Skip to content ↓

Top Articles of 2011 (So Far)

Resources Collection cover image

A couple of times a year I like to browse through the statistics software that lies behind this site to see which articles have been read the most. Here, in case you’d like to catch up a little bit, are the top ten articles from 2011 (from January through to June 30):

#105 Questions With John MacArthur – Part 2 of an interview I did with John MacArthur.

#9Letting Herself Go – This was an article I wrote to interact with an always-difficult topic. It gained quite a lot of traction and was much improved upon.

#8The New Evangelical Virtues – A reaction to Rob Bell’s book and some of the areas of concern it highlighted within the evangelical world.

#7Why John Piper Should Not Have Invited Rick Warren – I wanted to reflect on why I thought it was unwise for John Piper to invite Rick Warren. This was actually published last year.

#6Book Review – 90 Minutes in Heaven – An old review of a book that keeps being read.

#5Thinking About Rick Warren and John Piper – This was a reflection that followed John Piper’s interview with Rick Warren.

#4Facebook Makes Us Miserable – I was surprised to see this one gaining so much attention. But I think it’s true–in many ways Facebook does make us miserable.

#3A Review of The Shack – There’s another book that just keeps flying off store shelves.

#2Heaven Is For Real – I really disliked this book. Apparently lots of people were eager to know what it is all about.

#1Love Wins – A Review of Rob Bell’s New Book – No big surprise here. Rob Bell’s Love Wins was a huge topic of conversation in the church and across social media. This review got close to 100,000 reads on just the first day.


  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    A La Carte (February 22)

    A La Carte: Ice, wind, and unanswered prayers / Was it all a waste? / Prepping for the impending apocalypse / The best analogy for the Trinity / Getting to stop by woods on a snowy evening / Bible translation and AI / and more.

  • Like an iPhone

    Like an iPhone, Only Much More So

    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    A La Carte (February 21)

    A La Carte: When cultural tailwinds become cultural headwinds / Talking with kids about gender issues / Try to be more awkward / Life is more than mountaintop experiences / Tinder / Unpacking “separation of church and state” / and more.

  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    A La Carte (February 20)

    A La Carte: How hell motivates holiness / The bond of love / How to love our friends in truth, even when it stings / The distorting power of the prosperity gospel / Thinking about plagues / and more.

  • A Difference Making Ministry for Any Christian

    A Difference-Making Ministry for Any Christian

    The experience of preaching is very different from the front than from the back, when facing the congregation than when facing the preacher. The congregation faces one man who is doing his utmost to be engaging, to hold their attention, and to apply truths that will impact their hearts and transform their lives.

  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    A La Carte (February 19)

    A La Carte: Courageous pastors or overbearing leaders? / Jesus didn’t diss the poor / 8 qualities of true revival / Why don’t you talk about the sermon? / The idol of competence / The danger of inhospitality / and more.