December (Web-only) 2021

Ten Prayers for the New Year
Ten Prayers for the New Year
2021 was a year filled with trials and troubles for many. Let’s start this next one on our knees.
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There’s No Such Thing as Time Management
There’s No Such Thing as Time Management
Maybe productivity doesn’t matter to God in the frantic ways I’ve imagined.
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Chinese Christian Media Ministries Face Bitter Winter of Censorship
Chinese Christian Media Ministries Face Bitter Winter of Censorship
As China’s government bans unapproved religious services, sermons, education, training, and videos online—even link sharing—starting in March, I turn to Psalm 90.
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Christ Came to Disarm Rebellious Sinners, But Not to Disempower Them
Christ Came to Disarm Rebellious Sinners, But Not to Disempower Them
A meditation on the line between good and evil that runs through each person.
God Loves a Cheerful TikTok Crowdfunder?
God Loves a Cheerful TikTok Crowdfunder?
Jimmy Darts has raised tens of thousands of dollars for strangers through and for viral videos on social media.
These Christmas Carols Bring Joy to the Whole World
These Christmas Carols Bring Joy to the Whole World
Christian leaders and musicians in nine countries and territories share their favorite Western and local holiday tunes.
Communing with Christ at His Christmas Feast
Communing with Christ at His Christmas Feast
The story of our salvation starts with forbidden fruit and ends with bread and wine at the Lord’s Table.
Have Christians Forgotten How to Fight with God?
Have Christians Forgotten How to Fight with God?
The Lord wants our protest. But it seems some of us have neglected the ancient art of lamenting evil.
In a Mad Mad World, God Welcomes Our Merrymaking
In a Mad Mad World, God Welcomes Our Merrymaking
Christmas calls us to be like children and bring our joy to Jesus, even in the midst of upheaval.
Glad Tidings Come in Times of Terror
Glad Tidings Come in Times of Terror
The nativity story is the advent of God’s love to a fear-filled world.
Christianity Today in 2021: Our Top News, Reviews, Podcasts, and More
Christianity Today in 2021: Our Top News, Reviews, Podcasts, and More
CT published 2,063 articles this year. Here’s what readers and editors liked most.
My Work Almost Crushed Her Family. Now I’m Welcomed at Her Table.
My Work Almost Crushed Her Family. Now I’m Welcomed at Her Table.
The former spokesperson for Ravi Zacharias reflects on a Christmas miracle that demonstrates the great hope—and great cost—of restoration.
Waiting for Jesus: Lessons from Simeon and Anna
Waiting for Jesus: Lessons from Simeon and Anna
Advent's elderly heroes waited decades for consolation. Here's what they can teach us.
Always Festivus and Never Christmas
Always Festivus and Never Christmas
This season calls for reconciliation, not rage and resentment.
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Research: Religious Americans Less Likely to Divorce
Research: Religious Americans Less Likely to Divorce
Recent data suggests that faithful young adults can marry in their 20s without increasing the risk of separation.
Taking the Trinitarian Christ out of Christmas
Taking the Trinitarian Christ out of Christmas
A recent poll shows nearly half of Americans believe a Christological heresy.
‘No Room in the Inn’ Was Good News
‘No Room in the Inn’ Was Good News
The story of the Bethlehem hostel means Christ keeps company with pilgrims, not emperors.
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Why the Mars Hill Podcast Kept You Waiting
Why the Mars Hill Podcast Kept You Waiting
“Rise and Fall” producer Mike Cosper takes listeners backstage to answer questions about production delays, his personal experience, and more.
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For Those with Eyes to See, There Is Theological Truth in Church Architecture
For Those with Eyes to See, There Is Theological Truth in Church Architecture
How to read what the wood, glass, and stone say about God.
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The Prolific Deceivers at the Heart of ‘Roe v. Wade’
The Prolific Deceivers at the Heart of ‘Roe v. Wade’
A journalist pieces together the messy lives of Norma McCorvey, her family, and other central figures from the case.
Christianity Today’s 2021 Christmas Albums Roundup
Christianity Today’s 2021 Christmas Albums Roundup
Here are our favorite new releases by Christian artists, including The Porter’s Gate, Chris Tomlin, and more.
Singleness Lessons I Learned from the Early Church
Singleness Lessons I Learned from the Early Church
The history of Christian celibacy is more complicated than we’d like to think.
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Top Story November 27, 2022

Love in a Time of Social Conflict
Love in a Time of Social Conflict
The cross calls us to sacrificial community, especially during a divided age.

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