts from the conversation: Adrian: How did you …

A La Carte (01/25)

Wednesday January 25, 2005 Design: Mike Bryant (known in the forums around here as mikbry24) has a new blog which was designed by yours truly. Take a look deep inside the The Mind of Mike. Blogging: Phil Johnson has now retired from blogging. Sort of. He has decided to begin a sort of group blog. As if one Centuri0n presence on the web isn’t enough! Still, at least we can still look forward to the occasional post from Phil. Canadiana: …

The Profound Blessings of Blogging

Over the past few weeks I have read several articles about blogging written by and for Christians. On the whole these articles acknowledge the possible utility of blogging, yet warn against investing oneself too heavily in this new medium. While many people see that blogs are probably here to stay and that they do have much practical value, there are many who remain skeptical. Based on an article he posted on Saturday, it seems that Mark Dever is one of …

King for a Week – Fide-O

King for a Week is an honor I bestow on blogs that I feel are making a valuable contribution to my faith and the faith of other believers. Every week I select a blog, link to it from my site, and add that site’s most recent headlines to my left sidebar. While this is really not much, I do feel that it allows me to encourage and support other bloggers while making my readers aware of other good sites. I …

New Site Design

The long-awaited new design is now live. While I am sure to hear a lot of complaints about removing the old design, I feel that this design will serve us all better. Here are a few of the new features unique to this design: Comment Equality – There is now equality between the comments in the Sideblog, Community blog and main blog. It is no longer a case of “All comments are equal but some comments are more equal than …