Top 5 Posts of 2013

Top Posts of 2013This is something that I have done the last couple of years, and I figured that I would continue with the tradition. It is always fun for me to look back at the year, and see which posts you read the most. To Clarify, each post mentioned below were written this year.

I appreciate all who stop by the blog, and I hope that I can continue to deliver content that you would like to read. So, without further ado, here are the top 5 posts from 2013:

5. Music Review- “We can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus– This was a very popular post and comes in at number five for the posts that I wrote in 2013. Miley Cyrus could be named the most controversial star of the entire year as she continued to grow in ratings as she did the most provocative stunts possible.

4. Top Places our Teens are at Online– This was a post that I wrote primarily for my own students’ parents, but it benefits other parents and youth leaders as well. In this post, I examine the top places that our students seem to navigate to while online. This is constantly changing, but right now, these are the hot spots online for students.

3. The 2013 VMA’s- Review– This received a lot of traffic when posted. Usually anytime I write about youth culture, it brings traffic. This one particularly brought traffic, because it was an extremely controversial show.

2. Parenting Review- Grand Theft Auto V– This was one of the largest video games of the entire year. Students were into it. The problem is that sometimes video games seem harmless, but not this game. Check out this post to see what this game teaches your student about sex, violence and culture.

1. 5 Apps Every Parent should be Aware of– This was one of my favorite posts of the year. I enjoy taking some time to research social media and the different apps that are out there. Here, I warn parents of the dangers of certain apps that may appear harmless.

Top Viewed All time- Freebie Friday- Photo Scavenger Hunt List– I was tempted to take this off the list, because this post won last year as well. For some reason, people everywhere seem to be interested in photo scavenger hunts. These posts always seem to produce traffic from youth ministry guys, but also with people in general because a photo scavenger hunt is not limited to youth ministry.

Thanks again for reading the thoughts that come into my brain! Always remember that I would love to connect with you. You can feel free to comment, or send me an email at, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Happy New Year!

Published by Josh Evans

Josh is the connections pastor of the Oakleaf campus of Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. Before that, Josh had been a mentor and pastor to students for 10 years. Josh is passionate about empowering church leaders to make a difference. Josh and his wife Abby have two children. You can connect further with Josh on this blog or send him a direct email at

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