Tidings

Ted Olsen

Ted Olsen

Ted Olsen is Christianity Today's editorial director. He wrote the magazine's Weblog—a collection of news and opinion articles from mainstream news sources around the world—from 1999 to 2006. In 2004, the magazine launched Weblog in Print, which looks for unexpected connections and trends in articles appearing in the mainstream press. The column was later renamed "Tidings" and ran until 2007.

The Other 'Happy Holiday'
Do They Know It's Hanukkah?
There's more than one "happy holiday" for Christians this season.
The Freemasonry Threat
The Freemasonry Threat
Faint echoes remind evangelicals of a nearly forgotten foe.
The Quest for the Historical Jerry
The Quest for the Historical Jerry
You can tell a lot about someone by what he says about Falwell.
<i>Roe v. Wade</i>: Partial Reversal?
Partial Reversal
The Supreme Court's abortion decision shows that the arguments have changed.
Tidings: Jingo Jangle
Jingo Jangle
Christian tribalism is a renunciation of God's kingdom.
Church Divorce Done Right
Church Divorce Done Right
Denominational splits just aren't what they used to be.
Tidings: Why Isn't 'Yes' Enough?
Why Isn't 'Yes' Enough?
The fuss over swearing-in ceremonies reveals a deeper problem.
Bottom-Up Discipline
Bottom-Up Discipline
What do you do when your pastor--or your entire denomination--strays?
Ted Olsen Explains How Conservatives Saved Christmas
The Year Conservatives Saved Christmas
We bullied stores out of "'Happy Holidays.'" Hooray?
What Really Unites Pentecostals?
What Really Unites Pentecostals?
It's not speaking in tongues. It may be the prosperity gospel.
Olsen: Does Islam Need a Luther or a Pope?
Does Islam Need a Luther or a Pope?
American pundits debate whether centralized religious authority restrains violence.
Asylum vs. Assistance
Asylum vs. Assistance
Offering sanctuary isn't about political protest.
Latter-day Complaints
Latter-day Complaints
Mormons and evangelicals fret over movies, politics, and each other.
The Art of Abortion Politics
The Art of Abortion Politics
A unanimous Supreme Court decision opens the door to real change.
Time to Get Judicially Serious
Time to Get Judicially Serious
Evangelicals and the possible Supreme Court Catholic majority.
The Katrina Quandary
The Katrina Quandary
America questions the role of Christian charity.
The Katrina Quandary
America questions the role of Christian charity.
Abolishing Abstinence
Abolishing Abstinence
Telling underage kids not to have sex is surprisingly controversial.
Dirty Qur'ans, Dusty Bibles
Dirty Qur'ans, Dusty Bibles
If Leviticus or Jude suddenly disappeared from Scripture, would we notice?
Rights Brained
Rights Brained
Just arguing our liberties can blind us to our duties.

Top Story October 28, 2020

More Pastors Endorse Political Candidates in 2020
More Pastors Endorse Political Candidates in 2020
But very few do so from the pulpit, according to the latest from LifeWay Research.

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