December (Web-only) 2022

To Dust We Will Return
To Dust We Will Return
In the New Year, we must view our time through a divine lens.
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Why Educators Shouldn’t Be Worried About AI
Why Educators Shouldn’t Be Worried About AI
AI Apps like ChatGPT are a wake-up call to redefine the holistic nature of education.
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‘Carol of the Bells’ Is More Than a Christmas Favorite. It’s a Ukrainian Cry of Independence.
‘Carol of the Bells’ Is More Than a Christmas Favorite. It’s a Ukrainian Cry of Independence.
Composed during World War I, “Shchedryk” folk song has survived the Nazi, communist, and now commercial eras to remind and revive the ties of hearth and home.
Christmas Is a Happy Day for Broken Hearts
Christmas Is a Happy Day for Broken Hearts
Because of Jesus, we are not like those who grieve without hope this holiday season.
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Jesus Was a Brown Baby
Jesus Was a Brown Baby
This children’s Christmas book paints baby Jesus in a new (or rather ancient) light.
Christmas Is a Myth (The Good Kind)
Christmas Is a Myth (The Good Kind)
How the fact of the Incarnation fulfills the hopes of every culture.
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Our Lady of Everywhere
Our Lady of Everywhere
5 questions about the global icon of Mary you see every Christmas.
Remember the Murdered Babies of Bethlehem at Christmas
Remember the Murdered Babies of Bethlehem at Christmas
Herod’s massacre of the innocents in Matthew 2 challenges us to participate in the “groans” of God’s world.
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A Tale of Two Books, One Podcast, and the Contest over Christian Nationalism
A Tale of Two Books, One Podcast, and the Contest over Christian Nationalism
Answering Stephen Wolfe’s arguments for blood, soil, and sedition.
Christianity Today in 2022: Our Top News, Reviews, Podcasts, and More
Christianity Today in 2022: Our Top News, Reviews, Podcasts, and More
A year in review of our most popular articles and favorite stories.
Is Christmas a ‘Western’ Holiday in Asia?
Is Christmas a ‘Western’ Holiday in Asia?
Theologians and church leaders around the region share how December 25 is perceived in their contexts.
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Christians Respond to Nationalists’ Call to Boycott Christmas in China
Christians Respond to Nationalists’ Call to Boycott Christmas in China
Chinese believers reflect on the relationship between faith and culture and rethink their seasonal evangelism.
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We Three Kings? Interpretations of the Magi ‘Traverse Afar’
We Three Kings? Interpretations of the Magi ‘Traverse Afar’
Q&A with religious studies scholar Eric Vanden Eykel on the history, mystery, memes, and meaning of the wise men in the Book of Matthew.
Should Christians Support Indonesia Criminalizing Cohabitation and Extramarital Sex?
Should Christians Support Indonesia Criminalizing Cohabitation and Extramarital Sex?
Local leaders weigh in on the Muslim-majority nation’s new penal code and whether governments should legislate morality.
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Have Popular Carols Lost Their Sense of Worship?
Have Popular Carols Lost Their Sense of Worship?
Even with today’s nonstop Christmas soundtrack, churches can still embrace the storytelling and nostalgia that comes with seasonal hymns.
World Cup Showcases Christian Athletes and Actions in Qatar
World Cup Showcases Christian Athletes and Actions in Qatar
Remembering the heroics and good works of athletes, coaches, and fans.
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For Your Next Nativity Scene, Add a Dragon and a Baptismal Font
For Your Next Nativity Scene, Add a Dragon and a Baptismal Font
In the story of the Incarnation, symbols of death and danger remind us of God’s renewal.
Christmas Grafts Us into God’s Nontraditional Family
Christmas Grafts Us into God’s Nontraditional Family
After losing my father as a child, I learned to see the Incarnation as my true lineage.
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Unitarians and Episcopalians Created American Christmas
Unitarians and Episcopalians Created American Christmas
But evangelicals have rightly made it more gospel centered.
King Solomon’s Advice to Americans in 2023
King Solomon’s Advice to Americans in 2023
Thirty proverbs on power, justice, and politics.
Facing Challenges, Chinese Churches in Europe Look to the Future
Facing Challenges, Chinese Churches in Europe Look to the Future
Ministries are starting to reach out beyond the diaspora community and pass the faith onto the next generation.
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Hallelujah! ‘Messiah’ Sing-Alongs Turn Audience into the Choir
Hallelujah! ‘Messiah’ Sing-Alongs Turn Audience into the Choir
The centuries-old tradition has returned to community theaters after a pandemic hiatus.
Why ‘Persecuted’ Is Not the Best Way to Describe Christians in the Gulf
Why ‘Persecuted’ Is Not the Best Way to Describe Christians in the Gulf
While restrictions on religion remain, most Arab nations pass the tolerance test enough for Christian ministry to continue.
Come Thou Long Expected Judgment
Come Thou Long Expected Judgment
Advent prepares us for the Incarnation, but also for the gift of God's final justice.
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Is Europe Post-Christian or Pre-Revival?
Is Europe Post-Christian or Pre-Revival?
As a missionary to this “prodigal continent,” here's how I see church planting, the prayer movement, and diaspora churches making a difference.
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A Southern Baptist Pastor’s Plea: Please Listen
A Southern Baptist Pastor’s Plea: Please Listen
Why Johnny Hunt’s “restoration” convinces me we don’t have ears to hear.
Hark! It’s CT’s 2022 Christmas Music Playlist
Hark! It’s CT’s 2022 Christmas Music Playlist
Our festive favorites this year span from kids’ carols to heavy metal.

Top Story July 23, 2024

ERLC Retracts Announcement Firing President Brent Leatherwood
ERLC Retracts Announcement Firing President Brent Leatherwood
UPDATE: The chair of the board of trustees, Kevin Smith, has resigned.

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