Starting on Monday, we will follow our usual year-ending procedure of reviewing what the author perceives as the top posts of the year. In previous years, we have had the assistance of a site meter, but that punked out sometime over the summer… so you are getting the posts that mostly influenced me the most or I considered an important contribution to our conversation.
Over the past years, I have used the Thanksgiving break to develop the list. This sets up a blog queue that allows the blog to run itself over the ramp up to the holidays.
Meanwhile, in reviewing the list, I realized that, since she was born in July, I have barely inflicted upon you enough pictures of my precious grand-daughter… so let’s rectify that situation! (Click on the image if you can stand the cuteness!) 10. Confirm or Conform >>
UPDATE: After drafting the top ten list, I was able to reinstall the site meter (finally!) So, acknowledging that it was broke for a significant portion of the year, let’s consider this list with the same confidence of NFL replacement referees, ok?
The 2012 Top Posts on the
|7. Stepping Beyond Our Ground On the shooting of Trayvon Martin||14. Thanks for Checking Us Out Another self explanatory post title.|
|1. Hate Religion, Love Jesus? On the infamous viral video||8. ER Youth Ministry Are we in youth ministry for “the rush?”||15. The 411 on Millenials’ Spiritual 404 Disconnected|
|2. Can I Get a Witness? On witness talks w/ downloadable copy||9. WYD logo A pretty self explanatory blog post title.||16. Where Do We Begin? Relationships, relationships…|
|3. Share and Enjoy An infographic on responsible social media sharing||10. RIP JoePa Joe Paterno dies with legendary, tarnished reputation||17. The Challenge of Gaga
Don’t judge me
|4. Welcome Archbishop Lori The day I got a new boss!||11. When Are We Going to Grow Up? Adulthood – old adolescence.||18. Glorifying Finding Not Searching Juvenilized Christianity|
|5. The Occupying Church Is youth ministry only for just some?||12. Aspirational Youth Ministry Teaching towards commitments?||19. You Are Not Special A Commencement Speech for today|
|6. Never Again Grace Elizabeth The courage of parents||13. The Go-Nowhere Gen
Are youth risk-averse?
|20. What Did The Buffalo Say How I love a good pun!|