Happy New Year and many thanks to the readers and followers of “Peculiar Faith”! I’m grateful for your engagement with my attempt to chronicle, nudge, describe, and construct a truly lively Christian faith and practice for the twenty-first century. I started this blog with the hope of contributing to the vitality and resurgence of a socially- and politically-engaged Christian faith that takes seriously the importance of critical and constructive theological work. Your comments, re-posts, and shares have been wonderfully encouraging.
The data crunchers at WordPress offer a great statistical snapshot at the end of each year for their bloggers and while I’m sure my stats are quite modest compared to most other bloggers, I’m pleased with the number of views and the quality of comments in 2012.
Here’s an excerpt from the year-end report:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. “Peculiar Faith” had 26,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals
More than numbers, I’m intrigued that men messing with women’s bodily integrity and a robust liberal Christianity appear to have been the topics of most interest to readers of “Peculiar Faith.” I take this as at least one indication of the passion and concern many share for the broad intersection of social justice and Christian faith. That’s what I’ll keep writing about in 2013, including a two-part post coming soon on my own religious resolutions for this new year.
For now, may the peculiar light of the Incarnate Word continue to shine in a world that so desperately needs it. And many blessings in the weeks and months ahead!