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To Guard Against the Monsters in My Life, I Became a Monster Myself
Christianity Today 2025-05-29 @ 11:00
A lifestyle of violence and addiction nearly destroyed me, but it brought me to the foot of the cross. I grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, in a home filled with chaos. Home was an ever-changing...
Faithful Fathers
Christianity Today 2024-06-14 @ 11:00
Reports of the death of fatherhood have been greatly exaggerated. There are many good dads, like mine, quietly blessing their children. Problems with fathers are nothing new. They go back to the...
Paternity Leave Made Me a Better Christian Dad
Christianity Today 2024-06-14 @ 11:00
Time off at the very beginning helps fathers prepare to bring up their children in the "discipline and instruction of the Lord." When our first daughter was born, in the fall of 2021, she couldn't...
You Abused and Oppressed Me, Dad. I Forgive You.
Christianity Today 2024-06-14 @ 11:00
How a community's example of radical forgiveness helped me relinquish my own rage. Father's Day is a multibillion-dollar affair. In the weeks leading up to it, men's ties, BBQ aprons, and golf-theme...
Church 'Homelessness' Must Not Be Grieved Too Quickly
Christianity Today 2024-06-14 @ 11:00
It's okay to mourn what's lost without losing hope for what's to come. This piece was adapted from Russell Moore's newsletter. Subscribe here. In his New York Times column this week, my friend...
PCA Will Investigate 'Jesus Calling' Book
Christianity Today 2024-06-13 @ 20:00
The author of the bestseller died last year. The investigation will determine if the book is appropriate for Christians. The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) at its annual meeting on Thursday...
3 Ways I've Learned to Support China's Christians Better as an American Pastor
Christianity Today 2024-06-13 @ 11:00
Don't let political rivalry define our perspectives of each other. I serve as senior pastor of a medium-sized church in Cary, North Carolina. Besides being multicultural and multiethnic, we are...
Interview:
Christianity Today 2024-06-13 @ 11:00
Award-winning author E. Lily Yu speaks about her faith, her deep love of language, and the perils of "moving with the majority." E. Lily Yu is that rare creature: a writer of exceptional skill who...
Southern Baptists' Nuanced Divides on Display at Annual Meeting
Christianity Today 2024-06-12 @ 23:12
From a wider slate of six candidates, president Clint Pressley takes the "strange honor" of leading the convention's growing factions toward missional unity. In the weeks before the Southern...
Why Does Southern Baptist Abuse Reform Keep Hitting Hurdles?
Christianity Today 2024-06-12 @ 13:00
Leaders and advocates are grateful for the convention's support but frustrated at the inability to enact their plans. Jules Woodson remembers the spark of hope she felt when a sea of yellow ballots...
Love in an Attention Crisis
Christianity Today 2024-06-12 @ 11:00
Readers of the Latin Bible could see how close love and diligence are. Anyone who has studied a foreign language knows the fun of stumbling across a word that looks familiar. It's like a treasure...
Kids Aren't Cheap. That Doesn't Fully Explain Why We're Ambivalent About Having Them.
Christianity Today 2024-06-12 @ 11:00
A new book explores why what was once a default life stage now feels like an increasingly fraught choice. In a recent Guardian article about "America's premier pronatalists," the journalist...
I'm an Evangelical Parent of Adult LGBTQ Children. Now What?
Christianity Today 2024-06-11 @ 11:00
My theology is squarely orthodox. Now I need fellow Christians to help me work out a sustainable vision of day-to-day life with my children. For evangelical parents who hold to the church's long-sta...
All Churches Should Require Background Checks
Christianity Today 2024-06-11 @ 11:00
As a former police officer and PCA elder, I believe this basic step can protect congregations from predators. For years, Jimmy G was seen as great guy and a leading member at his local community...
Tony Evans Steps Away from Ministry, Citing Old Sin
Christianity Today 2024-06-10 @ 19:35
The first African American to have both a study Bible and a full Bible commentary bearing his name said he will submit to the "biblical standard of repentance and restoration." Tony Evans, the...
The SBC's Abuse Prevention Work Is Not Done
Christianity Today 2024-06-10 @ 11:00
Five years ago, our messengers pledged to take substantive action to end sexual abuse in our churches. We cannot let another year pass with that promise unfulfilled. Just over five years ago, a...
The Generous Genius of Jürgen Moltmann
Christianity Today 2024-06-10 @ 11:00
Memories and reflections of the famed theologian from his last overseas doctoral student and friend of 33 years. When he died at home in Tübingen, Germany, last Monday morning at age 98, the...
