Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 in Review: Most Popular Posts

Ignoring simply quotes or links to other articles, below were the 10 most popular posts on Reboot Christianity in 2013. If you missed any of them, enjoy!

  1. Gay Marriage:  The Scripture everyone seems to forget.  Our most-viral post of the year, examining the influence of Acts 15 on the gay marriage debate.
  2. No, God did not "intend" that rape.  Deconstructing a bad theological argument and how it hurts Christians.
  3. Black holes and seeing God.  How astrophysics approach to indirect evidence is also valuable to Christians.
  4. On Christians and guns.  The most controversial thing I wrote last year, but definitely something worthy of discussion.
  5. The art of meditation.  Clarifying the difference between Biblical meditation and Near-East meditation, and how to use meditating on Scripture as a part of a healthy prayer life.
  6. Tired of this.  A brief complaint about the "radical Christian" movement which robs so many of the joy in their ordinary, daily service to the Lord.
  7. Jeremiah 29:11 and the Myth of the One.  An analysis of a misreading of Jer 29:11 and our culture's obsession discovering an individual day by day plan from God for your life (and the anxiety that we will mess up said plan).
  8. Selfish service.  A discussion of those who serve God in an attempt to get something in return.
  9. Super Bowl: I don't like Ray Lewis.  A probably out of line complaint about popular football player Ray Lewis.
  10. The best theological movie in years:  A review of Disney's FROZEN.  It didn't make the top-ten on my site, but the repost on Mockingbird went viral and would have ranked #5 on this list, so I included it here as well. Not bad for something that was written at the end of the year.

It's been an interesting year. This list also confirms for me and the other writers what you seem to enjoy:  this is a readership which appreciates detailed theological and Scriptural analysis, particularly of popular events and deconstructing the often-wrong "cultural Americanism" that sometimes poses as Christianity today.