Reflecting on 2023

Street Theologian
7 min readDec 31, 2023
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44 articles ranked

In 2023, we published 44 articles. That’s more than we published in 2020, 2021 and 2022 combined!

Thanks to our readers for your continued encouragement, prayers and support.

Christ the Source and Sustainer of all

By God’s grace, we’ve been able to connect with new people, explore new areas to research and much more!

It was not too many years ago I was a militant sceptic of Christianity and I thank Christ Jesus for saving me from darkness into his marvellous light (1 Peter 2:9).

Hardships always come

That’s not to say 2023 has been without it’s disappointments and struggles. Trials and challenges are part and parcel of life. Part and parcel of what God uses to shape his children this side of heaven.

2024

Praying the Lord will give you grace in 2024.

I’ll be taking things a bit slower over the next few weeks to spend some time in prayer and reflection, reading and thinking about what 2024 could look like for Street Theologian.

If you have any suggestions or feedback (positive or negative!) for 2024 or would like to share your story or support us in any way please email us at streettheologian@protonmail.com.

Here are the articles we published in 2023 ranked from least to most popular.

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Our top article might shock you (pardon the pun). Our top two articles each got nearly twice the views of third place. It was indeed a two horse race! The top 5 articles have fairly common themes.

44.

Response to Clem Samson’s post “Scientists: there is no life after death. Nor is there a God.”

43.

Update and Reflections: 3 Years of Street Theologian

42.

31 Countries, 31 U.S. States and Growing! Thank You All

41.

THE WHITE OPPRESSIVE ORIGINS OF CHRISTIANITY: 3 KEY EVENTS

40.

The Gratitude Myth: Affirm goodness but forget the Source?

39.

Identity Crisis: 6 Subtle Idols We Easily Fall For

38.

Are modern Bible translations wildly corrupted? Short conversation with a KJV Onlyist

37.

Freud, Faith, Family and Feelings: Are you a Christian because of your parents?

36.

Understanding Revelation: 6 Principles in 6 minutes

35.

Short Conversations 2023: Did Jesus rise from the dead?

34.

King James Onlyism EXAMINED: 16+11 KJV Considerations

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Street Theologian’s Short-Form Response to the Academy of Ideas: Do We Need God?

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Manifesting the UNIVERSE: Faith with no strings attached

31.

Not all LOVE STORIES end well: Why the Gospel strikes at the heart

30.

Subscriber Interview: Meet Prolific Apologetics YouTuber Erik Manning PLUS Questions on Jesus’ Birth

29.

Is Jesus the Messiah? 3 Portraits from Daniel

28.

Why Did Jesus Come Into The World? Our articles on the Gospels, Jesus’ divinity, death and resurrection

27.

Hurt People Hurt People: Is it possible to break the cycle with love and forgiveness?

26.

Christian vs Atheist: Can God possibly exist? Refuting Edward Johns’ article response

25.

Do extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence?

24.

How to QUIT Porn in 2024: 5 Tips

23.

Do we Need God? The Loss of God and the Decay of Society Under the False Gods of Sex, Status, Science and State. Street Theologian Responds to the Academy of Ideas

22.

Why doesn’t God help me stop committing this sin?

21.

Why is God HIDDEN?

20.

Did Matthew, Mark, Luke and John REALLY Write the Gospels? Short Conversations

19.

Where is your ATTENTION going? 5 Biblical Ways to refocus your attention

18.

Will the next CS Lewis be lost to video games and porn?

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Short Conversations: How did we get the Bible?

16.

Undesigned Coincidences: Hidden Gems in the Gospels

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Short Conversations: Are the 4 Gospels based on eyewitness accounts?

14.

Were the 4 Gospels given FAKE names?

13.

The Virgin Births of Secularism: 10 Impossible Things You Assume Everyday

12.

Jesus’ Favourite Name for Himself: 3 BIG Implications

11.

Gospel of Thomas: Why is it missing from the Bible? 10 Considerations

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Are the Gospels based on eyewitness accounts? 10 key considerations

9.

Seventh-Day Adventism EXPOSED: Seven Sabbath Facts

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Is Jesus GOD in Matthew, Mark and Luke? 20 Key Considerations

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Frequently Avoided Questions: How did we get the Bible? A crash course

6.

How arrogant of you to think every other religion is wrong

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Short Conversations: Why is the Gospel of THOMAS banned from the Bible?

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Did Constantine INVENT Jesus as God?

3.

Did Jesus Rise from the Dead? Your Comprehensive Guide

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Quoting Ehrman: 20 Bart Ehrman quotes every NON-CHRISTIAN should know

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7 SHOCKING Truths about Nicaea

Did Constantine ban books from the Bible? Did Constantine invent Jesus as God? The Council of Nicaea took place in 325 AD, in what is now Iznik, Turkey. In popular culture, the Council of Nicaea is widely misunderstood and misrepresented. Thanks for reading Street Theologian! …

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There is a fairly common theme amongst the top 5- the top 5 articles mostly address questions of if Christians historically thought Jesus is God and whether or not certain books were removed from the Bible.

Looks like we have some more work to do in this space in 2024!

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