10 Most Popular Blog Posts

This was a great year for my blog, the best ever. I'm still fairly unknown compared to heavyweights like Tim Challies or Jon Acuff, but I'm proud of the fact that my number of visits nearly tripled as did my number of visitors, while my pageviews more than doubled. I also added quite a few Twitter followers and email subscribers. All in all a very good year. Here are the top ten blogs posts in 2012: 1) Ten Things Nobody Tells You About Being a Dad This is a half-serious/half-humorous post about the unknowns of fathering. What's funny about this post is that I wrote it late one Sunday night after an evening church service. I had a bit of inspiration rolling around in my head. I had no idea that it would "go viral" as the cool kids say. It was linked to by quite a few popular blogs. 2) The Sin About Which...

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Cautions for Christians in a Political Season

In America, politics is all around us, whether you want it to be or not. But as we anticipate the election of 2012, it is reaching a fever pitch. Being a political junkie myself, I find myself being, at times, so consumed by it that it distracts me from my main calling as a follower of Christ. So I thought perhaps it would be good to consider a few guidelines that might govern our conversations, activism, and online discussions in this political season. 1) Don't Convince Yourself that One Election Will Solve Everything. Elections do have consequences and good leadership can effect social change. Still, the root of our problems in America is as old as civilization itself: its the problem of sin. And the solution is not a politician or a platform. It's not the tea party or the Republican party or the Democratic party or any party. The solution...

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