A Year in Review: Most Read Articles and Pastor’s Columns of 2016

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Looking Back at the Most Read Articles and Pastor’s Columns of 2016


Top 5 Read Articles:

Evangelical Christians and President Trump
The 2016 election is decided and Evangelical Christians bear great responsibility to stand with those who feel afraid and left out. 

Community Prayer Gathering Fills Sanctuary with Lamentations and Prayers
It was standing room only at a community prayer service at Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis, in response to a week of deadly violence in our community and nation. More than 500 people came before God as a unified Body of Christ to lament, pray for peace, and to seek hope through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Lifting Up Jesus at US Bank Stadium
Pulse Details Plans to Fill US Bank Stadium at Two Unite Events

UNITE is gathering all churches, generations, and denominations together for two events that will have significant impact on the Twin Cities. The hope and prayer for PULSE’s two events is for revival and evangelism in America and in the Twin Cities. 

Navigating the Terrain, Having a Biblical Theology of Sexuality in Today’s Culture
In early April, Transform Minnesota and Bethel University hosted a church summit called “Holy Sexuality in Today’s Society.” Evangelical scholar and psychologist from Regent University, Mark Yarhouse presented on how to unpack LGBTQ, how to understand gender dysphoria in our culture, and sexual identity from a Christian perspective. Biblical scholar Dr. Paul Eddy of Bethel University, presented on the Biblical theology of human sexuality, and the emphasis God puts on covenant relationships.


Top 5 Read Pastor’s Columns:

Pastor’s Column: Small Town Church Reaching 5 Country Region, Doubling Attendance in Past 5 Years
By Paul Jorgensen, Lead Teaching Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Litchfield, MN

Pastor’s Column: Talk of Racism in the Land of Niceness
By Dr. Rev. Dennis Edwards, Ph. D., Senior Pastor at Sanctuary Covenant Church in North Minneapolis

Pastor’s Column: Growing Rural Motley Church from Single Digits to 300
By Pastor Jim Johnson, Senior Pastor at Motley Free Methodist Church in Motley, MN

Pastor’s Column: Three Truths As I Stare At My Ballot
By Dr. Matthew St. John, Lead Pastor of New Hope Church in New Hope, MN

Pastor’s Column: Politics vs. politics
By Pastor Jeff Heidkamp, Co-Lead Pastor of Mercy Vineyard Church in Northeast Minneapolis