Top Posts from January 2013

January was my first full month blogging on Patheos. I look forward to many, many more exciting months and years to come! This past month there were 47 total posts, including 28 posts from My One Sentence Bible series (which covered the second half of the Book of Luke and beginning of the Book of John).

Here are the Top 5 most viewed posts from the month of January:

1. Huge Announcement by Famous UK Pastor Steve Chalke (January 15)

2. Why Gabe Lyons and Others are Wrong about the Louie Giglio Aftermath (January 11)

3. I Just Got Uninvited from Speaking at the United Nations (January 17)

4. Reflections on the Louie Giglio Situation (January 10)

5. Another Great Honor for Love (January 2)

The most viewed post in January from My One Sentence Bible series was on January 8th.

January’s top searched words/phrases which led people to my blog:

1. Andrew Marin

2. andrew marin patheos

3. faith and homosexuality

4. “scot mcknight” gay

5. tony jones blog

6. Mother Teresa

7. top 12 movies of 2012

8. history of biblical interpretation regarding slavery

9. love is an orientation patheos

10. best sentence in the bible

94 countries visited my blog in January. Here are the Top 10:

1. United States

2. United Kingdom

3. Canada

4. Australia

5. New Zealand

6. Germany

7. Ireland

8. South Africa

9. Belgium

10. France

The cities in which visited my blog the most in January:

1. Chicago

2. New York

3. London

4. Minneapolis

5. San Fransisco

6. DC

7. Seattle

8. Los Angeles

9. Portland

10. Nashville

Since my blog’s inception on September 13, 2008 (which was first on Blogger (2008-2009), then on my own hosted site (2010-2012), and now here at Patheos (2013-current)), here are the all time most viewed posts… Of which two January 2013 posts cracked the Top 10:

1. I Couldn’t Be More Proud at Pride, You Know, In a Humble Way of Course (June 29, 2010)

2. Gay Marriage (October 30, 2008)

3. The Government and Money: I Don’t Get It (July 28, 2011)

4. Conservative theologian REALLY doesn’t like me, or anyone ASSOCIATED with me (September 3, 2010)

5. Huge Announcement by Famous UK Pastor Steve Chalke (January 15, 2013)

6. Is It Time for Evangelicals to Stop Opposing Gay Marriage? (December 5, 2012)

7. Why Gabe Lyons and Others are Wrong about the Louie Giglio Aftermath (January 11, 2013)

8. My Quick Thought on Chick-Fil-A (August 3, 2012)

9. Ugandan Anti-Homosexual Bill (October 30, 2009)

10. I Have a Brilliant Idea, Let’s Protest the Protesters (February 16, 2011)

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About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).