Here are some popular posts (measured by number of page views in 2013) you may have missed this year. Enjoy!
10. Truth, Conviction, and Jesus Are Relevant – A story about a youth-group-member-turned-atheist shows that attempts to be relevant are making us irrelevant by crowding out what makes Christianity unique.
9. You Can Change Our Culture’s Mind on Abortion – “Making the pro-life case is completely within your ability, I promise you. You just need to arm yourself with some information, a game plan, and some tools to help you get started. So I’ve put together a short list of resources, chosen for their simplicity, clarity, and accessibility.”
8. Four Self-Refuting Statements Heard on College Campuses Across America – “I’ve started to collect some of the more popular self-refuting statements uttered by college professors. Here are the top four….”
7. Should Homosexual Couples Be Allowed to Adopt? – “The real question is whether a child who needs to be adopted is best served by a heterosexual couple or a homosexual couple – all things being equal. The question focuses on the needs of the child, not the wants of homosexuals who are politically motivated to normalize same-sex marriage and parenting.”
6. A Review of O’Reilly’s Killing Jesus – Melinda explains both the positive and negative aspects of Bill O’Reilly’s latest book, Killing Jesus: A History.
5. Be Ready to Discuss Same-Sex Marriage Today – “To equip you for…conversation, Ryan Anderson has a helpful, concise article titled ‘5 Things You Need to Know about the Supreme Court’s Marriage Cases.’ Here are the five things he covers….”
4. The Best Question to Ask When Starting a Conversation About God – “Ever found yourself looking for a way to initiate a conversation about God, but not sure exactly how to start?... I’ve tried a number of approaches. I continue to return to one simple, effective question, however, to start the most important of all conversations….”
3. It’s Not About Equality – When it comes to discussions about same-sex marriage, here’s an approach “that can help you move your conversations past the charge that you want to deny people equal rights to the real question: What is marriage?”
2. The Bible on the History Channel – Melinda reviews the miniseries The Bible.
1. How Tim Keller Made Peace with the Wrath of God – “In a sermon titled ‘The Dark Garden,’ Tim Keller explains how he came to understand that a god without wrath and Hell is not as loving as the God we find in the Bible….”