2015 in Christianity: A Year in Review

A look at the notable things that happened this year and what Christians had a lot to say about it all.

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Going Into the Dark Places of the Soul

Sometimes God is quieter and more mysterious than we’d prefer; ever and always, though, He is abiding.

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6 Tips for Cultivating the Practice of Reading Scripture

The Bible is not a text to be mastered, but a Word intent on shaping our lives, on mastering us.

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All Is Not Well: A Time for Prophetic Grief

Influential faith leaders mourn following the decision not to indict the officer who killed Tamir Rice.

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4 Common Disciple-Making Mistakes to Avoid

I’ve been discipling women for 40 years, but these misbeliefs once restrained my disciple-making.

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5 Ways Harry Potter Mirrors the Christian Story

There’s little doubt that the Christian tradition informs much of Rowling’s beloved series.

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The Surprising Stories Behind Our Christmas Carols

Some carols were born to Christmas, some achieved Christmas, and some had Christmas thrust on them.

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10 Surprising Lessons from “A Christmas Carol”

Isn’t the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge really what God seeks in us all?

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A Slightly Merry Crisis Psych Christmas Story

‘Twas the night I had to send a lady into rehab and ring the Salvation Army bell in her place.

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What Exactly Was the Star of Bethlehem?

Only one astronomical body matches Matthew’s description of the Star perfectly — a comet.

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9 Ways Star Wars Parallels the Bible

The Death Star and pride? Luke Skywalker and Moses? Star Wars mirrors Scripture more than you think.