Capital Christian Writers Fellowship Facebook Party – You are Invited!

Stephen W. Hiemstra, Simple Faith

Come join me for the Capital Christian Writers Fellowship Facebook party at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 19, 2021. Participants get a chance to win a free copy of my book, Simple Faith, and pose questions. Click on the above link to join.

More generally, the party features Christian authors from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. in half-hour segments. Each author will be offering a chance to win their book to participants.

If you have never attended a Facebook party before, you are in for a real treat.

Capital Christian Writers Fellowship Facebook Party – You are Invited!

 

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T2Pneuma Monthly Newsletter, February 16, 2021

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In honor of Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras), I invite you to check out the T2Pneuma Monthly (email) Newsletter, which is available to my dedicated fans. The newsletter is where I talk about my life as a Christian author and my books. Check it out by clicking (link). Please subscribe if it interests you.

 

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T2Pneuma Monthly Newsletter, February 16, 2021

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Believer’s Prayer

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Top 10 Posts on T2Pneuma in 2020

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By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Happy New Year!

Most of us will never forget 2020 but we are all happy to give it a try.

In this post, I review the most popular posts during the year. Surprisingly, eight of the ten were also in the top ten list for 2019. While in 2019, four of the top ten posts were posts in Spanish, this year five of the top ten were Spanish posts. None of the top ten posts were written in 2020, although one was republished in 2020. This suggests that search engines played a key role in these statistics.

Top Ten Poss on T2Pneuma.net in 2020
Title 2020 2019 Type Year written
Stone and Duke Encourage Theological Reflection 309 247 Review 2016
Prayer Against Dark Shadows 276 92 Prayer 2018
Juan 17: La Oración de Intercesión 259 174 Bible study 2013
Friedman: Families Matter 217 192 Review 2013/20
2 Corintios 9: El Don Espiritual de la Generosidad 191 259 Bible study 2014
1 Corintios 12: Los Dones Espirituales Apuntan al Espíritu Santo 163 89 Bible study 2014
Gálatas 2: Judios y Gentiles 160 178 Bible study 2014
Nouwen Describes Leadership Challenges 157 Review 2017
Nouwen: Make Space for Self, Others, and God 153 126 Review 2016
Descanso en Dios, Salmo 23:2 128 Sermon 2013
Source: website statistics, 12/18/2020

 

Top Ten Posts on T2Pneuma in 2020

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Top Ten Posts on T2Pneuma.net in 2019 

Prayer for Healthy Limits 

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Living in Christ Reviewed in Publishers Weekly, November 23, 2020

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By Stephen W. Hiemstra

A review  of my 2020 book, Living in Christ, appeared in the print edition of Publishers Weekly (page 154).

Read the review (link).

Living in Christ Reviewed in Publishers Weekly, November 23, 2020

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Monday Monologues Comes to Podbean.com

Stephen W Hiemstra, 2018
Stephen W Hiemstra, 2018

Monday Monologues Comes to Podbean.com

Jan 13th, 2020 by T2Pneuma at 3:48 pm

On January 20, 2020, Monday Monologues Comes to Podbean.com with a URL of T2Pneuma.org. Each episode features a prayer and a reflection. Transcripts of both the prayer and the reflection can be found on T2Pneuma.net.

Monday Monologues will continue to be posted on T2Pneuma.net as usual.

As you are probably aware, prior podcasts and transcripts can be found on T2Pneuma.net each Monday since March of 2018. Beginning in 2020, both prayers and reflections are also available in Spanish.

In case you don’t know, my published books are available online on many retail sites. To find them all in one place, check out T2Pneuma.com.

Thank you for listening. Say a little prayer for a seamless transition!

Stephen

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Top Ten Posts on T2Pneuma.net in 2019

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By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Title

  Views
2 Corintios 9: El Don Espiritual de la Generosidad   259
Stone and Duke Encourage Theological Reflection   247
Friedman Brings Healing by Shifting Focus from Individuals to the Family   192
Gálatas 2: Judios y Gentiles   178
Juan 17: La Oración de Intercesión   174
Nouwen: Make Space for Self, Others, and God   126
Prayer Against Dark Shadows   92
Gagnon: Bridging the Bible and Gender Confusion, Part 1   91
1 Corintios 12: Los Dones Espirituales Apuntan al Espíritu Santo   89
Benner Cares Spiritually Through Dialogue—Part 1   85

Observations

From time to time it is helpful as an author to assess who reads your posts and which posts are most popular. Shown above are the ten most popular posts for the year ending December 21. A couple of observations stand out on this list.

