Some surprising articles popped to the top of Leadership Journal's most-read list for 2014. Here's what you might have missed over the last 12 months. There now, doesn't it feel good to be caught up?
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- Mars Hill meltdown: Lots and lots of voices were raised when Mark Driscoll resigned as pastor of Mars Hill in Seattle. But Ben Tertin talked to key people both inside and outside the church to put the whole thing in perspective. The Painful Lessons of Mars Hill was the year's most-read article, and it offered timeless wisdom on an intensely current theme. A companion piece by John Ortberg on our Parse blog was another well received commentary When a Pastor Resigns Abruptly.
- Short-term mission blind spots. Spending a week or two "serving" at a Third World church or orphanage is usually a positive experience for those on the trip. But what about those on the receiving end? The Good Missionary lets us see through the eyes of Samuel Ikua Gachagua, an African orphan who lets us in on what he loves (and doesn't) about short-term mission trips.