Two “Top Ten” Lists for 2019
Part 2 – Top Ten Blogs of 2019
Yesterday, I published my “Top Ten” (actually Top Five) sermons from last year. What follows is the list of my most “popular” blog posts.
#10) “Fear” (February 21)
Writing before the Special General Conference on issues of sexuality in the United Methodist Church I shared a few words for those who were worried about the outcome and the future of our church. Although that conference is over and the future is slightly more in focus, my opinion hasn’t changed.
#9) “So, What Do We Do on a Mission Trip?” (September 25)
After our team returned from our latest trip to The Joy Center and Red Bird Mission in Kentucky, I explained a little about what happens there.
A few words on my first anniversary at Christ Church
#7) “Pastor’s Report 2019” (October 28)
My summary of our year written for our official Charge Conference report.
#6) Confession and Pardon for Scout Worship (July 28)
Here I share my contribution to a Protestant worship service at the World Scout Jamboree in the event that that others might it useful for future scouting events.
#5) “What Happens When We Die?” (November 1)
One of my friends asked this question online and I shared it here because I know others have asked the same question.
#4) “Cutting the Baby in Half” (October 24)
Regardless of its apparent necessity, I don’t think that dividing the United Methodist Church will end well for anyone any more than Solomon’s proposal to cut a baby in half.
#3) “I’m Not Going” (March 25)
I explained to my congregation, and to anyone who cares, that regardless of how our denomination may, or may not, divide, I have no plans to leave this local church.
#2) “Do We Need a Catholic Order of Methodists?” (October 30)
While I doubt that anyone cares what I think, this is my proposal for how our denomination might stay together.
#1) “A Jamboree Honeymoon” (July 31)
While I was at the World Scout Jamboree, I met a young couple who were so passionate about scouting that they were spending their honeymoon sleeping in separate tents and working as staff so that scouts from all over the world could have the experience of a lifetime. This post was read almost eight times more than #2 and ten times more frequently than #3 because it got picked up by both our Annual Conference and our denominational web pages.
“Changing the World with Muddy Boots” (July 23)
While this is officially my least read blog of 2019 (and probably the shortest), it’s still has an important message and is one of my favorites.
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