December (Web-only) 2015

Christian TV Helps ISIS Survivors
Christian TV Helps ISIS Survivors
As Myriam, the girl who forgave ISIS, returns to school, Arabic broadcaster finds 'unconventional' way to bring education to other refugees.
Biblical Archaeology’s Top Ten Discoveries of 2015
Biblical Archaeology’s Top Ten Discoveries of 2015
A glimpse at the important excavation work revealed this year.
The Year in Liturgical Cinema: Epiphany
The Year in Liturgical Cinema: Epiphany
The Avas and Samanthas of our world—the technological avatars—cannot replace the power of fleshly presence.
Five Poverty Busters You Should Know
Five Poverty Busters You Should Know
Why? Because research shows they are making a real difference.
Dispatches from the Wondrous, Terrifying World of Bible Scholarship
Dispatches from the Wondrous, Terrifying World of Bible Scholarship
Why studying Scripture professionally can bring great joy—but also great pain.
Joy
Joy
The film is uneven, but Joy knows just who she is.
The Revenant
The Revenant
In the 1820s frontier wilderness, survival is a bear.
Tarantino's Incarnational Aesthetic
Tarantino's Incarnational Aesthetic
Quentin Tarantino is an unlikely contributor to the theology of Incarnation.
Why I'm Not a Conscientious Objector
Why I'm Not a Conscientious Objector
I can't condemn war in the way my Anabaptist friends so quickly do.
Meet the Christian Doctor Who Changed How We Play Football
Meet the Christian Doctor Who Changed How We Play Football
Bennet Omalu, played by Will Smith in the new film 'Concussion,' says it's time to ban children from playing high-contact sports.
Herod the Hero?
Herod the Hero?
Three recent books portray Herod more positively than he is generally depicted. But Matthew 2 is still important.
A 3,000 Year Old Version of 'Imagine'
A 3,000 Year Old Version of 'Imagine'
Isaiah's song of hope for survivors of terrorism—and what it means this Christmas.
Why We Get Religious About ‘Star Wars’
Why We Get Religious About ‘Star Wars’
What accounts for our religious devotion—and our need to shoehorn 'Star Wars' into our own theology?
Concussion
Concussion
Hollywood tries to turn a clash between science and a powerful institution into an immigrant doctor's "such a time as this."
45 Years
45 Years
When the ground beneath a marriage is shaken, can it hold up?
Alejandro González Iñárritu Talks to CT About ‘The Revenant’
Alejandro González Iñárritu Talks to CT About ‘The Revenant’
Fresh off last year's Oscar win, the director discusses the spiritual themes of his new film.
Sisters
Sisters
Good for fans of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, but not for much else.
Orthodox Rabbis Say Christianity Is God's Plan, Vatican Says Stop Evangelizing Jews
Orthodox Rabbis Say Christianity Is God's Plan, Vatican Says Stop Evangelizing Jews
Experts assess letter exchange marking 50th anniversary of famous detente.
Five Errors to Drop from Your Christmas Sermon
Five Errors to Drop from Your Christmas Sermon
If you want to help people see Christmas with fresh eyes, start by dropping these familiar fallacies.
Caring for Refugees: A Declaration of Evangelical Response
Caring for Refugees: A Declaration of Evangelical Response
At gathering of 100+ leaders, organizers pledge to engage 'global refugee emergency.'
Teen Mania: Why We're Shutting Down After 30 Years of Acquire the Fire
Teen Mania: Why We're Shutting Down After 30 Years of Acquire the Fire
CT exclusive: Ron Luce explains why the global youth ministry is calling it quits.
Kirsten Powers: Becoming a Christian Ruined My Love of Christmas
Kirsten Powers: Becoming a Christian Ruined My Love of Christmas
But then I learned to see the beauty of Christ’s coming like never before.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The magic is back.
Hymns in the Spotlight
Hymns in the Spotlight
Navigating fame—and faith—on NBC's 'The Voice.'
Died: Ian Howard Marshall, Courageous and Winsome Bible Scholar
Died: Ian Howard Marshall, Courageous and Winsome Bible Scholar
A tribute to the New Testament expert who kept the flame of evangelical scholarship from burning out.
Neither Heroes Nor Head-Cases
Neither Heroes Nor Head-Cases
A better framework for ministering to military members.
Remembering David Steinmetz's Quest to Free the Church from Amnesia
Remembering David Steinmetz's Quest to Free the Church from Amnesia
How the legendary Reformation scholar sought to regain the church's identity from the past.
Immanuel: Is God Still With Us?
Immanuel: Is God Still With Us?
Absolutely. And in the most active way possible.
‘I Am Called a Cult Leader. I Really Don’t Care.’
‘I Am Called a Cult Leader. I Really Don’t Care.’
How one of the world’s most beloved worship songs reportedly helped to fuel spiritual abuse at Wayne Jolley’s The Gathering International.
In the Heart of the Sea
In the Heart of the Sea
In trying to tell the origin story of 'Moby-Dick,' director Ron Howard misses the point.
Don Verdean
Don Verdean
Can a satire about Christian subculture get it right?
The Big Short
The Risky Moral Gambit of 'The Big Short'
It pays off.
C.S. Lewis Was a Secret Government Agent
C.S. Lewis Was a Secret Government Agent
A recent discovery unveils an unknown chapter in the life the famous Oxford Don.
War Is Hell. But It Can Be Heaven.
War Is Hell. But It Can Be Heaven.
Why soldiers crave the extremes of active duty.
Don’t Call Him Kanye’s Pastor
Don’t Call Him Kanye’s Pastor
Rich Wilkerson Jr., a Pentecostal church-planter with famous friends, gets his own reality show.
Watching 'Chi-Raq' During Advent
Watching 'Chi-Raq' During Advent
Spike Lee's latest joint is here to teach us what lament really looks like.
Bruised and Bleeding: Watching 'Daredevil' and 'Jessica Jones'
Bruised and Bleeding: Watching 'Daredevil' and 'Jessica Jones'
Two Marvel shows give us an uncommon abandonment of the lone-hero trope.
Andy Mineo: Rappers Are Missionaries, Too
Andy Mineo: Rappers Are Missionaries, Too
The fan-friendly hip-hop artist wants to see the church get creative.
Macbeth
Macbeth
Blood will have blood.
Ben Carson Is Dreaming of a White House Christmas
Ben Carson Is Dreaming of a White House Christmas
The Seventh-day Adventist candidate discusses God's role in his presidential campaign.
On ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ After the San Bernardino Shooting
On ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ After the San Bernardino Shooting
Prayer—and lament—is the proper first response to tragedy.
What Jesus Said to Me After the Suicide Bombing
What Jesus Said to Me After the Suicide Bombing
Our Savior knows what it's like to have people want to take your life.
Surprise Change in How Multiethnic Churches Affect Race Views
Surprise Change in How Multiethnic Churches Affect Race Views
They’re now altering black attitudes more than white ones. But is that bad?
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The Church's Biggest Challenge in 2017
The Church's Biggest Challenge in 2017
Let’s get unchurched evangelicals back into church, and prejudiced evangelicals back to the Bible.