The magic of the Internet is the fact that websites can link to each other, allowing folks to surf the Internet, exploring as they go. Google takes advantage of this by ranking websites based on how often they are linked to. The more people who link to you, the higher you appear in a Google search.
Therefore, I’ve done a search to see who links to me, and I’m repaying the favor by linking back to each of them. This may not be complete, but it’s a start. If I’ve overlooked you, let me know and I’ll amend this post. (The picture is a graphical representation of the World Wide Web. Cool, huh?)
While I’m at it, if someone said something nice or hateful about my work, I’ll add that, so this will be more interesting than just a list.
Alan Rouse probably has linked to me the most. Even though he disagrees vehemently with me on the role of women (I’ll persuade him yet, yes I will!), he still says One In Jesus is one of his “favorite blogs.” Here are the links —
John Wright has linked to One In Jesus here. He says,
Oneinjesus.info has been a great resource for me recently because I love the posts on the “moderate” church, and the site seems like an honest assessment of the church as a whole.
Mark Elrod links to my article on Churches of Christ in Decline here.
Odgie linked to me here and said some really nice stuff, too.
I know that I am making a habit of pimping blogs and sites lately, but I have to recommend a blog by Jay Guin. An elder at the Tuscaloosa Church of Christ (Roll Tide!), Guinis addressing touchy topics with style, keen Biblical knowledge, and consistent compassion. He is currently addressing the need for church of Christ schools to reorder their priorities. Among other things, he suggests dropping athletic scholarships and funneling that money into scholarships for Bible majors…hello! Wonder how that will play amongst the brethren?
Matt Dabbs joins the conversation on Church of Christ statistics here.
An anonymous (and intriguing) blog, called “Answering the Church of Christ” linked and had this to say —
A great Church of Christ blog written by Jay Guin. Lots of great information and material – very Biblical and Christlike in his methods and goals.
Nick Gill links to One In Jesus here. He says One In Jesus is “Jay Guin’s explosively dynamic blog.” Wow! I wasn’t expecting that one.
Tim Archer summarizes my presentation at Pepperdine here.
In his Fumbling Towards Eternity blog, reader Nick Gill also talks about teaching my Scary Lessons from Galatians series at his church.
Matt Dabbs lists One In Jesus as one of 212 Christian Blogs Worth Viewing here. (How can anyone keep up with 212 blogs?)
Pinakidion links to One In Jesus as being about RM Unity.
Jeff Borcherding gets credit for being the first to find me on his own and link to me at this post. I’ve been remiss in not linking back sooner. He says,
Allow me to recommend a blog to you. One in Jesus has some great posts dealing with some of the internal squabbles and theological mistakes that we have made in the COC. There’s even some free downloadable books that are worth every penny! Give it a read
John Mark Hicks is a spiritual hero of mine. He’s the most original theologian within the Churches of Christ, I think. And just yesterday, he mentioned ME! I was so excited! The link is here. He says,
Jay Guin has begun a series entitled Amazing Grace/Churches of Christ in Decline?: Rescuing the Churches of Christ. Some of the background for this series is available in one of his previous posts.
(And now I’m on his list of the blogs he reads! John Mark Hicks reads my blog!)
John Telgren posts to me at his 7 Pillars website.
Dallas Burdette links to me at his Freedom in Christ website. (He misspells my name, though. But the link works, and that’s what matters!)
I can’t figure out what a Stimple is. I thought I understood internet things, but this is outside of my experience. But Stimple links to me here. And there’s this twitter thing, too.
Oh, and the Christian Chronicle has a link here in one of its articles.
Ed Fudge, a hero in the faith, was among the very first to recommend me.
I just discovered that Darron L. Steele sites One In Jesus (favorably) in an online book.
I know One In Jesus is listed in several other blog rolls, but I don’t have records of them all. As people click through to my site from those links, I’ll know it and expand this listing.
I hope all those who’ve linked to me now move up to the top of Google’s ranking logic!
By the way, I’m very disappointed that not a single site links to me as a “change agent” or such. I mean, if I were really doing some good, I’d think someone would be warning people against me! However, I did find a site that says my The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace is a “dangerous book.”
If any of you run across a less-than-complimentary reference to One In Jesus, please let me know. It’ll make my day — not because I love being insulted, but because it’ll mean my work matters enough to be criticized.
Thanks to all who think enough of my work to refer others over here. It’s appreciated more than I can say.