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Top 5 Posts of 2015

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The year 2015 has been the 25th calendar year of my life, and the 8th of Peter's Publisher. I started blogging soon after I became competent in using the internet, and I've continued to blog for the entirety of my adult life—regardless of whenever I think that started.

If you check out the sidebar of this blog that shows all my posts, you'll notice I've blogged less in 2015 than in any other year since I created the Publisher. I'm a little saddened by that fact, but I do have plenty of excuses: I've been teaching full-time, putting my all into it (and writing about it every now and then on my separate blog Teaching in Lingít Aaní); I went on big, three-week honeymoon over the summer with my wife, a little less than a year after our wedding (only mentioned here on the blog); and we just bought ourselves a home over the course of October and November. (I've been so busy with everything I didn't even share that news on here until now!)

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"Christmas Christians" and Reasons to Go to Church

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Christmas has me reflecting on all the church services around the world that must be happening, with millions and millions of people in attendance. It's amazing to think that, even though some Christians recognize Christmas on different dates, December 24th and 25th must be two of humanity's most celebrated days—maybe the most celebrated.

Of the millions of people attending services this Christmas, many have undoubtedly gone to church infrequently over the past several months. Maybe the Christmas service will even be their only one this year. The Wikipedia article Lapsed Catholic lists a number of amusing terms for such people: