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The Top 10 Posts of 2017

Hope you had a great Christmas!

Thank you to everyone who took the 2017 Blog Reader Survey. Wow, the responses have been incredibly helpful, and I’m already making some changes based on the feedback.

Please take the survey if you haven’t. It should take you less than 3 minutes to complete. I’d love to hear from you.

OK, now to the top 10 posts . . .

The Top 10 Posts of The Year 

While these gained the most traffic in 2017, they weren’t necessarily published in 2017.

10. 5 Books That Influenced Tim Keller During College – When “Tim Keller” and “books” are in the title, you know people are going to read it.

9. 5 Encouraging John Calvin Quotes for Weary Christians – Calvin wasn’t always polemical. He can be quite encouraging, especially with his theological applications.

8. 5 Common Misconceptions of Reformation Day – Fitting, seeing that 2017 was the 500th anniversary of Reformation Day.

7. Tim Keller on the Three Biggest Idols in Western Churches Today – Keller offers helpful advice here.

6. 20 Things Every Christian in Their Twenties Should Know – Wrote this one for the youngsters a few years ago.

5. 3 Common Misconceptions of Calvinism – Way more than 3, but figured this may be a good start.

4. John Calvin’s 5 Rules for Right Prayer – Calvin teaches us how to pray well.

3. 11 Books Every Christian in College Should Read – Way more than 11, but didn’t want to be overwhelming.

2. The Top 10 Best Books on Christian Apologetics – Thank you to Professor Ryan for this one.

1. From Lesbianism to Follower of Christ: An Interview with Emily Thomes – If you haven’t read my interview with Emily Thomes, give it a read. It’s an inspiring story.

New Feature on the Blog 

One of the most requested responses from the 2017 Blog Reader Survey was for better search-ability for previous articles. Extremely helpful feedback and I have done two things to make this better:

1. Introducing Topics –  a new page on the blog to help you find all of the past articles. Just click on a specific category, and you’ll be directed to every article on that specific category.

2. I will start categorizing my blog posts – Before, I would leave every post as “Uncategorized.” But now, I will categorize every article to ensure you can find them easier. You can find the specific category at the bottom of every post.

Thank you to those who provided this suggestion. It was extremely helpful.

Thank You

Before we end the year, thank you again for reading the blog in 2017. I hope the posts continue to encourage and edify you as you walk with Christ.

Here’s to a joyful and Christ-honoring New Year.

About David Qaoud

Thanks for reading! I'm David. And this is my personal blog. I'm a husband, writer, and MDiv student at Covenant Theological Seminary. Most importantly, however, I am a follower of Jesus Christ. Learn more>