December 10, 2008
Top Religion Stories of 2008
Time, Religion News Service, and Christianity Today weigh in.
The election topped religion news stories of the year lists.
Here is Time magazine's David Van Biema's take.
1. The Economy Trumps Religion
2. Never Count the Mormons Out
3. The Pope Wows the States
4. The Canterbury non-Tale
5. America's Unfaithful Faith
6. Tibet's Monks Rebel
7. The Birth of the New Evangelicalism
8. The Challenge of Recession
9. When Kosher Wasn't Kosher
10. Extraterrestrials May Already be Saved
Religion News Service's Kevin Eckstrom focuses on the election, Pope Benedict XVI's visit, gay marriage ballots, the Anglican division, the FLDS raid, a church-state case at the Supreme Court, and interfaith relations.
You will get Christianity Today's top 10 (with an evangelical bent) from in your December issue, and it was posted online today.
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.
You can vote on the top story here today.