Top Posts on Tip of the Spear in 2015

Top Posts on Tip of the Spear in 2015 December 31, 2015

I feel a little self-indulgent doing one of these being such a newbie to the blogosphere but I figure the end of the year is as good a time as any to reflect on, well, my own reflections and musings that the whole world can now read. It has been a tremendous learning curve writing here on Patheos, commenting on theological matters, current events, and exploring what God is doing as his Kingdom continues to advance. I have long fought with my writing and have had to force myself to produce more content on a tight schedule, learning to be ok with posts that are not quite up to my “standard.” Ah, well. Perfectionism dies a death of a thousand keystrokes in this pursuit.

Posting a few times per week has made me a better theologian, forcing me to think about the implications some might draw were I to use this word instead of that word. Really grateful for that. Blogging late into the night is challenging; lack of sleep never helps when I am attempting to sound profound but not pretentious. Usually I’ll read something the morning after I’ve written something late and night and say to myself: “What in the world was I thinking?”

Then there are those occasions when I’ve posted a piece, having proofread and edited it many times before I hit publish, and I see an oogedy-boogedy split infinitive or misspelled word staring back at me. Argh.

Thanks to Patheos Content Development Editor Dale McGowan and the great advice from several other Patheos bloggers I received during a Blogger Boot Camp back in October, I have gained a small (and growing!) following here on Tip of the Spear and I even received  a nice piece of fan mail (pictured below) from a farmer in Virginia who was having trouble leaving his thoughts in the comment section so he took the trouble to print it out and mail it to me.

Here’s to a bright and prosperous 2016. Happy New Year!

fan mail

Honorable Mention: A review of my friend Kris Wolfe’s book 10 Ways to Win A Girl’s Heart.

5. Corroborating Miracles with Medical Evidence and Documentation

4. This Charismatic Christian Is Grateful For John Oliver

3. Ann Coulter Is Wrong About Russell Moore, Evangelicals, and America

2. The Wisdom of a Church Janitor.

1.  Getting Over Our Embarrassment of the Supernatural

Photo Credit: Brandon Showalter

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