2007–Looking Back on a Year in Blogging
Dr. Ray PritchardDr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, in Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 39 years, have three sons-Josh, Mark and Nick, two daughters-in-law--Leah and Vanessa, and four grandchildren grandsons: Knox, Eli, Penny and Violet. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
- 2007 Dec 28
Here are some of the most popular weblog entries of 2007. By “popular” I mean only that these entries brought the most feedback, not that people always agreed with what I wrote. In some cases readers disagreed strongly with some points that I made, which is fine with me. I am grateful to everyone who read this blog during 2007.
By the way, the Comments section is open for all of these posts. If you want to add your own thoughts, please do. We value your feedback. I read every comment even if I don’t respond to each one personally.
I wrote this piece after ruminating on the many churches I visit as a guest speaker. I offer two ways to quickly spot a healthy church. Not everyone agreed with my observations. Far and away this entry drew the most comments in 2007.
Reflections on our 33rd wedding anniversary.
In January Marlene and I led a tour to the Holy Land. Each day I posted a report on the weblog. Our readership went way up during that series of posts. I posted the link to all the January weblog entries. The Holy Land Diary starts on January 17 and goes through January 28. Just scroll down to the 17th and then scroll upwards to read the next entry.
I was surprised by how many people commented on this article raising a few questions about the trend toward multiple worship styles in the local church.
This entry touched a nerve for many people because it deals with a touchy subject that we rarely talk about. It’s wonderful when you have found the right church, but what do you do when the time comes to leave?
Here I offer a partial defense of Ann Coulter’s comments regarding Jews and Christians and the way of salvation. Not everyone liked my analysis, but that’s why we have a Comments section.
My personal tributes to two Christian leaders who died this year. In different ways, each man had an important impact on my life, especially in the early years of my ministry.
After Bill O’Reilly interviewed noted atheist Richard Dawkins, I wrote a mildly critical article that stirred up a hornet’s nest of controversy. In many ways the comments are more interesting than the interview or my blog entry.
Reflections on the firing of the shock jock after he used a racial epithet to describe the Rutgers University women’s basketball team.
This entry stems from a question that I asked at a Keep Believing Ministries board meeting. Reading the comments told me that for many people, the answer is yes.