Time magazine has 50 top-10 lists for the year, and, of course, one of them focuses on religion stories.
10. South Korean missionaries kidnapped in Afghanistan.
9. The Creation Museum opens.
8. New Life Church struggles on.
7. Atheist books go bestseller.
6. Evangelicals go green.5. The Episcopal-Anglican schism over gays.
4. Pope Benedict XVI makes it easier to celebrate the Latin Mass.
3. Jerry Falwell dies.
2. Democrats find religion and Mitt Romney tries to shake his.1. Mother Teresa’s dark moments.
I can’t see I agree with all these selections or their arrangement. Somehow every major religion story last year either involved Christians or atheists, and I find that hard to believe. What’s missing from this list?
Palestinian civil war and the Annapolis conference both made the Mideast top 10, but the intra-Jewish fight over the future of Jerusalem did not. Also worthy, how about the rise of Mike Huckabee and evangelical GOP dissension, God and the Colorado Rockies or Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week?
Coming soon: The Not Top 10 of 2007.