MethodistThinker.com is observing its second anniversary this week.*
The site receives an average of 2,000-3,000 unique visitors each month, and over the past two years has enjoyed nearly 120,000 page views.
The five most-viewed posts during the past 12 months all involved original reporting:
The most-listened-to audio file during our second year was a May 2009 podcast featuring a 1960 sermon by the late Methodist missionary, E. Stanley Jones.
(*The site launched on Aug. 9, 2008. The right-column archive of posts dates back to July 2008 because it includes “test” posts written during site development.)
For next several weeks, MethodistThinker.com will take a break from posting new material. During that time, we’ll highlight podcasts from earlier this year. The ThinkerTwitter feed (see right column) will remain active, with new material “tweeted” each weekday.
Lord willing, fresh blog posts will resume just after Labor Day.
Although MethodistThinker.com has been warmly received by many readers (and podcast listeners), the future for this site is cloudy. For reasons spiritual and practical, it is unclear how long MethodistThinker.com can continue, at least in its present form.
At a minimum, we’re hoping to press on until the end of 2010 and feature a full fall season of podcasts with the following speakers:
- • Methodist theologian Billy Abraham;
• Bishop Alfred Norris;
• Evangelism scholar George Morris;
• Rob Renfroe, president of Good News; and
• The Rev. Billy Graham, speaking at the 1980 UM Congress on Evangelism.
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