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Templeton Prize Winner: Alvin Plantinga, Who Proved God’s Not Dead in Academia

Christian philosopher honored with $1.4 million award for reshaping theism.
Templeton Prize Winner: Alvin Plantinga, Who Proved God’s Not Dead in Academia
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The man who brought belief in God back into the study of philosophy, Alvin Plantinga, has received the 2017 Templeton Prize.

The 84-year-old Christian philosopher is the latest in a line of dozens of laureates honored for their spiritual contributions to the world, including ...

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‘Bible Answer Man’ Converts to Orthodoxy

CRI’s Hank Hanegraaff joined the Greek Orthodox Church on Palm Sunday.
‘Bible Answer Man’ Converts to Orthodoxy
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Last Sunday, 67-year-old Hank Hanegraaff and his wife entered into Orthodox Christianity at St. Niktarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The former Protestant is well known among evangelicals as the Bible Answer Man. Since 1989, Hanegraaff has been answering ...

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Princeton Seminary Reforms Its Views on Honoring Tim Keller

School rescinds a major theology prize amid complaints over women’s ordination.
Princeton Seminary Reforms Its Views on Honoring Tim Keller
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The most popular Reformed preacher and author in America today is not eligible to receive Princeton Theological Seminary’s annual award in Reformed theology and public witness.

The mainline seminary reversed its decision to honor Tim Keller with a prize named for neo-Calvinist ...

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Southern Baptists Back Away from Backing Mosques

Trustee scuffle over ‘unholy alliance’ leads IMB to leave ERLC’s side on religious freedom fights.
Southern Baptists Back Away from Backing Mosques
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The trouble started last May, when several arms of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) reached out a legal hand to a Muslim community in New Jersey, publicly supporting their right to build a mosque.

The International Mission Board (IMB) and Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission ...

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Americans Agree: God Blesses Super Bowl Athletes, not Their Teams

How evangelicals and others see God’s providence in The Big Game vs. Trump’s election.

Is the God who reigns over Election Day also in charge of Super Bowl Sunday?

White evangelicals are twice as likely to say God plays a role determining the outcome of the presidential election than determining which team wins major sporting events, such as this weekend’s ...

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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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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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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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The No. 1 Bible Verse and Top 25 Topics of Trump’s Election

How searches for the end times, praying for government, and other topics changed from 2012 to 2016.
The No. 1 Bible Verse and Top 25 Topics of Trump’s Election
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On Election Day, more people were searching the Bible for topics involving the end times than for praying for government.

And the top Bible verse of the 2016 presidential election: 2 Chronicles 7:14.

In the New International Version, the passage reads, “If my people, who ...

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Wheaton: What We Learned from ‘Same God’ Controversy with Larycia Hawkins

In final report, trustees offer nine recommendations and eight prayers.
Wheaton: What We Learned from ‘Same God’ Controversy with Larycia Hawkins
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Wheaton College has published its final report on the “same God” controversy that culminated in its high-profile parting with tenured professor Larycia Hawkins.

In a 15-page Trustee Community Report released today “with a spirit of both lament and gratitude,” ...

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Crossway Reverses Decision to Make ESV Bible Text Permanent

Amid much public debate, publisher says strategy for a 'stable' Bible was a 'mistake.'
Crossway Reverses Decision to Make ESV Bible Text Permanent
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The publisher of the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible has reversed its controversial decision to finalize the text after tweaking 29 verses.

“We have become convinced that this decision was a mistake,” stated Crossway president and CEO Lane Dennis in an ...

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After Tweaking 29 Verses, Bible Translation Becomes Unchanging Word of God

The new permanent ESV echoes the example of the KJV.
After Tweaking 29 Verses, Bible Translation Becomes Unchanging Word of God
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A popular Bible translation is now literally the unchanging Word of God.

The English Standard Version (ESV) received its final update this summer, 17 years after it was first authorized by Crossway, its publisher.

The translation oversight committee changed just 52 words across ...

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Orthodox Will Hold Humbled Yet Historic Council in Crete

Patriarchs disagree over how many disputes—out of centuries' worth—to tackle in 10 days.
Orthodox Will Hold Humbled Yet Historic Council in Crete
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The last time the 14 separate branches of the Orthodox church met, in 787, they hadn’t yet split with the Roman Catholic church.

So pulling together a Holy and Great Council meeting of the global representatives of 300 million Orthodox Christians for next week hasn’t ...

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Southern Baptists Repudiate the Confederate Flag

(UPDATED) SBC is first of three evangelical groups seeking racial unity after Ferguson and Charleston.

Update: Southern Baptists have voted to repudiate the Confederate flag.

“We call our brothers and sisters in Christ to discontinue the display of the Confederate battle flag as a sign of solidarity of the whole Body of Christ, including our African-American brothers and ...

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