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Your Neighbors (Probably) Don't Hate You
Christianity Today 2024-04-12 @ 16:00
They might not even know you're there. When paranoia eclipses our witness, here's what to remember. This piece was adapted from Russell Moore's newsletter. Some colleagues and I happened to be...
Chuck Swindoll Steps Down as Senior Pastor, but Won't Retire
Christianity Today 2024-04-12 @ 15:42
At 89 years old and more than 60 years into ministry, the Stonebriar Community Church founder plans to remain its primary preacher after the church names his successor. Chuck Swindoll has said that...
In 'Civil War,' What You See Is What You Try to Forget
Christianity Today 2024-04-12 @ 15:00
The new dystopian thriller reminds viewers it's not just what we witness that matters, but how. There's nothing more frightening than the sound of a camera shutter in the new film Civil War...
Nationalists Seek to Make Nepal Hindu Again
Christianity Today 2024-04-12 @ 14:13
Hindutva ideology is crossing the border from India into former Hindu kingdom and making ministry more challenging for the local church. More than 15 years after Nepal officially became a secular...
Christians in the Former Hindu Kingdom Feel Pressured Anew by Imported Hindu Nationalism
Christianity Today 2024-04-12 @ 14:13
Hindutva ideology is crossing the border and making ministry more challenging for the church. More than 15 years after Nepal officially became a secular democracy, the former Hindu monarchy may...
Our Faith Is Not Too Fragile for Science
Christianity Today 2024-04-12 @ 12:00
An excerpt from The Sacred Chain: How Understanding Evolution Leads to Deeper Faith. I sat by myself at one end of the boardroom, fidgeting with a few notes on the table in front of me. At the...
More Porridge? Senegal Christians Debate Exchanging Holiday Foods with Muslims
Christianity Today 2024-04-11 @ 19:00
Ngalakh combines baobab fruit and peanuts to end Easter in West African nation, reciprocated by the sharing of meat breaking Ramadan's fast. Muslims in Senegal love to share meat. Its Christians...
Baptists Call on House Speaker Mike Johnson to Stand with Ukraine
Christianity Today 2024-04-11 @ 18:11
Seminary leaders say that the country, where Baptists are the largest Protestant denomination, has lost hundreds of churches in the war with Russia. Southern Baptist leaders have written to US...
We Are 'Gods' Because We are God's
Christianity Today 2024-04-11 @ 16:00
The Book of John reminds us that Jesus' humanity makes ours possible. Nearly halfway through John's Gospel, Jesus tells those gathered in the temple at the Feast of the Dedication, "Is it not...
Some Evangelicals Want a Third-Party Option, Even Without a Chance at Winning
Christianity Today 2024-04-11 @ 14:45
The American Solidarity Party is a small but growing alternative to the Trump-Biden race. Charlie Richert would really like to stop voting for his dad. But in the last couple presidential election...
How a Chinese-Born Research Scientist Became a Daring Online Evangelist
Christianity Today 2024-04-10 @ 16:00
CT's outgoing Asia editor recalls how God led him to America, toward the Christian faith, onto the internet, and outward to serve the global Chinese church. I was born in southwest China, in the...
The Church Loses When Our Arts Communities Die
Christianity Today 2024-04-10 @ 13:30
Christian writers and artists need communities of like-minded creatives so we can best serve both the church and the world. I can remember the moment small literary magazines entered my life and...
Job Gives Us Good News for an Unfair World
Christianity Today 2024-04-09 @ 17:00
The book reminds us that life is unjust, but so is the gospel of God's grace. Life is unfair, and that is a problem. All humans seem to have an "unfairness radar" that goes off whenever we...
Record-Setting Betting Weighs on College Athletes
Christianity Today 2024-04-09 @ 16:30
As players face new pressures from bettors upset with their performance, chaplains in the NCAA are trying to help students remember their imago Dei. The odds are bringing little favor to college...
After Taiwan's 7.4 Earthquake, Christian Aid Groups Work to Rebuild Lives
Christianity Today 2024-04-09 @ 03:00
On an island where Buddhist disaster relief is prominent, Christians work with churches to care for children and families. When a 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit the east coast of Taiwan Wednesday...
Would Jesus Overturn Your Board Table?
Christianity Today 2024-04-08 @ 15:00
I served on the RZIM board. Christians in many leadership roles can learn from my failures. The room was hot, and I stared at the pristine white table in front of me, being careful not to lift my...
Died: Joseph Kayo, the Kenyan Leader Who Revolutionized Worship in East Africa
Christianity Today 2024-04-05 @ 17:00
His Pentecostalism put him at odds with many but the Deliverance Church founder stood firm in his convictions "to bring back the glory of God back to the Church in these last days." Joe Kayo, known...
