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My most popular blog posts of the year

Hey, thanks for reading and commenting on my blog. Here are the ten posts that you/others read the most this year:

  1. "Are foodies gluttons?" Spoiler: no.
  2. "'Read my lips: No more sermons.'" That's a double set of quote marks there--most decidedly not my own words.
  3. "The good old hymns defined." Somehow I grew up with a firm church-musical foundation but never heard "How firm a foundation." Weird.
  4. "How to talk about the rapture that didn't happen?" Should we feel bad about making jokes about it?
  5. "Why don't conservatives like AmeriCorps?" Volunteerism, hard work, "Ameri," "Corps." What's not to like?
  6. "Varieties of end-times believers." As a kid I expected the rapture, but I didn't circle a day on the calendar.
  7. "About that MLK quote." Social media and misattributions.
  8. "About Boehner's speech." Less popular: "About my boring headlines."
  9. "Wisconsin's fight over unions' right to exist." We were all Wisconsinites back in February. I was also one for the first 17 years of my life.
  10. "Are the chips and soda what's offensive [about the Doritos Super Bowl ad]?" Not to me, but definitely to some commenters.


Happy new year, all.

Steve Thorngate

The Century managing editor is also a church musician and songwriter.

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