At the end of the year I take interest in looking at which TSS posts caught the attention of you, the readers. And so today I offer a list of the top 20 (or so) posts from 2007.
At nearly 10,000 hits in the past year, The Blank Bible series remained our most popular posts throughout 2007. Though the series was completed in 2006, it was encouraging to see a number of TSS readers complete Blank Bibles in 2007. The Holy Spirit illuminates our hearts by His Word when carefully read and study the Bible for ourselves. So I find the popularity of this series encouraging because the additional pages for notes and reflection shows that you eagerly anticipate hearing from God Himself through His Word. This is very encouraging!
And I was very encouraged and (to be honest) a bit surprised at the interest in our Spring series hiking step-by-step up a steep chunk of Calvin’s Institutes. Along with learning much about the life, piety, and complexities of Calvin I also gained a deeper appreciation for my title as a “Calvinist.” Watching Calvin make systematic conclusions with Scripture and seeing his exegesis dive into the depths of God’s wisdom has helped me to embrace “Calvinism” rather than make excuses for the label. I wish to return to this series at some time in the future to further discover the full depth and breadth of Calvin-ism. Calvin was much deeper than I thought and more relevant than I anticipated. It appears from these hit stats that many other TSS readers would agree.
But it was no surprise that my wife’s posts in 2007 captured your interest. Karalee wrote numbers 11, 16 and 17 on this list. Hopefully in the future she will have a spare moment to make some other TSS appearances!
Based upon the number of hits per post in 2007, here are the top 20 (or so) …