December (Web-only) 2020

No Zoom Fatigue for Revived Baptist Church in Gaza
No Zoom Fatigue for Revived Baptist Church in Gaza
COVID-19 provides a silver lining for dwindling community of Palestinian evangelicals, whose now-electronic fellowship brought 100 together for Christmas.
10 Fresh Ways to Read Your Bible in 2021
10 Fresh Ways to Read Your Bible in 2021
The need to engrave Scripture on our hearts feels all the more urgent this year.
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10 of the Best Books on Sports and Christianity from the Past 10 Years
10 of the Best Books on Sports and Christianity from the Past 10 Years
How scholars, fans, and on-field stars have related faith and athletics.
Become a CT Global Translator
Become a CT Global Translator
We're building a “central nervous system” for the global body of Christ, with 1 million readers reached so far in 10 languages. Volunteer with us!
Become a CT Global Social Media Ambassador
Become a CT Global Social Media Ambassador
We’re looking for Christians around the world to grow Christianity Today’s social media presence in a 10-hour-a-week volunteer position.
We Should Remember the Scars of 2020
We Should Remember the Scars of 2020
This year was painful. That doesn’t mean we should forget it.
Podcast: Reason for Hope
Podcast: Reason for Hope
A look back at 2020, and a look forward to what God might do in 2021.
Podcast: Jodi Jackson Tucker
Adopting Hope | 47 min
Podcast: Jodi Jackson Tucker
How a struggle with infertility led from exploring adoption to leading the Orphan Care Alliance.
The Global Church’s Mission for the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
The Global Church’s Mission for the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
Gavi director: Christian involvement with HIV, Ebola should inspire coronavirus engagement.
Let’s Nerd Out on Christmas
Let’s Nerd Out on Christmas
The past, present, and future of the world’s biggest holiday.
‘We All Have Plague’
‘We All Have Plague’
What I learned about suffering and hope from reading Albert Camus’s novel during the pandemic.
On This COVID Christmas, Food Is Love and to Feast Is to Worship
On This COVID Christmas, Food Is Love and to Feast Is to Worship
Don't let the pandemic prevent you from cooking and relishing the incarnate tastes of God's grace.
Bethlehem Is More Than a Sentimental Backdrop to Christmas in the West
Bethlehem Is More Than a Sentimental Backdrop to Christmas in the West
How Christians are celebrating the holiday in the town of Jesus’ birth—and across the broader Middle East.
The Pandemic Demands We Honor the Aged
The Pandemic Demands We Honor the Aged
Caring for the elderly is more about duty and love than public policy.
Why We Keep Asking about the Christmas Star
Why We Keep Asking about the Christmas Star
This week’s Jupiter-Saturn conjunction represents one of dozens of theories trying to explain the sign that pointed Magi to Jesus.
Contra Rod Dreher, Not All Signs Point to a Woke Dictatorship in America
Contra Rod Dreher, Not All Signs Point to a Woke Dictatorship in America
What his new book gets right, and what it misses.
Trump and Afghanistan: Bad Character Wages a Never Ending War
Trump and Afghanistan: Bad Character Wages a Never Ending War
Promises to bring troops home by Christmas fail because the lack of character impedes practical accomplishments.
When I Didn’t Want Christmas to Come
When I Didn’t Want Christmas to Come
A holiday spent in grief helped me to take Christ’s coming more seriously.
Writing as a Christian Means Joining a Banquet, Not a Battle
Writing as a Christian Means Joining a Banquet, Not a Battle
How we can use our words to feed each other rather than destroy each other.
A Vaccine Could Save Prisoners’ Lives. Christians Can Help.
A Vaccine Could Save Prisoners’ Lives. Christians Can Help.
Advocating for prisoner vaccinations is a political issue, but it doesn’t have to be a partisan one.
Andy and Martha Cook
Adopting Hope | 46 min
Andy and Martha Cook
How God stoked a desire in one family to bring hurting children into their home.
Does the Death Penalty Bring Justice for Victims and Their Families?
Quick to Listen | 1 hr 4 min
Does the Death Penalty Bring Justice for Victims and Their Families?
The Trump administration is moving forward with executing a record 13 people. Will this accomplish what it hopes?
$500K Medical Missions Award Goes to OB-GYN Nun in Uganda
$500K Medical Missions Award Goes to OB-GYN Nun in Uganda
Her call to serve the “least of these” led her to maternal care at a rural hospital.
How to Be Pro-Life in Our Real Lives
