A little rundown of what content got traction in 2016 for those looking to while away the post-Christmas coma. Fresh material will be fairly sparse until the new year:

Top Posts

  1. Why We Are All the Gorilla Mom
  2. When You Marry the Wrong Person
  3. Dear Gloria Steinem
  4. The Mortal Prayers of David Bowie
  5. Attachment Theory and Your Relationship with God
  6. Jim Carrey and the Terrible Search for Fulfillment
  7. Yesterday’s News
  8. The Ubiquity of Grief (and How I Tried to Climb the Ladder)
  9. Bumper Stickers and Background Screens
  10. The Prosperous Gospel of Stage 4 Cancer

Honorable Mentions: Love to the Loveless Shown, 13 Signs of Bad Pastoral Care, But Now We’re Stressed Out, Roses for Your Sin, The Secret History of William Axl Rose [Deluxe Edition], The Gospel’s Steady Work of Reversal

Favorite Whiffs AKA Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time (and Still Does!)

  1. Smells Like Dream (Teen) Spirit
  2. Playing It Safe With Consumer Reports
  3. Kid Kierkegaard Chose… Poorly
  4. Christmas in Colombia: The Gracious End of FARC
  5. The Absolutely Fabulous Canterbury Cathedral

Three Most Popular Mockingcast Episodes

  1. Peter Leithart, Don Knotts & the Orthodoxy of Romance
  2. Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart (with Robert Jenson)
  3. Speaking of Faith, Fashion and Friendship (with Krista Tippett)

Most Popular Tweets (From a Post Not Mentioned Above): This one and, the runner-up, this one.

Most Popular Facebook Post (From a Post Not Mentioned Above): This one and then, this one.

Most Downloaded Sermon(s): “The Consistency of Inconsistency” by Jacob Smith, “Prison Break” by Paul Walker, “It Is Finished” by Jim Munroe

Most Watched Conference Talks (Not Given By a Bestselling Author/Musician)

  1. Exploring the Oddball World of Christian Disco (1975-85) – John Zahl
  2. Shut Up and Dance With Me – Sarah Condon
  3. Brand New Me – Ethan Richardson
  4. The Most Foolish Job in the World – Curt Benham
  5. Wes Anderson and the Catastrophe of Redemption – David Zahl

P.S. Earlybird rates for the above expire on Jan 1st! Pre-register today.