The bigger story behind Jen Hatmaker, visiting Ken Ham's giant ark, and Andy Stanley's 'stinkin selfish' parents comment.
[ posted 12/29/2016 06:00AM ]
Did you catch all of the most-read CT articles from 2016?
Here's a look back at what readers kept clicking this past year.
(Note: This list is a politics-free zone. For CT’s top election stories, click here.)
20. What to Give Up for Lent 2016? Consider Twitter's ...
Russia bans evangelism, Pakistan's bloody Easter Sunday, Muslims pledge to protect Christians, and more.
[ posted 12/29/2016 06:00AM ]
Here are CT’s most-read stories about the persecuted church in 2016.
12. John Kerry: ISIS Is Responsible for Genocide Against Christians
Days after unanimous House vote, Secretary of State finally agrees with international religious freedom advocates.
11. Congrats, Frank ...
(UPDATED) What the president-elect's unusually broad and diverse clergy lineup tells us.
[ posted 12/28/2016 03:02PM ]
Image: cornstalker and BostonCatholic / Flickr, Paula White / Facebook
Donald Trump has enlisted a larger, more diverse lineup of clergy than usual to pray him into office at his upcoming inauguration ceremony.
The group—bigger than any president’s since Ronald Reagan—reflects his politics, pragmatism, and personality. It includes ...
Here are the Christian conversion stories that CT readers shared most.
[ posted 12/28/2016 07:00AM ]
CT devotes a premium slot in our print magazine—the back page—to a compelling story of Christian conversion. Dozens have shared their tales of how God brought them to himself.
In case you missed any, here are CT’s 2016 testimonies, ranked in order of which ones ...
Here are the Top 10 features that readers read most.
[ posted 12/28/2016 06:00AM ]
Yes, we only publish 10 cover stories per year. But we’re proud of all of them!
Here are CT’s 2016 print features, ranked in order of which ones our online readers read most.
10. 11 Portraits of Charleston Survivors' Grief and Grace
CT sent a reporter and a photographer ...
Lecrae joins Beyoncé, Iran frees Saeed Abedini, and LifeWay drops Jen Hatmaker.
[ posted 12/27/2016 11:00AM ]
Here are CT’s most-read news blogs that kept readers clicking this past year:
20. Lecrae Makes a Major Career Move to Join Beyoncé, Adele, Pharrell
Evangelicals’ favorite rapper signs with one of America's most popular music labels.
19. Only One-Third ...
Here's our political news, analysis, and opinions that readers read most.
[ posted 12/27/2016 10:15AM ]
Here are the Election 2016 stories that CT readers read most:
10. The Theology of Ted Cruz
Questions raised by the candidate’s God-and-country vision.
9. Sho Baraka: Why I Can’t Vote for Either Trump or Clinton
Both candidates fail to address the heart concerns of ...
World Vision president sees ‘America’s heart closing’ to Syria and Iraq.
[ posted 12/22/2016 09:15AM ]
As thousands continue to evacuate Aleppo—once Syria’s most populous city and home to one of the largest Christian communities in the Middle East—American support for refugees is dwindling.
American Christians are less responsive to the Syrian crisis than they ...
Here are the Christmas articles that readers love most, year after year.
[ posted 12/21/2016 09:00AM ]
10. The Real Saint Nicholas
The story of Santa Claus’s namesake.
9. Why December 25?
For the church’s first three centuries, Christmas wasn’t in December—or on the calendar at all.
8. Hallmark Christmas Movies: ‘Guilty Pleasure’ No More
American pastor caught up in terrorism sweep by Muslim-majority country he served for more than 20 years.
[ posted 12/20/2016 11:45AM ]
Image: World Watch Monitor
Christian advocates in the United States have launched a global campaign to release Andrew Brunson, an American pastor jailed on erroneous allegations amid a crackdown on evangelicals in Turkey.
The North Carolina native led a congregation in the majority-Muslim nation for 23 ...
Turkish government labeled a Grinch for putting students’ holiday traditions on hold.
[ posted 12/19/2016 05:18PM ]
“No more Christmas celebration and/or lessons on Christmas including carol singing is permitted, effective immediately,” according to an email sent last week to dozens of high school teachers in Turkey.
About 35 German-funded teachers at Istanbul Erkek Lisesi (Istanbul ...
IRFA modernization gives State Department new tools to protect Christians (and others) persecuted by ISIS.
[ posted 12/16/2016 04:59PM ]
Image: Hadi Mizban / Associated Press
President Obama has approved legislation promoted by religious freedom advocates that should strengthen the United States’ effort to combat persecution of Christians and other faith minorities.
The House of Representatives approved the Frank R. Wolf International Religious ...
Just 1 in 10 churches will cancel worship services this December 25.
[ posted 12/13/2016 12:10PM ]
Nearly 9 out of 10 Protestant senior pastors say their churches plan to hold services on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, as both fall on a Sunday, according to a recent survey from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.
More than 7 in 10 Protestant senior pastors say their ...
Attack on spiritual center of Egyptian Christianity is deadliest modern terrorism against Copts.
[ posted 12/11/2016 01:33PM ]
Image: Nariman El-Mofty / AP
Two dozen people were killed and twice as many injured when a bomb exploded around 10 a.m. Sunday morning during a worship service at the spiritual center of Christianity in Egypt.
The terroristattack, with a reported death toll of 24 victims and another 49 to 65 wounded, was ...
Christian charity's largest country, India, no longer lets it transfer money. And now it's run out.
[ posted 12/9/2016 03:26PM ]
Image: Compassion International
Compassion International is “weeks away from permanently withdrawing” from India, according to its testimony this week to a Congressional committee.
“What we’re experiencing is an unprecedented, highly coordinated, deliberate and systematic attack intended ...