Saturday’s guest post by Canon J John on the continued relevance of C. S. Lewis took the number of posts on this blog to 400. It’s now become habit when reaching the end of a hundred posts to give myself a moment to pause and celebrate having got this far. As is the case of trying to describe to someone without children just how intense it is bringing them up, it’s not always easy to explain how much time and emotional effort goes into blogging on a regular basis. It is draining and it has become increasingly difficult to give it quite as much attention over the last few months with increased work commitments. It means I’ve not been writing as many of my own pieces as I would like, which makes me even more grateful for the guest writers who have contributed so much to this site.
Last week I attended a media reception at Lambeth Palace hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury and it was affirming to speak to so many people who have read this blog and consider it to be increasingly influential in Christian circles. It is this sort of positive feedback that keeps me going, along with the fact that I do enjoy the whole blogging experience on the whole .
Thank you to everyone who takes the time to read this blog, comment and support me in various ways. As long as I feel it is serving a useful purpose and I have the energy, I intend to keep it going. I would value your prayers, if you pray, as without God’s continued blessings this site would not be as successful as it is and I would have probably given up by now.
Looking back, here’s the run-down of the ten most read posts since God and Politics in the UK started back in November 2011:
- Halloween: harmless or harmful?
- Dear BBC, please stop ignoring God
- A tale of two bomb attacks
- Justin Welby and Martin Lewis’ mission to save Christmas
- David Cameron’s Easter message
- Being gay, Steve Chalke and where the church has got it wrong
- Halloween: harmless or harmful? – part 2
- How much aid does the UK government give to countries where Christians are persecuted?
- Christian groups supporting schools: Secularists see exploitation where schools see a service
- Has Justin Welby become the nation’s conscience personified?
Only four of these appeared in the last list, which reflects the continued rapid growth in readership. The top post has now been seen over 37,000 times.
Once again a big thank you for taking the time to visit this blog, whether this is your first time or you’ve been following since the beginning. It is all very much appreciated.