December (web-only) 2017

The Top 20 Christianity Today Articles of 2017
The Top 20 Christianity Today Articles of 2017
The theology beneath the Trump-Comey conflict, BSF rewrites the rulebook, and Benny Hinn's nephew shares his testimony.
Creating Worship Songs for a Welcoming Community
Creating Worship Songs for a Welcoming Community
Isaac Wardell’s latest collaborative project, The Porter’s Gate, marks a change from Bifrost Arts.
When Good Charity Looks Like Giving Out Cash
When Good Charity Looks Like Giving Out Cash
We’re used to buying the poor what we think they need. Is that the best we can do?
Today’s Evangelists Face a Crisis of Confidence
Today’s Evangelists Face a Crisis of Confidence
Why “post-Christian America” hasn’t surpassed the need for straightforward apologetics.
The Virgin Birth: What’s the Problem Exactly?
The Virgin Birth: What’s the Problem Exactly?
Why evangelicals don’t fuss over this doctrine.
God Turns Up In All the Wrong Places at Christmas
God Turns Up In All the Wrong Places at Christmas
It’s easy to miss how strange God’s ‘perfect timing’ is in the nativity story.
Advent Is a Season of Longing
Advent Is a Season of Longing
What does the time spent anticipating Christmas have to do with the wilderness?
God’s Man, for God’s Work: A Tribute to R. C. Sproul (1939-2017)
God’s Man, for God’s Work: A Tribute to R. C. Sproul (1939-2017)
Ligonier Ministries founder was a category 5 hurricane of declaration, persuasion, and instruction.
Playlist: The Best New Christmas Music
Playlist: The Best New Christmas Music
Be of good cheer: We are in a moment of theologically rich, artistically wonderful recordings.
Christmas and Cricket: Finding Two Lost C. S. Lewis Articles
Christmas and Cricket: Rediscovering Two Lost C. S. Lewis Articles After 70 Years
“A Christmas Sermon for Pagans” is quintessential Lewis at the height of his renown. “Cricketer’s Progress” is more of a mystery.
Should Christians Care if America’s Embassy Is in Jerusalem?
Should Christians Care if America’s Embassy Is in Jerusalem?
What is the significance of Israel's capital for believers today?
Two Marvelous Truths Help Me Say No to Sexual Sin
Two Marvelous Truths Help Me Say No to Sexual Sin
As a same-sex-attracted woman married to a man, I was struggling to ward off temptation on my own power. Then God showed me I didn’t have to.
Yes, 100 Christian Kids Are Being Raised by Muslim Families. Here’s the Actual Problem.
Yes, 100 Christian Kids Are Being Raised by Muslim Families. Here’s the Actual Problem.
The real threat to foster children in the UK (and the US) lies within our own hearts.
Should the Lord’s Prayer Be Changed?
Should the Lord’s Prayer Be Changed?
Experts weigh in on Pope Francis' recent support for changing the wording "lead us not into temptation."
Michael Wear’s Uneasy Call to Politics
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Michael Wear’s Uneasy Call to Politics
Obama's former director of faith outreach left the White House frustrated but hopeful.
The Biggest Loser in the Alabama Election
The Biggest Loser in the Alabama Election
It’s not Republicans or Democrats, but Christian witness.
Beautiful Word: The Story of the ESV Illuminated Bible
Beautiful Word: The Story of the ESV Illuminated Bible
Renowned designer Dana Tanamachi brings modern illustrations to the ancient text.
Evangelicals and Domestic Violence: Are Christian Men More Abusive?
Evangelicals and Domestic Violence: Are Christian Men More Abusive?
A sociologist looks at the data on domestic abuse against women.
Lovers, Fighters, and the World They Made
Lovers, Fighters, and the World They Made
Alec Ryrie explores the emotional bonds that have held the Protestant family together for 500 years.
Ravi Zacharias and the Case of Christian Credential Inflation
Ravi Zacharias and the Case of Christian Credential Inflation
Many evangelists and apologists have a history of overstating their qualifications.
The Real Story Behind Ray Rice Speaking at Liberty
The Real Story Behind Ray Rice Speaking at Liberty
What does a former abuser talk about at a Christian college? Repentance.
How the Coming of the Son Brings Hope to the Fatherless
How the Coming of the Son Brings Hope to the Fatherless
An overlooked prophecy points to the family togetherness we crave at Christmas.
Evangelical Christians Are Sick
Evangelical Christians Are Sick
The movement is driven by a painful awareness that the heart—each of our hearts—is desperately wicked.
Which Came First, Christmas or Consumerism?
Which Came First, Christmas or Consumerism?
Judith Flanders teases out the surprising mix of religious and secular elements in many beloved holiday customs.
How Cancer Shattered My Illusion of Control
How Cancer Shattered My Illusion of Control
I acted like I was master of my fate. I was a mist.
Paradise Fire Burned Most Church Buildings, But ‘the Church Is Still Alive’
Paradise Fire Burned Most Church Buildings, But ‘the Church Is Still Alive’
California pastor opens up about the most difficult sermon of his career—and the prospects for resurrecting ministry from the ashes.
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