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Most Read Christianity Today Articles of 2009

What caught your attention this past year

Here's what readers clicked on the most at christianitytoday.com/ct.

Earlier we posted the top 10 Liveblog posts, top 10 CT politics blog posts and the top 10 women's blog posts. Now, here are the top read Christianity Today articles for 2009 (You can see 2008's most read here).

1. The Case for Early Marriage

Amid our purity pledges and attempts to make chastity hip, we forgot to teach young Christians how to tie the knot.

By Mark Regnerus

2. The Gospel and the Gosselins

Evangelicals and the making of Jon & Kate Plus Eight.

By Julie Vermeer Elliott

3. Is The Gay Marriage Debate Over?

What the battle for traditional marriage means for Americans—and evangelicals.

By Mark Galli

4. Five Streams of the Emerging Church

Key elements of the most controversial and misunderstood movement in the church today.

By Scot McKnight

5. How Tim Keller Found Manhattan

The pastor of Redeemer Church is becoming an international figure because he's a local one.

By Tim Stafford

6. What You Need to Know about David Wilkerson's 'Urgent Message'

How people are responding to his warning of riots, fires, and economic collapse in NYC.

By Ted Olsen

7. Q & A: Rick Warren

The megachurch pastor who faced backlash for praying at the President's inauguration talks to CT about politics, a new magazine, and the economy.

Interview by Sarah Pulliam

8. Q+A: Carrie Prejean

The former Miss California contestant says that she is 'still standing,' and called a recent video of her 'the worst mistake of my life.'

Interview by Sarah Pulliam Bailey

9. Not All Evangelicals and Catholics Together

Protestant debate on justification is reigniting questions about Rome.

By Collin Hansen

10. ELCA Assembly: Was God in Either Whirlwind?

Tornado touches convention center as Lutherans approve sexuality statement by the exact margin it needed to pass.

Ted Olsen

We'll give you a bonus and offer five more:

11. Augustine's Origin of Species

How the great theologian might weigh in on the Darwin debate.

By Alister McGrath

12. Q & A: 'Joe the Plumber'

The man who became a metaphor for the average American in the 2008 election tells CT about his Christian faith and the future of the Republican Party.

Interview by Sarah Pulliam

13. John Calvin: Comeback Kid

Why the 500-year-old Reformer retains an enthusiastic following today.

By Timothy George

14. Rising from the Valley of Death

Steven Curtis Chapman opens up about losing his daughter, their family's arduous journey, and a new album of songs chronicling the path of pain and hope.

Interview by Mark Moring

15. In the Beginning, Grace

Evangelicals desperately need spiritual and moral renewal—on that everyone agrees. But what do we do about it?

By Mark Galli

Even though it didn't make the top 15, this recently posted article is receiving a number of hits:

Who Was Jesus' Grandfather?

What the two genealogies of Christ, found in Matthew and Luke, are really trying to say.

By Grant Osborne

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