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The Top 10 Most-Read Gleanings of 2012

Did you catch all of CT's most popular religion news items this year?

What do Rob Bell, Joseph Kony, and the Higgs boson have in common? All were subjects of the most-read Gleanings posts of 2012.

Here are the top 10 stories that kept readers clicking:

10) The Faith of Daredevil Nik Wallenda, Who Walked Across Niagara Falls Tonight

While he walked across, Wallenda, described by Canadian media as a born-again Christian, thanked God and Jesus out loud in his microphone.

9) Rob Bell's Latest Venture: Talk and Surf for $500

Love Wins author announces small gatherings, with TV and book projects in the works.

8) Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar Arrested on Battery Charges

Witnesses told authorities he grabbed his 15-year-old daughter around her throat.

7) Why Joseph Kony Is Trending (And What Invisible Children Wants with Rick Warren and Tim Tebow)

A new campaign is raising questions about advocacy in an attempt to get the head of the Lord's Resistance Army arrested.

6) Why Scientists Don't Like the Term 'God Particle' for the Higgs boson

Peter Higgs, who is described as an atheist, explains how the term evolved.

5) Lawsuit Charges C. J. Mahaney, Sovereign Grace Ministries with Covering Up Child Sex Abuse

Allegations comes as flagship churches prepare to leave network.

4) Billy Graham's Daughter Asks for 'Urgent Prayer': 'We're in the Fight of Our Lives'

Anne Graham Lotz worried for husband Dan's life due to illness.

3) Pat Robertson's Adoption Remarks "Of The Devil," Says SBC's Russell Moore

Southern Baptist leader defends international adoption from 700 Club comments.

2) Brian McLaren Leads Commitment Ceremony At Son's Same-Sex Wedding

McLaren family wedding ceremony included "traditional Christian elements."

1) T.D. Jakes Embraces Doctrine of the Trinity, Moves Away from 'Oneness' View

Jakes stated his belief at the second-annual Elephant Room, which features what organizers call "conversations you never thought you'd hear."

And for comparison's sake, here are the most-read CT gleanings for 2009 and 2008.

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