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I’ve been asked to list my ‘Top 5′ posts

I’ve been asked to list my ‘Top 5′ posts

Fred Clark

I've been asked for a list of the "Top 5" posts here at slacktivist. That seems like something the readers should decide. But to keep this from being an awkwardly self-serving solicitation of praise, please also offer your suggestions for the worst 5 posts here. Thanks.

Five years of Patheos and the best of my blog

Five years of Patheos and the best of my blog

Adrian Warnock

Patheos is celebrating its five year anniversary, and as part of that I’ve been asked to post a video discussing my favourite moment since being on Patheos, and to post some of the highlights of my blog here on Patheos. As I explain in the video, to call it a “favourite” moment is really inaccurate [Read More...]

Patheos@5: From Mainline to Progressive to…? Celebrating the Evolving Christian Journey #Patheos5yrs

Patheos@5: From Mainline to Progressive to…? Celebrating the Evolving Christian Journey #Patheos5yrs

Deborah Arca

Exciting news, friends! We’ve graduated to kindergarten! That’s right … Patheos, the little religion-site-that-could, is turning five this month! And I couldn’t be a prouder Mama. I remember the day we launched the first beta site, a few of us huddled around a computer monitor, anxiously watching to see if anyone would come. We were [Read More...]

Patheos Celebrates 5 Years: The Best Memory is YOU

Patheos Celebrates 5 Years: The Best Memory is YOU

Elizabeth Scalia

Be on the lookout, for the next couple of days, for horns blowing and confetti flying at random as you open pages here at Patheos, because we’re celebrating our Fifth Anniversary online! Woohoo! (#patheos5yrs), and we’re making it interesting, too, by giving you a lot to look at and learn about starting with some background [Read More...]

Happy Birthday  #Patheos5Yrs – Reflecting on Five Great Years and My Favorite Posts from Patheos Muslim!

Happy Birthday #Patheos5Yrs – Reflecting on Five Great Years and My Favorite Posts from Patheos Muslim!

Dilshad Ali

I know many Muslims are on the fence regarding celebrating birthdays or not — you know, whether it is a bid’ah (innovation on religion) or not. But I have to say — Happy Fifth Birthday Patheos! You hear a lot from me about faith, family and autism as the author of the “Muslimah Next Door” blog — but [Read More...]

Five Years at Patheos

Five Years at Patheos

Timothy Dalrymple

Patheos is celebrating its fifth anniversary today (Monday), which has seen an outbreak of nostalgia and warm feelings across the site — and especially from those of us who have been with it from the beginning. I had the great joy of joining the Patheos team well before the site went live in May of [Read More...]

5 Top Posts for #Patheos5Yrs

5 Top Posts for #Patheos5Yrs

Christine Kraemer

Happy 5th Anniversary, Patheos! To celebrate, here are the top 5 most-read posts on Sermons from the Mound for Christine Kraemer and Yvonne Aburrow (respectively!).

A Memory Walk (And a Big Blow-Out Party!) For Patheos@5

A Memory Walk (And a Big Blow-Out Party!) For Patheos@5

Kathy Schiffer

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PATHEOS! It’s been five years since Leo and Cathie Brunnick launched their digital areopagus, this place where people of different faiths can come together, discuss and engage.  With some 100 faith traditions represented, Patheos has become the premiere host site  for smart, serious and respectful conversations on controversial issues of religion, spirituality and [Read More...]

Five Years of Patheos: A Hindu Path to Peace and Pluralism

Five Years of Patheos: A Hindu Path to Peace and Pluralism

Padma Kuppa

It is a testament to my interfaith activism that my first post was published on Christmas Day in 2010, about yoga’s Hindu roots and the universality of its application.

Patheos @ 5

Patheos @ 5

James F. McGrath

Today is the date that Patheos is celebrating to mark its fifth year. It was actually founded in 2008 but really began to take off the following year. Today you’ll find lots of Patheos bloggers recapping their experience. I have a round-up of my least popular blog posts of all time to share later today. And [Read More...]

Worth Celebrating

Worth Celebrating

Holli Emore

Where does the time go? Wasn’t it only yesterday that we heard about a new web presence called Patheos?  And now Patheos is celebrating five years of delicious religious conversation.  I’ve loved sharing Patheos with my friends at Interfaith Partners of S.C.  Our Wild Garden Pagan interfaith column has been the icing on this birthday [Read More...]

