August (Web-only) 2016

The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Loves Amy Grant, Rich Mullins, and the Book of Jonah
The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Loves Amy Grant, Rich Mullins, and the Book of Jonah
The indie rocker discusses his spiritual hunger with CT.
Even in a Multiethnic Church, Race Can Be a Minefield
The Calling | 23 min
Even in a Multiethnic Church, Race Can Be a Minefield
Why pastor Bryan Loritts says it's one worth navigating.
Q+A with Christena Cleveland: 'I Felt for the First Time—I'm Not Alone'
Q+A with Christena Cleveland: 'I Felt for the First Time—I'm Not Alone'
What everyone needs to know about supporting women of color at conferences and in churches.
Fearless Faith in a Time of Forgetting
Fearless Faith in a Time of Forgetting
Our culture can’t remember what makes Christianity good, but there's no reason to freak out.
We Need More Politics on Social Media, Not Less
We Need More Politics on Social Media, Not Less
How our feeds feed popular opinion.
Moms, Go on with Your ‘Bad’ Self
Moms, Go on with Your ‘Bad’ Self
In a culture that expects perfection, sometimes failed moms are just doing their best.
The Hollars
The Hollars
What can you do with your regrets?
The Long Road to Building Israel's First Post-Statehood Church
The Long Road to Building Israel's First Post-Statehood Church
Despite fierce opposition, these Israeli Christians are making history with their new home.
The First in My Family to Graduate College
The First in My Family to Graduate College
None of my family graduated from high school. My father was a Cuban musician and my mother was a singer.
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Should Filmmaker Nate Parker's Rape Allegations Stay in the Past?
Should Filmmaker Nate Parker's Rape Allegations Stay in the Past?
The ‘Birth of a Nation’ director and star was acquitted of sexual assault but says 'There are things more important than the law.'
Fearless in the Fight
Fearless in the Fight
Nothing surprises God about the state of our world.
In Her Fight Against Slavery, Bianca Juarez Olthoff Isn’t Afraid to Play with Fire
The Calling | 56 min
In Her Fight Against Slavery, Bianca Juarez Olthoff Isn’t Afraid to Play with Fire
How the anti-human-trafficking advocate learned to break rules so she could break chains.
God, Are You There?
God, Are You There?
Even in our poverty, God always seemed to provide.
What 'No Man's Sky' and C. S. Lewis Tell Us About the Spirit of Our Age
What 'No Man's Sky' and C. S. Lewis Tell Us About the Spirit of Our Age
The recent hit sci-fi video game promises an infinite galaxy to explore. Is that enough?
A Lament for Louisiana After the Floods
A Lament for Louisiana After the Floods
As I grieve the tragedy in my home state, I’ve found solace in a surprising place.
Extreme Athletes Don’t Have to Settle for Adrenaline Highs
Extreme Athletes Don’t Have to Settle for Adrenaline Highs
Action-sports ministries help wakeboarders, surfers, skaters, and snowboarders ground their passions in gospel truth.
Let Them Bake Cakes
Let Them Bake Cakes
The Great British Baking Show teaches me about offering and receiving friendship in a fractured world.
Freed from the Life I've Always Wanted
Freed from the Life I've Always Wanted
How Jesus confronted my "good Christian life"
Black and Blue Wife
Black and Blue Wife
My husband was a minister and I held graduate degrees—yet our “Christian” marriage was full of abuse.
Corpse Trials and Other Perils of Church Politics
Corpse Trials and Other Perils of Church Politics
I guess that's one way to handle a church staff change . . .
Putting the Fear of God in the Fashion Industry
Putting the Fear of God in the Fashion Industry
Menswear creator Jerry Lorenzo wears his faith on his sleeve.
Why I’m Not a World-Changer
Why I’m Not a World-Changer
In my middle-age years, I’ve traded revolution for good old-fashioned faithfulness.
How Much Should a Christian Olympian Give Up for Gold?
How Much Should a Christian Olympian Give Up for Gold?
Three-time gold medalist Josh Davis and Rio correspondent Tim Ellsworth on picking between evangelism and family, the athlete’s faith community, and what the Games have in common with missions trips.
The Church That Reads Together Thrives Together
The Church That Reads Together Thrives Together
How talking about books helped an Indianapolis congregation overcome differences and bring life back to their neighborhood.
