The Top Ten Posts of 2012

7 Dec

This is just a little blog with a small readership. I am not getting thousands or even hundreds of hits a day. Nevertheless, some articles seem to be viewed more than others. Sometimes I am surprised by the articles that top the list. I am also surprised by those articles which are barely read by anyone. The top 10 posts of 2012 by number of hits received are as follows. You may find something here you are interested in reading or re-reading.

 10. Paul Ryan’s Answer on Abortion. In the aftermath of the Vice-Presidential debate, I wrote an article contrasting the answers of Joe Biden and Paul Ryan to a question about abortion. I thought Ryan’s answer was excellent and explained why in this article.

https://jsf08.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/paul-ryans-answer-on-abortion/

9. Quotes on the  Problem of Evil from Stott and Kreeft. The problem of evil is always a topic that draws interest. This brief article of quotes from two well-known theologians was one people kept coming back to through the year.

https://jsf08.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/quotes-on-the-problem-of-evil-from-stott-and-kreeft/

8. Sunday’s Sermon: Exodus 15:22-27, “Bitter Waters and God’s Blessing.” I was interested to see that several sermons made the top ten.

https://jsf08.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/sundays-sermon-exodus-1522-27-bitter-waters-and-gods-blessings/

7. Sunday’s Sermon: Exodus 17:8-16, “Looking to God for Victory.”

https://jsf08.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/sunday-morning-sermon-exodus-178-16-looking-to-god-for-victory/

https://jsf08.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/sunday-morning-sermon-acts-920-25-a-transformed-life/

5. Good Bible Movies. This article is actually from early 2011, but it continues to get a lot of views. The article consists of several brief reviews of some of my favorite Bible movies.

https://jsf08.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/good-bible-movies/

4. Sunday’s Sermon: Exodus 16:1-3, “Anatomy of a Complainer.”

https://jsf08.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/sunday-morning-sermon-exodus-161-3-anatomy-of-a-complainer/

3. Transcript on Amendment One. This article was a transcript of what I said from the pulpit on the Sunday morning before a statewide vote regarding a constitutional amendment in our state to define marriage as between a man and a woman in our state constitution.

https://jsf08.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/amendment-one/

2. Sunday’s Sermon: Acts 8:26-40, “The Ethiopian Eunuch: Portrait of a True Convert.” For whatever reason, this sermon was far and away the most viewed sermon of 2012.

https://jsf08.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/sundays-sermon-the-ethiopian-eunuch-portrait-of-a-true-convert/

None of these posts, however, came close to matching the total hits of the number one post of 2012 . . .

1. Bumper Sticker Theology. This little article, written back in August, revolves around the meaning of the “Coexist” bumper sticker. This seems to be a hot topic, based on how many people have viewed this article.

https://jsf08.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/bumper-sticker-theology/

So it seems a mix of current events and timeless truth fills the list for 2012. I am thankful for the handful of people that read this blog each week and I hope it is an encouragement to them.

 

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