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9 of the top posts on in 2017

Every year, we release at least three to four new articles per week, not knowing which ones will be the most well received. Though there are articles from past years that continue to be at the top of the list, these are nine articles, written in 2017, that had some of our highest views and reflect many of the top stories and events from this turbulent year.

5 facts about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

This article shared some key facts about MLK’s death and generated quite a bit of interest. We are coming up on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. To commemorate this tragic and historic day, we are hosting, with The Gospel Coalition, an important event in Memphis in 2018 with a wide range of Christian leaders to reflect on the state of racial unity in the church.

Called to childlessness: The surprising ways of God

Karen Swallow Prior is a gifted writer and an ERLC research fellow. Here, she shares a powerful and poignant essay on the lessons she’s learned in her surprising journey of childlessness. Prior was able to put into words what many have wrestled with in the unmet desires of their hearts.

When white supremacists come to town

Sadly, 2017 saw the continued rise of vocal white supremacist groups in the United States. Christine Hoover, a pastor’s wife from Charlottesville, had a frontrow seat in the epicenter of the most violent and tragic display of racism. She shares how her church ministered in the midst of this tumultuous event.

10 reasons taxpayers should defund Planned Parenthood

Though the percentage of abortions has dropped in the United States, hundreds of thousands of babies are slaughtered every year. The ERLC has joined other brothers, sisters, and friends to stand steadfastly against the abortion-on-demand industry and push hard for legislation restricting abortion. One of the most difficult fights is to get Congress to stop funding Planned Parenthood, the leading provider of abortions, with tax dollars. This piece details 10 reasons why this fight continues to matter.

Explainer: What you should know about Judge Neil Gorsuch

This year saw President Trump nominate Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy of the late, great justice Antonin Scalia. The ERLC advocated for a justice in the mold of Scalia, who brought an originalist jurisprudence to the bench. Judge Gorsuch was an excellent and important pick by the president, and this piece helps us understand why.

Evangelical Leader Statement of Principles on Dreamers

Imagine being brought to this country as a child, and then, after having grown up here, finding out you are not a citizen. Then, you find out you are being faced with deportation, separation from your family, and life in a country you’ve never known. This is the plight of many Dreamers. In light of this, the ERLC gathered a diverse group of evangelical leaders to advocate for a just legislative solution.

5 facts about St. Patrick

Who, really, is St. Patrick? Does he have anything to do with the color green and leprachauns. Contrary to the way St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated, this explainer clears up the myths about the one this holiday celebrates, who happens to be one of the most heroic missionaries in Christian history.

Gospel opposition to white supremacy

White supremacists continued their protests with a visit to Tennessee, where the ERLC’s main offices are located. So, we gathered a diverse group Tennessee Christian leaders to speak out in opposition to the satanic views of this group.

5 facts about “The Miracle of Dunkirk” In a year when so much darkness was revealed, the movie “Dunkirk” was aptly released with a message of hope. It told, with cinematic beauty, the story of a pivotal moment in the Allies fight against fascism in World War II. This piece explains why this moment—marked by much failure—became a turning point.

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