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December (Web-only) 2016

Jesus’ Family Tree Shows Us He Is Worth the Wait
Jesus’ Family Tree Shows Us He Is Worth the Wait
It's okay that most of us want to skip through the genealogy of Jesus—but we should still read it.
Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2016
Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2016
A glimpse at the important excavation work revealed this year.
Threatened by Terrorists, Nine Monks Made an Amazing Decision
Threatened by Terrorists, Nine Monks Made an Amazing Decision
What type of reaction will their thought-provoking response stir in you?
The Year in Liturgical Cinema: Advent
The Year in Liturgical Cinema: Advent
Movie aliens aren't real. That doesn't keep them from raising thought-provoking provoking questions for us today.
Is It Too Late for Russell Moore to Say Sorry?
Is It Too Late for Russell Moore to Say Sorry?
Southern Baptist leader's critiques of Trump and his supporters are having an impact beyond the election.
What Happens when Churches Read Together
What Happens when Churches Read Together
We need to read the Bible, certainly—but also history, literature, current events, and everything else under the sun.
Who's Ministering in Mosul? Persecuted Christians from Burma
Who's Ministering in Mosul? Persecuted Christians from Burma
As ISIS flees, some of the first frontline Christians already know how to follow Jesus in a war zone.
I'm On the Lookout for the Next Great Christian Novel
I'm On the Lookout for the Next Great Christian Novel
A CT fiction judge's challenge to evangelical writers and publishers.
Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ Asks What It Really Costs to Follow Jesus
Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ Asks What It Really Costs to Follow Jesus
Martin Scorsese adapts Shusaku Endo’s acclaimed novel about faith, mission, and suffering.
Magi, Wise Men, or Kings? It’s Complicated.
Magi, Wise Men, or Kings? It’s Complicated.
Christian tradition finds meaning in each of these mysterious monikers.
Will the Force Be Strong with Rogue One?
Will the Force Be Strong with Rogue One?
It will depend on if the film taps in to the secret of any good Star Wars movie.
Reversed Thunder: A Tribute to Thomas C. Oden (1931-2016)
Reversed Thunder: A Tribute to Thomas C. Oden (1931-2016)
Finding faith was about returning to Christianity's roots for America's most influential Methodist theologian.
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How to Be at Peace and Get What You Want
Fortune 500 CEO Brad Hewitt’s wisdom for moving past our insatiable cravings.
Why ‘The Secret of Kells’ is a Perfect Christmastime Movie
Why ‘The Secret of Kells’ is a Perfect Christmastime Movie
The film is a gorgeous reminder of the beauty of God that waits beyond our walls of fear.
Fairness for All: Evangelicals Explore Truce on LGBT and Religious Rights
Fairness for All: Evangelicals Explore Truce on LGBT and Religious Rights
It worked in Utah. But national effort by the CCCU and NAE will be more complicated.
Arrival’s Terrifying Vision of a Global ‘Unfriending’
Arrival’s Terrifying Vision of a Global ‘Unfriending’
Although caused by aliens, the breakdown in communication in Arrival feels all too familiar.
Why One Standing Rock Pastor Won't Preach About the Pipeline
Why One Standing Rock Pastor Won't Preach About the Pipeline
Tonya White Mountain lives out the Christian call to be a peacemaker.
A Journey as Old as Humanity Itself
A Journey as Old as Humanity Itself
What’s behind our timeless fascination with religious pilgrimage?
Why Many Colombian Evangelicals Didn't Want to Give Peace a Chance
Why Many Colombian Protestants Opposed Peace with FARC Fighters
Three seminary leaders explain how believers balanced justice vs. grace.
The Church Is the ‘Only Place Equipped to Do Racial Reconciliation Well’
Latasha Morrison: The Church Is the ‘Only Place Equipped to Do Racial Reconciliation Well’
The founder of Be the Bridge reveals her vision for solving America's race problem.