There are a few really popular, heavily followed Christian blogs in the blogosphere, and then there is Tim Challies’ blog. Tim and his blog stand alone in both quality, influence, and usefulness and is affectionately known by many as “The Christian Blog King.” Tim has been an encouraging supporter of this blog, but I must admit I was incredibly humbled when Practical Shepherding was on his list of “blogging heroes of 2011.” Here were his kind and meaningful words about this blog in that article:
When I speak to people who are considering blogging, I always talk about the importance of identifying a niche and then filling it. It is far easier to gain authority in a niche than it is to gain authority broadly. The example I always use is Brian Croft and his Practical Shepherding blog. Brian identified his own passion and gifting and then found that there was a void in the Christian blogosphere that he could fill. He has done a great job of doing just that. Writing primarily to pastors, he humbly offers advice or teaching that is both practical and biblical. It’s a must-read for any pastor.
Read the full article and Tim’s other 6 blogging heroes of 2011.