Happy No. 5 Patheos

Happy No. 5 Patheos

Arlene Sánchez-Walsh

In the midst of grading, writing & prepping for more summer teaching, a quick saludos to the folks at Patheos, whom I have had the pleasure of helping out since they first started! #Patheos5yo I remember writing much of the material that forms the basis of their “Pentecostalism” section & now as a (semi) regular [Read More...]

#Patheos5Yrs          Happy Anniversary Patheos

#Patheos5Yrs Happy Anniversary Patheos

Linda LaScola

Great timing, Patheos, to schedule your fifth anniversary just a few days after Rational Doubt: The Clergy Project Blog started up. We’ve been “live” just 12 days, since April 24th, and already feel like a member of the family.  The Patheos team has been nothing but welcoming and helpful as the latest member of the [Read More...]

Happy Birthday, Patheos!

Happy Birthday, Patheos!

Bob Seidensticker

Let’s take a look back at some highlights of the Cross Examined blog on today’s Patheos anniversary.

Happy Fifth Birthday to Patheos! (#Patheos5Yrs)

Happy Fifth Birthday to Patheos! (#Patheos5Yrs)

Guest Contributor

By Altmuslim Contributors Hey Patheos! Happy Fifth Birthday! We at Altmuslim want to wish our host site, Patheos, a very happy fifth birthday and pray for growing halal (ha!) success in the years to come. We joined Patheos, specifically the Patheos Muslim Channel, two years back after being an independent site for more than a [Read More...]

The Busy Witch: Magical Things Come in Fives! #‎Patheos5Yrs‬

The Busy Witch: Magical Things Come in Fives! #‎Patheos5Yrs‬

Jen McConnel

Five is a powerful number; there's the five pointed star, of course, and the additional power that is brought to a ritual when you call five elements (earth, air, fire, water, and spirit), not to mention the unique group dynamic that is present among circles of five. So raise a glass (or five) today to the force of this number, and the magic of this birthday. I'm so grateful to be a part of this thriving, vibrant community, and it's a pleasure to say happy anniversary and bon fortuna, Patheos!

Happy 5th Birthday, Patheos!

Happy 5th Birthday, Patheos!

Ambaa

Having my blog here has been a great experience. I’m half way through year two and I’m so grateful for the help and support Patheos gives me as well as the opportunity to spread my wings wider and communicate with more people. Not to mention the amazing other bloggers, many of whom are famous in [Read More...]

Learning, Living and Blogging:  #Patheos5Yrs Later

Learning, Living and Blogging: #Patheos5Yrs Later

Rabbi Ben Greenberg

The first time I was introduced to Patheos was when I met Leo Brunnick, a founder and CEO of Patheos, when he came to present to the Harvard University Chaplains in 2012. I was a Jewish chaplain at the university at the time and was quite impressed with his passion, vision and determination to build [Read More...]

Happy Birthday Patheos! (And My Top 10 Posts)

Happy Birthday Patheos! (And My Top 10 Posts)

Tony Jones

Since I came to Patheos in 2011, this blog has had nearly a million visitors and over 2.6 million pageviews. That’s been awesome!

The Four Articles you need to read by Billy Kangas (celebrating #Patheos5Yrs)

The Four Articles you need to read by Billy Kangas (celebrating #Patheos5Yrs)

Billy Kangas

    I am excited that Patheos is turning five. As I’ve written about, on more than one occasion, I think Patheos is one of the best places on the internet for theological discussions and exploration of faith. I have still very honored to be a part of the family here. As bloggers here, we [Read More...]

Indecisive Anniversary Post #Patheos5Yrs

Indecisive Anniversary Post #Patheos5Yrs

Sara Amis

The problem with choosing a favorite post is they're all my favorite! Actually, all the funny ones are my favorite. Never let it be said that I don't appreciate my own sense of humor. So, for your reading pleasure... Pagan light bulb jokes, the art of forthright speech, Nimue, and a matter of ir/reverence.

