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The Most Wonderfully Painful Time of the Year
Christmas reminds us that faith in the future does not erase our pain in the present.
What Advent Waiting Means for Singles
In the midst of relational uncertainty, this season invites me to savor God’s goodness.
The Case for an Early Christmas
Christian history gives us reason to see Advent and Christmas as coexistent, not separate.
My Swaddled SaviorSubscriber Access Only
Jesus' life began and ended in earthly fetters. Who better to understand ours?
Giving Until It HurtsSubscriber Access Only
God sent his only Son. Why couldn’t I let my husband donate a kidney?
A Carol for the DespairingSubscriber Access Only
Penned during the Civil War, Longfellow's "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" is a carol for our age.
Our December Issue: Peace on Earth
We could all use a little this Advent season.
Fleming Rutledge: John the Baptist Points to the Real Hope of Advent
We’re not awaiting a helpless baby, but a righteous and powerful judge.
One Body, Many Parts: The Crucial Role of the ‘Faith-Based FEMA’ After Florence
Working alongside government agencies, Christian volunteers aid hurricane victims based on what each denomination does best.
Advent 2018: 30-Day Devotional Guide
A 30-day devotional to help individuals and families journey through the 2018 Advent season.
Advent Is a Season of Longing
What does the time spent anticipating Christmas have to do with the wilderness?
How the Coming of the Son Brings Hope to the Fatherless
An overlooked prophecy points to the family togetherness we crave at Christmas.
Charles Dickens Still Haunts Christmas
How a 19th-century story informs the modern holiday spirit.
CT’s Top 10 Most-Read Christmas Stories
Here are the Christmas articles that readers love most, year after year.
Why Advent Is More Jewish Than You Think
As a Messianic Jew, I see the rich origins of this liturgical season.
Practicing Advent in a Time of Turbulence
As our nation deals with division and distrust, how do we approach this liturgical season?
When Christmas Meets the ‘Umbrage Industry’Subscriber Access Only
If history is any guide, there’s no escaping the hostilities that erupt every December.
Wheaton College Recommends Terminating Tenured Professor over 'Same God' CommentsSubscriber Access Only
(UPDATED) Larycia Hawkins ‘flummoxed and flabbergasted’ by decision; Chicago Tribune had praised 'remarkable tolerance' of both sides.
Let Christmas Be ComplicatedSubscriber Access Only
We often overlook the tragic backdrop to Jesus' birth.
Advent: Waiting for Everything to Be as It Should
Including the church.
The Most Wonderfully Painful Time of the Year
The Most Wonderfully Painful Time of the Year
Christmas reminds us that faith in the future does not erase our pain in the present.
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