Posted by: BibleScienceGuy | December 31, 2014

Best of 2014

Best Of 2014

It’s the last day of the year, and this is the last blog post of the year. I hope that the
Bible-Science Guy Blog has informed, challenged, and perhaps even stirred you in 2014. Here are some of the year’s blog highlights.

In 2014, 33,898 distinct readers from 168 countries eagerly viewed this blog 53,961 times. This is a 70% increase in distinct readers and a 51% increase in views over 2013. And that does not count all the blog subscribers who read the blog posts by email. This year the blog followers have increased by over 200 to reach 1370 blog followers at year’s end.

Click 2014 Bible-Science Guy Articles for a list of the 63 new articles posted on the Bible-Science Guy Blog in 2014. Additionally, nine blog articles from 2007 & 2008 were migrated from a now-defunct previous host to BibleScienceGuy.wordpress.com.

The Bible-Science Guy Blog started in October 2007. It now comprises 360 posts, 87 newspaper articles, and 10 tab pages for a total of 457 items. During 2014, 446 of these items were viewed at least once.

The busiest viewership day of the year was April 16 with 342 views. The most popular post that day was No Luck At All. Surprisingly, this article was not posted in 2014 but in April 2012, two years previously.

It’s interesting that the three articles that had the most views during 2014 were published in prior years. This illustrates the continuing relevance that most of the Bible-Science Guy blog articles have.

The Top Five articles with the most views during 2014 were:

Tower of Babel – Where?  (Mar 3, 2013) – 4,278 views.
The Genesis Code  (Feb 20, 2011) – 3,028 views.
Tower of Babel – What Did It Look Like?  (Mar 20, 2013) – 3,008 views.
God’s Not Dead, the Movie  (Mar 26, 2014) – 2,798 views.
How Many Died in Noah’s Flood?  (Jun 18, 2014) – 2,787 views.

 

Best Bible-Science Guy Articles from 2014

Here are my choices for the best Bible-Science Guy Blog posts from 2014, listed in order of publication date. I chose the posts I liked best — the ones I found most interesting, most important, or best written. I included those that accumulated the most views or stimulated the most comments.
Dr. Ben Carson

Ben Carson on Complex Design (Jan 29)
This is the first of a series of 5 articles on pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson who is a strong creationist. He believes in the Creator God of the Bible because of the design he sees in the human body and in nature. Subsequent articles cover his views on Fossils, Micro-evolution vs. Macro-evolution, Design of the Cosmos, and Evolution. Carson is now seriously considering running for President of the USA.
 

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Who Won the Ham-Nye Debate? (Feb 6) With videos.
This is the third of a series of 17 articles on the February debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye on the topic
Is Creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era?
Another article in this debate series,
Post-Debate Buzz Heats Up for Ham vs. Nye #5,
prompted the most comments of the year.

God’s Not Dead, the Movie (Mar 26) With videos.
Review of a movie drama about persecution of Christian faith at college. It’s the story of a college freshman defending his faith when bullied by his atheist philosophy professor. This was the most viewed 2014 article with 2,798 reads.

Noah Poster

Noah, the Movie (Apr 2) With videos.
This controversial film focused fresh public attention on the Biblical account of Noah and the Flood. This review of the movie discusses Nine Positives and Nine Negatives about it. I rated the movie only 2 stars out of 5, due primarily to its severe distortion of the Genesis account. This was the 3rd-most viewed 2014 article with 1,398 reads.

The Truth About Noah (Apr 9)
This probes the Genesis account of Noah to set the record straight after the extreme distortions of the NOAH movie.

Evolutionists Going After Children (May 21) With video.
Evolutionists demand the teaching of evolution to children as young as five, because they say the teen years are too late. It’s imperative for Christian parents to intentionally and systematically teach Biblical Creationism to their children.

People Drowning Outside Ark

How Many Died in Noah’s Flood? (Jun 18)
Using population growth math with Biblical data, this article gives an estimate of the earth’s population at the time of Noah’s Flood. This was the 2nd-most viewed 2014 article with 2,787 reads. It’s the fourth of a series of five blogs on population growth beginning with Could Noah Fill the Earth?
 

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Why I Named Our Puppy “Kepler” (July 30)
For our 35th wedding anniversary I got my wife a puppy. We named him “Kepler” to put a stone in inquirers’ shoes. The sequels Kepler’s Kind and Kepler’s Lopsided Trade offer unique insights and provocative observations about the puppy.

Why Apologetics? (Oct 8)
Do you sometimes have nagging doubts about Christianity? Then apologetics has the answers for you. Apologetics is the defense of the Christian faith using evidence, reason, and logic. This is the first of three articles on Why, When, and How apologetics should be done. Apologetics Resources surveys recommended resources for apologetics.

Is Earth Young? (Oct 29)
Is the Earth Young? Or is it Old? For Biblical accuracy, which is the proper adjective?

Tree Accident (Nov 19)
This is a photo blog of an accident felling a huge tree and the Biblical lesson it brought to mind.

Exodus, the Movie (Dec 17) With video.
This is a comprehensive review of the Bible-inspired epic: Exodus: Gods & Kings – a movie about Moses taking on the power of the Egyptian empire to free a nation of Hebrew slaves.
Rubik Christmas Cubes

Who Was the Manger Baby? (Dec 24) With videos.
There is one man of history whose titles far surpass all others. A look at the titles He earned will shed light on the Manger Baby‘s identity. How did He most often refer to Himself?

Questions to Ponder
  1. Which is your favorite of all the 2014 Bible-Science Guy Articles? Why?
    (It does not have to be one from this Best of 2014 list.)
  2. Which do you think is the best article to share with unbelievers to stimulate their consideration of Jesus of Nazareth?
  3. Which do you think is the best article to share with believers to spur them to honor, worship, and glorify the Creator?
  4. Share your thoughts on these questions in the comments below. It could encourage or help another reader.

Soli Deo Gloria.

Peruse the other Best of Bible-Science Guy lists:
Top Ten Bible-Science Guy Blog Posts 2007-2012
Best of 2013
Best of 2015
Best of 2016

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©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
“contending earnestly for the faith”
“destroying speculations against the knowledge of God”
(Jude 1:3; 2 Cor 10:4)
Wednesday December 31, 2014 A.D.

For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy. (Exodus 20:11)

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