We like a good debate. After all, ‘frustrate’ is a part of our motto. But some posts always generate more discussion than others. Here are the most hotly debated posts of 2011, or at least the ones that generated the most discussion:
5) Church Websites 101: Don’t Start with the Web – 22 – The introduction to our series on web sites drew a lot of attention for our advice on not starting with the web.
4) The Problem with Excellence Part 1 – 24 – Talking about the potential pitfalls of pursuing excellence generated a lot of conversation.
3) Can Marketing Save Lives? Welcoming the LGBT Community – 35 -Here’s one where we put the ‘frustrate’ into action by exploring how gay-friendly churches can reach out—and then urging folks not to debate theology.
2) The Epic Fail of Church Announcements – 35 -Nothing gets people riled up like announcements!
And the most hotly debated post of 2011 is…
1) A Teenager’s Plea: Don’t Suck – 68 – A teen offers his perspective on what it takes to reach out to his generation and the conversation explodes.
Note: Two additional posts actually made the top 5 based on their number of comments, but they were also posts that used the comments to enter a contest, which inflates the comments without encouraging discussion.