The Chronicles

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Summer is a time for wonder

Prompted no doubt by recently meeting with school-choice advocates, I dreamed the other night that I stood in front of the group and said, “As teachers, we are stumbling down the dark corridor of education groping for the light switch that will illuminate learning for our students.” My subconscious must be working overtime, trying to […]

Colorado baker ordered to make same-sex wedding cakes

Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission on Friday ordered a Christian baker to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, ruling his religious objections did not trump the state’s anti-discrimination statutes. The unanimous ruling from the seven-member commission upheld an administrative law judge’s decision in December that Jack Phillips violated the state’s civil rights law when he refused […]

Lead with your work, not your mouth

Here’s advice every athlete should heed: “Let your play speak for itself.” Instead, Richard Sherman, the outspoken cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks, is at it again, this time in a media sparring match with Patrick Peterson, an All-Pro cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals. Peterson said he was the best cornerback in the NFL, even better […]

Obama administration orders Medicare to pay for sex change surgery

Taxpayer dollars could soon pay for sex reassignment surgeries for elderly or disabled Americans on Medicare, thanks to a ruling Friday from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The agency’s Departmental Appeals Board lifted a three-decade-old ban on using Medicare funds for transsexual surgeries. The decision means the government considers the surgeries medically […]

Rightly dividing

I am rightly dividing our labors, God’s and mine, these days. I am clearer on what His work is and what my work is, and learning not to confuse the two. He tells me to do certain things: Widen my heart (2 Corinthians 6:11-13). In turn He will do certain things: “He gives more grace” […]

Paradise disappears but love remains in Tedashii’s latest album

The front cover of Tedashii’s new album Below Paradise shows the rapper sitting in the dirt, looking meditatively into the distance as he leans back against the burning hulk of a flipped-over car. Rocks and junk-scrap litter the sandy ground while scrub brush and a foreboding mountain in the background complete the apocalyptic landscape. It’s […]

Former Microsoft CEO offers $2B for Clippers

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for a record-breaking $2 billion. Now it’s up to the NBA whether the deal goes through. Shelly Sterling said in a statement late Thursday that she’d signed a binding contract to sell the Clippers to Ballmer if the National Basketball Association approves. […]

Maleficent isn’t half bad

This retelling of Sleeping Beauty offers themes of self-sacrifice and redemption, albeit in a dark, overtly feminist plot

Midday Roundup: VA Secretary Shinseki surrenders

Moving on. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki resigned today amid the ongoing scandal involving wait times and quality of care at the hospitals and clinics that serve the nation’s veterans. Both Republicans and Democrats had called for Shinseki’s resignation for days, but the retired four-star general said he would not leave until President Barack […]

Houston tramples religious liberty with new anti-bias policy

In what some are calling a sham proceeding, Houston leaders on Wednesday approved an Equal Rights Ordinance that adds the LGBT community to the city’s nondiscrimination laws. Supporters claim it provides necessary protections for the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered residents. But religious liberty experts warn it could be used to force churches, colleges, […]

Christian Rapper Saved by Circumcision—Twice

After a childhood encounter with terrorists, hip-hop artist raps for religious freedom. Back in the 1980s, a doctor in a remote clinic performed an emergency circumcision to treat a young boy's severe urinary tract infection in Azerbaijan, on the Caspian Sea. Ruslan Karaoglanov was cured from potentially fatal infection that day. But the Karaoglanov family […]

Interview: Tim Keller: Emotion Isn’t the Caboose to Faith

Tim Keller says Christianity needs to make emotional sense before it can make rational sense. Several years ago, Timothy Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, published The Reason for God, a book that introduced skeptical readers—and many a believer—to logical arguments pointing to the existence and goodness of God. Encounters with […]

