In keeping with my annual end of the year tradition here are the top posts from “When I Survey . . .” for 2012:
“Confused? Interpreting Your Congregation’s Numbers” was by far the most popular with nearly 3,000 hits.
Other popular posts from this year were:
- “God with Us”: A sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Advent
- Commandment takes beating in Tampa
- “Anticipation”: A sermon for the First Sunday of Advent
- Under the Green Canopy: Hiking the Appalachian trail in the Berkshires
- The Cross and Violence: A Rumination
Posts from previous years that continue to get visited frequently are:
- Prayer for a Retired Pastor
- Rejoice! Rejoice! A sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent
- “God Gives the Growth” A Retirement Sermon
- Prepare Three Envelopes” A Parable about Pastoral Ministry
- Reflections on the New Century Hymnal
- “The Lord Will Provide” A sermon on Genesis 22
- The Ministry and its Discontents: Pastors in Peril
- Churches with Adjectives
- My Sermon after 9/11: “God is our Refuge and our Strength”
- The Butler Did It: A Passion for Mystery Novels
I am working on a book that I hope will be published this coming year with the tentative title of “Prepare Three Envelopes” (and other ruminations on pastoral ministry). It will collect many of the posts from this blog, and from my former blog “Retired Pastor Ruminates” plus some other previously unpublished pieces of mine. I will keep you posted about it. In the meantime thank you all for you support this year. I hope you will continue to visit here in 2013.
Good to see, and to be reminded of, this list of top and solid posts, Rick. BTW. you may wish to update that projected publishing date 😉
Good point, Jason. Time is short this year! It may even be next year already where you live for all I know!