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Our top five lists for 2017: Staff picks

1.5. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

The new year may be underway already, but our staff are still looking back on the year that was in popular culture. Check out our lists and tell us what would make it on to yours!

Shé Langley, Digital Content Specialist
  1. Most Moving TV Show: This is Us
  2. Most Watched YouTube Channel: Elevation Church
  3. Most Used Social Network: Instagram (you can follow The Mennonite on Instagram @TheMennoniteInc)
  4. Top Listening: Podcasts (Pandora streaming radio a close second)
  5. Most Used Service: Amazon Prime



Gordon Houser, Editor of “The Mennonite” magazine

Top 5 Movies:

  1. I Am Not Your Negro
  2. Graduation
  3. Mudbound
  4. Lady Bird
  5. Get Out

Top 5 Books:

  1. Always with Us? What Jesus Really Said About the Poor by Liz Theoharis
  2. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
  3. Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel by George Saunders
  4. The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison
  5. Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward
Hannah Heinzekehr, Executive Director
  1. TV show I couldn’t stop watching: Master of None (on Netflix)
  2. Song I played on repeat: “Til No One is Free” by The Steel Wheels (Listen now!)
  3. My book of the year: The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson (it was published earlier, but I read it in 2017, so it counts, right?)
  4. Movie(s) I loved: The Big Sick or Lady Bird (I can’t pick just one.)
  5. Favorite new smart phone app: 13.1, a couch-to-half-marathon training program that will hopefully get some serious use in 2018

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