2009 SBC Voices BLOG MADNESS: Round #2

This round has closed – go vote in the 2009 final.

The first round had all the drama I expected – but it’s time to move on to round two. Below are the top four blogs from each division. Everyone who made it has a fresh start. The winner of each bracket will advance to the final four. If your blog is out, why not throw your social media muscle behind the next underdog story?

East Division: SBC Blog Madness 2009

  1. internetmonk.com
    Round One Votes: 633
    Original Seeding: 1
    Technorati Authority: 754
  2. JDGreear.com
    Round One Votes: 389
    Original Seeding: 6
    Technorati Authority: 63
  3. Provocations & Pantings – Timmy Brister
    Round One Votes: 335
    Original Seeding: 2
    Technorati Authority: 175
  4. Moore to the Point – Russell Moore
    Round One Votes: 327
    Original Seeding: 7
    Technorati Authority: Not Listed

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Midwest Division: SBC Blog Madness 2009

  1. ALVINREID.com
    Round One Votes: 272
    Original Seeding: 9
    Technorati Authority: 18
  2. Joe Thorn
    Round One Votes: 238
    Original Seeding: 4
    Technorati Authority: 174
  3. Kingdom People – Trevin Wax
    Round One Votes: 192
    Original Seeding: 2
    Technorati Authority: 309
  4. Confessions of a Recovering Pharisee
    Round One Votes: 176
    Original Seeding: 12
    Technorati Authority: 55

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West Division: SBC Blog Madness 2009

  1. Church Matters: The 9Marks Blog
    Round One Votes: 462
    Original Seeding: 1
    Technorati Authority: 300
  2. Reformissionary – Steve McCoy
    Round One Votes: 286
    Original Seeding: 4
    Technorati Authority: 245
  3. Grace and Truth to You – Wade Burleson
    Round One Votes: 200
    Original Seeding: 3
    Technorati Authority: 114
  4. MicahFries.com
    Round One Votes: 191
    Original Seeding: 8
    Technorati Authority: 80

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South Division: SBC Blog Madness 2009

  1. Founders Ministries – Tom Ascol
    Round One Votes: 440
    Original Seeding: 2
    Technorati Authority: 204
  2. EdStetzer.com
    Round One Votes: 431
    Original Seeding: 1
    Technorati Authority: NR
  3. Confessions of a Pastor by Hershael York
    Round One Votes: 226
    Original Seeding: 12
    Technorati Authority: 23
  4. B21 // contending for the faith
    Round One Votes: 204
    Original Seeding: 8
    Technorati Authority: NR

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Share Your Punditry

I must admit, some of my selections were way out of line. The comments are open for you to share your thoughts. Who had the most impressive Cinderella story? Who was the most over rated?

Don’t forget the prize: The final winner will receive a $313 gift card to Westminster Books via email. This prize was donated by my children’s ministry (check out my Vacation Bible School articles) and earned via the Westminster blog partners program.

Comments

  1. says

    Baptist21.com needs your votes. Help us knock Ed Stetzer, Tom Ascol and Hershael York in the South Division. Use your influence and campaign for us. Help us knock off the giants and be this years George Mason! Thanks for your support!

  2. says

    Tony —

    Wow. That hurts, dude. Baptized @ Northside Baptist Church in Syracuse, NY; member of Harvard Avenue Baptist Church in Siloam Springs, AR. My pastor is Tad Thompson, even though I am now in Little Rock and we are searching for a new church here.

    I am totally wounded that my card-carrying status as an SBC calvinist is this low-profile.

    Frank Turks last blog post..return of the DebateBlog

  3. says

    iMonk:

    Hey — I haven’t driven you into apoplexy in almost half a year — which in blog time is like two decades. The least I could do was endorse Pastor Ascol in an impotent act of shark-jumping vainglory.

    Frank Turks last blog post..return of the DebateBlog

  4. says

    But I think the winner ought to be calculated by dividing his total number of posts written in the past year by the number of votes garnered. I’d win hands down! (how’s that for a desperate act of self-justification and aggrandizement, all in one?)

    Hershael W. Yorks last blog post..Blog Madness Round 2

  5. says

    I am glad that 3 of the 4 most voted blogs were in different divisions (iMonk, 9 Marks, Founders). If Stetzer would have been in the Midwest then it would have been perfect.

  6. says

    I confess I do not see myself as an “SBC blogger” so much as a leader who mostly tries to encourager younger leaders, students, etc. But as a Southern baptist at an SBC school makes sense I suppose. I honestly mostly write for facebook, but increasingly because I think these days are serious for the convention I love I have written more on SBC issues.

    I am honored and surprised to be a part and thankful to be in the easiest bracket, unlike my Tar Heels.

    Alvin Reids last blog post..Southern Baptists and Being Missional: A Case Study from C.B. Hogue

  7. says

    I should clarify again my definition of an SBC blogger. Any blogger who is a member of any church that is in cooperation with the SBC.

    Obviously, we pay more attention to SBC related posts. But just being yourself says something about the SBC too. (for better or worse)

    • says

      being shy isn’t holiness & self promotion isn’t a sin – unless you’re admitting (by your silence) that your blog doesn’t pass Philippians 4:8

  8. says

    Tom,
    I’ll refer your protest to the selection committee. They will give an official response to your protest in the 2010 SBC Voices Annual. You can pick up a copy at your state convention office.

  9. says

    Tom,

    I am torn. Basically, my bracket is between a Calvinist (you), a Landmarker (York), or a bunch of Emergents (the B21 boys).

    Ha.

    That was fun.

    I felt like a good Baptist labeling people right there.

    So, I am torn. Perhaps I should just campaign for myself so that a good traditional Baptist is represented in the final four. ;-)

    Ed

    Ed Stetzers last blog post..Receptive People? (Updated)

  10. says

    Ed:

    OK. Go ahead and campaign for yourself like a good traditional Baptist. Besides, winning isn’t everything, it’s how you play the game. Winning isn’t everything, it’s how you play the game. Winning isn’t everything, it’s how you play the game. Winnin….

    ta

    tom ascols last blog post..The Promise and Power of God’s Word

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