How to Be Pro-Life in Our Real Lives
The Christian call to care for the vulnerable starts with facing the heightened needs in our own communities.
Partner ContentLisa Fields Snatches From the Fire
Crafted by InterVarsity Press with CT Creative Studio
Lisa Fields Snatches From the Fire
Podcast: Not Feeling It
Podcast: Not Feeling It
How do we serve, preach, and lead when our passion and energy are running low?
Podcast: Suffering, Healing, and Singing
Cultivated | 39 min
Podcast: Suffering, Healing, and Singing
Disillusionment and pain left her reeling after divorce. But Latifah Alattas found her voice again and kept making music.
Search Me, O God, and Know My Political Heart
Search Me, O God, and Know My Political Heart
St. Ignatius’ examen provides a test of our political theology, positions, and engagement.
I Grew Up a Fervent Evangelist for Islam. Now I’m Living Out the Book of Acts.
I Grew Up a Fervent Evangelist for Islam. Now I’m Living Out the Book of Acts.
How an encounter with Christian missionaries made me into a missionary myself.
Should Pastors Speak Up About the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Should Pastors Speak Up About the COVID-19 Vaccine?
With Christians split on the issue, some urge vaccination as a form of neighborly love, while others leave it up to conscience.
Christmas Albums 2020: What’s on Our Playlist
Christmas Albums 2020: What’s on Our Playlist
From Tori Kelly to Maverick City Music, here are our favorite new releases by Christian artists.
The Triumph of the Sexual Revolution Seems Stunningly Swift. But Its Roots Go Back Centuries.
The Triumph of the Sexual Revolution Seems Stunningly Swift. But Its Roots Go Back Centuries.
Carl Trueman maps out the revolutionary shifts that made it possible, then plausible, then actual.
Queen Elizabeth, Jesus, and the Challenge of Historical Accuracy
Quick to Listen | 1 hr 7 min
Queen Elizabeth, Jesus, and the Challenge of Historical Accuracy
How much should we care about TV’s storytellers getting all the details right?
Cultivated: Ross Mason on Innovation, Risk, and Recovery
Cultivated | 38 min
Cultivated: Ross Mason on Innovation, Risk, and Recovery
A cervical spine injury has led to paralysis, but it's also inspired groundbreaking work in healthcare.
Adopting Hope: The Mully Children’s Family
Adopting Hope | 32 min
Adopting Hope: The Mully Children’s Family
A children's home in Kenya has weathered the pandemic by staying focused on what sustains them.
Lauren Daigle’s Christmas Cheer Doesn’t Pause for a Pandemic
Lauren Daigle’s Christmas Cheer Doesn’t Pause for a Pandemic
Ahead of her first televised special, the chart-topping Christian artist told CT her music has taken on special meaning in 2020.
Netflix’s ‘Voices of Fire’ Reveals Power of Sung Gospel
Netflix’s ‘Voices of Fire’ Reveals Power of Sung Gospel
Choir director Patrick Riddick on how he saw God's presence in the show’s rehearsals.
Introducing Adopting Hope
Adopting Hope | 48 min
Introducing Adopting Hope
A new podcast from Christianity Today about adoptive, foster, and spiritual mothering.
Jefferson Tried to ‘Fix’ the Bible. He Only Succeeded in Making It Sad.
Thomas Jefferson Tried to ‘Fix’ the Bible. He Only Succeeded in Making It Sad.
The third president’s attempts to revise Scripture offer a warning about our own tendency to “edit” the truth.
Christian Political Exile Persists No Matter the President
Christian Political Exile Persists No Matter the President
The Trump era was not a new Babylon, and the Biden era will be no new Jerusalem. (And vice versa.)
Cultivated: Dominic D’Agostino on Reconciling Science and Faith
Cultivated | 31 min
Cultivated: Dominic D’Agostino on Reconciling Science and Faith
A deep sense of curiosity led him into the research lab. It also led back to God.
Why Christians Stopped Talking About Jesus’ Second Coming
Why Christians Stopped Talking About Jesus’ Second Coming
This Advent, let’s focus on Christ’s return.
The Art of Pastoring: Unsexy Ministry
The Art of Pastoring: Unsexy Ministry
The excitement of leadership and preaching is what attracts many to ministry, but the most important work is often unnoticed.
How to Do Advent When Nothing Seems Worth Celebrating
How to Do Advent When Nothing Seems Worth Celebrating
Our Immanuel doesn’t offer us an escape. He comes to suffer with us.

Top Story January 17, 2021

God Called Me to Encourage Fellow Black Students in White Coats
God Called Me to Encourage Fellow Black Students in White Coats
CCCU Young Alumni Award winner discusses how diversity in medicine improves care for the most vulnerable.