As this year winds to a close and next year closes in, I like to look back over the most popular posts. In 2014, these were the 10 most-read blog posts here at Kingdom People.
10. The Kindness That Will Kill Your Church (June 25, 2014)
Kindness apart from love devolves into mere “niceness,” and too often, niceties are employed to hide the disease of lovelessness.
9. A Deeper Look at the Most Popular Worship Song of 2013 (February 12, 2014)
According to CCLI’s biannual list of 25 songs reported by churches across the country, “10,000 Reasons” is now the most-often sung contemporary worship song in America.
You may be thrilled at the Hobby Lobby verdict, but there’s a good chance your neighbor isn’t. In fact, a growing number of Americans don’t see “religious liberty” as important.
7. Why Younger Evangelicals May Feel Uneasy in a Patriotic Church Service (July 2, 2014)
Why younger evangelical pastors find themselves in a quandary whenever July 4 rolls around.
6. Five Observations about Younger Southern Baptists (May 5, 2014)
From worship style to views on alcohol, from Calvinism to eschatology: Here are a few things I’ve noticed about younger Southern Baptists.
5. Facing the Music with Jennifer Knapp (October 7, 2014)
Some thoughts on Jennifer Knapp’s memoir, which tells the story of her painful childhood, her passion for music, her career in CCM, and her journey “coming out” as gay.
4. Evangelicals and Hollywood Muck (January 6, 2014)
At what point do we consider a film irredeemable, or at least unwatchable? At what point do we say it is wrong to participate in certain forms of entertainment?
3. Following God Can End Badly (November 15, 2014)
Following God can end badly… from our perspective, at least. I appreciate Matt Chandler’s words here on ministry and suffering, and how God is the hero of the story – not us. This is powerful.
2. The Mars Hill Postmortem (October 16, 2014)
4 things I hope we can learn from the events at Mars Hill.
1. Are We Missing the Point of Frozen’s Let It Go? (February 17, 2014)
“Let it Go” is the stand-out song on the soundtrack due to its beautiful melody and memorable lyric. But the success of this particular song leaves me scratching my head, especially when you consider its place in Frozen’s storyline.