This time last year I posted the top 10 posts of the year. Like this time last year I’ll take a break from blogging. I’m going back to the CPAS youth summer camp at Edgehill school in Devon then having a rest. I’ve now blogged for about a year and a half, here’s what people have been reading in the past year (the figure in brackets is last year’s rank):
1. (8) 13 Christian personality types – by far the most popular post on this blog, it looks at what happens when Christians lack one of faith, love, obedience or knowledge of Christ.
2. (2) 8 biblical personality types – the same place as last year, the development of biblical EQ seems popular
3. (5) 8 ways to attain a pure heart – I love Thomas Watson’s advice on developing a pure heart.
4. (1) The covenant of grace, not works, between God and Adam – knocked off the top spot, the garden covenant remains a hot topic.
5. (4) The doctrine of adoption – still high on the list, it is a blessing to know what it means to be a child of God through faith in Christ.
6. (7) Challenging the homogenous church growth principle – This continues to draw attention. A homogenous church in a multi-cultural community is probably not cross-centred.
7. (-) Cross-Centered 7-week “lent” course. Here I posted my study group notes on C.J. Mahaney’s really helpful book.
8. (-) Eternal torment and torture, annihilation or death-row and execution? This post considers what God meant when he said “you shall surely die” in the Garden of Eden.
9. (-) 9 habits of highly effective churches. The main points from George Barna’s helpful book on how to make church effective but not necessarily “successful”.
10. (-) The watchtower and blood transfusions. I’m glad if this post is of any help to a Jehovah’s Witness who wants to think about the Jerusalem Council and what it means for us today.
And my favourite this year? Christ the Prophet, High Priest and King.
Have a happy holiday.