Remembering 2008 — Most Popular Posts

Continuing to reflect on last year, I thought I’d get the computer to figure the most popular posts of 2008. I also had it figure the most popular posts all-time, but the lists are about the same (I was still building an audience — and Google ranking — in 2007, the first year of the blog).

So here are the most popular posts of 2008, listing only the those with more than 500 hits —

Communion Meditations 4,144  
On Communion Meditations 3,379
Index 3,136
About the Author 2,764
U.S. Income and Employment Taxes for Mis 1,933
Upgrading a Church of Christ Worship Ser 1,891
Communion Meditation: A Lesson from an E 1,728
Books by Jay Guin 1,606
Quail Springs Minister “Disfellowshipped 1,492
Communion Meditation: The Christian Pass 1,329
Communion Meditation: Heaven on Earth 1,325
But If You Do Marry … 1,262
A fresh approach to the Lord’s Supper 1,259
Quail Springs Church of Christ “Disfello 1,243
Quail Springs Church of Christ “Disfello 1,224
Lectureship Presentations 1,128
Instrumental Music 1,032
Adding Fried Chicken to the Lord’s Suppe 1,022
Quail Springs Church of Christ “Disfello 1,020
Blue Like Jazz: Lesson materials 939
Quail Springs Church of Christ “Disfello 879
How do I know if God has called me to a 780
Churches of Christ in Decline? “Good New 753
The Gospel According to Luke, Chapter by 749
Churches of Christ in Decline? Data Poin 737
Ray Vander Laan’s “Follow the Rabbi” lec 724
Do We Teach Another Gospel? 675
Buried Talents: Women in the Old Testame 674
Buried Talents 672
Amazing Grace 660
Amazing Grace/Churches of Christ in Decl 619
Letter to a Gay Man in the Churches of C 607
Church Growth: Hiring the Right Preacher 580
Communion Meditation: God’s Great Banque 579
Communion Meditation: The Bread of Life 570
Research Materials 569
Amazing Grace: Should We Re-baptize Bapt 564
Communion Meditation: The Body of Christ 558
Born of Water 552
The Future of the Progressive Churches o 552
Quail Springs Church of Christ “Disfello 546
Quail Springs Church of Christ “Disfello 542
A Communion Meditation Reflecting on the 528
Richland Hills, Instrumental Music, and 528
Baptism 520
Quail Springs Church of Christ “Disfello 518
A Plea to Reconsider: Abusing Restoratio 518
The Prostitute, the Pharisee, and the Pr 514
The <i>”Gospel Advocate”</i> Creed 514
The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace 508

It’s an interesting mix. For some reason, I get lots of “communion meditation” hits on Saturday night! And my books score high, which is flattering.

But I’m intrigued that two posts on how to do a better job of the assembly remain popular after so long: On Communion Meditations and Upgrading a Church of Christ Worship Service Without Buying a Guitar.

Meanwhile, I’m surprised that my one effort at writing like Max Lucado continues to get lots of hits:  The Prostitute, the Pharisee, and the Prophet. But who’d have thought my 2007 article on the Gospel Advocate would still garner so much traffic? The “Gospel Advocate” Creed

Anyway, the lesson seems to be that, to get lots of hits, write about churches that adopt instrument worship or write communion meditations.

Or write a book. A book! And they say my posts should be shorter …

About Jay F Guin

My name is Jay Guin, and I’m a retired elder. I wrote The Holy Spirit and Revolutionary Grace about 18 years ago. I’ve spoken at the Pepperdine, Lipscomb, ACU, Harding, and Tulsa lectureships and at ElderLink. My wife’s name is Denise, and I have four sons, Chris, Jonathan, Tyler, and Philip. I have two grandchildren. And I practice law.
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2 Responses to Remembering 2008 — Most Popular Posts

  1. mark says:

    " I’m intrigued that two posts on how to do a better job"

    Understanding the average church of Christ has well over hundred services a year and has spent a century in a mindset of avoiding the "unworthy manner" having someone do our homework for us is golden.

    Maybe this should be your next book?

  2. Jay Guin says:

    A book? No, I don't think I have that many good ideas. But series for the blog? … could be. We'll see where God leads.

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