December (Web-only) 2015

Christian TV Helps ISIS Survivors
Christian TV Helps ISIS SurvivorsSubscriber Access Only
As Myriam, the girl who forgave ISIS, returns to school, Arabic broadcaster finds 'unconventional' way to bring education to other refugees.
The Year in Liturgical Cinema: Epiphany
The Year in Liturgical Cinema: EpiphanySubscriber Access Only
The Avas and Samanthas of our world—the technological avatars—cannot replace the power of fleshly presence.
Five Poverty Busters You Should Know
Five Poverty Busters You Should KnowSubscriber Access Only
Why? Because research shows they are making a real difference.
Dispatches from the Wondrous, Terrifying World of Bible Scholarship
Dispatches from the Wondrous, Terrifying World of Bible ScholarshipSubscriber Access Only
Why studying Scripture professionally can bring great joy—but also great pain.
Joy
JoySubscriber Access Only
The film is uneven, but Joy knows just who she is.
The Revenant
The RevenantSubscriber Access Only
In the 1820s frontier wilderness, survival is a bear.
Tarantino's Incarnational Aesthetic
Tarantino's Incarnational AestheticSubscriber Access Only
Quentin Tarantino is an unlikely contributor to the theology of Incarnation.
Why I'm Not a Conscientious Objector
Why I'm Not a Conscientious ObjectorSubscriber Access Only
I can't condemn war in the way my Anabaptist friends so quickly do.
Meet the Christian Doctor Who Changed How We Play Football
Meet the Christian Doctor Who Changed How We Play FootballSubscriber Access Only
Bennet Omalu, played by Will Smith in the new film 'Concussion,' says it's time to ban children from playing high-contact sports.
Herod the Hero?
Herod the Hero?Subscriber Access Only
Three recent books portray Herod more positively than he is generally depicted. But Matthew 2 is still important.
A 3,000 Year Old Version of 'Imagine'
A 3,000 Year Old Version of 'Imagine'Subscriber Access Only
Isaiah's song of hope for survivors of terrorism—and what it means this Christmas.
Why We Get Religious About ‘Star Wars’
Why We Get Religious About ‘Star Wars’Subscriber Access Only
What accounts for our religious devotion—and our need to shoehorn 'Star Wars' into our own theology?
Concussion
ConcussionSubscriber Access Only
Hollywood tries to turn a clash between science and a powerful institution into an immigrant doctor's "such a time as this."
45 Years
45 YearsSubscriber Access Only
When the ground beneath a marriage is shaken, can it hold up?
Alejandro González Iñárritu Talks to CT About ‘The Revenant’
Alejandro González Iñárritu Talks to CT About ‘The Revenant’ Subscriber Access Only
Fresh off last year's Oscar win, the director discusses the spiritual themes of his new film.
Sisters
SistersSubscriber Access Only
Good for fans of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, but not for much else.
Orthodox Rabbis Say Christianity Is God's Plan, Vatican Says Stop Evangelizing Jews
Orthodox Rabbis Say Christianity Is God's Plan, Vatican Says Stop Evangelizing JewsSubscriber Access Only
Experts assess letter exchange marking 50th anniversary of famous detente.
Five Errors to Drop from Your Christmas Sermon
Five Errors to Drop from Your Christmas SermonSubscriber Access Only
If you want to help people see Christmas with fresh eyes, start by dropping these familiar fallacies.
Caring for Refugees: A Declaration of Evangelical Response
Caring for Refugees: A Declaration of Evangelical ResponseSubscriber Access Only
At gathering of 100+ leaders, organizers pledge to engage 'global refugee emergency.'
Teen Mania: Why We're Shutting Down After 30 Years of Acquire the Fire
Teen Mania: Why We're Shutting Down After 30 Years of Acquire the FireSubscriber Access Only
CT exclusive: Ron Luce explains why the global youth ministry is calling it quits.
