A note from Editor-in-Chief Bobby Ross Jr.
Greetings from all of us at The Christian Chronicle!
Thank you for reading (and supporting) the Chronicle throughout 2021. Your prayers and financial contributions make our ministry of reporting real news that honors God possible. To make a year-end, tax-deductible donation, click here.
In case you’re curious about the most-read articles on our website this year (some are surprising!), I thought I’d count down the Top 10:
10. Lipscomb names Candice McQueen as its next president: Former Tennessee education commissioner makes history as the first female CEO of a university associated with Churches of Christ.
9. Devastation in Kentucky: Killer storms topple church members’ houses, businesses.
8. Flags, faith and fury: Christian nationalism on display in U.S. Capitol riot.
7. Church of Christ minister charged with state, federal sex crimes against minors: Josh Henley, who entered a “not guilty” plea, worked as a minister in Indiana, Tennessee, Kansas and Texas.
6. As Afghan government collapses, Christians work to help volunteers leave: John and Jan Bradley spent years building schools and trying to improve life in the war-torn country.
5. After struggling for years, OVU forced to close: The Christian university in Vienna, W.Va., had failed for months to meet payroll as bills piled up.
4. Most Christians welcome the COVID-19 vaccines, but some are skeptical: A majority view the coronavirus shots as an answer to prayer, a survey finds.
3. An open letter to fellow Christians: Please get the COVID-19 vaccine: Church elder makes a biblical case for helping to end the pandemic.
2. Church elder Don Williams was country’s ‘Gentle Giant’: Ken Beck reflects on the late star who died in 2017 at age 78.
1. Saints and singers: The surprising ties that bind some of country music’s biggest stars to Churches of Christ.
That’s it for the 2021 list. What will be our most popular story of 2022? Perhaps one that you suggest. Feel free to email ideas to me at [email protected].