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How the Brain Keeps Faith in a Good God Amid a Weary World
Both C. S. Lewis and Job held onto their faith when their worlds imploded. Now psychologists suggest clues to understanding how the mind endures in suffering. C. S. Lewis was briefly, but blissfully, married to his wife, Joy, before she died of cancer in 1960. He journaled through his grief,...
Covenantal Theology: Can Muhammad’s Ancient Promise Inspire Muslim-Christian Peace Today?
To acquit Asia Bibi of blasphemy, Pakistan’s Supreme Court relied on supposed seventh-century treaty by Islam’s prophet. Christians esteem the biblical progression of covenants—Abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic—finalized by Jesus as he ushered in the New. But for the sake of religious...
Why a ‘Health and Wealth’ Approach to Scripture Leaves Us More Depressed
Sociologists: The sick and poor are more likely to seek blessings through Bible-reading. One of the most common suspicions around the prosperity gospel is that it takes advantage of the sick and poor by overstating promises of blessings that may not come. New research suggests that Americans...
Keep the X in X-Mas
The abbreviation offends 6 in 10 evangelicals, but its history is deeply Christian Though the demand for “more Christ in Christmas” seems to be losing momentum, most evangelicals still believe the holiday—and its seasonal greetings—should more explicitly reference the...
Unwrapping the Gift of Reconciliation this Christmas
Like Christmas itself, we can become nostalgic about reconciliation rather than embrace the messy grace and humility that it requires. Many of us love Christmas. We love the lights, the festivities, and the jovial delight that comes with the season. And as much as I hate to admit it, here in the...
He Dwells Not Far Off: Reflections on Christmastime
The peace on earth and good will to men we so desperately long for are only possible because of that lowly manger scene. Christmas is the only holiday I can think of that comes with its own soundtrack—a plethora of artists and albums we draw from each year to get into the holiday...
Seeking the Peace of Christ this Christmastime
Most of us have an idea of what peace looks like. But is that the peace that Christ promises? When you think of peace, perhaps you think of somewhere quiet and calm, far from noise and distraction. Perhaps you imagine time with loved ones and close friends. For me, peace is being with my family....
Choose Faith
Rather than living in a world of constant questions, we allow this tiny babe in a manger to give us the answer. You probably know that this is the second day of Christmas. There are twelve total, not mainly because of the song, but because of the litergical calendar. Over the Christmas holiday,...
The 10 Most-Read Stories of the Persecuted Church
Indonesian churches are blasted by a family of suicide bombers, North Korea frees American Christians, and Leah Sharibu inspires Nigerian believers. Here are Christianity Today's most-read stories about the persecuted church in 2018.Continue reading...
Ahead of 2019, Bulgaria Rejects Severe Church Restrictions
The new year brings new regulations—but thankfully not the worship and seminary bans evangelicals initially feared. Since October, Bulgarian evangelicals have protested proposed legislation that would hinder preaching, evangelizing, funding, and training by non-Orthodox minority faiths...
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