Friday, December 12, 2008

Top Ten Religion Stories of 2008

On Wednesday, Christianity Today released what they consider the top ten stories that they believe have shaped, or will significantly shape, evangelical life, thought, or mission.  Interestingly enough, two of them are persecuted church stories (#3 and #5). 

1. Election 2008: Democrats woo evangelical vote, making only slight gains from Bush era.
2. Voters turn back California Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision.
3. Christians in Orissa, India, again become scapegoats for Hindu extremists.
4. Anglican Communion continues to implode in slow motion.
5. Christians flee Iraq and Gaza.
6. Candidates' religious associations come under scrutiny.
7. Ministries hold their breath as financial crisis threatens the global economy.
8. Muslim and Christian interfaith dialogues get serious.
9. Todd Bentley's Florida Outpouring divides charismatic movement.
10. Texas authorities raid FLDS ranch.

Do you agree with these choices?  Are there any other stories that you think deserve recognition?

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