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What You Don’t Know About Rural America: 3 Common Misconceptions
The physical presence of a church and its spiritual impact are not the same thing.
Misconception #3: Rural America doesn't need another church. The picturesque steeple of a white-painted church is often presented as a defining feature of small-town America.
Is It Time for Evangelicals to Strategically Withdraw from the Culture?
Four evangelical thinkers consider what Rod Dreher's Benedict Option means for the church.
Mark Galli, Editor. Read more from this special feature: The Benedict Option's False Dichotomy. The Benedict Option Falls Short of Real Pluralism. The Benedict Option's Blind Spots.
Is Orality Really Effective in Sharing the Gospel?
o·ral·i·ty: the quality of being spoken or verbally communicated
and applications of orality methods and strategies. A very significant feature is simplicity and reproducibility. Actually, orality-based methods are the most
Clinton, Trump, or Neither? 3 Views on the 2016 Presidential ElectionSubscriber Access Only
Ron Sider, James Dobson, and Sho Baraka make the best Christian case for each choice.
The Editors. Read more from this special feature: Ron Sider: Why I Am Voting for Hillary Clinton. James Dobson: Why I Am Voting for Donald Trump.
CT Makers: 20 of the Most Creative Christians We KnowSubscriber Access Only
Meet the artists, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists using fresh ideas for common good.
Kate Shellnutt is online associate editor of CT. Read more from this special feature: Nury Vittachi. Chris and Will Haughey. Pete Docter. Jeremy Cowart. Rebecca Bradley. Jon Batiste.
20 Truths from "The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb"
Searching for Jesus' Path of Power in a Church that has Abandoned It
Goggin & Strobel. 0; tweet; share; email; print. I am glad to feature a new book by Kyle Strobel and Jamin Goggin on the blog today. Kyle is an assistant
How to Nominate a Book for the 2018 Christianity Today Book Awards
Instructions for publishers.
In the January/February 2018 issue, CT will feature the best books published between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017, divided into categories according to subject and genre.
Christ's Transfiguration Is a Sneak Preview of Our Future Subscriber Access Only
Jesus' transformation on the mountain might have more to do with us than we think.
Christ's Transfiguration Is a Sneak Preview of Our Future. Jesus' transformation on the mountain might have more to do with us than we think. Michael Kibbe| June 21, 2017.
Thou Shalt Have a Good TimeSubscriber Access Only
Enjoying yourself is a spiritual discipline.
Thou Shalt Have a Good Time. Enjoying yourself is a spiritual discipline. Mark Galli| June 21, 2017. Thou Shalt Have a Good Time. Image: iStock. Thou Shalt Have a Good Time.
What Brilliant Psychologists Like Me Are Learning About HumilitySubscriber Access Only
Measuring meekness can help the church as long as we remember the only One who had something to brag about.
What Brilliant Psychologists Like Me Are Learning About Humility. Measuring meekness can help the church as long as we remember the only One who had something to brag about.
Immigrants Are Reshaping American MissionsSubscriber Access Only
Latino congregations are launching their own international partnerships to support ministries and churches in their homelands.
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Immigrants Are Reshaping American Missions Leer en español. Latino congregations are launching their own international partnerships to support ministries
How to Find Hope in the Humanless EconomySubscriber Access Only
Robots could take half of our jobs in the next decade. Here’s why Christians have nothing to fear.
How to Find Hope in the Humanless Economy. Robots could take half of our jobs in the next decade. Here's why Christians have nothing to fear. Kevin
From Jonathan Edwards to Jerry FalwellSubscriber Access Only
Pulitzer Prize–winner Frances FitzGerald looks at the long history behind evangelical political activism.
From Jonathan Edwards to Jerry Falwell. Pulitzer Prize– winner Frances FitzGerald looks at the long history behind evangelical political activism. Interview
The Fight for Social Justice Starts WithinSubscriber Access Only
What Jason Russell and John Ortberg learned about the souls of activists.
The Fight for Social Justice Starts Within. What Jason Russell and John Ortberg learned about the souls of activists. Jedd Medefind| June 21, 2017. The
Why Christians Are Abandoning the Orphanage Subscriber Access Only
A new focus on the family is changing how Christians care for abandoned and neglected children.
Why Christians Are Abandoning the Orphanage. A new focus on the family is changing how Christians care for abandoned and neglected children. Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra| June 21, 2017.
11 Portraits of Charleston Survivors' Grief and GraceSubscriber Access Only
CT sent a reporter and a photographer to be with the family members of several victims.
11 Portraits of Charleston Survivors' Grief and Grace. CT sent a reporter and a photographer to be with the family members of several victims. Reporting
Church Planting Metrics: Measure What’s Important (Part Two)
Measure outcomes, not activities.
indicator for each sub-target. An indicator is “the exemplary, concrete description of an essential feature of a sub-target” (Gohl 2003). A helpful starting point
Wait Upon the DropSubscriber Access Only
Why churches are turning to club music to elevate praise.
Wait Upon the Drop. Why churches are turning to club music to elevate praise. Jeff Neely| June 14, 2017. Wait Upon the Drop. Image: Abigail Lynn / UnSplash. Wait Upon the Drop.
Three Practices For Third Space Churches
How do we seek the flourishing of our city in such a way that contributes to the urban renewal happening all around us?
Innovation District and our third space has shifted from just a coffee shop into more of a gathering space restaurant and events venue (specialty coffee is still a significant feature but the
The Invisible Heroes of the Persecuted ChurchSubscriber Access Only
The case for Christians investing in the profession only 1 in 5 Americans trust.
The Invisible Heroes of the Persecuted Church. The case for Christians investing in the profession only 1 in 5 Americans trust. Timothy C. Morgan| May 26, 2017.
Top Story June 25, 2017
Finding My ‘True Self’ As a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
Finding My ‘True Self’ As a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
In my young-adult struggle with sexual identity, both legalistic condemnation and progressive license left me floundering.
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