End of Month Review – August 2008

Three months down. I wasn’t even sure I was going to make it past three weeks when I started. Thanks to everyone who has dropped in and read one of my articles. Why don’t you introduce yourself to me in the comments section? I’m really keen to find out who is reading this site and what brought you here. I met someone in the real world a few weeks ago. The next day I added him to Facebook. He let me know that he’s been following Pop Culture Christ for months, but didn’t make the connection when he met me in the real world. So shout out and let me know who you are!

Before I get into the Top 5 for the month, I’ve made a decision about how I present the list. I think I’ve worked out why the Fight Club post gets so many hits. I’m thinking that people are searching for it so they can get a copy of the image in the post. I considered taking down the image so that it would make the hit counter more representative. However, I’m leaving it up. Who knows who might actually read what they find when they arrive here? So from now on, I’m no longer including any post in the Top 5 that has previously appeared in a Top 5. That way I’ll be able to talk about something new.

Top Five Posts For August 2008

1) Book Review: Why We’re Not Emergent

I really enjoyed this book. And I really recommend it to anyone wanting to know more about the Emergent Church. The authors seek to hold this (non) movement up against an evangelical, reformed view of Christianity. It challenged me about how I practice my faith and what I actually believe. I think the popularity of this post shows that there are a lot of people out there who want to know more about this non-movement.

2) Alice Cooper: Along Came A Spider (Album)

I’d fallen a bit behind in my Alice Cooper listening. I only found out that this album was being released once I’d started writing about Alice Cooper on this site. I enjoyed the album and I think there are a lot of people out there who are intrigued by the story in this album and want to nut out what it’s all about. A few of the guys at Church who are into the hard-core and emo music scenes saw my copy of the album and have sought it out for themselves. A new generation of Alice fans being born…

3) Who Watches The Watchmen?

Watchmen, when and if it comes out, will be one of the biggest movies of 2009. I’m trying not to get too excited about it, but there’s definitely a buzz about it. The post got linked to on Christ And Pop Culture, which led to quite a few hits.

4) Book Review: A Book You’ll Actually Read…

Mark Driscoll has been in Sydney this past week. Last Wednesday, 10,000 people packed out the Sydney Entertainment Centre to hear his insights on false views of Jesus in Sydney and his presentation of the real Jesus of the Bible. He’s had some really great things to say, and some really cutting and accurate things to say about Sydney Anglicanism. His books are very much worth reading, even though I don’t always agree with what he says or how he says it. However, I have never disagreed with his presentation of the gospel message of Jesus, which is what is important.

5) About

This one surprised me when I saw it on the list. This page is the one describing who I am and what I’m doing here. If this is one of the Top 5 hits, that means that there have been many new readers finding the site this past month. Welcome! You know how I said you should introduce yourself in the comments? I meant that. Even if you think I already know who you are, show the comments section some love.

That’s it for August. Welcome to spring (or autumn for those of you in the north). If you have any suggestions for things I should be looking at here at Pop Culture Christ, leave me a message.

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About Joel A Moroney

Associate Minister at St Luke's Anglican Church, Liverpool (in the Sydney Diocese). A very strange man, but he usually has Pez, so that makes it okay.

2 responses to “End of Month Review – August 2008”

  1. Dave Miers says :

    as the one mentioned in the first paragraph… may not need to write anything!! but nonetheless, keep the posts rolling.

  2. Joel A Moroney says :

    Good to hear from you Dave. Dave’s site is very much worth checking out – http://www.davemiers.com

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