Ten Most-Read Posts of 2020

29 December 2020 by Wes Bredenhof

As we get to the end of another year, let me share with you the ten most-read posts here on Yinkahdinay in the past 12 months. Interestingly, only two of them were actually written in 2020.

10. Luther: Baptizatus sum (I am baptized)

This post relates a famous story about Luther and baptism and briefly touches on the connection between the sacrament and faith. Did Luther get it right?

9. Challenges Facing the Canadian Reformed Churches

I wrote this in 2015 while I was in my last days as a CanRC pastor. For some reason it popped up in this year’s top ten list. I’m not sure how applicable it still is after 5+ years.

8. Pastoral Q & A: The Morning After Pill

How should a Christian regard this “emergency contraceptive”? Apparently a few people are wondering.

7. Isaiah Reveals a Message No One Will Believe: A Good Friday Sermon on Isaiah 53:1-3

Over the years I’ve posted a few sermons, but most of them don’t get much of a read. I don’t know why this one has in the year gone by. Maybe it’s the opening lines about the picture of Jesus on the pizza.

6. Praying Together: No Laughing Matter

This is one of the two posts that were actually written in 2020. It’s about a vital practice for young couples not yet married.

5. The ESV Study Bible vs. The Reformation Study Bible: A Comparison

These two study Bibles are extremely popular amongst Reformed folk. Here I sort out the pros and cons of each and help you determine which might be best suited for you.

4. Can a Christian Eat Black Pudding?

Man, I love me some black pudding. However, there are Christians who argue that it’s unlawful for us to eat it. Here I interact with that view — and also give you my favourite BP recipe.

3. Tetelestai — It is Finished

This is the last word that Jesus uttered on the cross. It gets more attention around Good Friday, but people actually look it up year round. In this post I especially interact with a popular (but erroneous) idea about what this word means.

2. Five Ways You’re Probably Not a Calvinist

The other post actually written in 2020. You may call yourself a Calvinist, but you’ve probably got some points of departure from the Genevan Reformer.

1. What’s Wrong with Hillsong?

There are a lot of people asking questions about Hillsong. Because I care about the gospel, I wrote this to try and give some direction.

And with that, I’m taking my summer vacation beginning next week and so I’ll be taking my usual break from blogging. Hope to see you here again in February!