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The most read posts on my blog site in 2016

During the year, I pay very little attention to the stats regarding activity on my blog site but, at the end of the year, it is always fun to see which of the posts I’ve written drew the most interest during the past year. In previous years, I’ve listed the top 10, but this year I checked two analyses (Google Analytics and my web host, Siteground) and I did not get completely the same results. … Continue reading

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Habits of reading update

A few years ago, I wrote a post about my “habits of reading.” I revisited it today because my life has changed a bit since then, and statements I made about specific books I was reading at that time no longer are true. For that reason, I have made no such references in the update I did of that post. Once again, I welcome any comments you have to make about your own reading habits. … Continue reading

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The ten most read posts at my blog site in 2015

As we head into a new year, it is interesting to see what drew people to my blog site in 2015. Here are the 10 posts which were most often visited last year, in order of  frequency. I have also noted when the post was published, because I find it intriguing to see what subjects continue to draw visitors long after they were written, and which ones written in 2015 made it on to the … Continue reading

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Which blog posts most interested my readers in 2014?

As we begin the new year, I thought it would be interesting to see which of the blog posts on my site were of most interest to readers last year. Here were the top 10 in 2014: Against Calvinism 4 – The TULIP system This was the 4th post in my extended review of Roger Olson’s book, Against Calvinism. Is sanctification synergistic or monergistic? Here I talked about a phenomenon that has intrigued me. I … Continue reading

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My current goals for this blog site

When I started blogging in 2012, I was retired and living on a country property in Manitoba, finding I had time to do theology but looking for ways in which to do it. After I retired in 2006, I had started reading theology blogs and I enjoyed them. I was feeling a lack of outlet for my own theological expression, so I decided to try blogging. At that time I described what I wanted to … Continue reading

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My extended absence from blogging

Recently, a friend commented on the silence that has descended upon my blog. Unexpectedly, in the last four weeks, we have sold our house in Manitoba and bought a house in Ontario, and I have been busy with the many tasks that moving brings with it. I expect that I will continue to be preoccupied by this move for another few weeks, but I do hope that eventually I will return to reading and writing. … Continue reading

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Habits of Reading

Revised: March 24, 2016. At Behind the Books, Jon Boyd described his “Seven Kinds of Reading” and he invited readers to let him know about their own routine or habits of reading. so I thought I’d post about my own habits. I’d be happy to hear about your own reading routines too. You can let me know by commenting below. Here’s how reading happens in a normal day in my own life at this time: Like … Continue reading

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A lengthy break coming up

Tomorrow, I leave for a month of travel, during which time I will not have internet access. Shortly after returning, I am scheduled for eye surgery and I don’t know how that may affect my ability to work. So, this blog will go quiet for a while. If you subscribe to the RSS feed or other form of notification, don’t let the silence trouble you. Eventually, I hope to be back here posting thoughts theological.

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Virginia bound

I am leaving for a month and will likely not be able to do any blog posting while I am away, but I hope to return to blogging when I get back. Gail and I start out with the Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College. This is the third one of these biennial conferences which we have attended, and we thoroughly enjoyed the first two, so we are looking forward to this experience … Continue reading

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Change in comment system

This is to give you a heads-up re: a change I have just made. I had started out with a reply system that allowed comments to be threaded down to the 5th level. People could reply directly to a previous commenter and their reply would show up under that particular comment. This has advantages. It makes it easier to follow a particular discussion. The disadvantage is that if you want to just check on comments … Continue reading

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