(Dave is probably not going to be thrilled about being #1.)
First, a little background: in the fall of 2005 I took a Greek class (exegesis of the book of Mark) from Dr. Black. During that class, I came to respect him a great deal. He genuinely cares about his students - both their academic knowledge and spiritual growth.
I like his blog because (in no particular order):
-He has an amazing wife who is suffering gracefully with cancer (I know he will agree with me about this.)
-He is a real farmer.
-He believes in the importance of missionary work and lives this out by going to Ethiopia a few times per year.
-He admires Robert E. Lee.
-He blogs about a wide range of topics.
-He was born in Hawaii.
-He strives to live out his Christian faith and blogs about this.
-He and his wife write excellent essays.
-He holds to biblical ecclesiology.
-He blogs frequently.
-He did his doctoral work in Switzerland (in German!).
-He posts cool photos.
-He is a constitutionalist.
-He writes lots of good books.
-He believes adolescence is a myth.
-He is a first-rate Greek scholar but remains humble.