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.

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.

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.

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.

The Surprising Stories Behind Our Christmas Carols

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

10 Surprising Lessons from “A Christmas Carol”

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

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.

What Exactly Was the Star of Bethlehem?

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

9 Ways Star Wars Parallels the Bible

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