Yesterday I wrote about how many different people had visited my blog in the past twelve months. They were from a wide variety of countries and various denominational backgrounds. As I continue to contemplate what God has done through my blog in the past year, I am intrigued by which posts get read the most. When a post is first published it is almost immediately read by a couple of dozen people. Then over the course of the next two or three days, another couple dozen people will also read it. Though I have no way of knowing exactly who those people are, since it happens in those numbers with regularity, I assume they are “regular” readers who enjoy keeping up with the blog.
For some posts, that is all the “hits” they will ever receive. Other posts will receive a few hits here and there over the course of a few months. But then there are those rare few that seem to connect with people in a much bigger way. Those particular posts are read again and again by people around the world. Sometimes, even months after their original publishing date, certain posts continue to draw a wide readership. I am always surprised by which posts "connect" in such a way. Sometimes they get re-posted on other websites and printed in various news journals. Sometimes people just stumble on them through a google search. But one way or the other, certain posts continue to draw readers long after they are posted.
I thought it would be interesting to post the “top ten” list from my blog. In order of their popularity, here they are:
When Is It Time to Change Churches?
Challenges of Teaching Today’s Teens
How Do Baptism and Church Membership Connect?
The Blessing of Forgiveness
The Organized Church versus Private Religion
Tips for Helping Lay People Make Effective Pastoral Visits
Bivocationalism and Young Adults
Bivocational Ministry is Not Negative
I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.