My Top Ten Articles of 2016

Thanks so much for making 2016 a banner year for my blog, where more than one million people visited. Not surprisingly, three of my most popular blog articles this year focused on the presidential election — and a fourth argued why socialism is not Christian. Other articles in the top 10 explored Obama’s transgender bathroom issue; going to church on Christmas; the controversy at Wheaton College over whether Muslims and Christians worship the same God; and abortion. The top 10 are listed below. If you missed any of them, I hope you’ll take some time to read them now!


1. Why I Don’t Want My Daughter to Grow Up to Be Hillary

Though many women viewed Hillary Clinton as a role model for their daughters, I did not. In fact, she is the anti-thesis of who I want my daughter to be.


2. Defeating Hillary is Not Worth Sacrificing Our Witness

I fully understand why many Christians voted Donald Trump in the presidential election. Yet, given his moral failings, I cautioned that aligning with him too closely, or defending his indefensible actions and statements, could seriously damage the church’s witness.


3. Are Public Schools Teaching Your Child An Alternate Religion?

Most Christian parents send their kids to public schools because they view them as religiously neutral. However, I argued that they are actually are indoctrinating children in the religion of secular humanism.


4. The Rise of Trump – the Fall of Evangelicalism

I was appalled that evangelicals backed Donald Trump in the primary over candidates that were clearly more moral. His rise among evangelicals revealed a serious lack of discernment.


5. Five Reasons Why Socialism is Not Christian

Many Christians, especially Millennials, jumped on Bernie Sanders’ bandwagon, arguing that the self-professed socialist represented Christian values. But socialism actually contradicts many tenets of a biblical worldview.


6. Oh, Come, Let Us Adore… Family? What Skipping Church on Christmas Really Means

Christmas this year fell on a Sunday, which ironically meant that some churches canceled services. Why don’t American Christians customarily go to church on this second-most holy day of the year? 


7. Why No School Has To Obey Obama’s Bathroom Decree

In May, the Obama administration decreed that all public schools must allow self-identifying transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice. However, Matt Sharp of the Alliance Defending Freedom told me that Obama’s decree actually violates the law, so no school must comply.



8. Seeking Truth: Volf & Qureshi Debate — Do Muslims & Christians Worship the Same God?

A professor at Wheaton College, Larycia Hawkins, sparked controversy by claiming that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. So, I hosted a podcast debate between Miroslav Volf, the leading Christian theologian advocating the same-God position, and Nabeel Qureshi, a convert from Islam to Christianity who opposes that position.



9. Why Wheaton Professors Need Worldview Training

Many Wheaton College professors openly supported Dr. Larycia Hawkins. Both their arguments and her statements revealed serious flaws in their worldviews.



10. If Fetuses Aren’t Human, Then What Is Abortion Survivor Melissa Ohden?

A pro-abortion organization was incensed by a Doritos ad during the Superbowl that “humanized” fetuses. But as my interview with a survivor of abortion highlighted, fetuses are human – and any indication otherwise is absurd. 



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