Happy 5th! Patheos Just Ask Alicia Keys How You Changed My Life

Happy 5th! Patheos Just Ask Alicia Keys How You Changed My Life

Frank Schaeffer

The other day I checked my Twitter followers. I did that because Alicia Keys –  the pop star, American R&B singer-songwriter — started “following” me. One of my Patheos.com blogs had gone viral and expanded the profile of who was looking in on my Twitter posts. As I scrolled down looking at the pictures of [Read More...]

#Patheos5Yrs (In which I use both hands to celebrate Patheos’ fifth anniversary)

#Patheos5Yrs (In which I use both hands to celebrate Patheos’ fifth anniversary)

Simcha Fisher

Wellity wellity wellity, look who is five years old! No, not that Puerto Rican tire fire. No, not sixty gazillion Isabellas and Sophies, Aidens, Jaydens, and Bradens. No, not even that weird protuberance on the side of my foot that doesn’t hurt or anything, so I’m just going to officially not know about it anymore. [Read More...]

#Patheos5Yrs

#Patheos5Yrs

Aidan Kelly

I've been writing blogs on here for about a year and a half. The discipline of writing 1000-1500 words on most days means I have accumulated about 200,000 words. These I will turn into books. Books make me money to feed my kids. Thay also mean my writing will survive.

When a Viral Blog Post Doesn’t Change Much of Anything

When a Viral Blog Post Doesn’t Change Much of Anything

Ellen Painter Dollar

Being a writer is primarily about writing—not about following some social media guru's five-step system for getting the most attention for each blog post, or about keywords and SEO.

Celebrating #Patheos5Years!  Happy Birthday to Diversity and Conversation!

Celebrating #Patheos5Years! Happy Birthday to Diversity and Conversation!

Aliza Worthington

Ahhhh – I remember when Patheos was just a gleam in it’s father’s eye…no…no…that’s not true… Ahhhh – Patheos – you don’t look a DAY over Four Years Old…no…no…that’s not right, either… Ooooo!  Patheos!  You look GREAT!!!  Have you had some WORK DONE??? Sigh. Nope. Not that, either. How about this? Dear Patheos, I remember [Read More...]

Happy 5th Anniversary, Patheos.com! [VIDEO]

Happy 5th Anniversary, Patheos.com! [VIDEO]

John Shore

Today Patheos.com—the website on which you’re reading this blog—is celebrating its fifth anniversary. By way of marking that milestone the good folks at Patheos requested their bloggers do a little video about site. My offering’s below. (Please rest assured that in real life my skin isn’t the color one typically associates with white guys about [Read More...]

#Patheos5Yrs: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

#Patheos5Yrs: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Jamie Schwoerer

Today is the 5th anniversary of the official launch of Patheos. Congratulations! It really is something to celebrate, because it is very difficult to start a website today and have it grow to the size and impact that Patheos has. Here's my story of how Patheos has impacted my life.

Five Years of Patheos #Patheos5Yrs

Five Years of Patheos #Patheos5Yrs

willduquette

Patheos is celebrating its fifth anniversary, which is more like its 35th anniversary in dog years. I don’t recall when I first became aware that Patheos was a thing, but it was probably around the time the Anchoress moved her blog there. I didn’t read the Anchoress much then; she seemed to write mostly about [Read More...]

Life Out There: Celebrating 5 Years of Patheos

Life Out There: Celebrating 5 Years of Patheos

Erin Wathen

As a writer, I live ‘in here,’ in my head much of the time. As a faith leader, I live ‘out’ in the world, and up in front of a big community much of the time. ‘In here’ and ‘out there’ are two scary places to be sometimes.  This is why I started blogging. It [Read More...]

A Bouquet of Blessings for Patheos@5!

A Bouquet of Blessings for Patheos@5!

Elizabeth Nordquist

To be a blogger at Patheos is a thing of Beauty that is full of Grace and Truth. I am deeply grateful to have had this opportunity.

A Pagan on Patheos

A Pagan on Patheos

Jason Mankey

Patheos is five years old, so let's celebrate by looking back at a few horned and horny classics. It's time for the "Best of Raise the Horns," and don't worry, it's a pretty short list.

Five Years of Patheos, Two Years of Me

Five Years of Patheos, Two Years of Me

Thomas McDonald

Happy Birthday, from Tom McDonald and Ruby, the Wonder Chicken!

