A lot has happened in a year. I don’t often look back over my blog archives, so I’m always surprised at what was on my mind twelve months ago.
I just want to take this chance to thank you, my beloved readers and commenters. This blog is truly as good as it is because of the contributions you make to it each week. My words are just the springboard for the real conversation. And I still thrive on the emails, Facebook messages and tweets you send my way. I am thankful for all of you and the time and thoughts you’ve shared with me. I’m looking forward to another fun year of blogging, starting on January 2. I hope each of you has a very good Christmas season and you feel as blessed as I do.
So, in the holiday spirit of doing obligatory things because that’s what’s expected of you, I will wrap up the year with a countdown. Here’s my list of some of my favorite blog posts from 2011. I’ll be taking a break next week, catching up on reading the most well-loved blogs in my blog reader.
So, here we go…
2011 got off to a good start, but when Rob Bell dropped the “U” bomb on us, everyone crapped their pants: ”Lord, I Want to Be a Universalist in My Heart.”
March was a good month here. I followed up a week later by denouncing the phrase “saved by faith” in “You Are Not Saved By Faith.”
Oh, and I took the time to talk about Lady Gaga: “Not Quite Born This Way.” A bunch of little fame monsters found me through a link on a Gaga forum and made my evening more interesting.
A couple of months later, Christian bloggers were calling for unity, a book was published about why the church is still racially segregated, so I of course wrote that racial segregation doesn’t really matter: “Church Segregation is Deeper than Skin Tone.”
Oh, and I took a stand and said that of course my wife has an obligation to stay hot for me: “I’m Too Sexy for This Marriage.”
Then, I made a checklist to see if I’m more manly than Mark Driscoll: “Letters from a Teenage F-g.”
Late in the year, I revealed the struggles my wife and I are having in our quest for a baby: “Maybe I Should Have a Kid.”
Finally, a lot of you told me that you gave Jesus the steering wheel, and he drove you right into a ditch: “Jesus Gets His License Revoked.”
See you next year!