The Backlist: The Top Ten Posts on Blogging Theologically

Let’s take a look back in time and see the most-read posts from December. Go check them out:

  1. Everyday Theology: God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle (July 2009)
  2. Branch Out! Three Reasons to Diversify Your Reading in 2012 (December 2011)
  3. I’m Giving You a Library for Christmas! (December 2011)
  4. Kindle Deals for the Christian Reader (December 2011)
  5. Everyday Theology: God helps those who help themselves (July 2009)
  6. John Piper on Mark Driscoll & John MacArthur (May 2009)
  7. 12 Books I Want to Read in 2012 (and Think You Should, Too) (December 2011)
  8. My Favorite Books of 2011 (December 2011)
  9. Book Review: Love Wins by Rob Bell (March 2011)
  10. The Dos and Don’ts of Book Reviews (or at least how I do them) (January 2011)

And just for fun, here are the next ten:

  1. Book Reviews (page)
  2. Who Writes This? (page)
  3. Book Review: Real Marriage by Mark and Grace Driscoll (December 2011)
  4. Three Things I’d Like to See in the Christian Blogosphere in 2012 (December 2011)
  5. A Readers Guide to the Inspiration of Scripture (December 2011)
  6. Everyday Theology: Preach the Gospel always, if necessary use words (July 2009)
  7. Podcasts, Pastors and People (December 2011)
  8. Book Review: You Lost Me by David Kinnaman (December 2011)
  9. 4 Things That Irritate Me About My Kindle (December 2011)
  10. Immanuel: God With Us (December 2011)

December was a terrific month in terms of traffic, the best month to date in fact (thanks in no small part to an endorsement by Tim Challies). God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle remained at the top of the heap, but the vast majority of the top ten (and indeed the top twenty) was dominated by new content—some of which was released in the last week of the month. Real Marriage is a topic that’s heating up in terms of interest (the book comes out January 3) and the ongoing series on Scripture continues to be of interest (“A Readers Guide to the Inspiration of Scripture” is probably one of my favorite posts of the month). If you’ve not had a chance to read any of these, I hope you’ll check them out!