News: The Quick Take for May 30, 2014

Watch Star Trek on your TV or computer, the critics’ take on the newest Christian-themed comedy, and more in this week’s Quick Take. Streaming Picks Star Trek Into Darkness was recently made available on both Netflix and Amazon Prime. In case you missed our review when the J.J. Abrams re-boot was in theaters last year, […]

Review: Maleficent

She’s not bad, she was just drawn that way. mpaa rating:PG (For sequences of fantasy action and violence, including frightening images.) Genre:Action, Fantasy Directed By: Robert Stromberg Run Time: 1 hour 37 minutes Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville Theatre Release:May 30, 2014 by Walt Disney Motion Pictures Watch Walt Disney's animated […]

Be Real: An Interview with Rick Bezet

Life is tough. We must understand the freedom of being real with God, writes Rick Bezet. Q: Why do people need to Be Real with God? Rick Bezet: I have talked to many Christians through the years, including pastors even, who battle feelings of condemnation, insecurity and inferiority. Christ died for us to have victory […]

China Lifts High the Cross (Right Off Dozens of Churches)

Photos show campaign to ‘de-Christianize’ skyline of ‘China’s Jerusalem’ continues. When a megachurch's walls came tumbling down in China's Jerusalem last month, the forced demolition drew widespread international attention thanks to photos circulating on Weibo, China's version of Twitter. Now, Weibo photos have documented how local authorities have continued their campaign this May to de-Christianize […]

Android/Kindle App FAQ

iPad FAQ Where can I find the Christianity Today Android/Kindle App? You can find the app by searching for "Christianity Today" in the Amazon Appstore for Android, or by going directly to this link: http://www.amazon.com/Christianity-Today-Magazine/dp/B00KH23IAK This app is not available on the Kindle store, but only the Amazon Appstore for Android. What is included in […]

Chicago Blackhawks vs Los Angeles Kings Live Stream Free: Watch NHL 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Online

The Chicago Blackhawks will take on the Los Angeles Kings in Game 6 of their NHL 2014 Stanley Cup Western Conference Finals series on Friday night in what fans expect to be another classic match up between these two top teams.

Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat Live Stream Free: Watch NBA 2014 Playoffs Game 6 Online (ESPN TV Details)

The Indiana Pacers will play the Miami Heat on Friday night in Game 6 of their NBA 2014 Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals series. The Heat will have another chance at closing out the series tonight, and they will be urgent to do so to avoid things going back to Indiana for a winner takes all […]

Tullian Tchividjian Apologizes for Hurtful Remarks About Gospel Coalition ‘Break-Up’

Tullian Tchividjian has apologized for the critical remarks he made last week following the exodus of his blog from The Gospel Coalition.

My Thoughts on Tullian’s Apology

Last week’s online dispute between Tullian Tchvidjian and The Gospel Coalition reminded me of what it is like to see a couple, both friends, go through a divorce. I’m friends with Tullian and with the TGC leadership, and I hated to see all this. More than that, I cringed to see one more evangelical social […]

Disney Channel Actor David Henrie Turns Moviemaker With New Short Film ‘Catch’

For the first time since he launched his career in 2002, David Henrie is stepping behind the camera. Henrie, a former Disney Channel star, who formerly acted alongside Selena Gomez on “Wizards of Waverly Place,” is now taking a new role as moviemaker for his short film “Catch” which premieres on June 5.

Tullian Tchividjian: Reflections On My ‘Break-Up’ With The Gospel Coalition

The very public “break-up” between The Gospel Coalition and me weighs heavy on my heart.

Pro-Traditional Marriage Organization Found Guilty of Violating Campaign Finance Laws, Fined $50,000

The state of Maine has fined a pro-traditional marriage organization on grounds that it violated campaign finance laws and ordered it to disclose the identities of its donors.

Conservative Presbyterians to Hold National Gathering to Answer ‘God’s Call to a New Way of Being Church’

A newly formed conservative Presbyterian group plans to hold a conference in Dallas where about 1,200 people are expected to attend the event in August.

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