As violence (and the polarizing, controversial responses) rage worldwide, we’re seeing traces of faith penetrating culture in high-profile ways. The evidence is everywhere. People are watchful, listening, hungry. From the Middle East to Magnolia Market to the movies, here are a few of our favorite posts and articles—salt and light from 2015:
The original “Peace for Paris” Tweet
Jeremy Courtney, best-selling author and Christian leader for relief efforts in the Middle East, advocates a blend of compassion+security in the face of worldwide terror.
Best-selling author Ann Voskamp brings readers face-to-face with hurting Iraqis, raising nearly half a million dollars in three days for relief efforts.
Author Naomi Shihab Nye describes a touching scene in an Albuquerque airport where comfort and powdered-sugar cookies prevailed among the nations.
TEARS OF TRIUMPH
Celebrity and Christian Kathie Lee Gifford eulogizes her husband on national television with a touching account his faith.
Waco, Texas fixer-uppers proclaim Christ as they draw national attention with their popular home design show.
New Peanuts movie maintains purity central to Schulz’s cast of cartoons, as “A Charlie Brown Christmas” brings message of Christ to national television year after year.
GOD, COUNTRY, FAMILY
Though the Clint Eastwood film didn’t give faith center stage, high profile media outlets report Christianity as a central part of American sniper’s life.
FAITH OF A CHILD
Inspiring duo sweetens the lives of neighbors across the globe with big faith, lots of prayer, and remarkable sibling unity.
Faith plays major role in Christian actor’s portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. in popular film Selma.
War Room, a hit movie about prayer, rakes in unanticipated millions during the first weekend.
Where have you seen faith prevail unexpectedly? What’s your favorite story?