CT’s Top News Stories of 08

Christianity Today’s (CT) editors and writers selected the top ten news stories of 2008. Here are the stories they believed “have shaped or will significantly shape, evangelical life, thought, or mission” (p. 12):

  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. Candidate’s 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.

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