My Top 10 Theology Stories of 2014

| December 22, 2014

When this list started in 2008 I was a little more than a year removed from my time as news editor of Christianity Today. I loved that job, loved my colleagues, and loved following events around the world to help Christians understand and interpret them. I left that job to pursue a master of divinity degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School so I could transition into pastoral ministry. Three years later God had different plans and led to my current role as editorial director of The Gospel Coalition. It's become a hybrid position where I'm still responsible for tracking news developments even as I think more deliberately about relating their import to church leaders tasked primarily with preaching and prayer. In the process I've developed new convictions about the opportunities and dangers inherent to the journalistic role.

I'm not satisfied with how we ascribe value to certain news stories over others. While social media direct us to stories that might have been overlooked in older newsrooms, these outlets and cable news lead us to obsess with certain stories and ignore others for no apparent reason. While news editors formerly acted as judge and jury for public knowledge, our mob…

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