Kirsten Powers: Becoming a Christian Ruined My Love of Christmas
Kirsten Powers: Becoming a Christian Ruined My Love of ChristmasSubscriber Access Only
But then I learned to see the beauty of Christ’s coming like never before.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Force AwakensSubscriber Access Only
The magic is back.
Hymns in the Spotlight
Hymns in the Spotlight Subscriber Access Only
Navigating fame—and faith—on NBC's 'The Voice.'
Died: Ian Howard Marshall, Courageous and Winsome Bible Scholar
Died: Ian Howard Marshall, Courageous and Winsome Bible ScholarSubscriber Access Only
A tribute to the New Testament expert who kept the flame of evangelical scholarship from burning out.
Neither Heroes Nor Head-Cases
Neither Heroes Nor Head-CasesSubscriber Access Only
A better framework for ministering to military members.
Remembering David Steinmetz's Quest to Free the Church from Amnesia
Remembering David Steinmetz's Quest to Free the Church from AmnesiaSubscriber Access Only
How the legendary Reformation scholar sought to regain the church's identity from the past.
Immanuel: Is God Still With Us?
Immanuel: Is God Still With Us?Subscriber Access Only
Absolutely. And in the most active way possible.
‘I Am Called a Cult Leader. I Really Don’t Care.’
‘I Am Called a Cult Leader. I Really Don’t Care.’Subscriber Access Only
How one of the world’s most beloved worship songs reportedly helped to fuel spiritual abuse at Wayne Jolley’s The Gathering International.
In the Heart of the Sea
In the Heart of the SeaSubscriber Access Only
In trying to tell the origin story of 'Moby-Dick,' director Ron Howard misses the point.
Don Verdean
Don VerdeanSubscriber Access Only
Can a satire about Christian subculture get it right?
The Big Short
The Risky Moral Gambit of 'The Big Short'Subscriber Access Only
It pays off.
C.S. Lewis Was a Secret Government Agent
C.S. Lewis Was a Secret Government AgentSubscriber Access Only
A recent discovery unveils an unknown chapter in the life the famous Oxford Don.
War Is Hell. But It Can Be Heaven.
War Is Hell. But It Can Be Heaven.Subscriber Access Only
Why soldiers crave the extremes of active duty.
Don’t Call Him Kanye’s Pastor
Don’t Call Him Kanye’s PastorSubscriber Access Only
Rich Wilkerson Jr., a Pentecostal church-planter with famous friends, gets his own reality show.
Watching 'Chi-Raq' During Advent
Watching 'Chi-Raq' During AdventSubscriber Access Only
Spike Lee's latest joint is here to teach us what lament really looks like.
Bruised and Bleeding: Watching 'Daredevil' and 'Jessica Jones'
Bruised and Bleeding: Watching 'Daredevil' and 'Jessica Jones'Subscriber Access Only
Two Marvel shows give us an uncommon abandonment of the lone-hero trope.
Andy Mineo: Rappers Are Missionaries, Too
Andy Mineo: Rappers Are Missionaries, TooSubscriber Access Only
The fan-friendly hip-hop artist wants to see the church get creative.
Macbeth
MacbethSubscriber Access Only
Blood will have blood.
Ben Carson Is Dreaming of a White House Christmas
Ben Carson Is Dreaming of a White House ChristmasSubscriber Access Only
The Seventh-day Adventist candidate discusses God's role in his presidential campaign.
On ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ After Another Mass Shooting
On ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ After Another Mass Shooting Subscriber Access Only
Prayer—and lament—is the proper first response to tragedy.
What Jesus Said to Me After the Suicide Bombing
What Jesus Said to Me After the Suicide BombingSubscriber Access Only
Our Savior knows what it's like to have people want to take your life.
Surprise Change in How Multiethnic Churches Affect Race Views
Surprise Change in How Multiethnic Churches Affect Race ViewsSubscriber Access Only
They’re now altering black attitudes more than white ones. But is that bad?
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Can Preachers Make an Impact in a Post-Christian World?
Can Preachers Make an Impact in a Post-Christian World?
Herman Bavinck’s advice to 19th century pastors still holds true today.