Top Paperback Theology Posts of 2012

I haven’t done a lot of year-end posting this year, but I wanted to take a moment and say how grateful I am to the readers of Paperback Theology. Because of your support, your engagement in the conversation, your linking to Facebook and Twitter, your sharing of ideas and passion, PT’s readership has grown like crazy this year. I only have stats since the move to Patheos in August, but total pageviews for the last five months of the year topped 145,000. (For a little perspective, before 2012 PT’s best month ever was around 8,000 page views. In 2012 PT’s best month was nearly 90,000 page views, and is consistently over 25k per month right now). Not that numbers really matter that much, it’s just good to know that I’m not alone out here! I am grateful to you all, and am looking forward to a great 2013 here at Paperback Theology!

Here the top 10 Blog Posts that generated the most traffic on Paperback Theology in the year 2012:

10. Fleecing the Flock: A Snapshot of America’s Richest Pastors

 09. 4 Things Liberals Can Learn From Conservatives

 08. Why Pulpit Freedom Sunday is a Really Terrible Idea

07. What’s the Common Denominator for Mass Murderers? White, Male, Christan, or Crazy: the Answer May Surprise You

06. It Was An Act of Madness

05. For Religious Conservatives, Election Was a Disaster – I Couldn’t Disagree More

04.  Les Miserables 2012 Breaks With Years of Tradition in Musical Film-making Method – and it’s a brilliant move

03. The Best or Worst Pollsters in the 2012 Election – How Did Nate Silver Do It?

02. Andy Stanley and Charles Stanley – What Really Happened?

01. 2012 Election Predictions at 3 Days Out

About Tim Suttle

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Tim Suttle is the senior pastor of He is the author of several books including his most recent - Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church Growth Culture (Zondervan 2014), Public Jesus (The House Studio, 2012), & An Evangelical Social Gospel? (Cascade, 2011). Tim's work has been featured at The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Sojourners, and other magazines and journals.

Tim is also the founder and front-man of the popular Christian band Satellite Soul, with whom he toured for nearly a decade. The band's most recent album is "Straight Back to Kansas." He helped to plant three thriving churches over the past 13 years and is the Senior Pastor of Redemption Church in Olathe, Kan. Tim's blog, Paperback Theology, is hosted at Patheos.

  • Wayne

    Thanks, Tim… Evangelical Christendom is a more interesting place with you in it–keep up the good work! :)


    p.s. How did the final resolution to the fiscal cliff issue square with your predcition?

    p.p.s. Happy New Year!

    “[Indeed, we feel] as if a new dawn shone on us; our heart overflows with gratitude, amazement, premonitions, expectation. At long last the horizon appears free to us again, even if it should not be bright; at long last our ships may venture out again, venture out to face any danger; . . . the sea, *our* sea, lies open again; perhaps there has never yet been such an ‘open sea'” ~ Nietzzsche (Gay Science 343).

  • Tim Suttle

    Thanks Wayne! I predicted that they wouldn’t get a deal done until after the new congress was sworn in, so I was off.