Some Churches Call Clergy Sexual Misconduct an 'Affair.' Survivors Are Fighting to Make It Against the Law.
Christianity Today 2024-06-10 @ 11:00
Advocates push for legislation criminalizing sex between ministers and those they spiritually guide. Krystal Woolston struggled with her mental health as a teenager, but she headed to college...
Most Pastors Still Oppose Same-Sex Marriage
Christianity Today 2024-06-10 @ 11:00
Levels of support for LGBTQ relationships have plateaued among Protestant clergy. Almost a decade after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the country, most pastors remain opposed...
I've Preached the Gospel Countless Times. The Love of the Amish Preached it to Me.
Christianity Today 2024-06-07 @ 11:00
An excerpt on grief, forgiveness, and the gospel from Beechdale Road: Where Mercy Is More Powerful Than Murder. On Sunday, June 21, 2020, 18-year-old Linda Stoltzfoos of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania...
Southern Baptists, Outsiders Hear Our Confessions Too
Christianity Today 2024-06-07 @ 11:00
Baptist confessions have long drawn attention outside the church. The proposal on male pastors will too. Messengers from around the country will soon gather in Indianapolis to conduct the business...
Southern Baptist Digital Hymnal Gets Saved
Christianity Today 2024-06-07 @ 11:00
Worship leaders convince curriculum company of the value of lifewayworship.com. Lifeway no longer plans to shut down its online music ministry resource lifewayworship.com . In July 2023, the...
Evangelicals Don't Love Donald Trump Enough
Christianity Today 2024-06-07 @ 11:00
Christians who wave away the former president's sexual immorality may be the most anti-Trump constituency of all. This piece was adapted from Russell Moore's newsletter. Subscribe here. For the...
Indian Christians Relieved as Election Results Limit Hindu Nationalists
Christianity Today 2024-06-06 @ 21:30
With Modi's BJP denied an outright majority in parliament, church leaders credit prayer movements and hope the restoration of coalition politics will protect religious minorities. The world's...
Doubting Thomas: Why the Evangelical Crush on Aquinas Needs to Mature
Christianity Today 2024-06-06 @ 11:00
Thomism is experiencing a renaissance in theology, but there's a reason it's controversial. To engage with the medieval Italian priest Thomas Aquinas (1224–74) is to approach one of history's...
Ban the Mob, Not the Bible
Christianity Today 2024-06-06 @ 11:00
Christians are the victims of hate in some places and the targets of hate speech laws in others. How can believers advocate for nations to address both threats in a consistent, principled way? Hate...
Many Southern Baptist Women Care More About Calling Than What They're Called
Christianity Today 2024-06-06 @ 11:00
As the SBC debates restrictions around titles and roles, female leaders continue their work in local churches. When women's ministry began dominating her schedule, taking too much time from her...
This Is the Way: How the Dao Helps Chinese People Understand Christ
Christianity Today 2024-06-05 @ 11:00
Ancient philosopher Zhuangzi's teachings can be a means of evangelism. In the opening lines of the Gospel of John, God's eternal presence is rendered as "the Word," a translation of the Greek word...
How to Make Friends at Church
Christianity Today 2024-06-05 @ 11:00
It's tough to plunge into a new congregation. Here's how to get your head above water. Once, a man decided to attend religious services while visiting a new town. He went to the meeting location...
Inside the 'Secret World' of Global Evangelism to Muslims
Christianity Today 2024-06-05 @ 11:00
While reporting from conflict zones in Africa and the Middle East, Adriana Carranca met evangelical missionaries sent from surprising places. In a 2007 article, CT described British church...
Southern Baptists Pledged to Launch an Online Database of Abusers. It's Still Empty.
Christianity Today 2024-06-04 @ 22:55
Lack of funding and liability concerns have stalled abuse reform efforts. A volunteer Southern Baptist task force charged with implementing abuse reforms in the nation's largest Protestant...
Died: Jürgen Moltmann, Theologian of Hope
Christianity Today 2024-06-04 @ 19:32
A German soldier found by Christ in a prisoner of war camp, he became a renowned Christian scholar who taught that "God weeps with us so that we may someday laugh with him." Jürgen Moltmann, a...
Nominate a Book for the Christianity Today Book Awards
Christianity Today 2024-06-04 @ 11:00
Instructions for publishers. Dear publishers and authors, Each year, Christianity Today honors a set of outstanding books encompassing a variety of subjects and genres. The CT Book Awards will be...
What Silicon Valley's New Ethical Thinking Gets Right—and Wrong
Christianity Today 2024-06-04 @ 11:00
Effective altruism and longtermism are all the rage these days. How should Christians engage? Former cryptocurrency trade executive Ryan Salame was sentenced last week for federal financial crimes...
