Here are the 20 obituaries and tributes that CT readers circulated most in 2015, presented in chronological order.
He combined Saturday night with Sunday morning.
Borg was a prominent leader of the Jesus Seminar, an effort to separate what Jesus scholars saw as fact from myth in the Gospels.
He was known for his presidency at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and later at Columbia Theological Seminary.
Global Christian mission should pivot to Asia's 4.4 billion people, Moffett said.
Author of seven books, she supported orientation change for gays and lesbians.
No one may have advised more churches in the 20th century.
Tippetts mustered a vulnerability and beauty in the deep, kind love she lavished on friends and family through her last days, a capacity deepened rather than dampened by cancer’s unwelcome intrusion into her life.
The legacy of the audacious and optimistic TV preacher has much to teach Christians about missional creativity and loving those far away from the church.
The legend among preachers was known for his passion and eloquence.
Hearn launched the careers of Amy Grant, Keith Green, Steven Curtis Chapman, and BeBe and CeCe Winans.
Templeton’s lifelong career in medicine, specializing in treatment of conjoined twins, deeply shaped his worldview.
Books by widow of martyred Jim Elliot were staples in many evangelical homes.
Longtime Christian educator helped found the CCCU.
Lotz helped launch the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in North Carolina.
Author and translator of 100 books, Abdul Noor used literacy campaigns and Bible-based preaching to spread the gospel.
Pudaite went on from Wheaton College to found Bibles For The World.
Steinmetz sought to regain the church's identity from the past.
A New Testament expert who kept the flame of evangelical scholarship from burning out.
Bright was known for her love of prayer and her faithful witness.
After he was diagnosed with ALS in 2000, Dobson spoke and wrote on how to die—and live—well.
Editor's note: CT's obituaries are not a definitive list of 2015 deaths noteworthy among evangelicals. Others include: