Churches struggled through many contentious issues in 2018, some old, some new.
Abroad, Christians encountered genocide in Nigeria and a crackdown on religious freedom in China. Missionaries and political prisoners also topped headlines. In the U.S., churches dealt with pastor suicides, sex scandals and disagreements over same-sex attraction. In politics, Christians were at the center of national debates over gay wedding cakes, Supreme Court appointments and President Donald Trump.
The following ranked list was determined by the editors of The Christian Post to be the most important stories of 2018. They are a reflection of both what interested our readers and what the editors believe were important stories that will have a lasting impact beyond 2018.
Here are The Christian Post's top 10 stories of 2018.