Kingdom People: Top 10 Posts of 2012
The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is typically quiet in the blog-world. So for today, I’ve put together a list of some of the most-read posts this year at Kingdom People.
1. Ten Questions a Pro-choice Candidate is Never Asked by the Media (October 24, 2012)
Debate moderators and reporters love to ask pro-life candidates hard questions about abortion. Curiously, they don’t do the same for pro-choice candidates.
2. How I Wish the Homosexuality Debate Would Go (October 18, 2011). This was last year’s #1 post, but it received another round of attention in the spring of 2012.
Just once, I’d like to see a TV interview go more like this…
3. Why the Chick-fil-A Boycott is Really about Jesus (August 1, 2012)
What we are seeing today is a massive cultural shift that permits leaders to label Christians as intolerant and bigoted simply for expressing their views about how society should function.
4. Dear Stay-At-Home Mom (August 6, 2012)
God loves you – not because you are a good mother but just because you are His precious child.
5. Why Hunger Games is Flawed to Its Core (May 17, 2012)
Nate Wilson was in town recently, and we had a conversation about books, beauty, and bestsellers. Naturally, we talked about The Hunger Games. His take on it was too good to keep to myself, so I asked if I could share it here.
6. Seven Myths about the Columbine Shooting (October 9, 2012)
I thought I knew the basic facts about the deadly shooting at Columbine High School in 1999. I was wrong. Here are seven common myths about that tragic day.
7. Is it Biblical to Ask Jesus into Your Heart? (May 15, 2012)
This conversation about our methods and terminology in evangelism is an important one. I just hope that people who share a lot of the same concerns will understand the common ground they have and not impute mistakes to one another.
8. Grace and Truth Beyond the Elephant Room (January 26, 2012)
When we engage in conflict, let’s make sure it is out of love for the truth, love for Jesus, love for one another, and love for the people we shepherd. Sometimes we may even stand against a brother on a certain issue, but even when we take an adversarial stance, it ought always to be for the good of that brother and the glory of King Jesus.
9. You Are Not “Just a Sinner Saved By Grace” (June 11, 2012)
“Just a sinner saved by grace” is only half the gospel. It’s true that in Christ, God has wiped the slate clean and has forgiven us our sins. But let’s make sure we don’t leave out the flip side – that not only does He forgive our sins, but He also regenerates us through the power of His Spirit.
10. Lessons from the Megachurch Pastor who Killed a Man (May 29, 2012)
Can we learn some things from J. Frank Norris? Yes. His ministry can serve as a cautionary tale in these ways…