Top 5 Posts of 2016

I appreciate each and every one of my readers. Your activity on my blog indicates that the most read So What Faith posts of the year are (according to the number of page views during this calendar year among all posts made during 2016) are My Transition from Professor to Student Search for a Church: 9 Months and Counting Top 10 Books of 2016 Search for a Church: The Final Four In Politics and Beyond, #LoveUltimatelyWins Previous Lists Check out my top posts of the year for Read More …

All Time Most Popular Posts

I have now posted well over 1,600 times here at SoWhatFaith.com.  There are many reasons I keep writing, but none more important than you - my readers. Based on your views, my 16 most popular posts are Review of Not a Fan (2011) Lost, Found, Party (2015) Prayers of the People - Youth Sunday (2009) Reading the Whole Bible (2010) The Acceptable Year of the Lord - the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (2011) Top Church Websites (2012) 12 Marks of Convergence Christianity Read More …

The Rise of e-reading

The Pew Research Center's new report on e-reading offers insight on just how rapid the rise has been in both ownership of e-reading devices and the popularity of e-reading.  More specifically: half of all adults (50%) now own an e-reader or tablet, and more than a fourth (28%) read an e-book last year. So What? In 2010 almost no one owned a tablet or e-reader; today more than half of American adults own at least one such device.  Given the newness of the technology it isn't Read More …

Top Posts of 2013

According to the number of page visits during this calendar year, the most popular posts I wrote in 2013 are  Top 10 Books of 2012 1,000 Posts Pastor of Innovation Social Media Shortcomings Review of When Spiritual but Not Religious is Not Enough So What? I truly appreciate the feedback readers provide.  You vote by clicking, and your interest in posts and topics is confirmed by the time you linger on my site.  While this data is helpful, it tells only part of the story.  If Read More …

Digital Reading = More Reading

A recent USA Today story reports that a national poll finds that those who own e-readers or tablets read more books than they did before owning such devices.  More specifically, adults aged 40 and over with such a device reported reading an average of 16 books a year while those without one read an average of only 11 books a year.  Among adults aged 18-39, reading levels were 21 books per year for those owning a device compared to 13 for those without such a device. So What? Not only are Read More …

Too Many Books?

Michael Hyatt is the former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the seventh largest trade book publishing company in the U.S.  Additionally, he has worked in the book publishing industry nearly all of his adult life.  His own writing has been well received with two of his eight books landing on the New York Times bestseller list.  Given his knowledge of the industry, his recent blog post questioning the number of books now being published deserves real thought.  The number of titles Read More …