Taking a look at my blog statistics, using Google Analytics, is always an interesting exercise even though I do not write for ratings or traffic or monetary gain. I write about the things that interest me, not an imagined audience; and I recognize that not everyone enjoys my melancholy perspective and my unnerving transparency about things that others consider sacrosanct or taboo.
I would call my blog, “The No-Spin Zone,” but that moniker has been claimed by Bill O’Reilly. Obviously some people appreciate raw honesty about life, ministry, and faith. Others may write me offâ€”I don’t know this for sureâ€”as a hyper-negative, never satisfied, glass half empty, moaning prophet of doom who should look more on the bright side of things. Maybe they’re right.
My regular readers might like to see this “top ten” list of articles from The Thin Edge of the Wedge for 2007. My statistics only go back to May, but here’s what they show in order of traffic:
- Getting hot as hell in Florida for SBC Calvinists
- Tragic murder of Arif and Kathy Khan in Pakistan
- What does a â€œshepherdâ€ look like?
- I dare you to read â€œThe Shackâ€ book
- Illinois pastor reflects, â€œReformedâ€ training at SBTS not asset to â€œcareerâ€ but rather to pastoral integrity
- Think twice before you invite a friend â€œto churchâ€
- If they mean to have a war, let it begin here
- Jim Elliff, â€œWhy do we meet in homes?â€
- Rethinking â€œfull-time ministryâ€ in light of 1 Corinthians 7
- Hargrave refutes Vines, challenges Sullivan to â€œdo the right thingâ€
Thanks to everyone who visits The Thin Edge every now and then, especially my “regulars” (you know who you are) and those who comment on my stuff. For those who lurk in the background, come join the discussion and tell us what you think! If you missed any of the above articles, please feel free to check ‘em out: go ahead and revive the comment section if you like, because many of my readers actually subscribe to the comments and we’ll know right away that you have joined in the discussion.