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The Audacity of Mary
God chooses the unlikely yet obedient to be his image bearers.
The Incarnation Is the Rule, Not the Exception
How a theology of the ordinary informs Advent.
Why Apocalypse Is Essential to Advent
This season demands a clear view of darkness. Here’s how scholars reckon with it.
4 Reasons to Believe in the Christmas Miracle
Why the supernatural events of this season are both credible and incredible.
Bonhoeffer: Advent Is Like a Prison Cell
In the midst of Nazi resistance, this Christian martyr offered three models for the season of waiting.
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 EarthSubscriber Access Only
We could all use a little this Advent season.
Fleming Rutledge: John the Baptist Points to the Real Hope of AdventSubscriber Access Only
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 StoriesSubscriber Access Only
Here are the Christmas articles that readers love most, year after year.
Why Advent Is More Jewish Than You ThinkSubscriber Access Only
As a Messianic Jew, I see the rich origins of this liturgical season.
Top Story May 25, 2019
Can We Finally Break the Silence Around Tamar?
Can We Finally Break the Silence Around Tamar?
Telling the uncomfortable story of “desolate” Tamar positions us to show a kind of compassion King David didn’t.
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