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Happy (almost) New Year! I’m wrapping up 2016 by remembering the best articles I’ve written and read over the last 12 months.
The best stories I wrote
Finding God in one of science’s biggest debates — genetic editing
Don’t mess with the music: Why changing hymn lyrics can be dramatic
In heaven, will a blind man see? How Christians with disabilities imagine resurrection
Why faith communities should work to appeal to young and old alike
Birth control, faith-based partnerships and transgender bathrooms: Reflecting on Obama’s religious freedom legacy
The best stories I read
The unbelievable tale of Jesus’s wife, The Atlantic
Thou shalt work out, Outside
The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Halal Guys, The Wall Street Journal
How the Berenstain Bears found salvation, The New York Times
I’m too sexy for my church: Will a thriving singles scene renew American Catholicism? Religion Dispatches
This is a good story about growing up evangelical, Laura Turner, Jezebel
Going totally digital, America
The secret costs of Islamophobia, CNN
This is the reason your insurance company calls blizzards an ‘act of God,’ The Washington Post
Death, the prosperity gospel and me, Kate Bowler, The New York Times
Are you in the mood for more lists?
Here’s the blog I wrote about the best books I read this year.