The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is typically quiet in the blog-world. I’m enjoying time with family, and friends and so I’m blogging very “lightly” this week. For today, I’ve put together a list of the most-read posts this year at Kingdom People.
1. “Jennifer Knapp and Larry King: Why We Always Lose This Debate” (April 26, 2010)
After viewing Friday night’s Larry King Live with Jennifer Knapp, pastor Bob Botsford, and Ted Haggard, I was struck with the question: Why is it that whenever a proponent of Christianity’s historical view of sexuality goes head to head with an advocate for gay rights, the traditional Christian almost always loses the argument?
2. “GCR (Great Commission Resurgence) in a Nutshell” (June 2, 2010)
In this article, I wish to cut through the hype by briefly summarizing the final GCR proposal and the contending viewpoints, providing clarity regarding these recommendations.
3. “John Piper with Rick Warren: Compromise?” (April 9, 2010)
The Piper brouhaha is… a sign that there some who are pitching their tents in the far corner of the Reformed cul-de-sac, unwilling to entertain the notion that there are other people with legitimate building permits in the same neighborhood.
4. “Undercover at Thomas Road: An Interview with Gina Welch” (April 13, 2010)
Welch faked a conversion experience, got baptized, and spent two years at Thomas Road Baptist Church. She then wrote a book chronicling her journey into evangelical America. This is my Q&A with Gina.
5. “The Rebirth of Virtue: An Interview with N.T. Wright” (January 5, 2010)
Dr. Wright agreed to take some time out of his busy schedule to visit Kingdom People and answer a few questions regarding his new book on virtue.
6. “The NIV 2011 Forces a Choice” (November 16, 2010)
Since the old NIV will eventually be out of print, pastors and churches will be forced to make a choice. Either make the move to the NIV 2011 or move to another translation altogether.
Michael Spencer (the Internet Monk) would have been more offended at the thought that I avoided serious critical interaction with his book than he would have been offended by my critique. And though I grieve the fact that he isn’t here to respond to my pushback, I am confident that serious conversation would be his desire. So that’s what I hope this review will provide.
8. “Steak on a Paper Plate: A Reflection on Worship” (August 17, 2010)
When it comes to the atmosphere of worship services in the next generation, something’s got to give.
9. “My Ten Favorite Reads of 2010″ (December 8, 2010)
Every December, I select the ten books that I most enjoyed reading during the year. Here are my top ten picks for 2010.
10. “What You Celebrate as a Church is Just as Important as What You Believe” (December 7, 2010)
Celebrating something other than the gospel can happen in different kinds of churches. Here are two fictitious examples: