Top 10 Posts of 2012

A colleague told me yesterday that my post on “Why I am a Christian Democrat” was not only my most-read post ever, but was one of the most-read posts on the entire Patheos site in 2012. Wow. I’m pondering whether this post’s gratifying success might be pointing me toward my next book project. For now, I am just especially grateful for the new readers who have started following this blog as a result of that post.

Here is a list of the top 10 posts on my blog from 2012, which gives a nice overview of the types of topics I cover. I hope new readers will find something of interest that you haven’t read before, and that those of you who read these previously will consider sharing them with others who might appreciate them. Next week, I’ll be back to posting three to five posts per week, hoping to occasionally hit the sweet spot that will lead to the top posts of 2013!

1. Why I am a Christian Democrat

2. For Christians, Gun Control Should Be a No-Brainer

3. I’m Pretty Sure Today IS the Time to Talk About Gun Control

4. Fed Up with “the Church”? Try a Different One (Maybe Even in the Mainline!)

5. Six Ways to Be Hospitable Toward People with Disabilities

6. Eggsploitation’s Bad Science

7. Five Reasons I’m Ignoring Your Healthy Eating Advice

8. Five Really Bad Excuses for Parking in a Handicapped Space When You Shouldn’t

9. Why Allowing Parents to Choose Their Baby’s Gender is Wrong

10. Why We Take Our Kids to Church…Even When It’s a Hassle (guest post by Eleanor Michael)

 

About Ellen Painter Dollar

Ellen Painter Dollar is a writer focusing on faith, parenting, family, disability, and ethics. She is the author of No Easy Choice: A Story of Disability, Faith, and Parenthood in an Age of Advanced Reproduction (Westminster John Knox, 2012). Visit her web site at http://ellenpainterdollar.com for more on her writing and speaking, and to sign up for a (very) occasional email newsletter.

  • http://prinsenhouse.blogspot.ca/ Jeannie

    Thanks for sharing these — as a newish reader I found them extremely interesting. I was especially interested in the “hospitality” post; was there ever any followup in terms of hospitality for persons with intellectual disabilities?

    • http://www.ellenpainterdollar.com Ellen Painter Dollar

      No, I never did get any additions or reflections along those lines. I would have liked them. Maybe I’ll try again.

  • Marlena

    What good news Ellen! Especially, being one of the top read on Patheos! Well-deserved. Hear, hear!

  • DaveP

    Ellen, kudos and thanks! I enjoyed going back and reading the posts in your Top 10 that were before my time. I’ve never had dirt balls beets before, but now I’m going to have to try them.


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