Magazines 2018 Nov - Dec Top blog posts from 2018

Top blog posts from 2018

20 December 2018 , 2018 Nov - Dec

One way we get to hear from readers is by counting the number of times people view different blog posts. It helps us to know what’s popular, although that’s not the only criteria we use when planning future articles and posts.

Thank you to all our faithful readers! We are always glad to hear from you about the things we publish here in our online space and also in print.

One way we get to hear from readers is by counting the number of times people view different blog posts. It helps us to know what’s popular, although that’s not the only criteria we use when planning future articles and posts.

Sometimes what’s popular is a pleasant surprise (two articles in our top ten are about disability issues) and sometimes it’s no surprise (our most-read post is still an article on pornography from 2016).

Without further ado, here are the posts from 2018 that were read by the most people. (For those who geek out on methods, these stats aren’t super-scientific because they don’t include visits to the blog homepage, which make up most of our traffic.)

James Beverley at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto in November.

10. Report from the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Veteran ReligionWatch columnist James Beverley wrote about a major international conference in Toronto just a couple of weeks ago, but it has already made it into the top ten.

9. So, I married a pastor’s kid. A reader named Michael Fleming submitted this short reflection, and it obviously struck a chord with many people.

8. A new way to engage with Lent: Commit to care for creation
Karri Munn-Venn of Citizens for Public Justice wrote about her pledge to reduce the amount of unnecessary packaging and waste she was bringing into her home.

Dave Addison is executive director of Toronto City Mission.

7. A story of faithfulness with Canada Summer Jobs. Dave Addison of Toronto City Mission shared an amazing testimony about how God has provided financially in a challenging situation.

6. What do you remember about the years right after high school? This reflective post by FT editor Bill Fledderus introduced new national research on the place of faith in the transitional experiences of young adults after high school.

Bill Fledderus, age 21

5. Send your pastor out to dinner and On food, theology and a fun contest. We grouped these two posts together because they are about the same popular contest we ran to show appreciation for pastors.

4. Ten Commandments of a disability-friendly church. Stephen Bedard, an Ontario Baptist pastor with a special interest in disabilities, shared some helpful tips.

3. Does everybody belong in church? Chantal Huinink of Christian Horizons shared the Everybody Belongs materials that Christian Horizons offers to churches that want to organize a special worship service to celebrate the contribution of people with disabilities

Chantal Huinink

2. Remembering Eugene Peterson, and also his wife Jan. The death of the author of the popular Bible paraphrase The Message led FT editor Karen Stiller to reminisce about meeting the Petersons during her years at Regent College.

Eugene Peterson

1. A Christian tackles direct marketing house parties. Freelance journalist Julia Cheung reflected on the queasy feelings she’s had when someone invites her to a sales party, and the three conditions she has decided on that must be met before she attends.

Julia Cheung

What would you like to see on our website or in our print magazine in 2019? Please let us know anytime at [email protected]. Thanks for reading.

P.S. You can also check out our top posts from 2017 below.

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