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The top 25 Commentary columns for 2011

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The last week of the year is for making lists, and yesterday WORLD announced its ranking of the 25 most popular articles on WORLDmag.com for 2011. Today, we reveal the website's 25 most popular Commentary columns from the past year, ranked according to the number of "hits" (or "clicks" or "page views") each article received during the year.

Throughout the year, our online columnists provide insightful analysis of the news and issues that often arise at the intersection of Christianity and culture. Scan through the list and see what was foremost on the minds of our writers and readers in 2011.

1. Good-bye Girl Scouts

By Marcia Segelstein | May 13 | 60 Comments

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2. Too missional for abortion?

By Anthony Bradley | March 2 | 64 Comments

3. Life and death

By Jamie Dean | February 9 | 35 Comments

4. Libel is not love

By Anthony Bradley | July 13 | 126 Comments

5. Newsweek on the Apocalypse

By Andrée Seu | March 29 | 17 Comments

6. Self-hating evangelicals

By Marvin Olasky | May 18 | 76 Comments

7. The Catholic Church's one-world government

By Tony Woodlief | November 4 | 20 Comments

8. What is the Christian response to bin Laden's death?

By Warren Cole Smith | May 3 | 71 Comments

9. Should Christians attend public schools?

By Marcia Segelstein | December 9 | 147 Comments

10. Evangelicalism's narcissism epidemic

By Anthony Bradley | April 27 | 40 Comments

11. Same-sex marriage, cancer, and fig leaves

By Marvin Olasky | June 25 | 272 Comments

12. Don't walk this way

By Janie B. Cheaney | May 9 | 23 Comments

13. Explaining same-sex marriage to kids

By Megan Dunham | June 30 | 296 Comments

14. Tim Tebow's self-inflicted criticism

By Anthony Bradley | November 9 | 103 Comments

15. Pedophilia as a 'sexual orientation'?

By Marcia Segelstein | March 4 | 276 Comments

16. Evangelicalism's bitter 20-somethings

By Anthony Bradley | January 26 | 138 Comments

17. Christopher Hitchens and the mystery of faith

By Janie B. Cheaney | December 16 | 112 Comments

18. The boy who's becoming a girl

By Marcia Segelstein | October 14 | 331 Comments

19. Facing the sucker-punch day

By Tony Woodlief | October 21 | 11 Comments

20. GOP may have a contender in the wings

By D.C. Innes | June 1 | 114 Comments

21. Plato, Bachmann, and a petty letter

By Marvin Olasky | June 29 | 120 Comments

22. A new wave of bigotry?

By Cal Thomas | August 18 | 87 Comments

23. Who said Johnny Depp will go to hell?

By Tony Woodlief | December 9 | 39 Comments

24. Pat Robertson's 'repudiation of the gospel of Jesus Christ'

By Mickey McLean | September 16 | 154 Comments

25. From hymns to hip-hop

By Anthony Bradley | March 23 | 36 Comments

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