  1. My most popular post this year was a Bible study written in Spanish. In fact, four of the top ten posts were Bible studies written in Spanish. Meanwhile, no Bible studies written in English made the list.
  2. Half of the posts on the list were reviews of spirituality and theology books. None of my secular book reviews made the list.
  3. The only other category of writing on the list was a prayer. None of my reflections and none of my podcasts made the list.
  4. None of these posts were written in 2019. This either suggests that my writing was under par in 2019, which I do not believe, or that search engine optimization (SEO) plays a key role in discoverability—search engines rate older posts higher than new posts, perhaps because they are better linked.

How did you do in 2019? What will you remember most about this year? Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Top 10 Posts on T2Pneuma in 2019

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Prayer for Healthy Limits 

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Newsletter: http://bit.ly/XXXmas_2019  

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Top Ten Posting on T2Pneuma.net During the Last 12 Months

By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Annual Review

It is helpful for authors to review the types of writing that their readers are drawn to from time to time. Knowing your audience is useful for gauging what to write and the themes that most resonate. The attached table displays the posts most often read on T2Pneuma.net during the past twelve months.

The results this year are eye-opening. The most read post is a Spanish study of John 17. Three of top ten posts are Bible studies written in Spanish—none of the Bible studies were written in English. The only post written in this period is a eulogy for a friend and colleague—Dale Leuck. All the other top posts—book reviews–were written years ago, which suggests that they were subjects Googled by complete strangers, not regular readers who might be expected to return to more recent postings of interest. Many of these reviews were also popular in years past (see link below).

Six of the top ten posts are book reviews. The most read review featured a book on homosexuality in the Bible. Another review focused on theology. Two focused on family-systems psychology and three focused on Christian spirituality.

Conspicuously missing from this list are any of my Sunday prayers, Friday reflections, podcasts, or sermons. The primary change in my posting during the past year was the addition of my Monday Monologues podcast that clearly doubled my weekly traffic during the year, but did not yield a top ten posting. Because most of my sermons are delivered in Spanish, these were my only new postings in Spanish over the past year, but likewise did not garner a top ten posting.

I would love to hear from you. What were your favorite posts and why?

Me encantaría saber de ti. ¿Cuáles fueron tus publicaciones favoritas y por qué?

Thank you for your support.

Top Ten Posting on T2Pneuma.net During the Last 12 Months

Post Title

Views

  Last year Last month
Juan 17: La Oración de Intercesión 188 5
Gagnon: Bridging the Bible and Gender Confusion, Part 1 184 4
2 Corintios 9: El Don Espiritual de la Generosidad 179 21
Stone and Duke Encourage Theological Reflection 131 28
Friedman Brings Healing by Shifting Focus from Individuals to the Family 126 8
Gálatas 2: Judios y Gentiles 105 10
In Loving Memory of Dale Joseph Leuck 104 0
Nouwen: Make Space for Self, Others, and God 97 12
Nouwen Describes Leadership Challenges 96 1
Benner Cares Spiritually Through Dialogue—Part 1 81 1
7/1/19

References

 Benner, David G. 1998.  Care of Souls: Revisioning Christian Nurture and Counsel. Grand Rapids: Baker Books.

Friedman, Edwin H. 1985.  Generation to Generation:  Family Process in Church and Synagogue.  New York:  Gilford Press

Gagnon, Robert A. J..  2001.  The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics.  Nashville:  Abingdon Press.

Gilbert.,Roberta M. 2006. The Eight Concepts of Bowen Theory:  A New Way of Thinking about the Individual and the Group.  Front Royal (VA):  Leading Systems Press.

Nouwen, Henri J. M. 1975. Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life. New York: DoubleDay.

Nouwen, Henri J. M. 2002. In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership. New York: Crossroad Publishing Company.

Stone, Howard W. and James O. Duke. 2006. How to Think Theologically. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.

Top Ten Posting on T2Pneuma.net During the Last 12 Months

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Top 10 Book Reviews Over the Past 12 Months 

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