2014, especially the latter half of it, has been a fairly quiet year here on this blog. However, I thought that I would engage in the rather self-indulgent annual activity of a retrospective nonetheless.
Most Visited New Posts of 2014
1. The Loss of Pastoral Credibility in the Age of the Internet
2. Rescuing Christian Masculinity
3. Why a Masculine Priesthood is Essential
4. Chris Seitz on the Biblical Crisis in the Homosexuality Debates
5. Hear Me Out: On Sitting Through Sermons
Most Visited Old Posts of 2014
1. Rob Bell and Don Draper: The Ad Man’s Gospel
2. The Same-Sex Marriage Debate: Questions and Answers (also here)
3. On Triggering and the Triggered, Part 4
4. Summary of Edwin Friedman’s ‘A Failure of Nerve’: Part 1
5. The Cup of the Adulteress: Understanding the Jealousy Ritual of Numbers 5
My most visited posts of a given year are seldom my favourites. They are more likely the ones that provoked the most conversation and controversy. The following are five of my favourite posts from 2014.
Five of my Favourites from 2014
Some Rough and Unordered Thoughts on Church Leadership
Why We Shouldn’t Trust Our Stories
The Prophet Oded and the Good Samaritan
Some Remarks on the Future of Protestantism Conversation
Death Before the Fall
During 2014, I also took part in a study of the books of Luke and John, upon which I blogged at considerable length. My posts on this study didn’t receive a great deal of attention, but I greatly enjoyed writing them.
The Mere Fidelity podcasts began in 2014. Even when I haven’t had time for my own blogging, I have thoroughly enjoyed my podcast conversations with Derek, Matt, and Andrew. We are now 24 episodes in and, Lord-willing, should be continuing for some time to come.
In addition to posting on my own blog, I have also posted seventeen guest posts (my full list of guest posts can be seen here). Some of my favourites are:
Five of my Favourite Guest Posts
Lent, Individualism, and Christian Piety: An E-mail Conversation
Five Principles of the New Sexual Morality
Evangelicalism’s Poor Form
The Politics of Hospitality—Matthew 25:31-46
The Politics of the Empty Tomb—John 20:1-18