The Top 10 iAt Articles for 2018


December 27, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years from all of us at iAt!

As we enter a new year, we want to say thanks you to, our readers! We are grateful for our consistent and growing readership around the continent and the world. Here is a list of the top ten most read articles on iAt in 2018. We are looking forward to 2019 with more cultural commentary, book and movie reviews, and articles from a regular set of contributors. And we want to hear from you! What topics would you like iAt to explore this coming year? Comment with your thoughts and ideas.

  1. The Toughest Question about Christian Education by Leah Zuidema

“I’ve done school a lot of different ways and in a lot of different places. Some things have changed a lot. Some haven’t. One of the constants has been a question that I’ve encountered again and again across these different settings. Each time, the essence is the same: ‘Why do you want to be involved in Christian schools?’”

  1. Why They’re Leaving and Why It Matters: Gen Z’s Mass Exodus from Church by Aaron Baart

“The evidence is indisputable—we are entering unchartered territory in the history of the American church, and perhaps it would help to understand the motivating factors for Gen Z.”

  1. Challenge and Opportunity by Jordan Ballor

“Throughout his travels, Kuyper was confronted by the diversity, vitality, and comprehensiveness of the Islamic faith. In Islam, Kuyper sees a world-shaping civilization force, one with the cogency and dynamism to rival Christianity.”

  1. Weathering Storms in Marriage Nicole Baart

“Marriage is not easy, and that might be the understatement of the century. It is hard work and heartache, late nights and crippling doubts.”

  1. Gender Dynamics by Chandra Crane

“I am a woman in ministry, which is historically a man’s world. I am female in the traditionally male field of theology. I am an outlier, a statistical anomaly, an aberration.”

  1. Vulnerability and Fauxnerability: Learning the Difference is Essential for a Leader by Chuck DeGroat

“Vulnerability dares to let the mask down a bit, revealing a fuller story of oneself. And few of us in ministry dared this kind of deeply personal exposure back then.”

  1. 4-Part Series on Gender Dysphoria by Mark Yarhouse and Julia Sadusky

“For the person with gender dysphoria, much like Christ himself, no “how-to” manual on carrying the cross is provided. Only grace will be sufficient here.”

  1. The Meaning of the Trinity: A Book Review of Retrieving Nicaea by J.Todd Billings

“Through a detailed historical analysis and retrieval of pro-Nicene trinitarian theology, Anatolios paints a portrait of how fourth century trinitarianism was deeply engaged with the biblical narrative and much more sophisticated than many of our contemporary categories for describing this history have recognized.”

  1. Friendship and the Power of Holiness by Aimee Byrd

“The publishing of my book, Why Can’t We Be Friends, on friendship between the sexes and the even greater calling and beauty of brotherhood and sisterhood in Christ has caused some controversy.”

  1. Public Worship and the Shape of Discipleship by John Witvliet

“The testimonies and experiences of children keep us going even when we experience far less affirmation, gratitude, and perceptible works of the Holy Spirit than we would like.”

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