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January (Web-Only ) 2013

Obama Administration Tweaks Rules on Contraception Coverage
Obama Administration Tweaks Rules on Contraception Coverage
HHS drops controversial definition of religious employer, but rules for nonprofits and for-profit companies are mostly as previously announced.
Christian Athletes Are Not Role Models
Christian Athletes Are Not Role Models
Ray Lewis and Colin Kaepernick are superb football players—that's all.
The Quest for the Perfect Atheist
The Quest for the Perfect Atheist
Susan Jacoby's biography of Robert Ingersoll mistakes a likeable fellow with a second-rate mind for a "freethinking" hall-of-famer.
The Search for God Is Never a Search in the Dark
The Search for God Is Never a Search in the Dark
No, our doctrines can't capture the fullness of God's nature. But nor are we hopelessly ignorant about who he is.
Did Andy Stanley Really Mean Obama Is 'Pastor in Chief'?
Did Andy Stanley Really Mean Obama Is 'Pastor in Chief'?
The Atlanta megachurch pastor speaks about his pre-inauguration sermon and reaction to it.
Administrators' Resignations Fuel Fears at Cedarville University
Administrators' Resignations Fuel Fears at Cedarville University
(UPDATED) Concerned alumni, students, and faculty suspect a purge; school says stop connecting the dots.
Abortion Views Stagnant 40 years after Roe v. Wade, Statistics Show
Abortion Views Relatively Unchanged 40 Years After Roe v. Wade, Statistics Show
But are Americans' feelings about abortion really so stagnant?
The Odd Couple—and Their Unexpectedly Beautiful Music
The Odd Couple—and Their Unexpectedly Beautiful Music
Aaron Neville and Keith Richards are just the latest unlikely, genre-bending collaborators.
The Troubled State of Christian Preaching
The Troubled State of Christian Preaching
What Giglio got right and the church often gets wrong.
Why I Changed My Mind About Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' Speech
Why I Changed My Mind About Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' Speech
I've been among those who've said its popularity has obscured King's larger message. This year, I'm reconsidering it.
Hold Baby Showers, Not Political Debates
Hold Baby Showers, Not Political Debates
How to approach unplanned pregnancies with Christian grace and acceptance.
Roe at 40: Who's Winning the Abortion Battle?
Roe at 40: Who's Winning the Abortion Battle?
With victories and setbacks on both sides, not to mention conflicting polls, it can be hard to tell.
We Will, We Will Mock You
We Will, We Will Mock You
There's a fine line between irony and ire, and alas, Father John Misty crossed it.
From the Sandhills of Nebraska to the Universe Next Door
From the Sandhills of Nebraska to the Universe Next Door
James Sire's memoir looks back on his ranchland upbringing and career in apologetics.
Critics' Choice Movie Awards of 2012
Critics' Choice Movie Awards of 2012
From popular blockbusters to indies to foreign films, our critics pick the year's best.
Law and Les Miserables Revisited
Law and Les Miserables Revisited
What if the film shows us a beautiful picture of law as well as gospel?
PBS Series Depicts American Abolitionists as Fired by Faith
PBS Series Depicts American Abolitionists as Fired by Faith
Documentarian says anti-slavery movement and evangelicalism shared "idea of converting people."
The Most Redeeming Films of 2012
The Most Redeeming Films of 2012
Our No. 1 pick, a story of grace and forgiveness, is widely loved ... and loathed.
Persecuted Christians Have Two New Journalism Allies
Persecuted Christians Have New Allies: World Watch Monitor and Morning Star News
Compass Direct News is no more, but two new groups hope to continue its impact.
Courts Issue Contradictory Rulings as Contraceptive Mandate Fines Begin
Courts Issue Contradictory Rulings as Contraceptive Mandate Fines Begin
Ruling Roundup: For-profits seeking injunctions against HHS have 10-3 winning record.
Why Is God Still Absent from Downton Abbey?
Why Is God Still Absent from Downton Abbey?
And will he always be?
Don't Give Up on Post-Christian Places
Don't Give Up on Post-Christian Places
Tim Keller shows how the seeds of gospel transformation can take root in rocky secular soil.
Why Adoption Became Russell Moore's Personal Cause
Why Adoption Became Russell Moore's Personal Cause
And why more evangelicals should be joining him.
UPDATED 1/4: Passion 2013: Live from Atlanta
UPDATED 1/4: Passion 2013: Live from Atlanta
60,000 university-aged students from around the globe are gathered at the Georgia Dome this week to "make Jesus famous" and "end modern-day slavery."
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Water Works: Why Baptism Is Essential
Water Works: Why Baptism Is Essential
Some churches say Baptism is optional, but the New Testament teaches it is integral to the life of faith.