Newsmax.com has released its picks for the “Top 100 Christian Leaders in America.” Headed up by Franklin Graham, with father Billy Graham coming in at number five, and Pat Robertson filling out the top ten, the list has a clear political weighting. Beneath a red alert notice asking, “Is the rapture going to happen soon?” the compilers explain,
It is also a time when a new Pope seems poised to launch a reassessment of traditional Catholic moral teaching — and the American free-market establishment — that will spark spirited resistance within the church he governs. And so Cardinal Raymond Burke, formerly of St. Louis and little known before Pope Francis’ election, features prominently on our list.
Not everyone on the list carries traditionally conservative credentials, however. Katharine Jefferts Schori (the list is inconsistent in its application of titles and honorifics) comes in at 25, and Nadia Bolz-Weber, the “Pastrix” founder of the House for All Saints and Sinners, is safe inside the fold at number 92.
Who would make your list of “Top Christian Leaders in America” for 2015?
Photo: Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori closes out the top quarter of the list. Posted by Rosalind Hughes