Most Influential Evangelicals in America

Cover: TIME Lists America's 25 Most Influential Evangelicals

Time Magazine has published a list of the 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America. Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson didn’t make the cut. I would have liked to have seen John Macarthur, John Piper, R. C. Sproull, and Al Mohler on the list. Time pointed to Howard & Roberta Ahmanson, David Barton, Doug Coe, Chuck Colson, Luis Cortès, James Dobson, Stuart Epperson, Michael Gerson, Billy & Franklin Graham, Ted Haggard, Bill Hybels, T.D. Jakes, Diane Knippers, Tim & Beverly LaHaye, Richard Land, Brian McLaren, Joyce Meyer, Richard John Neuhaus, Mark Noll, J.I. Packer, Rick Santorum, Jay Sekulow, Stephen Strang, Rick Warren, and Ralph Winter.

I thought it would be interesting to see what would happen if I ran each of these names through the “I’m Feeling Lucky” Google search. For those that do not know, the Google feature sends your browser automatically to the first search result. Since the Google ranking algorithm takes multiple factors into account, including page popularity, these 25 most influential names/search terms ought to point to relevant web content. Ideally, the ministry site would be ranked #1, however my hypothesis proved incorrect in several instances. I hacked together a quick list for you to link directly from here and see for yourself: Howard and Roberta Ahmanson, David Barton, Doug Coe, Chuck Colson, Luis Cortès, James Dobson, Stuart Epperson, Michael Gerson, Billy and Franklin Graham, Ted Haggard, Bill Hybels, T.D. Jakes, Diane Knippers, Tim and Beverly LaHaye, Richard Land, Brian McLaren, Joyce Meyer, Richard John Neuhaus, Mark Noll, J.I. Packer, Rick Santorum, Jay Sekulow, Stephen Strang, Rick Warren, and Ralph Winter.

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