The Top Ten Posts of 2020

Author Amy K. Hall Published on 12/29/2020

I’m just taking a wild guess here, but you may have been distracted by some of the things that happened this year. Did you miss any of our most-popular posts? Here’s the list so you can catch up!

  1. How to Prepare for the Next Cultural Revolution – “[W]e need to be ready for the next false philosophy—in a year, in five years, or in a decade—that will spawn the next cultural revolution. I can’t predict what it will be, but I know it will happen. I also know what we can do to be ready, prevent Christian defectors, and answer the challenge when it arrives. Here are two ways to prepare for the next revolution.”
  1. Did God Ordain Abortion as Punishment for Infidelity? – “Though abortion is inconsistent with the Christian worldview, some people point to a Bible passage they believe ordains abortion. Numbers 5:11–31 cites an unusual test for adultery…. This procedure employs a providential sign from God to indicate infidelity. If the woman is guilty, ‘her abdomen will swell and her womb will miscarry,’ a curse that some suggest amounts to an ‘intentional miscarriage.’ If so, they claim, this demonstrates that God ordained abortion. There are several reasons, however, why they’re mistaken.”
  1. What Are the Most Powerful Arguments for the Existence of God? – “I have two favorites I think are relatively easy to follow and are really powerful evidences for God.”
  1. What Must Ben Shapiro Do to Be Saved? – “Bishop Barron is wrong. Shapiro cannot be saved by ‘following the commandments of the Law sincerely’…. The answer to Shapiro’s question isn’t hard. In fact, the apostle Paul answers the question ‘What must I do to be saved?’ in a single sentence.”
  1. Coffee Cup Christianity – “We’ve become accustomed to seeing isolated Bible verses and presume we know their meaning. Too often, however, we merely insert our own meaning into a Bible verse, thereby overwriting what God was trying to tell us.”
  1. Thinking Critically about Critical Race Theory – “Critical Theory divides the world into two groups: the oppressors and the oppressed. Those groups are made up of smaller cultural groups defined by race, sex, sexual preference, gender identity, etc. When this worldview focuses on race, it’s called Critical Race Theory (CRT). CRT divides people into groups by race, the white oppressors and the oppressed non-whites…. There’s a better alternative to CRT—Christianity.”
  1. Talking to Jehovah’s Witnesses? Start Here – “Over the last few years, I’ve responded to a number of objections from Jehovah’s Witnesses. Until now, these articles were scattered all over the STR website. I decided it would be helpful to put them all in one place.”
  1. Seven Apologetics Books Every Teen Should Read – “I often get asked about which apologetics books I recommend for students. Here is the list I normally offer. Rather than overwhelm you with options, I’ve selected one book for each of the seven essential topics below.”
  1. How 2020 Is Taking a Toll on Your Soul – “I’m going to tell you something that will explain what you’re likely feeling about this turbulent year. No doubt, you’ve witnessed a series of tragic events unfold before your eyes. You’ve also probably felt an inordinate pressure to say the right thing about each of them. Like you, I’ve been hesitant to comment for fear I’ll be blasted by someone who sees things differently. It’s been frustrating and fatiguing, to say the least, and I believe this short comment by a Texas pastor explains the reason why we feel this way.”
  1. The Super Bowl Ad Fox Won’t Show You – “We’re so used to hearing people argue for ‘choice’ that I suspect many give little thought to the actual choice being made. An organization called Faces of Choice wants to change that by showing us the faces and stories of real abortion survivors who were victims of that word…. The good news is that you can still bring attention to their message by watching and sharing their ad (which doesn’t use the word ‘abortion’) or the more detailed two-minute version of the video posted below. As they say, ‘“Choice” is not merely a word. “Choice” is a person.’”