For Sale: Christian Ministry Headquarters
Christianity Today 2024-06-03 @ 11:30
Evangelical organizations including Wycliffe, CT, and Lifeway are giving up their buildings and developing new models for remote work. Wycliffe Bible Translators' building is 167,000 square feet of...
Francis Collins Wants to Eliminate Hepatitis C
Christianity Today 2024-06-03 @ 11:00
The Christian doctor and researcher sees a "moral imperative" in destroying a curable fatal illness. Other countries are on track to erase it, but not the United States. Francis Collins, the former...
Let the Anxious Children Sing to Me
Christianity Today 2024-06-03 @ 11:00
New worship music offers today's young believers a wider range of emotions and greater spiritual depth. Kids need more from worship music than dance motions, silly lyrics, and singsong melodies...
India's Christians Brace for 2024 Election Results
Christianity Today 2024-05-31 @ 17:00
Church leaders mobilized prayer for parliament and state elections, knowing the question wasn't whether Hindu nationalists would win but the size of their mandate. As India's monumental elections...
The Moral Confusion Around Trump's Felony Conviction
Christianity Today 2024-05-31 @ 15:00
Among the former president's antagonists and admirers alike, there is a great deal of calling evil good and good evil. The homepage of The New York Times announced the conviction of Donald Trump on...
Guilty Verdict Shakes Trump Supporters' Faith—in the Justice System
Christianity Today 2024-05-31 @ 13:43
Many white evangelicals don't trust the felony conviction and still back the former president. Donald Trump's historic felony conviction in New York on Thursday hasn't deterred his evangelical...
Pakistan's Christians Fear Forced Marriages. Punjab Court Ruling Brings New Hope
Christianity Today 2024-05-31 @ 11:00
Church leaders and human rights experts weigh in on whether raising the legal age is sufficient in shielding minors. Nearly one in five (18.3%) Pakistani girls are married before age 18, according...
Kwame Bediako Still Defines the Debate on African Culture and Christianity
Christianity Today 2024-05-31 @ 11:00
Seven leaders weigh in on the late Ghanaian scholar's provocative legacy 20 years after his best-known book. What Luther and Calvin are for evangelical Christians globally, Kwame Bediako is for...
Died: Lin Chih-Ping, Taiwan's 'Fool for Life' Who Shared 'Cosmic Light' Through Eclectic Ministry
Christianity Today 2024-05-31 @ 11:00
The entrepreneur and social services leader had a unique vision for sharing the gospel and reaching people holistically. Peter Chih-Ping Lin (林治平), who launched a Christian magazine for those...
The Chosen Season 4 Available for Streaming—'Finally'
Christianity Today 2024-05-30 @ 15:50
The TV series had to wait months to go up online due to a legal dispute with its former partner Angel Studios over content licensing. After months of delay and a legal dispute, the first episode of...
How to Flourish as a Creative Minority
Christianity Today 2024-05-30 @ 11:00
An Orthodox Jew advises American evangelicals on how to keep—and pass on—the faith in an increasingly pagan culture. Consider this a dispatch from my neighborhood to yours...
After Covering Global Disasters for Decades, Nicholas Kristof Is More Hopeful Than Ever
Christianity Today 2024-05-30 @ 11:00
The New York Times reporter's memoir can refine our perspective on pursuing justice in a fallen world. I've got my top summer reading recommendation ready for you. In fact, I'm recommending you buy...
Died: Sam Butcher, Artist Who Created Precious Moments
Christianity Today 2024-05-30 @ 11:00
His porcelain figurines sold millions while he built a church inspired by the Sistine Chapel. Sam Butcher sometimes struggled to explain why Precious Moments figurines, his signature artistic...
'I Thought I'd Be Further Along by Now'
Christianity Today 2024-05-29 @ 11:00
An excerpt on risk, worship, and spiritual growth from The Expectation Gap: The Tiny, Vast Space between Our Beliefs and Experience of God. We often think we should be further along in our life of...
Boy Meets Girl, Fans Meet Jesus?
Christianity Today 2024-05-29 @ 11:00
As Christian romances make their way to theaters, their writers are seizing opportunities for evangelism. This spring, Someone Like You, based on the Christian romance novel by author Karen...
How to Face the Headlines with Hope
Christianity Today 2024-05-29 @ 11:00
The Papua New Guinea mudslide is yet another reminder that our world is not as it should be. But take heart! Christ has overcome the world. Family members sit atop boulders, weary from lifting...
 
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