Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Mystery of My Healing


Editorial
How We Forgot the Poverty of Christmas
The Incarnation is not a story we can package or market. It is also the greatest story ever told.
Katelyn Beaty
We don't believe in Christmas anymore. We believe in Christmas gatherings, Christmas shopping, and Christmas recitals, of course, and even Christmas outreach events and Christmas acts of charity. If you are reading this issue of CT while fighting tryptophan-induced sleep, you know that Christmas has dominated our mass-mediated imagination since before Halloween. Christmas is the piece de resistance of a year spent hustling from one "big event" to another, anticipating the next holiday as we try to enjoy the present one... continue reading >>


Gleanings
The Top 20 Most-Read Gleanings of 2015
The 50 countries where it's most difficult to be a Christian, 'The Boy from Heaven' retracts his story, Elisabeth Elliot passes through gates of splendor, and more.
 
Her.meneutics
Let Christmas Be Complicated
We often overlook the tragic backdrop to Jesus' birth.
 
The Behemoth
Virgin Births Happen All the Time
Birds do it. Bees do it. Snakes, sharks, lizards, and lots of other animals do it solo too.
 
The Exchange
Faith of the Candidates: Interview With Marco Rubio (Part 2)
In the second part of my interview with Senator Marco Rubio, we talk about "lost" people, and how "President Rubio" would share his faith.
 
The Exchange
Christianity and Islam: Evangelicals and Americans Are Not on the Same Page About the "Same God"
A lot of debate has swirled around the similarity (or dissimilarity) of Christianity and Islam lately. What do people think?
 
Ponder Christian Soldier
Why I'm Not a Conscientious Objector
I can't condemn war in the way my Anabaptist friends so quickly do.
 
Her.meneutics
The Mystery of My Healing
Unexplainable relief is a reminder of God's grace, wholeness, and incarnation.

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