For the past two years I’ve posted the top 10 posts of the year then taken a summer holiday. Like last year I’m going back to the CPAS youth summer camp at Edgehill school in Devon then having a rest. I’ve now blogged for two and a half years, here’s what people have been reading in the past year (the figure in brackets is last year’s rank):
1. (1) 13 Christian personality types – by far the most popular post on this blog, it looks at what happens when Christians lack one of faith in, love for, obedience to or knowledge of Christ.
2. (2) 8 biblical personality types – the same place as last year. This post looks at how God views all people and so how we should view each other. The development of biblical EQ seems popular.
3. (3) 8 ways to attain a pure heart – I love Thomas Watson’s advice on developing a pure heart. Search engine terms are split between spiritual purity and physical.
5. (-) Jesus, divorce and remarriage – An exposition of Mark 10 and the points Jesus makes on divorce, the law and salvation.
6. (5) 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.
7. (-) Sermons for kids – seems to get a lot of hits on Saturday afternoon.
8. (-) Mark Ashton on Tim Keller on Ministry in the City – many hits in the year when Mark Ashton went to be with Christ.
9. (-) Why I don’t wear a dog collar (part 1) – I’m not sure the interest in ecclesiastical garb is this high. Many search engine terms suggest a sorry amount of deviant activity with a different sort of dog collar. Perhaps Googlers should try Anne Summers.
10. (-) 5 Christian leadership types – another Venn diagram post considering the way we lead churches based on J.I. Packer’s four aspects of Christian life
1. Great energy For God
2. Great thoughts of God
3. Great boldness for God
4. Great contentment in God
And my favourite this year? comparison between the Bethlehem Baptist vision statement and a paragraph of an Ebenezer Erskine sermon: Has John Piper ever read Ebenezer Erskine? A The similarity is striking! There’s truly nothing new under the sun. I’ve not yet received a response to my question, but I live in hope.
Have a happy holiday.