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The ten most read posts at my blog site in 2015

As we head into a new year, it is interesting to see what drew people to my blog site in 2015. Here are the 10 posts which were most often visited last year, in order of  frequency. I have also noted when the post was published, because I find it intriguing to see what subjects continue to draw visitors long after they were written, and which ones written in 2015 made it on to the list of top 10 overall for the year.

The findings are unlikely to influence what I write this year, though, because I write about what is on my mind at the time, and I don’t have in mind a particular readership. Unlike teaching a class of students or preaching to a local congregation, I don’t speak to a familiar group of people whose needs or interests I know. I say what is of interest to me and I trust the wonders of internet searching to bring people from around the world who may benefit from, or contribute to, my own thoughts and interests. It is interesting to observe that none of these 10 posts was on the most visited list in 2014, though seven of them had been published by that time.

  1. “Four-point” and “five-point” Calvinism defined (Nov 27, 2012)
  2. Should a funeral mourn a death or celebrate a life? (Aug 29, 2012)
  3. A female soul in a male body?: a theological proposal (Jun 20, 2015)
  4. Should local churches be autonomous? (Aug 13, 2012)
  5. The distinction between Reformed Arminians and Wesleyan Arminians (Jun 23, 2015)
  6. Horton on the Atonement (Jun 11, 2012)
  7. Romans 5 and original sin (Apr 23, 2013)
  8. Calvinism, Molinism, Arminianism, and Open Theism: monergism/synergism at the macro and micro levels. (Feb 7, 2013)
  9. How can models of salvation be compared on a scale of graciousness?: a response to Jerry Walls (Jly 2, 2015)
  10. Christianity and Confucianism: a rising issue in contextualization (Jun 24, 2014)

I hope that 2016 is a year of growth in your love for God and in your understanding of him, just as I hope that will be true for me this year.  

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By Terrance Tiessen

I am Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology and Ethics at Providence Theological Seminary, Canada.

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