Top 5 Posts of 2010

by Rachel Held Evans Read Distraction Free

We’ve had some fantastic conversations on the blog this year, and record numbers as a result. In fact, I’m pretty sure that we’ve got the most thoughtful, respectful, and diverse comment community on the Web. Thanks so much for being a part of it. I have a feeling next year will be even better!

These were the most read/retweeted/shared posts of 20101:

1. November 4: Letter To a Young Calvinist (From a Young Arminian) 
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I hope this letter finds you growing in love and chasing after Jesus, brimming with all the questions, ideas, and passions that make young people like us a force to be reckoned with in the Church. I’ve been reading with interest…

2. October 13:  Book #2: A Year of Biblical Womanhood
It is with excitement, trepidation, and just a hint of panic that I announce the theme of my next book—A Year of Biblical Womanhood.  Starting this month, I will commit one year of my life to following all of the Bible’s instructions for women as literally as possible. From the Old Testament to the New Testament, from Genesis to Revelation, from the Levitical code to the letters of Paul, there’s no picking and choosing. Well, except for…

3. October 15: The Day I Found Out Martin Luther Hated Jews
So on Saturday I learned that the great Reformer, Martin Luther, was an anti-Semite. And I mean a real, burn-down-their-houses-and-cut-off-their limbs anti-Semite. He called for violence, dismemberment, arson, expulsion, and death, and provided material that would later be used by Nazis to stir up anti-Jewish sentiment among the German people…

4. October 27: Biblical Womanhood and the Jar of Contention
So my big announcement about Book #2 caused quite a stir on Wednesday, and I was absolutely thrilled by the conversation that followed it.  We touched on everything from birth control to selective literalism to the infamous Proverbs 31 Woman to “Christian ninjas”…and we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of this multi-faceted, complicated, and deeply personal topic…

5. December 9: Blessed are the Entitled
Ever witness a kid digress into complete meltdown mode after his parents refused to buy him that new video game?  “But I want it! It’s mine! Give it to me!”  Entitlement can get ugly, especially around Christmastime.And the only thing more embarrassing than watching a little kid throw a fit is watching a grownup throw one….

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