December 31, 2012
The Top 15 Most-Read CT Articles of 2012
A look back at Christianity Today's most-clicked stories this year.
Did you catch all of the most-read CT articles from 2012? Here's a look at the articles that readers kept clicking—and some of the results are surprising:
15) Evangelical Leader Chuck Colson Dead at 80
The infamous convicted Nixon adviser became famous for prison reform, evangelical-Catholic dialogue, and his Christian worldview.
By Sarah Pulliam Bailey
14) The Trouble with TBN
Amid a flurry of scandalous accusations, ministries again face the question of whether to abandon or reform the broadcaster.
By Bobby Ross Jr.
13) Do Jews Have a Divine Right to Israel's Land?
Part one of a conversation between John Piper and Jews for Jesus head David Brickner.
By David Brickner
12) 'Clean Up. Or Die.' A Q & A With Touchback’s Brian Presley
So doctors told the actor after years of abusing alcohol. He chose the former.
By Ashley Moore
11) Q & A: Mark and Grace Driscoll on Sex for the 21st-Century Christian
The Seattle couple talks to CT about their new book on marriage.
Interview by Katelyn Beaty and Marlena Graves
10) Behind James MacDonald's Resignation from the Gospel Coalition
A prominent pastor's departure raises questions of church/non-church boundaries.
By Ruth Moon
9) The Hunger Games
This adaptation captures the book almost perfectly.
By Todd Hertz
8) Why the IRS Has Stopped Auditing Churches—Even One that Calls President Obama a Muslim
Decision on who can authorize investigations of churches that influence voters is frozen for foreseeable future.
By Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra
7) As Baptists Prepare to Meet, Calvinism Debate Shifts to Heresy Accusation
Hundreds, including seminary presidents, have signed a statement on salvation criticized by both Reformed and Arminian theologians.
By Weston Gentry
6) The Second Coming Christ Controversy
David Jang has become an increasingly influential figure in Asian and now American evangelicalism. He and his followers have founded media outlets and a Christian college and are key influencers in the World Evangelical Alliance. But many say he leads a group that has encouraged the belief that he's the 'Second Coming Christ.' Is there any truth to the allegations?
By Ted Olsen and Ken Smith
5) Is There Anything Wrong With Voting for a Mormon for President?
By Stephen Mansfield, Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, and Richard Mouw
4) Voice of the Martyrs' Tom White's Death an Apparent Suicide Following Molestation Investigation
Leader of prominent persecution ministry was being investigated by police on allegations of molesting a young girl.
By Jeremy Weber
3) When Are We Going to Grow Up? The Juvenilization of American Christianity
We're all adolescents now.
By Thomas E. Bergler
2) Andy Stanley Sermon Illustration on Homosexuality Prompts Backlash
Internet abuzz over Atlanta pastor's story of a gay couple at his church.
By Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra
1) Clothing Matters: What We Wear to Church
Why what we put on may be more important than we think.
By Duane Litfin
(Results for this list were compiled based on total pageviews.)