Top 5 Blog Posts in 2013


These are the highest viewed blog posts from Doctrine On Tap this year. It’s always interesting for me to see lists like these, because they’re usually not the blog posts I would have chosen to be popular! Sometimes posts you work hard on and have high hopes for bomb, while the more impulsive posts strike a nerve. I can probably guess why some resonated with people more–the last two have to do with my pastor’s daughter, Daisy Love. A lot of us were blogging then. The first two deal with calling and purpose, which I imagine hits a felt need in us all. But who knows? Sometimes a post shows up in someone’s reader at the right moment. But without further ado, here are my top five most viewed blog posts of 2013.

Starting the list at #5, this post is about God’s calling. More specifically his timing, which is like a two-dollar bill: hard to find.

Impulsive Callings: The what may not include the when

#4 is for those of you who dream.

3 biblical ways to dream big

I was surprised that this one made the list. People must be very interested in the ins and outs of Bible translation! Or maybe they were frustrated because I wasn’t using the ESV in sermons. Anyhow, this clocked in at #3

Why I use HCSB for preaching and devotion

I wrote #2 on the list after Daisy Love’s memorial. It was about my last interaction with her–one I’ll never forget.

Daisy Love and the magic eraser

I wrote this blog after seeing my pastor grieve over his daughter through three rounds of cancer, and again when she passed away. In the midst of that, there were thousands around the world who grieved with him, and prayed for him. But not everyone was sensitive or compassionate. I wrote this blog after observing some of the worst responses to cancer. Apparently it struck a nerve with a few people, because it is not only the most viewed blog post of 2013, but the most viewed post of all time

5 wrong ways to comfort hurting people


Do you blog? What are some of your top posts? Or if you don’t blog, what are some of the best that you’ve read this year?

About Lazo

Lazo is the pastor for preaching and vision at Reality SB where he is committed to challenging Santa Barbara's independence by calling the city to follow Jesus. You might like these blog posts, 5 Wrong Ways To Comfort Hurting Peoples, or Daisy Love and the Magic Eraser. You can follow Chris on twitter at @LazoChris.

Posted on December 27, 2013, in personal and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thanks for reposting these; I as well as many of my friends & family have, & still do benefit especially from the “Wrong ways to comfort hurting people”, something that needs to be spread like wildfire:-)

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