Saturday, July 21, 2007

In case you missed it...

On my side bar there are a variety of links under the heading "A Few of my Favorite Blogs...". These are the places that visit somewhat regularly on the internet. If you don't already visit them, you should. I'm going to highlight a few of my favorites, including a couple that I just added. These will be in no particular order. I would like you to notice that a number of these guys are pastors (they'll be the ones I list first). They are students of the Word and they have (in my opinion) added a great deal to the Christian blogosphere.

Brian McCrorie (Bowing Down) has a tremendous blog. Brian is a pastor in the Denver, CO area, and a guy whom I consider a friend. He doesn't update terribly often, but you will find him to be a great thinker and a truly passionate individual. Brian's writing has challenged me quite a bit...even during the times we don't quite see eye-to-eye. This is truly one of the bright spots in the Christian blogosphere.

Bob Bixby (Pensees) is, perhaps, my favorite blogger on the internet. Bob is a pastor in Rockford Illinois. As you read Bob's writings, you will find him to be a deep, logical thinker, with a tremendous command of the English language. I wish Bob could update his blog more regularly, as he is a tremendously gifted writer with good things to say.

Chris Anderson (My Two Cents) is yet another pastor blogger whom I enjoy reading. He pastors a church in Madison, Ohio. I appreciate the fact that Chris updates his blog regularly. I've only been reading Chris's blog for a few months, but it has become one of my favorites. You will find Chris to be a great thinker with a tremendous passion for the local church. Chris is one of those guys out there whom I'd like to meet some day.

Greg Linscott (Current Christian and irrelevant) is another pastor who has made a huge contribution to the internet. Current Christian is a news roundup site that he runs - I check it out every day, and have found some great blogs as a result - while irrelevant is a more personal blog of Greg's. Both are worth a gander.

Tom Pryde (NeoFundamentalist) is a pastor in Fremont, CA. While this is technically a "group blog", Tom runs it and and has written 360 of the 394 entries since the blog was started. I have read Tom elsewhere and I've appreciated his passion, grace, and desire to "right the ship" so to speak. He's another guy I'd love to meet in person some day.

Bob Hayton (Fundamentally Reformed) is one I just recently came across. Bob has left the dark, ugly side of Fundamentalism and is now in the conservative evangelical "camp" - although he obviously still has a soft spot for the movement. While most of his articles are quite lengthy, they are worhtwhile reads. I've really enjoyed what I've read over there thus far.

SharperIron isn't a typical blog. Jason Janz started the site (although he interacts there very little these days) and it has become the most read blog in Fundamentalism and one of the largest on the net. SI has published hundreds of authors and provides a place where Fundamentalists can engage in some valuable discussion. It's a very unique place and one of the reasons I began blogging in the first place.

There are many other blogs I could highlight, but these are sufficient for now. I would encourage you to take the time to check these places out, as well as the others I've listed on my side bar. One of the most enjoyable aspects of blogging is the little community in which you get to take part. I've benefited much from reading these blogs, and I think you will as well. Happy reading!


Jim Peet said...


Thanks for posting a link to my blog!

God bless.


Bob Hayton said...


Thanks for the link and kind words. You'll notice I've added you to my blogroll now.

Looking forward to future interactions,


Thomas Pryde said...

Ellis...thanks for the may, indeed, find that I am coming to a place near you, and I would love to meet you in person as well! We are beginning an itinerate ministry that will, no doubt, bring me through your neck of the woods at some point.

Ellis Murphree said...

Tom - anytime you are in this part of the world, let me know.....we'll have a meal together!