Lots going on in 2012, and while I may not have been able to blog as often as I would have liked, I thank all of you for reading and conversing with me over the year.

The blog has been busy, despite my lack of posting (especially in the final quarter) and here are some fun stats from 2012.

Most Viewed Posts

10 – A Little April Fools Fun

A fun post highlighting the April Fools Day bulletin from this past year

9 – Should We Stay or Should We Go?

A video I found asking about the work and mission of the church.

8 – What Am I Doing?

Reflecting on a public meeting hosted by a group I am now on the board of.

7 – Growing Up Is Hard To Do

A sermon from 2011 which shows a couple of Calvin & Hobbes comics

6 – You Learn Something New

Reflecting after a meeting where I was told the language of a doctrinal statement no one knows about is keeping young people from coming to our churches.

5 – The First

My Easter sermon from 2011

4 – State of Shock

It was a hard summer for the United Church of Canada following our 41st General Council

3 – Keeping Watch

This anniversary sermon from 2010 still gathers a lot of hits as people search for “anniversary sermons”

2 – An Open Letter to the Church

Early in 2012 I felt a strong need to say something to the church as a frustrated young clergy. This gathered lots of attention, even from our head offices in Toronto.

And finally, my most popular post in 2012

1 – Breathing in the Words

Another old sermon, this time from 2011. Again lots of search engine hits on a variety of search terms.

And for fun, I thought I would throw in some interesting search terms from 2012
(*not necessarily the most popular, just ones I randomly picked)

– “valley of dry bones” (leading to my top post from 2012)
– “calvin and hobbes dad”
– “why me”
– “post theism”
– “batman begins ninja”
– “why are young people leaving cape breton”
– “rev nick philips bus tour”
– “i want to know more about you”
– “blowing thing up”
– “emo on facebook fanzy” (I have NO idea what this means)

Again, thank you for being part of my year. I appreciate your readership and feedback.

God bless and I pray you have a blessed 2013.