Vietnam's New Religious Decree Further Burdens Local Churches
Christianity Today 2024-04-05 @ 16:00
Pastors and religious liberty advocates worry the government's effort to manage religion will bring tighter control. Operating a church in Vietnam just became even more difficult thanks to new...
New Atheism Finally Learns How to Destroy Christianity
Christianity Today 2024-04-05 @ 14:00
Richard Dawkins' cultural "Christianity" could hollow out our faith far more efficiently than straightforward attacks. This piece was adapted from Russell Moore's newsletter. Subscribe here. One of...
Andrew Peterson: 'No Teachable Moments'
Christianity Today 2024-04-05 @ 13:00
The writer of the best-selling children's book series The Wingfeather Saga hopes season 2 of the television adaptation "will be taken as a story first." Can a fantasy epic introduce the gospel to...
It's the End of the World (But Not as We Know It)
Christianity Today 2024-04-04 @ 17:00
The eclipse is one of many failed apocalyptic expectations. What does Revelation have to say? Next week's solar eclipse has stoked the flames of end-time speculations, once again whipping doomsday...
The Bible's Development Is a Messy Story, but It Can Bolster Our Faith
Christianity Today 2024-04-04 @ 16:00
If anything, the historical details are even messier than Susan Lim's new account allows. What does history have to do with faith? Everything. As Paul attests in 1 Corinthians 15, Christ died. He...
An Eclipse Is Evidence of Things Unseen
Christianity Today 2024-04-04 @ 12:15
Astronomy teaches us to see the light in the world's darkness. At the climax of the crucifixion story, darkness comes over the land. Jesus, crowned with thorns, cries out. The earth quakes; the...
The Christian Faith of 'Shogun's' 'Blue-Eyed Samurai'
Christianity Today 2024-04-03 @ 19:00
The real-life John Blackthorne was an Englishman who came to be known as Anjin. What the letters he left behind reveal about his relationship with God. In Shizuoka, the prefecture of Japan where I...
Faith Deconstruction Can Be a Search for Answers or a Search for Exits
Christianity Today 2024-04-03 @ 17:00
Christians should encourage doubters' questions. They should also discern what those questions might be seeking. Wrestling with Christian faith—questioning, doubting, reforming, and even...
How Do LGBTQ+ Students Fare at Christian Colleges? It's Complicated.
Christianity Today 2024-04-03 @ 14:40
Our research, based on large-scale student surveys, finds a surprising and complex interplay of religion and mental health at US universities. In 2021, the Religious Exception Accountability...
The Regulation Suffocating Christian Ministries in India
Christianity Today 2024-04-02 @ 21:40
Designed to monitor foreign funding, more recently FCRA has crippled numerous organizations. Is it intentional? Christian ministries operating in India are continuing to lose the government's...
Easter Pilgrimage Bus Crash Shocks Botswana's Christian Community
Christianity Today 2024-04-02 @ 16:31
Leaders extend prayers and lament road safety after 45 were killed on the way to Zion Christian Church in South Africa. Botswana will hold a national memorial service on Thursday for 45 people who...
In Eclipse Darkness, Churches Will Proclaim a Great Light
Christianity Today 2024-04-02 @ 12:45
Evangelical congregations from Texas to Maine plan outreach events in the path of totality. The plan in Vallonia, Indiana, involves moon pies. The sun will start to disappear at 1:49 p.m. The wide...
How Can a Christian Perfectionist Find Rest?
Christianity Today 2024-04-01 @ 14:30
An excerpt from Peace over Perfection on the command to "be perfect," the exhaustion of scrupulosity, and rest in Christ. When I finally came to the life-changing realization that I was a...
Maamoul: The Easter Sweet Loved by Muslims, Christians, and Jews
Christianity Today 2024-03-28 @ 17:00
Experts debate the origin of the date- or nut-filled pastry, but Middle Eastern believers love the taste and the Good Friday symbolism in its shapes. The Middle East's favorite sweet symbolizes...
'Christ Is King' Is Not the Slogan Some White Nationalists Want It to Be
Christianity Today 2024-03-28 @ 16:00
Jesus' lordship is not good news for those who want to use him to become kings themselves. This piece was adapted from Russell Moore's newsletter. Subscribe here. If you're one of the very-online...
Good Friday's Answers to Wounded Church Members
Christianity Today 2024-03-28 @ 15:00
Christ's crucified body holds the pain experienced by the church body. I serve as a priest in an Anglican church in Dallas, and I have the privilege and responsibility of pastoring many people who...
