Top Ten Stream Posts of 2019

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The Stream, December 30, 2019

You can’t say 2019 was dull. It’s certainly been non-stop action at The Stream. As always, we are grateful for the efforts of our writers and contributors to help us make sense of an often nonsensical world. And we are most grateful to you readers for helping us continue to grow and improve.  

But before we leap into 2020, let’s run through the Stream’s 10 hottest stories of 2019!

#10 — The Enneagram is Getting More Popular Among Christians. That’s Bad.

My friend Dan told me recently he was thinking of leaving his church because they’d spent nine consecutive sermons on the Enneagram. Since then the same topic has popped up in at least four different places. I’ve done some research, and I’m alarmed at what I’m discovering.

The Enneagram is a personality test, much in the same vein as the Myers/Briggs Type Inventory, or the DiSC test. It claims to do more than they do, though. I’d heard of it long ago, and I did enough work on it then to have serious doubts about it on technical grounds. Research on its validity — essentially, whether it reliably measures what it claims to measure — was unimpressive, to say the least.  ….

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