Inside the Glamorous World of Religion Blogging

Inside the Glamorous World of Religion Blogging

Jennifer Fitz

Sometimes people ask me, “How did you become a blogger for Patheos?”  (Patheos whose birthday we are celebrating in this post – Happy 5th Birthday, Patheos!) Allow me to confirm your suspicions by quoting you the letter* I received from our Catholic Channel editor asking me to join on this spring: February, 2014 Dear Jennifer, [Read More...]

Our Top 5 Posts #Patheos5Yrs

Our Top 5 Posts #Patheos5Yrs

Sarah Whedon

In honor of these milestones, here are the 5 most popular Pagan Families posts (by page view) since we joined the Patheos family.

Happy Anniversary Patheos!

Happy Anniversary Patheos!

Rebecca Cusey

I may not agree, indeed I may passionately disagree, with what you say, but I will fight for your right to say it.

Two Years Until Patheos Hits the Age of Reason

Two Years Until Patheos Hits the Age of Reason

Leah Libresco

Patheos is celebrating it’s fifth birthday this week, and they’ve asked us bloggers to reflect a little on our time here and to share a little list of recommended posts.  It so happens, when I was poking back in my archive, that I noticed that my blog is about a month away from it’s four year [Read More...]

My Favorite Moments; Happy 5th Anniversary Patheos! ‪#‎Patheos5Yrs‬

My Favorite Moments; Happy 5th Anniversary Patheos! ‪#‎Patheos5Yrs‬

Crystal Blanton

My favorite moments, as a writer for Patheos and with readers, are every single moment. I feel like I get the opportunity to explore one of the most challenging, often misunderstood, and complex issues around the intersectionality of ethnic culture and alternative spirituality. Being a Black woman has its own distinct culturally significant challenges, and [Read More...]

Happy Birthday, Patheos!

Happy Birthday, Patheos!

dannyfisher

I’m very pleased to join many blogging colleagues in wishing our site a very happy birthday: today, Patheos turns 5 years old! This from the website today: Since launching in 2009, Patheos has grown to be the largest independent religion and spirituality website. Many of the site’s faith channels have become the largest online space [Read More...]

Happy anniversary Patheos!  #‎Patheos5Yrs

Happy anniversary Patheos! #‎Patheos5Yrs

Brandy Williams

Happy anniversary Patheos!

Some Flowers for a Happy 5th Anniversary Patheos!

Some Flowers for a Happy 5th Anniversary Patheos!

Margaret Rose Realy, Obl. OSB

Sending you flowers for the big day! Wishing the Patheos team God’s choicest blessings for all the times they’ve left the rest of us so blessed. (wait for it)      

Role Models, Celebrities Behaving Admirably, & Patheos’s Fifth Anniversary

Role Models, Celebrities Behaving Admirably, & Patheos’s Fifth Anniversary

Tony Rossi

Now that “Star Wars Day” is over (May the 4th be with you), it’s time to celebrate another special occasion: namely, Patheos.com’s 5th anniversary! It was a mere three-and-a-half years ago that I started hounding Elizabeth Scalia (a.k.a. The Anchoress) every couple of weeks to see if she wanted to post articles based on my [Read More...]

Religious Diversity in Action

Religious Diversity in Action

John Beckett

Patheos is celebrating its 5-year anniversary and I’m happy to be a part of the site.

The Best of Patheos! Introducing The Secret Honeycomb Strategy

The Best of Patheos! Introducing The Secret Honeycomb Strategy

Frank Viola

My new book, Jesus Now, is at a 50% discount with a free Study Guide included until Thursday, May 8th on Parable.com I joined the Patheos team in October 2012. It was an honor to be invited to the Evangelical Channel. I’ve made friends here. I’ve  had great conversations with people who agree and disagree. [Read More...]

Happy Birthday Patheos!!

Happy Birthday Patheos!!

Rebecca Hamilton

May 5 — Cinco de Mayo, no less — was Patheos’ 5th birthday. That’s right. Big Number Five. I, for one, am glad that Patheos is here. Because I can write what I want. And think what I think. Patheos rocks! (I mean that.)  

Patheos Turns 5: my top 5 posts ever…check them out! #Patheos5Yrs

Patheos Turns 5: my top 5 posts ever…check them out! #Patheos5Yrs

Kurt Willems

I want to start out by saying how grateful I am for the opportunity to blog at Patheos.com. It was just over three years ago when they approached me about such an arrangement. I actually tried to talk them out of it in some ways, as I let them know that I was just having [Read More...]

