Islamic law and Western democratic foundations. Natural and man-made disasters. An anemic economy and an historic mid-term election cycle.
These are just a handful of the major stories that grabbed your attention in 2010.
Our team of veteran reporters covered each of these stories in-depth, with the unique perspective our viewers have come to expect from the CBN News team.
The following list includes this year's top 10 most important topics to you. Click each title for more.
1. Islam vs. Western Values
From the arrest of Islamic extremists on U.S. soil to a proposed mosque center near Ground Zero, the debate surrounding Islam and Western values captured your attention throughout 2010.
2. Haiti Earthquake, Cholera Outbreak
After Haiti was hit with a powerful 7.0 earthquake in mid-January, the international community rushed to aid the already struggling island nation. Months later, poor conditions set the stage for a wide-spread cholera outbreak. CBN's Operation Blessing was there to help.
3. The Economy, Gulf Oil Spill
A weak economy, a growing federal deficit, and a man-made disaster in the Gulf that dragged on for months spelled more trouble for President Obama his efforts to pull the country out of a prolonged recession.
4. Midterm Elections, Tea Party Influence
The heated backlash against a pricey health care reform push by the Democrats, combined with a lack of real economic progress, fueled the historic "Tea Party" movement. The decentralized movement's rallying cry against big government spending made it a force to be reckoned with during the 2010 midterm elections.
5. Christianity & The Church
What is the position of the Church in today's changing world? CBN News has consistently kept you appraised on what is happening to Christians around the world and at home and where the Church is making a difference.
6. Health & Wellness
Health issues like cancer, diet, exercise, and eating habits have been a long-standing interest to you. This year, CBN News also offered insight on how sexual sin and relationship problems affect your physical and emotional well-being.
7. Social & Moral Concerns
Evangelical conservatives fought throughout 2010 against what they saw as continued threats to America's social and moral makeup. CBN News covered your concerns about government-funded abortions, the battle against legalizing same-sex marriage, and the increased number of Americans lined up for help to meet their basic needs.
8. Israel Sovereignty
Ongoing threats to Israel's national security this year included the spreading notion that the world would be a better place without the Jewish nation. Our CBN News Jerusalem team continues to take you 'Inside Israel' unlike any other news source.
9. Global Threats
Economic sanctions against Iran and North Korea countries have continued, but the security threat posed the rogue nations has remained a high concern for the United States and international community.
10. Biblical Archaeology
This year marked several new discovies in biblical archaeology, and our viewers were certainly interested. Our new Biblical Archaeology section includes news on this year's biggest finds and insight on how these and more relate to our understanding of the Bible.