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2016 Year in Review on Esgetology

Posted on January 3rd, 2017

Looking back over 2016, these posts rose to the top in views, links, and feedback (posts from previous years are noted in parentheses): Sermo Dei: The Resurrection of Our Lord 2016 Harmony in the Church Our Lord’s Gifts Are Not Garbage (2013) Luther on Suicide (2014) Holy Cross 2014 (2014) Sermo Dei: Ash Wednesday Matins (2013) A tale of two churches (2012) Sermo Dei: Reformation 2016 Little Apples for Simpletons LCMS Convention Sermon: “Saints and Faithful Brothers”

Top 14 of 2014

Posted on December 31st, 2014

Here are the top posts on Esgetology published in 2014: Lutherans for Life Statement on Thrivent Sermon before the March for Life Roots and Orthodoxy Baccalaureate Vespers 2014 Holy Cross 2014 Adapting the Local Lifestyle Is There a Patristic Consensus? Denying the Real Presence Denies the Gospel Luther on Suicide Sermo Dei: Ordination of Eric Phillips Heaven is not for real It seems almost a miracle Vocation and Virtue Sermo Dei: Trinity 22, 2014 The news about Thrivent’s complete institutional capitulation to the culture’s obsession with erotic liberty mirrors the larger cultural issues of the erosion of marriage and the general decline of Christian influence in America. Along with sermons (4, 5, 10, 14)—hardly a surprise for a pastor’s blog—the things that drew the…

Top posts for January

Posted on February 1st, 2013

Here are the top five posts published in January on Esgetology: [Sermo Dei] LCMS Life Conference: We Must Help the Weak (St. Titus, Acts 20:35) Ordain a Lady, LSB edition Information for Lutherans attending the 2013 March for Life in Washington, D.C. Abortion: Not a Partisan Issue Petitions for the President’s Inauguration and Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

Top posts of 2012

Posted on December 31st, 2012

The top posts (by page views) published in 2012 on Esgetology were: Christmas Eve iPad Worship at LCMS Church Grandfathering the First Amendment Glory Cloud at Bethel, Redding A Tale of Two Churches “Look! My sins are gone!” Abraham and Hagar: pro-choice paradigm The paradox of declining male happiness Is it okay to take anti-depressants? Resource documents on the HHS mandate violating religious liberty in America Be present where you are Thanks to all my readers. I started this blog (back on Blogger) years ago as a place to post my sermons. I still tend to think that whatever I write is only going to be viewed by my wife and mother – thus I am always surprised when something sparks heated conversation (such…

Top Posts: February 2012

Posted on March 1st, 2012

The five most popular posts on Esgetology for February were: “Look! My sins are gone!” Transfiguration sermon [2011] Sprechen sie Deutsch? Pregnancy is not a disease Grandfathering the First Amendment

11 Top Posts in 2011

Posted on January 1st, 2012

The following eleven posts were the most viewed on Esgetology in 2011: Stifling the Fear of Death Modern Day Slavery? Transfiguration Sermon Sloppy Wet Kiss The God who hides Himself in times of trouble: Meditation on Psalm 10 Question about capitalization of ordinal numbers in titles Sex and Choice My Friend When I Am Dying The Spiritual Sickness of Independence and Autonomy The Good Friday Fart The best gift to give a pastor Analysis, in no particular order: Posts with words like “sex,” “kiss,” and “fart” in the titles will generate a lot of hits, mostly by regular visitors or referral links (not by search queries). That the top post is just a quotation demonstrates the power of that particular subject (death), along with…