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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Preachiness Never Changed Anybody's Mind

Kirsten Powers: Becoming a Christian Ruined My Love of Christmas
But then I learned to see the beauty of Christ's coming like never before.
Kirsten Powers
In my unorthodox childhood, Christmas was as an oasis of normalcy. It was the one day of the year I could count on some sort of harmony in my divided family. At age five, my parents divorced and established two outposts in my life, from which I shuttled back and forth. One home was headed by my sophisticated, East Coast-born, feminist mother... continue reading >>

'Same God' Standoff: Wheaton College, Suspended Professor Hold Ground, Miroslav Volf Weighs In
Debate continues over Larycia Hawkins's explanation (not act) of wearing a hijab during Advent.
Good Question
Is the God of Muhammad the Father of Jesus?
The answer to this question reveals the heart of our faith.
Wheaton College Suspends Hijab-Wearing Professor After 'Same God' Comment
(UPDATED) Larycia Hawkins said she wanted to show Advent solidarity with Muslims.
The Waters of My Family's Exodus
When my mother and aunties fled to America, God was their Deliverer. They just didn't know it yet.
Died: Ian Howard Marshall, Courageous and Winsome Bible Scholar
A tribute to the New Testament expert who kept the flame of evangelical scholarship from burning out.
How We Instagrammed Away Our Feelings
Today's hipster irony and OMG sentimentality distracts from real-life sincerity.
Movie Review
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The magic is back.
Ponder Christian Soldiers
Neither Heroes Nor Head-Cases
A better framework for ministering to military members.
Hymns in the Spotlight
Navigating fame—and faith—on NBC's 'The Voice.'
The Unexpected Book of the Bible that Comforts Me the Most
In the midst of my anxiety, I remember God's power through reading Revelation.
Book Awards
Preachiness Never Changed Anybody's Mind
An excerpt from CT's Beautiful Orthdoxy Book of the Year.
Book Awards
The Beautiful Orthodoxy Book of the Year
The 2015 release that best embodies CT's pursuit of truthfulness and loveliness.
Book Awards
Christianity Today's 2016 Book Awards
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.

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