10 Most Popular Posts of 2014

I hope your 2014 has been as eventful and meaningful to you as it has been to me.

Thanks to folks like you, there’ve been some good conversations around a lot of culture, faith, and ways to live better on this blog. Hopefully you’ve already poured your favorite New Year’s Eve beverage, so sit down for a moment before the ball begins to drop in Times Square and look over the past year with me.

10 Most-Read Posts of 2014

1. Leadercast 2014 Speaker Notes: Beyond You

Notes from a conference that reminded us that the value of a life is always measured by how much of it was given away.

2. What Christians Can Learn From “Don Jon”

Getting past porn, religion, and everything else to see what people really want.

3. What Christians Should Not Celebrate About Independence Day

Nationalistic pride isn’t a reason for Christians to celebrate; it’s a sin to repent of.

4. What Single People Don’t Want To Hear On Valentine’s Day

Do we really have to join the hype about romance on a holiday about a dead saint which has been turned into Singleness Awareness Day? Plus a playlist I created just for all of us who love feeling twinges of heartbreak and remorse on Valentine’s Day.

5. I Will Not Celebrate Westboro Founder Fred Phelps’ Death

Compassion will always be stronger than retaliation.

6. One-Woman Band Gardienne Puts Dark Spin on Alternative Pop

West Coast confidence meshes with a Midwestern work ethic to create an independent artist’s debut album that packs a punch.

7. World Vision Opens Employment to Gay Christians

The Gospel of Jesus is bigger than a stance on homosexuality. And it is bigger than feeding the hungry.

8. The Forgotten Commandment (We Need It More Than Ever)

Our worth has never been about our work, but about a relationship.

9. Why You Should Listen to Kye Kye’s Album “Fantasize”

Artistic integrity, 80s throwback synth, and music that makes you want to live better.

10. What I Learned By Not Writing About Ellen’s Record Oscar Tweet

Joining the conversation beats watching it passively.

Thanks for being part of this site. It wouldn’t be the same without you.

See you in 2015!

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What was your favorite post of 2014? What topics do you want to read more about in 2015? Share in the comments below.

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