January (Web-only) 2017

Should America’s Refugee Policy Put Persecuted Christians First?
Should America’s Refugee Policy Put Persecuted Christians First?
Four Christian experts offer their take on Trump’s controversial plan.
Henri Nouwen’s Weakness Was His Strength
Henri Nouwen’s Weakness Was His Strength
How a gifted, high-achieving spiritual guide learned to share his wounds with others.
What Arab Church Leaders Think of Trump Prioritizing Persecuted Christian Refugees
What Arab Church Leaders Think of Trump Prioritizing Persecuted Christian Refugees
Middle East believers appreciate the sentiment of the new president’s executive order. But not its strategy.
‘Paterson’ Richly Rewards the Watchful
‘Paterson’ Richly Rewards the Watchful
So much depends upon a bus driver, carefully attentive, writing poetry in Paterson, NJ.
A Psalm for the Refugee Crisis in America
A Psalm for the Refugee Crisis in America
When our government is wrong, the church responds by doing what is right.
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What Evangelicals Living Under Putin Think of Trump
What Evangelicals Living Under Putin Think of Trump
Protestants and Orthodox alike are mostly hopeful about America’s new president.
Andy Crouch: My Work as a Father Will Outlast Any Word I'll Ever Write
Andy Crouch: My Work as a Father Will Outlast Any Word I'll Ever Write
CT's outgoing executive editor looks back on the successes—and anxieties—of his twelve years in journalism.
Why Christians Fall Prey to Fake News
Why Christians Fall Prey to Fake News
In the age of information overload, propaganda helps us find a place to belong.
The Jesus Everybody Loves
The Jesus Everybody Loves
Even nonbelievers value his teachings. But all of us have trouble living them out.
Evangelical Experts Oppose Trump’s Refugee Ban
Evangelical Experts Oppose Trump’s Refugee Ban
World Relief and other major ministries argue that compassion and security are not opposing forces.
Encountering the Mystical in the ‘The Fits’
Encountering the Mystical in the ‘The Fits’
The fascinating film about adolescent encounters with the sublime gives us plenty to ponder.
Trump Inauguration’s Bible Reading Is Not in Your Bible
Trump Inauguration’s Bible Reading Is Not in Your Bible
Why it’s good for Protestants to hear from the Apocrypha.
3 Priorities for Evangelicals in the Trump Years
3 Priorities for Evangelicals in the Trump Years
Actually, they’re worth pursuing no matter who occupies the White House.
Do Pastors Belong on the Trump Inauguration Stage?
Do Pastors Belong on the Trump Inauguration Stage?
Samuel Rodriguez explains why he will pray at the next president's swearing-in.
The Story Behind Trump’s Controversial Prayer Partner
The Story Behind Trump’s Controversial Prayer Partner
What Paula White’s Washington moment implies for the prosperity gospel’s future.
How Lifting My Hands in Worship Became My Protest to God
How Lifting My Hands in Worship Became My Protest to God
I have to let go of how inappropriate it feels to approach Christ with such boldness.
Churches Challenge Nigeria Forcing Pastors to Retire
Churches Challenge Nigeria Forcing Pastors to Retire
New law requiring resignation after age 70 or 20 years in pulpit would affect 90 percent of evangelical pastors.
Where Obama's Final Push for a Two-State Solution Leaves Trump
Where Obama's Final Push for a Two-State Solution Leaves Trump
Three Christians explain the intensifying world debate over Israel's West Bank settlements.
The Truth of Scorsese’s Faithless Characters
The Truth of Scorsese’s Faithless Characters
In an interview with CT, ‘Silence’ director reveals why he is drawn to ‘wretches.’
Why Christian Persecution Keeps Rising
Why Christian Persecution Keeps Rising
Open Doors CEO on how ethnic nationalism in India and other Asian countries endangers more Christians than ever before.
The Two Worlds of a Nigerian Christian Novelist
The Two Worlds of a Nigerian Christian Novelist
How Chigozie Obioma’s writing draws on Western and African expressions of faith.
Love of Literature Feeds Karen Swallow Prior's Faith
Love of Literature Feeds Karen Swallow Prior's Faith
Why the Liberty University English professor believes the church still needs the classics.
An Ancient Christian Vision for Modern Medicine
An Ancient Christian Vision for Modern Medicine
Meet the Denver doctor on a hilarious, heartfelt search for the healing ingredient in health care.
Secular Pro-Lifer Nat Hentoff Showed Me the Holistic Power of Truth
Secular Pro-Lifer Nat Hentoff Showed Me the Holistic Power of Truth
I learned from the late Village Voice columnist that Christians need not fear free speech.
A Bunch of Deleted Scenes Might Become Your Movie of the Year
A Bunch of Deleted Scenes Might Become Your Movie of the Year
Kirsten Johnson’s collection of arresting leftovers, ‘Cameraperson,’ is laden with meaning.
Bleep Off: The Fight to Save Family-Friendly Movie Filtering
Bleep Off: The Fight to Save Family-Friendly Movie Filtering
Hollywood studios sue VidAngel’s attempt to let viewers be ‘in the world but not of it.’
Do Women Fighters Undermine the Bible’s Understanding of Gender?
Do Women Fighters Undermine the Bible’s Understanding of Gender?
How both the culture and church struggle to value women and what it will take to change that.
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We Actually Don’t Need a Trinitarian Revival
We Actually Don’t Need a Trinitarian Revival
Attempts to teach a ‘better’ understanding of the Trinity may do more harm than good.