FāVS writers published hundreds of columns and news articles in 2018. Below are the ones you clicked on and shared the most.
Top News Stories
- Moody Bible Institute closing its Spokane campus was the top news story of the year. Faculty and administrators weren’t discouraged and said they’d open a new Christian college in its place.
- The Spokane community filled Temple Beth Shalom for a community vigil just days after a shooting in Pittsburgh killed 11 Jews.
- Cassy Benefield’s touching story about the “Survive Project Art Show” gets our No. 3 spot.
- A short piece about the second Spokane Women’s March got readers excited.
- This year Rev. Craig Goodwin said goodbye to Millwood Presbyterian Church. Now he’s devoting his time to photography.
- Summit Church opened a campus near Gonzaga, hoping to connect with the Logan neighborhood.
- Westboro came to Spokane, but they spread positivity, not anger.
- This art show, “Spokane Women Together” highlighted Spokane’s diversity.
- A new congregation in Spokane, lead by slam poet Rev. Katy Shedlock, isn’t afraid to break the mold. When this story came out the congregation was called The Studio, but has since changed its name to The Creator’s Table.
- And finally, a group of Catholics came together this year to fight Islamophobia in Spokane.
- In 2016 Hyphen Parent wrote a column called “A List of Greetings for Jewish Holidays For Non-Jews.” That post resurfaced this year and became our top column of 2018!
- Our next most popular column comes from our Ask A Muslim feature, “Why can’t Muslims eat pork?” by Naghmana Ahmed Sherazi.
- Our Ask a Latter-day Saint (formerly called Ask A Mormon) brings us the third most popular column. This one also resurfaced from a few years ago, but since a reader asked again, we re-posted the question and answer again, “Ask a Mormon: What is temple prayer roll?”
- Naghmana Ahmed Sherazi has another top column with, “Ask A Muslim: Rules about wearing a hijab.”
- Next comes a question about beards from our Ask An Eastern Orthodox Christian feature by Nicholas Damascus.
- Another Ask a Latter-day Saint column resurfaced landing Emily Geddes a second top spot, this time about excommunication.
- Prof. Julia Stronk’s column on the Masterpiece Cake Shop Supreme Court Case was hit this year among FāVS readers.
- Guest columnist Kay Campbell wrote about the death of Billy Graham. She said he ruined Christianity.
- Also a guest columnist, Prof. Charles Andrews wrote about how Christians should respond to active shooter situations.
- Another writer from Whitworth University, Patricia Bruininks, lands our final top spot with her column about refitness Studio and Yoga Instructor Jessi Thompson.
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