Top Ten Christian Bloggers and Tweeters of 2013

Top Ten Christian Bloggers and Tweeters of 2013!
(one of the most definitive lists available)

The following is a list of the best Christian bloggers and tweeters on the internet. No one comes close to the genius of these 10 internet stars!

Kyle Brekerson: There is currently no one on the face of the earth that does a better job explaining the complex interplay between gender and power than Kyle Brekerson. As the only boy in a house full of seven older sisters, Kyle has developed keen insight into what it truly means to be a woman. His Man I Feel Like a Woman three part post is a must read for any female who truly wants to understand what it’s like to be an oppressed woman.

Dorthy Myrtilian: It seems God has predestined Dorthy Myrtilian to be the internet’s preeminent reformed theologian. No one comes close to her clarity in unpacking the nuanced complexities of Calvinism. If you want to understand total depravity, then you must read her most controversial post, The Myth of Keanu Reeves’ Free Will.

J. L. Rastinflair: If you want to truly understand what it means to facilitate a holistic missional community, then J.L. Rastinflair is the one to read. Rastinflair has spent his life carefully deconstructing the absurdities that are rooted in the institutional church. Some of my favorite Rastinflair posts are as follows: The Byzantine Bulletin, Sour Cream Cracker Communion, Not a Sir Man but a Sermon. Rastinflair’s unique perspective most likely comes from his commitment to live the past five years in a cardboard box with his wife and four children.

Sandy Lestern: When you think of Sandy Lestern, one word comes to mind: clarity! Sandy is the clearest Christian communicator on the internet. Unwilling to muddy the waters with Christian mumbo jumbo, Lestern tells it like it is. The following are just a few of my favorite Lestern Posts: A Phenomenological Approach to Soteriology, Eschatological Milk, Eradicating Unnecessary Circumlocution, and of course The Duck Dynastic Cycle.

Fern Storvult: No one does a better job of helping you capture your God-given life story than Fern Storvult. His Super Duper Happy Every Day blog and accompanying conferences have encouraged millions to be happy no matter the circumstances. Besides being a great blogger, he is also an excellent banjo player, a skill he learned while lost in the remote Georgia wilderness for an undetermined amount of time. This hilarious story and others can be found in his Deliverance from Deliverance memoir. No one does a better job of keeping it real and real happy than Fern Storvult.

Pastor John Immanuel Thomas Calvin
: Two years ago Pastor John Immanuel Thomas Calvin planted a church in his woodshop. Now he has a congregation of 23,324 people. Even though he’s had tremendous success in ministry, Pastor John Immanuel Thomas Calvin has found a way to keep thing very real and authentic when he blogs. If you want to read posts from the most honest minister on the internet, then start following Pastor John Immanuel Thomas Calvin. The following are some of his best posts: The Beans Did not Settle Well, The Hemorroids are Back, Looks Like a Rash, and I Just Make Stuff Up (a must read for all pastors).

Dr. Jule Sstersvenson: Although he speaks very little English and has never visited the United States, Dr. Jule Sstersvenson is the premier blogger on sustainable church growth and church health. His insights will guarantee church success in any context. This is best demonstrated in his 5 part post, The Drums Bin Too Loud and his church growth masterpiece You Need Ein Sign.

Timmy Tyler III: Although Timmy Tyler III is only a third grader, he truly has his pulse on the current state of the American church. If you follow his blog you will be kept up to date on the latest church trends and Minecraft upgrades. No one knows the church like Timmy!

Addie Rolgroph: If you want to know what is wrong with the church, then you need to start following Addie Rolgroph. The daughter of a circus clown chaplain, Addie is determined to lift the canvas off the big top mega church circus. Individuals disillusioned or hurt by the church love her posts, such as Don’t Pet the Tigers When They’re Eating, The Bearded Lady is a Dude, and What to Do While Waiting for Mark Driscoll to Do Something I Can Write About.

When I started this list, I promised 10 names. However, I just couldn’t find a tenth person to highlight. If you were searching for your name on this list, you are just going to have to try harder next year. Maybe do a few more Duck Dynasty or Miley Cyrus posts. Or just latch onto some crazy leader and respond to everything they say or do in the coming year. Just don’t make stuff up ☺

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19 Responses to Top Ten Christian Bloggers and Tweeters of 2013

  1. Lucas J. Draeger December 31, 2013 at 9:58 pm #

    You have no idea how disappointed I was when I tried googling that Rastinflair fella. He sounds like he would be a cool guy. Guess it’s hard running a blog from a cardboard box. 🙂
    Happy New Year, my friend.

    • fairlyspiritual December 31, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

      I think I saw your search attempt in my analytics 🙂 Happy New Year to you as well!

      • Dori January 8, 2014 at 2:38 am #

        Haha, I am new to the blog so was sucked in when I tried to find the same one! What is not funny to me though is that our church actually uses flavoured rice crackers so that fake post would have been a great read 🙂 Maybe you could write one or maybe you already have on what is ok to use as communion “bread”?
        Thanks for taking the time to write – I am enjoying some of your articles immensely…God Bless, Dori

  2. joseph December 31, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    This is your best blog of the year..I was moved to be a better blogger so that I can make the list next year!

  3. Dustin Nickerson January 2, 2014 at 7:38 pm #

    I can only hope for 2014 🙁

    • fairlyspiritual January 2, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

      Hey I to put you on my possible top 10 commenting on my blog list.

  4. matt January 15, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

    Hi, can you provide links to Dorthy (is it supposed to be Dorothy?) Myrtilian’s site or her Free will article, please? I googled them both and didn’t get anything (?)

    • fairlyspiritual January 15, 2014 at 8:29 pm #

      This is a satirical post. None of these bloggers exist. I made them up. Sorry for the confusion.

  5. matt January 16, 2014 at 5:37 pm #

    I feel foolish. I thought some of them seemed suspect; makes sense now.

  6. Tim January 18, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

    Best top ten list I’ve read. (Or maybe I’m making that up.)

    Great job!

    • fairlyspiritual January 18, 2014 at 6:21 pm #

      Thanks, Tim. I think we share a disdain for top ten lists…

      • Tim January 18, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

        That re-blog (below) seems to be getting a lot of hits. Your disdain is infectious! (That’s a good thing, right?)

        • fairlyspiritual January 18, 2014 at 6:44 pm #

          sure…at least I had fun writing it. Kinda wished they existed. Might try to have them write some guest posts in the future.

      • Tim January 18, 2014 at 6:49 pm #

        Your description of Sandy Lestern reminded me that whenever I’m talking to another blogger about guest posting for me and they ask for suggestions I tell them just to write up a little something about the pneumatology of the Abrahamic covenant in light of soteriological Pauline epistemology.

        I have no idea what any of that means, but it sure makes it easier to convince them to come up with their own ideas.

        • fairlyspiritual January 18, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

          I paid a lot for my seminary decoder ring….so you’ll have to figure it out on your own. Just make sure your inquiry utilizes a phenomenological paradigm.

  7. Tim January 18, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    Reblogged this on Tim's Blog – Just One Train Wreck After Another and commented:
    Top Ten lists leave me cold. Except this one. If only these bloggers really existed!

  8. Rosemari Simmons January 18, 2014 at 11:35 pm #

    Brought a smile to my face on a stressful day. Thanks.

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