Friday, July 19, 2013

Top Blog Posts of 2013 Half-Way In

It's hard to believe that we are already half-way through July, which means we are passed the half-way point for the year 2013. Many things have happened on a global scale thus far in 2013 and one thing I am continuously hearing about the US is that America has changed a lot in the time that I have been gone. Most of the change people tell me about is more negative, but I also believe it is forcing true disciples of Christ to come out and the "nominal" Christians to finally back away. On one end I am saddened at the state of the US and how I have viewed things from afar, but on the other end I am excited to see those in Christ rise up and continue to carry the mission we were given forward.

One of the best ways for me to reflect over the course of 2013 so far is to take a look back at my blog. By taking a brief look at my posts, I can tell which topics generate the most views from you. The topics I enjoy writing on the most usually generate the least interest and that is okay. There are many other blogs out there on topics of theology, church, culture and life that are much better than mine and I would read most of them over my own stuff too. Although not all of my top five posts of 2013 half-way in are personal ones, I still want to re-share the top five posts with you.

The first post was Dr. Benjamin Carson's Speech at the National Prayer breakfast in which he was spot on in what he says. It is a twenty-seven minute video, but it is well worth the watch. 

The second post was Quotes from J.D. Greear's Book "Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved," in which Greear addresses the issue of assurance of salvation. 

The third post was 3801 Lancaster, which was a documentary revealing the Kermit Gosnell story. This was a documentary that was difficult to watch, but one that needed to be shared as the media was ignoring the story at the time. 

The fourth post was Introducing the birth of my second son, Liam Gideon in which I revealed his name and gave the reason and meaning behind them. 

The fifth post was on Making Disciples That Makes Other Disciples and how that in a very short amount of time the world could be reached if we all did that. It has actually been that way for years, but it takes all Christians everywhere in order to work. Sadly most of us have outsourced ministry, including disciple making, to the paid professionals instead of us all making disciples as we have been commanded to do by Jesus. 

Thank you for your continued readership of this blog. This year it has not been easy to keep up or always have the proper time to write, but it continues to be a work in progress that is hopefully getting better overtime. I hope you enjoy the posts above and be on the lookout for some good material the second half of 2013.

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