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

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The Long Obedience of Racial Justice
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To bear the image of God is a declaration of dignity that challenges power.

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