December (Web-only) 2008

Subscriber Access Only At Prison Church, Inmates Find Faith Behind the Razor Wire
In one Michigan institution, it's a real congregation — not just a ministry.
Subscriber Access Only Recovering Church History: Exile from Babylon
The Iraqi Christian community, now nearly gone, was the church's center for a millennium.
Subscriber Access Only Defiance
Subscriber Access Only Darkness, the Silver Screen, and the Human Soul
The personal transformation of the complex and profoundly imperfect man in Schindler's List might very easily be our own story.
Subscriber Access Only Leap of Faith
Tony Blair, Middle East envoy, says religion and globalization go together — in a good way.
Subscriber Access Only My Top Ten Theology Stories of 2008
Counting down the events, debates, and books that shaped evangelical theology over the last year.
Subscriber Access Only Revolutionary Road
The re-teaming of Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCarprio is as far from Titanic as you can get. Their acting is fine here, but the film may be too cynical for its own good.
Subscriber Access Only Waltz With Bashir
Subscriber Access Only The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Subscriber Access Only Last Chance Harvey
Subscriber Access Only Marley & Me
Subscriber Access Only The Spirit
Subscriber Access Only Valkyrie
Subscriber Access Only Bedtime Stories
Subscriber Access Only Franklin Graham: What's the Fuss About?
The evangelist who once prayed at an inauguration offers his take of Obama-Warren inauguration controversy.
Subscriber Access Only Diagnosing Jos
Political problems don't always have political solutions.
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A Christmas Cartoon
Subscriber Access Only Why Obama May Be Good News for Christian Higher Education
College administrators and observers say Bush administration tinkered too much. But some worry that new antidiscrimination laws loom.
Subscriber Access Only Readers Write
Your responses to the November issue of Christianity Today.
Subscriber Access Only A Life-Affirming Character
Playing a compassionate caretaker in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Taraji P. Henson says her character is the embodiment of God's unconditional love.
Rick Warren: ‘The Purpose of Christmas’
Subscriber Access Only ‘The Purpose of Christmas’
What are you celebrating this Christmas?
Subscriber Access Only Keeping St. Nick, the Man Not Myth, Alive
More and more churches are finding ways to practice the St. Nicholas story.
Subscriber Access Only News Quiz: Inaugural Ire
Why are people so mad at Obama? The United Nations decides about defamation, and scientists follow the star.
Subscriber Access Only Q&A: What Obama's Election Means for the Segregated Church
Michael O. Emerson on why black and white evangelicals can't believe the other voted as they did.
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Searching for the Star of Bethlehem
A new theory makes the news. But are 21st-century astronomers looking in the wrong place?
Subscriber Access Only The Wrestler
Subscriber Access Only The Tale of Despereaux
Subscriber Access Only Seven Pounds
Subscriber Access Only Yes Man
Subscriber Access Only Architect of Religious Right Dies
Paul Weyrich, who co-founded the Moral Majority with Jerry Falwell in 1979, died this morning.
Subscriber Access Only Get Thee Behind Us
The Devil's latest marketing guise.
Subscriber Access Only Always Summer, Never Christmas
Bolivian evangelicals wonder how—and whether—to celebrate the holiday of the Incarnation.
Subscriber Access Only 'A Classic Fairy Tale'
Writer/producer Gary Ross says The Tale of Despereaux, devoid of any cutesy pop culture references, is a throwback to the vintage classics.
Subscriber Access Only What Cizik's Resignation Means for Creation Care
While some celebrate, others lament advocate's departure from National Association of Evangelicals.
Subscriber Access Only It Came Upon a Big Screen Clear
Holiday movies don't often depict the real Christmas story, but when they do, it's a light shining in the darkness.
Subscriber Access Only Another Guv Bites the Dust
Who shall save us from these corrupt politicians?
Subscriber Access Only Sins and Sorrows Grow in Mosul
For Iraq's Christians, a fearful Christmas amid shootings and a worsening humanitarian crisis.
Subscriber Access Only When Baby Jesus Went Missing
How did officers find him? And what words were axed from a dictionary?
Subscriber Access Only Colson's Redemption
Prison Fellowship founder says he doesn't want a pardon, but the Presidential Citizen Medal means a lot.
Subscriber Access Only Adam Resurrected
Subscriber Access Only Doubt
Subscriber Access Only Frost/Nixon
Subscriber Access Only Gran Torino
Subscriber Access Only Nothing Like the Holidays
Subscriber Access Only The Alien Messiah
Klaatu, the alien at the center of The Day the Earth Stood Still, is still very much a Christ figure in this remake, says director Scott Derrickson.
Subscriber Access Only The Day the Earth Stood Still
Subscriber Access Only The Reader
Subscriber Access Only Interview: NAE President Leith Anderson on Richard Cizik's Resignation
'If he did not appropriately represent NAE, then he has lost credibility as a spokesperson.'
Subscriber Access Only Richard Cizik Resigns from the National Association of Evangelicals
Longtime lobbyist and media spokesman recently said 'I'm shifting' on gay unions.
Subscriber Access Only Christmas Quiz
Who gets the credit for chocolate calendars, Christmas trees, and picking December 25?
Subscriber Access Only Top News Stories of 2008
The events, people, and debates of the past year that Christianity Today's editors and writers believe have shaped, or will significantly shape, evangelical life, thought, or mission.
Subscriber Access Only Wendy and Lucy
Subscriber Access Only Looking for a 'Serious' Conversation
The Newsweek religious case for gay marriage is mostly an attempt to marginalize the opposition.
Subscriber Access Only No Doubt About It
John Patrick Shanley, writer/director of Doubt, is certain of one thing: We should embrace our doubts, and not be so certain about anything.
Subscriber Access Only Philip Yancey: Escaping the Bullets
A speaking tour in India led to a few close calls.
Subscriber Access Only What's Ahead for the Fractured Episcopal Church?
The new Anglican branch will face several significant hurdles.
Subscriber Access Only Giving Is from God
The ministry of giving evokes gratitude to God because its source is rooted in his grace.
Subscriber Access Only News Quiz: Christmas Specials
Black Friday promotions at Planned Parenthood and the Creation Museum.
Subscriber Access Only Local Color
Subscriber Access Only Conservative Anglicans Create Rival Church
Top leader Duncan expects to see Episcopal Church 'displaced.'
Subscriber Access Only Livid and Afraid
An ancient pundit on the meaning of economic disaster.
Subscriber Access Only Violence Smothers Jos in Smoke
Peace eludes us.
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A Latter-day Alliance
Evangelicals, once uncomfortable with Romney, unite with Mormons on gay marriage ban.
Subscriber Access Only The Dawn of Grace
Nash, Slocum reunite for a marvelous Christmas album.
Subscriber Access Only 'Perhaps Just Out of Our Minds'
Christian filmmaker Buzz McLaughlin tries to find a niche between secular movies and preachy ones—only to find it's an elusive market.
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Recessions Are Good?
Many see moral uplift as a result of the slumping economy.
Subscriber Access Only Ignorance as Blessing
Foreknowledge: for God and not for us.
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Prepare the Way of the Lord
An Advent calendar.
Subscriber Access Only Yule Tidings
Five New CDs for Christmas
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Do This in Remembrance
Do This in Remembrance
Participating in the “high holy day” of American civil religion is beneficial for Christians, so long as we do so thoughtfully.