We did something similar to this a couple of years ago and we would link to it but we forgot the title and a key word search did not help. We do not mean anything by this post but to put up a light-hearted look at how different writers seem to be unable to write without putting numbers in the titles of their articles, it makes one wonder if life is so easy that there are only 2, 3, 5… or more easy steps to be successful and have a good Christian life. The following is a brief list of the articles with numbers that we found on the Christian Post website (we do check that site from time to time even though we are not a fan of its advertising policies)
#1. 7 Signs That America Declared War on Christianity— http://www.christianpost.com/news/signs-america-declared-war-christianity-163165/
Here are seven representative examples, all from the last few weeks. Judge for yourself.
#2. 5 Viruses That Will Kill Your Relationships— http://www.christianpost.com/news/viruses-that-will-kill-your-relationships-162798/
Here are five relational viruses and the antidote for each of them.
#3. 5 Reasons Younger Christians and Pastors Avoid Politics— http://www.christianpost.com/news/5-reasons-younger-christians-and-pastors-avoid-politics-163020/
The top five comments I’ve heard that prevent involvement are:
#4. 10 Sentences That Make Pastors Cringe-– http://www.christianpost.com/news/10-sentences-that-make-pastors-cringe-162587/
Here are ten of the most common painful sentences uttered to pastors by church members:
#5. 5 Reasons Why You Should Tell Your Spouse if You’ve Cheated— http://www.christianpost.com/news/russell-moore-5-reasons-why-you-should-tell-your-spouse-if-youve-cheated-162997/
Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, gives five reasons to do so.
#6. 3 Unfair Scenarios for Our Children— http://www.christianpost.com/news/3-unfair-scenarios-for-our-children-162783/
So, while there are many good reasons to have children, there are, at least, three unfair scenarios for our children.
#7. 7 Myths About Forgiveness— http://www.christianpost.com/news/myths-about-forgiveness-162782/
Here are seven myths about forgiveness:
#8.Two Possible Futures for Evangelical Churches, According to Christian Philosopher James K.A. Smith-– http://www.christianpost.com/news/two-possible-futures-for-evangelical-churches-according-to-christian-philosopher-james-k-a-smith-162812/
In our new secular age, there are two possible trajectories for evangelical churches,
#9. 6 Steps to Finishing Well in Life and Leadership— http://blogs.christianpost.com/ron-edmondson-personal-page/6-steps-to-finishing-well-in-life-and-leadership-27574/
Here are six steps I suggest to win in life and leadership
#10. 2 Unique Ways to Position Your Teen for Success— http://blogs.christianpost.com/license-to-parent/2-unique-ways-to-position-your-teen-for-success-27565/
You may be surprised at the many unique ways you can position your teen for success
It is amazing how these people have figured it all out and boiled life’s issues down to these simple steps. As you can see #10 disagrees with #9 by subtracting 4 steps. I guess it is easier to succeed as a teen-ager than as an adult.I wish that Christianity was as easy as compiling those lists.
We did not find anything really cringe worthy in the 10 sentences list. I could think of a few more that are worse than those. Anyways, it is surprising to see so many articles with numbers in their titles. We left off at least 2 others from that list and these are not counting all the ones we have seen over the past couple of years. I guess it is easier to write if you have numbers and lists to work with…