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16 Scholars, Authors, and Celebs Evangelicals Lost in 2016

Remembering Thomas Oden, Peter Wagner, Cliff Barrows, Gordon Lewis, and others.
16 Scholars, Authors, and Celebs Evangelicals Lost in 2016

A collection of CT obituaries and tributes in 2016, listed in chronological order.

Antonin Scalia: Devout Christian, Worldly Judge
A faithful man lives out his faith on the bench with restraint.

Charles C. Ryrie, Theologian Whose Study Bible Shaped Dispensationalism The 90-year-old ...

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The World’s Most Outstanding Medical Missionary

Burundi surgeon wins $500,000 prize for service in 2016’s hungriest country.
The World’s Most Outstanding Medical Missionary
African Mission Healthcare Foundation

A missionary surgeon to one of the world’s poorest countries has won the first-ever $500,000 Gerson L’Chaim prize for outstanding Christian medical service.

Jason Fader, whose parents were also medical missionaries, is 1 of 13 surgeons serving the 10 million people ...

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Amazon's Alexa Delivers Your Daily Devo in Your Favorite Authors' Voices

Hear Ann Voskamp, Shauna Niequist, and others straight from your smart device.
Amazon's Alexa Delivers Your Daily Devo in Your Favorite Authors' Voices
YouVersion / YouTube

Ask Alexa, and it will be given to you.

Users can now summon the popular Amazon voice assistant for biblical inspiration, cueing audio clips from daily devotionals by top evangelical authors such as Ann Voskamp and Rick Warren.

In December, the company sold millions of its smart ...

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The Top 20 Christianity Today Articles of 2016

The bigger story behind Jen Hatmaker, visiting Ken Ham's giant ark, and Andy Stanley's 'stinkin selfish' parents comment.
The Top 20 Christianity Today Articles of 2016

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 ...

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Here’s Who Will Pray at Trump’s Inauguration

(UPDATED) What the president-elect's unusually broad and diverse clergy lineup tells us.
Here’s Who Will Pray at Trump’s Inauguration
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 ...

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The Top 10 Testimonies of 2016

Here are the Christian conversion stories that CT readers shared most.
The Top 10 Testimonies of 2016

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 ...

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CT's 2016 Cover Stories, Ranked

Here are the Top 10 features that readers read most.
CT's 2016 Cover Stories, Ranked

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 ...

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The Top 20 CT News Blogs of 2016

Lecrae joins Beyoncé, Iran frees Saeed Abedini, and LifeWay drops Jen Hatmaker.
The Top 20 CT News Blogs of 2016

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 ...

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CT’s Top 10 Election Articles of 2016

Here's our political news, analysis, and opinions that readers read most.
CT’s Top 10 Election Articles of 2016

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 ...

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Died: Thomas Oden, Methodist Theologian Who Found Classical Christianity

His contribution to theology: nothing new. And that's what made him famous.

The “orthodox, ecumenical evangelical” Thomas C. Oden—a Methodist whose deep commitment to classical Christianity defined his life’s work—died Thursday at age 85.

Oden’s vast body of theological writings includes his Systematic Theology anthology, ...

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How Fidel Castro's Death Will Affect Cuba's Christian Revival

It won't. And that's (mostly) a good thing.
How Fidel Castro's Death Will Affect Cuba's Christian Revival
Yamil Lage / AFP / Getty Images

The remains of Fidel Castro are being displayed in Havana as part of Cuba’s nine days of official mourning for the deceased dictator. Many world leaders will not attend the funeral next week for the man who raised literacy rates but kept a rigid grasp on civil rights.

For ...

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Died: Russell Shedd, Brazil's Top Evangelical Theologian

Longtime missionary's books trained generations of pastors.
Died: Russell Shedd, Brazil's Top Evangelical Theologian
Cristianismo Hoje

Only a few Christian leaders in South America have won as much unanimity in life as Russell Phillip Shedd.

The esteemed pastor, theologian, missionary, teacher, writer, and lecturer died last weekend in São Paulo, Brazil, where he lived and served for more than 50 years. ...

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Trump Elected President, Thanks to 4 in 5 White Evangelicals

Dramatic election ends with historic victory for Donald Trump.
Trump Elected President, Thanks to 4 in 5 White Evangelicals
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Exit polls suggest that “Never Trump” was never a likely outcome for white evangelical voters, who showed up to support President-elect Donald Trump at their highest margin since 2004.

Despite reservations expressed by many evangelical and Republican leaders, white ...

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LifeWay Stops Selling Jen Hatmaker Books over LGBT Beliefs

(UPDATE) Hatmaker says she doesn't need to defend her decision.
LifeWay Stops Selling Jen Hatmaker Books over LGBT Beliefs
Jen Hatmaker

Update (Oct. 31): Jen Hatmaker posted a 650-word response on her Facebook page Monday, saying she “wrestled with and through Scripture, not around it” before coming to a decision to affirm same-sex relationships, which recently led to LifeWay Christian Resources ...

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Died: Scholar Who Made the Bible Kid-Friendly

Adventure Bible and Teen Study Bible editor Lawrence O. Richards reimagined Christian education for evangelicals.
Died: Scholar Who Made the Bible Kid-Friendly
Zondervan

The late Lawrence O. Richards led churches to think about Christian education beyond Sunday school with his wildly popular Bibles for kids and youth. He died earlier this month at age 85.

Richards’ kid-friendly revisions of the New International Version (NIV) include the ...

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