There is only so much room available on our print version of the OUTLOOK, which means that there are many topics we don’t get to cover often. Thankfully, the interwebs provide a platform for in-depth articles, interviews, and your thoughts to be read and heard.

When we say we are extremely proud of our blog team at OUTLOOK we are not exaggerating or boasting. Our bloggers have always provided a window into the minds of other everyday people you might encounter in quotidian exchanges. In fact, the most visited pages on our website are consistently blog posts. Teresa Thompson is the most popular by far, her Sabbath School lesson plans regularly reaching over a thousand readers from around the world.

If you want to know where to start your reading tour of 2016 or simply want to revisit old favorites, our staff put together a list of our favorite blog posts this year. Enjoy!

    Brennan Hallock, designer/ad manager:

  • Spring Clean Your Diet, Guest Contributor April 6, 2016
    This article gives good tips about how to eat healthy on a budget, something I try to do (and occasionally succeed at) on a regular basis.
  • Love in the Time of Doubt, I, Pablo Colindres Aug. 2, 2016
    I believe in the power of doubt within a Christian’s perspective, and this article reinforces the importance of embracing doubt as an essential part of Christianity and rejecting the belief that we have found all the answers.

    Pablo Colindres-Moreno, digital media manager:

  • Matriarchs and Prophets series, Ed Dickerson
    I have been hooked on this series from the get-go. In the male-dominated world of ancient Canaan and Judea, read Ed time and again shine light on the old adage, “behind every great man is a great woman.” Mothers, wives, sisters, daughters and even assumed nobodies take on larger than life roles in ways we often overlook when revisiting Bible stories.
  • Embracing Uncertainty, Slade Lane Oct. 26, 2016
    I had the privilege of working with Slade to bring him on board to OUTLOOK after reading a draft of this post. I was able to relate to his disdain at our using “Jesus” as a free-for-all answer to any question, when Jesus himself is the one who raised many questions—and encourages us to search for the answer.

    Brenda Dickerson, editor-in-chief:

  • Encountering The Other, Slade Lane Nov. 9, 2016
    One reason I like this blog is because he encourages listening—something that is desperately needed in our society that can’t seem to stop talking long enough to hear what others are saying.
  • Five Reasons to Bible Journal, Rachel Ashworth August 3, 2016
    Rachel states that Bible journaling changed how she worships, and that is really powerful. Bible journaling encourages creativity and a love for the Word of God. It keeps us focused on Jesus—very practical for every day life.
  • Pharming: How to Fix our Broken Healthcare System, David Deemer Feb. 4, 2016
    This article presents a balanced approach to knowing when to use prescription drugs and when the only “cure” is practicing a healthy lifestyle.

  • 3 Ways the Holy Spirit Divinely Intervenes in our Lives, Lydia Young April 22, 2016
    In this series of learning about the Holy Spirit from the life of Jesus, Lydia discusses fascinating concepts about the little-studied practical role of the Holy Spirit in our lives.