What do ISIS, Tullian Tchividjian, YWAM, and Family Christian Stores have in common? All were subjects of the most-read Gleanings posts of 2015.
Here are the top 20 stories that kept readers clicking:
ISIS releases video showing execution of Japanese believer.
LifeWay Research finds Pope Francis has improved opinions of the Catholic Church.
Funeral service was live-streamed from church in Raleigh.
Urgent request on visa problem notes: 'YWAM has never been the type of organization which fits neatly into boxes.'
Propaganda video released the same day Justin Welby arrives in Cairo to honor the previous 21 victims.
Police investigated sexual assaults in 2006, but no charges were brought against Duggar. TLC pulls program from its lineup.
Former Mars Hill spokesperson sold Resurgence mailing list without permission.
Adventists also warn pastors to steer clear of endorsement in light of Carson's campaign.
Debate continues over how long pastoral restoration should take.
Amid changing US religious landscape, Christians ‘decline sharply’ as unaffiliated rise. But born-again believers aren't to blame.
Fox News commentator announces that she’s becoming Catholic.
Pastor and author compares his life to Benjamin Button: 'I have lived a sort of backwards life.'
CEO: 'We have carefully and prayerfully considered every option.'
Open Doors says 2014 saw the worst persecution of Christians in the 'modern era'—but not because of violence.
Reformed leader admits accessing adultery website 'in a moment of weakness, pain, and from an unhealthy curiosity.'
Justices disagree whether one paragraph gives enough protection.
Alex Malarkey's mother, grandmother, and publisher weigh in on retraction of best-selling book; John MacArthur first raised concerns two years ago.
3) Tullian Tchividjian's 'inappropriate relationship'
Tullian Tchividjian Resigns after Admitting 'Inappropriate Relationship'
Billy Graham's grandson says hiding from public eye would 'undermine the very message that I claim to believe.'
Tullian Tchividjian Files for Divorce
Billy Graham's grandson also lost his ministerial credentials.
Larycia Hawkins said she wanted to show Advent solidarity with Muslims.
Books by widow of martyred Jim Elliot were staples in many evangelical homes.
Top stories of 2014: Mark Driscoll resigns from Mars Hill, $600,000 is stolen from Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church offering, and the Academy disqualifies Joni Eareckson Tada's Oscar-nominated song.
Top stories of 2013: Focus on the Family interviews Bono, Jon Acuff resigns from his "dream job" with Dave Ramsey, and "wrath of God" lyrics keep a popular worship song out of 10,000-plus churches.
Top stories of 2012: T.D. Jakes embraces the doctrine of the Trinity, Joseph Kony trends on Twitter, and scientists wish people would stop calling Higgs boson the "God particle."
Top stories of 2009: Ray Boltz comes out, Matt Chandler reveals a mass on his frontal lobe, and translators announce the end of the TNIV.
Top stories of 2008: An Anglican diocese threatens to suspend J.I. Packer, Donald Miller gives the benediction at the Democratic National Convention, and the faith of 12 Beijing Olympians is highlighted.