Today, we conclude our top 10 posts of the year. This one is unique for 2 reasons. It is our first post to receive well over 100,000 reader views. Also due to some additional information, it required a follow-up clarification which was the #2 post of the year. You can click the link at the bottom of the post to read the follow-up, which I hope you do. Regardless, of the specific facts concerning the men involved, the point of both posts remains valid. Read with that thought in mind.
Yesterday a Bristol Magistrates’ Court in Great Britain convicted two men, Michael Overd and Michael Stockwell on “public order offences.”
What did they do that resulted in their arrest and conviction?
Was it public indecency? Disturbing the peace? Inciting a riot? Sexual harassment? Discharging a firearm? Disorderly conduct?
No. It was none of the above. I had to fact check this story, because it almost sounded like something from Babylon Bee.
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This September post about brethren affected by Hurricane Harvey was shared hundreds of times on facebook and received thousands of “hits” making it the 3rd most viewed in 2017. I am reblogging it to thank all of our readers for their help in assisting those in need. And to remind us that recovery is still a work in progress. No doubt there are those who are still ” underwater” financially due to this catastrophic event.
We’ve had several calls, texts, and emails from friends around the country about the flooding situation in Texas. We’re in North Texas in the DFW Metroplex and were not affected by the storm. However, many brethren in and around the Houston area were seriously impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
ThePreachersWord is sharing the following information, taken from the facebook page, Church of Christ families: Hurricane Relief Efforts, in an effort to further spread the word about how and who you can help.
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Coming in at #4 in 2017 in terms of “hits” was a 2013 post on the word “Joy.” We’re not sure why this post resurfaced. But we’re glad our readers enjoyed it.
“There is no virtue in the Christian life which is not made radiant with joy,” wrote William Barclay. “There is no circumstance and no occasion which is not illuminated with joy. A joyless life is not a Christian life, for joy is the one constant in the recipe of Christian living.”
The word of the week is joy.
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As we continue our holiday break and reblog the top 10 posts of 2017 based on reader views, this one ranked #5. In view of recent revelations regarding sexual misconduct this is worth reading again.
In her book, Settle For More, Megyn Kelly relates a time early in her broadcasting career about a rumor regarding her relationship with Britt Hume, her boss and managing editor of the DC bureau of Fox News.
Radar Online started the story. Kelly was called a “Hume wrecker.” And she was furious. Megyn wrote that there was no romantic relationship between the two of them–“not a single inappropriate or even borderline moment, ever.”
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In this midst of political, social and religious polarization, it’s important for the world to know where Christians stand. This post shared was several hundred times on facebook and received the 6th most “hits” during 2017.
Even if you’re not a football fan, you’ve probably heard that every team in the NFL protested in some form prior to Sunday’s games during The National Anthem.
Teams reacted in various ways. Some took a knee during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner. Others locked arms in a show of solidarity, including some team owners who joined them. Other teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears, and Seattle Seahawks stayed in the locker room while the Anthem was performed.
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Various catastrophic events prompted this post was received the 7th most reader views for 2017
As Houstonians and South Texans are in recovery mode from the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, Irma is barrelling through the Carribean taking lives and leaving destruction in her wake. And now she’s taking aim at Florida
Following Irma is Hurricane Jose that is predicted to reek future destruction on some of the same islands in just a few days.
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As we continue our blogging break and count down the top 10 posts for 2017, this one received the 8th most reader views.
Homosexual acceptance. Same-sex marriage. Transgender bathrooms. Just when you think you’ve heard it all. Then you hear something that leaves you shaking your head in disbelief. And almost speechless.
Almost. Because ThePreachersWord has about a 500 word retort.
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During the holiday season, we are taking a break from publishing new posts and reblogging the top 10 posts based on reader “hits.” This one was #9 for 2017,
The world won’t end (Saturday), “but the world as we know it is ending,” David Meade, told the Washington Post in a recent interview.
Meade is a self-described “specialist in research and investigations.” Apparently, his doomsday claim has some people nervously eyeing tomorrow, September 23, 2017, as the beginning of catastrophic events that will begin to befall Earth. His claims have been reported in Newsweek, Fox News, the Huffington Post and several other media outlets.
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As we close 2017, we are reblogging the top 10 posts of the year according to reader views. This one came in at #10.
Adam Lyons says he’s “the luckiest man alive.” Why? Because the Londoner living in Austin, Texas, shares his life with two girlfriends, Brooke Shedd and Jane Shalakhova who are bi-sexual.
Lyons, the father of Shedd’s, 2 year old , Dante, is now expecting a baby boy with Shalakhova. The May 18th New York Post article extols their relationship called a “throuple.” The three share parenting duties as well as the same bed. They’re quoted as saying “For us, three definitely works better than two.”
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“Christmas is not only a season of rejoicing but of reflection,” once mused Winston Churchill.
I think the atmosphere of the holiday season, coupled with winter weather and the close of another year all adds up to a time where we tend to ponder the past, consider the present and anticipate the future.
Søren Kierkegaard is credited with saying that “life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Indeed we look back to see where we were, how far we have come, and to consider where we are going. Continue reading