Happy 5th, Patheos!  #‎Patheos5yrs‬

Happy 5th, Patheos! #‎Patheos5yrs‬

Jenya T. Beachy

“The Dance of Pagan Recovery” is a newcomer to the Patheos Pagan Agora blog, only appearing since January of this year. In that short time, I've begun to feel the juju that is available through this venue. It feels good to have a place to discuss the needs of those like me, who may have felt unwelcome in traditional recovery programs.

Five Year Anniversary and My Best of Posts

Five Year Anniversary and My Best of Posts

Thomas Kidd

Congratulations to Patheos on its five-year anniversary! I have written for Patheos for several years, first as a columnist, then as a blogger and coordinator for the Anxious Bench group historians’ blog.

Patheos Turns 5 and Staff of Asclepius’ Most Shared Post #‎Patheos5Yrs‬

Patheos Turns 5 and Staff of Asclepius’ Most Shared Post #‎Patheos5Yrs‬

Tara Miller

Patheos has been around for five years and all of the bloggers are celebrating this achievement. I wanted to share one of the most famous posts on the blog. FaceofMoe recently posted to Reddit about Tyrion Lannister, a character in the book series A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones. “A [Read More...]

Pope Francis Wishes Patheos A Happy 5th Birthday!

Pope Francis Wishes Patheos A Happy 5th Birthday!

Frank Weathers

Wow! Just in time for the the big celebration, this communique just made its way into my “in” basket. I tried to call your offices in Denver, and wish your website a happy birthday, but your number is unlisted. Instead, since I do keep up on the writings of some of my favorite Catholic bloggers [Read More...]

Happy Birthday, Patheos!  #Patheos5Yrs

Happy Birthday, Patheos! #Patheos5Yrs

Joanne Brokaw

A (fairly) long time ago, in a galaxy … well, not far away, but definitely in another neighborhood that required as least one bus transfer … I used to write about entertainment. Christian entertainment, and Christians in entertainment, and entertainment that Christians might like, and entertainment Christians might not like, and things that had a Jesus fish on it so Christians knew [Read More...]

Happy Five Years Patheos!

Happy Five Years Patheos!

Niki Whiting

Niki's top 6 posts to help celebrate Patheos' 5th birthday! #Patheos5Yr

The best Cranach posts on Patheos

The best Cranach posts on Patheos

Gene Veith

I’ll soon be going on my second year of this blog being hosted at Patheos, where we’ve built up our audience considerably and been bringing in some income to pay the bills.  Patheos  is celebrating its 5th year anniversary and, in conjunction with that, is asking its bloggers to send in links to their 5 [Read More...]

Happy Birthday Patheos: My Most Popular Posts

Happy Birthday Patheos: My Most Popular Posts

John Halstead

Patheos is 5 years old!  We’re also coming up next month on my one year anniversary at Patheos (and just 3 years blogging in all)! I went back and look to see what were the most popular posts here at Allergic Pagan since moving to Patheos.  I’ve listed the top 6 in reverse order below.  [Read More...]

Happy 5th Anniversary

Happy 5th Anniversary

Aine

Blogging here has encouraged me to become more professional and polished. It's made me think about what I'm writing about and how to write about it, how to convey what the gods want me to say.

Happy Fifth Birthday Patheos!

Happy Fifth Birthday Patheos!

Peg Aloi

Well really it was yesterday but boy, has it been a busy week! Yesterday was also the cross quarter day of Beltane (for this who like to observe the exact cross quarter in addition to the traditional festival day of May 1st) so that seems fitting. The cross quarter days fall nicely midway between the [Read More...]

Regarding My Wife & Peyton Manning (Revisiting A Greatest Hit on #Patheos5Yrs)

Regarding My Wife & Peyton Manning (Revisiting A Greatest Hit on #Patheos5Yrs)

Tod Worner

Author’s Note: In honor of Patheos’ 5 Year Anniversary, I wanted to share my most popular post. In all honesty, there is no way I ever conceived that this essay would ever get the traffic it did. But I think I figured it out. It’s about the decent character of Peyton Manning. It’s about the [Read More...]

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