It’s been an amazing year for me personally here at Cold Case Christianity. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be this busy as a “retired” cold-case detective. My most recent case went to trial in July and we convicted another killer 6 weeks later. The case was featured on Dateline again, and I’m now consulting with the Los Angeles District Attorney on cold-case homicides from other agencies in Southern California. This year I also presented the case for Christianity to 30,385 people at 73 speaking engagements (166 talks) in 20 states and 9 university campuses. I completed 25 radio show interviews, and made 3 television show appearances. Along the way I managed to write my second book and post 17 new videos, 48 podcasts (and television broadcasts), and 246 blog articles. Next year I think I’ll slow down a bit.
As I was reviewing the statistics for the blog posts this year, I figured it was time to post my annual top ten list. Here are the most popular articles (written in 2014) in order, from the 10th most popular to the most popular of all:
10. 10 Important Questions for the Jehovah’s Witness Worldview
There are a number of philosophical and theological questions exposing the internal contradictions of the Jehovah’s Witness worldview.
9. How the Book of Abraham Exposes the False Nature of Mormonism
By taking an evidential approach to Christian and Mormon scripture, I confirmed the veracity of Christianity and guarded myself from the falsity of Mormonism
8. Ten Principles When Considering Alleged Bible Contradictions
If we objectively examine the Scriptures with these principles in mind, we’ll grow in our understanding of the Bible and better resolve the difficulties
7. Is Jesus Simply a Retelling of the Horus Mythology?
Is Jesus simply a retelling of the Horus myth? How similar is Horus to Jesus upon close examination? Do these similarities invalidate the historicity of Jesus?
6. Why Are Young Christians Leaving the Church? It’s Simple Math
Why Are Young Christians Leaving the Church? Three powerful forces are driving the current departure of young Christians from the Church.
5. The Inevitable Consequence of An Atheistic Worldview
What are the inevitable consequences of an atheistic worldview? A summary from an honest (if not politically correct) comment from an atheist.
4. Investigating the Evidence for Mormonism In Six Steps
Given the evidence, there is more than enough reason to conclude Joseph Smith was a fraud and the Book of Mormon is a work of fiction.
3. Is the Bible True? The Cumulative Case for the Reliability of the Gospels (Free Bible Insert)
Is the Bible true? The case for the reliability of the Gospels is strong and substantive.
2. The Difference Between “Natural Talents” and “Spiritual Gifts”
Natural talents are the result of our genetic inheritance and the training in our family environment. Spiritual gifts are given to us by the Spirit of God once we are saved.
And here it is, the most popular article posted this year (by far):
1. Is There Any Evidence for Jesus Outside the Bible?
The ancient non-Christian interpretations (and critical commentaries) of the Gospel accounts serve to strengthen the core claims of the New Testament.
There you have it. I’m looking forward to 2015. If you have the chance, I’d love to have you join me in March at my Practical Apologetics Class at the BIOLA Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics Program. I’m also looking forward to sharing my next book, God’s Crime Scene with you in August. Thanks for your readership!