Preacher’s Study Year In Review – 2010

It’s always fun to look back at the year and see what the most popular posts were. It’s often surprising and not really what I would think. Here are the top 10 posts of 2010 based on the number of readers.

  1. 5 Ways to Stop Gossip
  2. Stop Gossip in the Church
  3. Church of Christ Music: What’s the Big Deal About a Piano Anyway?
  4. Understanding Bible Covenants
  5. Church Division –  Part 2
  6. Ways to Stop Gossip – Your Response
  7. Shut My Mouth – 5 Ways to Stop Being A Gossip
  8. Church Division – Part 1
  9. Baptism of Fire
  10. Internet Pornography – An Update

It’s sadly surprising that 4 of the 10 deal with gossip. And if you include the two articles on church division which deal in part with gossip you find that 60% of the hits reflect a concern about loose talk. Most of the readers of these articles came from people doing generic searches on Google, Yahoo or Bing. It reinforces my fear that gossip is a large and growing problem in the church.

Although we wrote a number of articles about doctrinal issues there were only 2 that made the top 10. I’m not sure how to understand what seems to be a lack of interest of doctrinal issues. A quick look at Christendom today reveals little interest in doctrinal purity. In some places “doctrine” has become a dirty word as some people continue to seek God through their own ways instead of the ones clearly revealed in Scripture.

Finally, pornography again made the list. The problem of cheap, quick and anonymous porn continues to plague our families and our communities.

2010 was the biggest year numerically for the blog with about 12,000 visits in the last 12 months. That number has increased year-by-year ever since we began keeping records. That’s not too big by internet standards but we are thankful for every visitor and every comment. I hope you will help us spread the word to your family and friends.

As always, we hope to hear from you with requests and questions.

To each of you we wish a wonderful 2011. May you be blessed as your glorify our Father.

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