Two Years of Regular Blogging

The beginning of April marks the conclusion of my second year of “regular” blogging. I appreciate all your kindnesses, interactions and encouragement. For those who are interested in such things, here some of the more popular posts.

The Top Three Posts Over the Two Years are:

3.  Meeting God at the Shack V: Forgiving Others, Self and…God?

2.  Women in the Assembly: 1 Corinthians 14:34-35

1.  Divorced People: What Do They Feel?

The Top Five Posts This Year (excluding those above) are:

5.  A Reflection on Psalm 84 for Those Grieving Loss

4.  The Baptism of Jesus: A Fuller Picture

3.  Breaking Bread in Luke-Acts II: Narratival Context

2.  “I Will Change Your Name”

1.  Psalm Lines that Comfort Me

Thank you for your patronage. I am grateful that you find this blog worthy of your attention on occasion.


John Mark

9 Responses to “Two Years of Regular Blogging”

  1.   nick gill Says:

    thank you, JM, for being willing to use this blog as your filing cabinet! 🙂

    •   John Mark Hicks Says:

      I like that metaphor, Nick. It is, at least, a filing cabinet of my writings and publications…though I have not yet completed the inventory. Perhaps this summer….

  2.   johnkking Says:

    Your friendship means much to me, brother. Your blog entries show your heart. As I look over the most popular posts I see that many model your transparency in your brokenness. Your example inspires me to avoid the temptation to hide my struggles. Thank you, brother. Keep up the good work. Keep walking in God’s provisions. You are loved!

  3.   Betty Stockstill Says:

    Thank you so much for sharing through this blog. You have given me much to think about. You have blessed me and I am grateful to God for the opportunity to think and study about the ideas along with you and those who comment on your blog. May God bless all of you.

  4.   John Says:

    John Mark,

    Your writing on grief including the sharing of your personal loss remind me of this text:

    2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NKJV 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

    May God bless you as you seek Him, and us all as we do the same.

  5.   Terrell Lee Says:

    Along with the others, thanks. Thanks for helping show the dynamic interaction between academics and everyday life. Thanks for being vulnerable. Thanks for fresh hope. Thanks for incarnating God again.

  6.   Steve Says:

    Congrats on hitting the two year mark, or the two year john mark!

  7.   rich Says:

    Well my friend,I just talked with steve smith tuesday morning at Mission viejo COC and made the analogy that being on your blog a lott of the time Makes me feel liked a 5th grader in a upper div.c0llage Class,a”though i know siMpliCity oN the subjects you seek on only attest to the brilliance other brother we all love. Just as a little fun here, if you will recall, I ask you if you knew of anyone that was smarter than you, laughingly and fascesously, as I laughed and said come on now john mark give me an answer here, who do you think is smarter than you. So I won’t give all of the lists of names that you came up with although I’m having a hard time remembering one of them.
    This is supposed to be funny we all love you we respect your brilliance, your academics, and the discipline in searching the truth and coming to conclusions that simplify the information to the extent that even this 5th grader can comprehend even a bit of.much big blessings my brother
    Rich constant
    Ps. John mark it said when you thoroughly understand a language and become fluent in it it is said that you dream and speak in that language. How many conversations do you have in greek when you are asleep john mark?

  8.   rich Says:

    I showed my 37 year old daughter the post
    She said very nice…
    I said ya think he will respond,as I laughed,
    She said you would.laughing but it will probibly be
    In greek
    Her humor is more off the wall thaN mine

    Big blessings

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