2015 turned out to be a crazy year in so many ways. In this post, I list the top article links I shared via Facebook in 2015.

The impulse “to share or not to share” can reveal an interesting list about what instinctively concerns or intrigues you the most. By scanning the list below you can get a feel for what happened over the last year. For better or worse, this is the list for 2015 from my vantage point.


Top Article Shares for 2015

  1. Study: Thailand’s roads 2nd most dangerous in the world 
  2. Boko Haram may have just killed 2,000 people: ‘Killing went on and on and on’
  3. Japanese reporter’s bid to save friend led to IS abduction
  4. Obama to Imprisoned Pastor’s Wife: ‘Saving Saeed Abedini in Iran Is ‘a Top Priority’
  5. Kenji Goto, Christian Journalist, Beheaded By Islamic State
  6. Donations pour in for Detroit man who commutes 21 miles a day on foot 
  7. Extraordinary revival in L.A. and Orange County high schools 
  8. So Long New York: American Bible Society Heads to Philly
  9. Pentecostal Theology and the Chinese Church
  10. Egypt bombs Islamic State targets in Libya after 21 Egyptians beheaded
  11. Why does ISIS keep making enemies?
  12. Kurdish forces repel ISIS offensive near Irbil
  13. RIP John Paul Jackson
  14. Reading this on a computer? Then you (probably) don’t live in Africa 
  15. American missionary from Seattle kidnapped by masked gunmen in Nigeria
  16. Jesus & ISIS: Five Commands for the Road to Peace 
  17. How Libya’s Martyrs Are Witnessing to Egypt 
  18. Stop calling it a “Short Term Missions Trip”. Here’s what you should call it instead.
  19. The Call’s Lou Engle Wins William Seymour Award
  20. 4 reasons you should care about Nigeria’s election 
  21. Killing Cancer with Polio
  22. Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari wins presidency 
  23. Tolerance and Tension: Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa 
  24. 147 dead, Islamist gunmen killed after attack at Kenya college
  25. The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050, Why Muslims Are Rising Fastest
  26. 5 Key Questions for Leading Effective Organizational Change 
  27. Pew projects Islam to dominate world religion by 2070 
  28. India’s Modi eyes Hindu temples’ gold to help boost economy 
  29. A Century After Armenian Genocide, Turkey’s Denial Only Deepens 
  30. Islamic State shoots and beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya 
  31. More Money Stolen or Embezzled from Churches Each Year Than is Given to Foreign Missions of Any Kind.
  32. The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts 
  33. Earthquake slams Nepal; devastating loss of people, history 
  34. Nepal quake: Towns near epicentre ‘devastated’ 
  35. Why Are the Elders Following the Youth? 
  36. Nepal’s Young Men, Lost to Migration, Then a Quake 
  37. Perfect Nails, Poisoned Workers 
  38. Waldorf Schools in China
  39. Dozens dead after another major earthquake centered in Nepal
  40. Survey fail – Christianity isn’t dying. 
  41. Maybe Christianity In America Is Dying Because It’s Boring Everyone To Death 
  42. International Mission Board Drops Ban on Speaking in Tongues 
  43. Baptism in Muslim Ministry, Time For Change 
  44. All the cool kids are worshiping haunted dolls now in Thailand 
  45. Christian Club Impact: ‘Drugs Drop, Grades Go Up’ 
  46. The Rapid Rise of Nondenominational Christianity 
  47. How to Read the News Like a Thinking Person.
  48. 40 Answers and 2 Questions for Matthew Vines
  49. Atlanta Fire Chief Fired for ‘Anti-Gay’ Views ‘Absolutely’ Wants His Job Back
  50. 3 Important Church Trends for the Next 10 Years 
  51. Young Anti-Abortion Crusaders Find New Tactics to Promote Their Message 
  52. Why You Need More Muslim Friends 
  53. Lou Engle Expects Revival that Will Fill Stadiums 
  54. 7 Truths About Marriage You Will Not Hear in Church 
  55. Nancy and David Writebol Return To Liberia After Ebola 
  56. In Zimbabwe, We Don’t Cry for Lions 
  57. Signs of ‘ritualistic killing’ in triple homicide, Florida sheriff says
  58. Funerals Held for Victims of Ritualistic Murder in Pensacola 
  59. After 54 Years, U.S. Embassy Reopens in Cuba
  60. Bangkok bomb: Deadly blast rocks Thailand capital 
  61. 1 Billion People Logged Into Facebook in a Single Day 
  62. Dave Datema with Frontier Ventures Interview with JD Payne 
  63. 10 Things I’ve Learned In My Last 20 Years Of Missionary Work In Asia 
  64. Kirsten Powers: Donald Trump, evangelical scam artist 
  65. Russian troops reportedly join Syria fight, ‘prop up’ Assad 
  66. China is dumping U.S. debt
  67. Stampede kills more than 700 at Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca 
  68. Donald Trump and the Rise of the Moral Minority  
  69. Justin Bieber Interview with Complex 
  70. Russia launches first airstrikes in Syria
  71. The Hidden Holocaust 
  72. 11 Christian Missionaries Crucified and Beheaded
  73. City Harvest trial: All 6 accused, including founder Kong Hee, found guilty of all charges 
  74. ISIS is attacking the U.S. energy grid (and failing)
  75. Arrest in ‘ritualistic’ triple murder
  76. Prosperity Empire: Donald Trump’s Alliance with the Health and Wealth Gospel 
  77. Nepal is in crisis, and it has nothing to do with the earthquake. Here’s what you need to know. 
  78. Eighth graders asked to write about booze, herpes and one-night stands
  79. Pastor Saeed Abedini’s Wife Halts Public Advocacy, Citing Marital Woes and Abuse
  80. You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi Arabia 
  81. What Is an Evangelical? Four Questions Offer New Definition
  82. Mission Agencies Send No One
  83. At least 14 people killed in shooting in San Bernardino; suspect identified 
  84. On ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ After the San Bernardino Shooting 
  85. U.S. Seeks to Avoid Ground War Welcomed by Islamic State  
  86. Revealed: Thailand’s most senior human trafficking investigator to seek political asylum in Australia 
  87. 1 Million People Seeking Heaven to Reset This Generation
  88. North Korea: Mega-Church Pastor Sentenced to Life of Hard Labor 
  89. How Two Americans Helped More Than 100 Iraqi Christian Refugees Escape ISIS
  90. ISIS unveil the Philippines as their new breeding ground for jihadis 
  91. Co founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, Vonette Bright, Passes into Glory 
  92. Franklin Graham quits the GOP over Planned Parenthood funding
  93. Teen Mania: Why we are shutting down 30 years after Aquire the Fire
  94. Researchers Reveal Recent Shifts Among American MegaChurches
  95. There Is A Dying in the Hiding
  96. Muslims shield Christian passengers in militant attack on Kenyan bus
  97. Saudi Arabia stifled true death count in hajj stampede: 2,411
  98. New Research on the State of Discipleship by Barna Group

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