Each year, Patheos editors and writers take a look at the year in review. Which posts went viral? Which posts should have gone viral? What were the big stories in each faith community? Who was speaking most compellingly about the events in the news? Some of these "Top Ten" round-ups are rooted in number of readers, some in articulate commentary, and some in connections with the larger events of our world.
As the year wanes, and we prepare to welcome the fresh start of a new year, take a few moments to remember what happened in our world this year—to mourn and to celebrate, to reflect on missteps and to hope for renewal.