It’s always interested me to see what posts get linked to elsewhere around the Web, and what searches land here. Some of them are pretty strange. There are always some posts that get an inordinate number of hits—they just keep popping up in searches, week after week. These are the ones that topped the list the last time I checked.
Midway between luck and skill
On the role of luck in the Battle of Midway—which, from a Christian perspective, looks like the providence of God. I don’t know that most searchers are looking for that perspective, though.
The ancients believed that the physical world was ruled by spirits (the elements, the stars, the sun and moon, and so on); Christ came to set us free from slavery to such things. In this post and a follow-up, I asked the question, “What powers does our culture think rule the world?” It appears others out there are asking the same question.
“May the Lamb that was slain receive the reward of His suffering!”
This is a video I posted on the two Moravian missionaries who sold themselves into slavery in the West Indies in order to evangelize their fellow slaves.
Ecclesia reformata semper reformanda secundum verbum Dei
I wouldn’t have expected it, but there appear to be a lot of people out there Googling this phrase; I wrote this post for Tim Challies’ Reformation Day symposium, considering the meaning and misuses of this motto, and I hope the various searchers find it helpful.
“Send ’em up, I’ll wait!”
This is a story I picked up from Don Surber of the Charleston (WV) Daily Mail.
The OSM (Obama-stream media) theme song
So far, I haven’t seen anyone else referring to the media as the OSM, but a lot of folks seem to be looking for some variation of “Obama theme song.” Not many searches for the Great Big Sea song lyrics I posted, though.
“Darkness has a hunger that’s insatiable”
Reflecting on the murder of George Tiller and the old Indigo Girls hit “Closer to Fine”; most of the hits are on searches for the quote.
The Gnosticism of sexual sin
Would we be so casual about our sexual behavior if we really understood its significance? I don’t think so.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom
It would appear that a lot of people want to understand what “the fear of the Lord” means—which is something I’m still working on myself.
Where have all the good men gone? Blame Roe, for starters
This one gets hit from a lot of different angles, but the most common search is what you’d expect: “where have all the good men gone?” Further evidence of the sea change Roe brought to male-female relations, I think.