Singing About Jesus' Blood Is Weird, But We Do It Anyway
Christianity Today 2024-03-27 @ 18:00
Even if Elevation's Easter invites don't spotlight the Crucifixion, it remains central to their worship. I still remember the crunchy, dissonant chords coming through the speakers of my music...
The Story of Jesus Christ Is a True Myth
Christianity Today 2024-03-27 @ 17:00
Every year, we celebrate a dying and rising God who fulfills the hopes of ages past. If you've ever attended a liturgical church during Holy Week, you've likely recited the Apostles' Creed—a...
A Theologian's Vision of 'Peasant' Politics Is Surprisingly Lordly in Scope
Christianity Today 2024-03-27 @ 16:00
Ephraim Radner's "narrow" concern for protecting the mundane goods of earthly life isn't so narrow after all. Around 15 years ago, as part of my first or second job out of college, I was sent to...
Shoes Stay On for Maundy Thursday
Christianity Today 2024-03-27 @ 15:00
Few Protestant traditions continue the footwashing that Jesus did at the Last Supper. Some want a revival of the practice. Americans get cold feet when it comes to footwashing, experts say. Maundy...
A World Without Easter
Christianity Today 2024-03-27 @ 14:00
Everything is different because Jesus rose again. But do we live as if we understand he is alive? In the summer of 2022, I visited the charming Alpine town of Oberammergau, Germany. I wandered its...
Praying in the Shadow of Gethsemane
Christianity Today 2024-03-26 @ 17:00
What Jesus' midnight prayer in the garden tells us about cosmic conflict in the supernatural realm. "Father, if it is your will, please heal your servant; yet not our will, but yours be done." As a...
Died: Sandra Crouch, Gospel Artist Who Broke with Church to Get Ordained
Christianity Today 2024-03-26 @ 17:00
She won a Grammy for "We Sing Praises," collaborated with her brother Andraé on "Jesus Is the Answer," and worked with everyone from Billy Graham to Michael Jackson. Sandra Crouch, the twin sister...
The Steep Price of Pilate's Fame
Christianity Today 2024-03-26 @ 14:40
Billions know the Roman governor's name. But he didn't know the very son of God standing before him. I'm in the apparently small category of men unconcerned with the Roman Empire. I could probably...
How the Gaucho Stole Easter in Uruguay
Christianity Today 2024-03-26 @ 14:00
More than 100 years ago, Latin America's most-secular country abolished Christian holidays. Local church leaders have struggled to reclaim them since This week, millions of Latin Americans are...
After Terrorists Kill 130, Russian Evangelicals Resist Revenge
Christianity Today 2024-03-25 @ 19:00
As Moscow and Kyiv trade insinuations over concert hall killing claimed by ISIS affiliate, Christian leaders focus on compassion and forgiveness instead of blame. Russian evangelicals used Sunday...
Anti-Christian Attacks Surge as Hindu Nationalism Grows
Christianity Today 2024-03-25 @ 18:01
Battling accusations of forced conversions, the church faces escalating threats, false arrests, and assaults on their institutions, reports the Evangelical Fellowship of India. The number of...
The Myth Behind the Meaning of Paul's Words on Women and Childbearing
Christianity Today 2024-03-25 @ 16:00
Sandra Glahn studies the record of an Ephesian goddess to aid our reading of a challenging passage. As a female New Testament scholar, I simply do not have the luxury of avoiding 1 Timothy 2:11 ...
How One Indonesian Church is Fighting Food Insecurity
Christianity Today 2024-03-22 @ 15:00
In the village of Kemadang, long dry spells threatened local farmers' livelihoods until a church-led granary brought hope. Standing in her rice field in the rural village of Kemadang along the...
From Passion to the Pews, Major Conferences Inspire Local Worship
Christianity Today 2024-03-22 @ 14:56
Arena events serve as the proving grounds for new music. The 2024 Passion conference opened with a countdown video. The crowd of 55,000 students packed into Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta cheered...
Why Character Doesn't Matter Anymore
Christianity Today 2024-03-22 @ 14:00
The "cheerful prudery" of Ned Flanders has given way to vulgarity, misogyny, and partisanship. What does this mean for our witness? This piece was adapted from Russell Moore's newsletter. Subscribe...
Southern Baptists Finally Name New Executive Committee President
Christianity Today 2024-03-22 @ 13:04
Seminary head Jeff Org steps in after multiple resignations, failed searches, and back-to-back interim leaders. After more than two years of uncertainty and at times, chaos, the Southern Baptist...
Must Social Service Providers Nix Their Faith to Receive Federal Funds?
Christianity Today 2024-03-21 @ 18:05
Rather than follow the equal protections secured in Supreme Court decisions, the Biden administration opted for a complicated and soul-killing alternative. Nine federal departments have issued new...
 
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