The DJ Making the Angels Rap
The DJ Making the Angels Rap
Christian hip-hop remembers the legacy of the late DJ Official.
Kubo and the Two Strings
Kubo and the Two Strings
A boy, a monkey, a beetle, and a lot of origami.
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur
A new twist on the tale of the Christ.
Shauna Niequist's Recipe for a Hospitable Church
The Calling | 41 min
Shauna Niequist's Recipe for a Hospitable Church
Why the author, speaker, and snack-serving guru thinks a warm welcome can save the world.
Our Bodies Are Imperfect Temples
Our Bodies Are Imperfect Temples
God dwells in us whether we’re Olympian-level muscular or morbidly obese.
Am I Humble Enough to Learn from Millennials?
Am I Humble Enough to Learn from Millennials?
Learning from my elders is easy. Learning from those younger than me—not so much.
Losing Myself
Losing Myself
Becoming “Mom” stirred up a difficult question: Who am I . . . really?
How Celebrate Recovery Helped Evangelicals Open Up About Addiction
How Celebrate Recovery Helped Evangelicals Open Up About Addiction
Over 25 years, the program has made churches a safer space for recovery.
Confessions of a Sixth-Grade Youth Group Rock God
Confessions of a Sixth-Grade Youth Group Rock God
What I gleaned from my brief flirtation with praise-and-worship stardom.
How Moving to Kenya Made Me a Less Fearful Parent
How Moving to Kenya Made Me a Less Fearful Parent
Things shifted when I noticed my preschooler handles daily life in Africa better than I do.
Sausage Party
Sausage Party
A raunchy anti-Veggie Tales with surprising takes on atheism, faith, and tolerance.
Pete's Dragon
Pete's Dragon
David Lowery is a great match for reimagining the classic Disney film.
Exclusive: Churches Battle Billion-Dollar Industry Making the Poor Poorer
Exclusive Video Premiere: Churches Take on the Billion-Dollar Industry Making the Poor Poorer
When the state government did nothing, Texas churches stepped up to fight for change in their local communities.
A Conversation with Nate Parker about 'The Birth of a Nation'
A Conversation with Nate Parker about 'The Birth of a Nation'
CT talks to the writer, director, and star of the highly-anticipated film about his faith and race in America.
What It's Like to Be a Black, Female Pastor in the South
What It's Like to Be a Black, Female Pastor in the South
Nicole Massie Martin shares about her unique vocation.
Medal-Winning Swimmer Maya DiRado: My Faith Frees Me to Dream Big
Medal-Winning Swimmer Maya DiRado: My Faith Frees Me to Dream Big
She sets high goals inside and outside the pool, saying there’s more to life than swimming.
Is It Time for a Pivot from National Politics?
Is It Time for a Pivot from National Politics?
Just lending advocate Stephen K. Reeves on why more Christians should channel their frustration with national politics into engaging their local officials.
The Second Life of the Man Who Wouldn’t Run on Sunday
The Second Life of the Man Who Wouldn’t Run on Sunday
How Eric Liddell, the hero of 'Chariots of Fire,' laid aside Olympic glory for the missions field.
For TV's Gaffigans, Church Is a 'Miracle' On-Screen and Off
For TV's Gaffigans, Church Is a 'Miracle' On-Screen and Off
Writer, producer, and mother of five Jeannie Gaffigan on how faith feeds her family's comedic calling.
Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Leaders: California, Please Protect Religious Liberty
Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Leaders: California, Please Protect Religious Liberty
We call on the State Assembly to abandon Senate Bill 1146.
'Hillbilly Elegy' Hits Close to Home
'Hillbilly Elegy' Hits Close to Home
What J. D. Vance’s book taught me about my own painful past in rural America.
The Missing Heart of Our Gospel: Union with Christ
The Missing Heart of Our Gospel: Union with Christ
Pastor and author Rankin Wilbourne explains why this biblical doctrine is so important for every Christian.
For Black Women, Looking Tough Takes a Toll
For Black Women, Looking Tough Takes a Toll
Emotional strength can only hide heartbreak for so long, says pyschologist and theologian Chanequa Walker-Barnes
How to Discipline in Love
How to Discipline in Love
(Even when your child makes you really, really mad.)
Meet the Rio Olympians Who Put God Before Gold
Meet the Rio Olympians Who Put God Before Gold
A glimpse of inspiration and testimony from some of Team USA’s Christian athletes.
Throwing Candy
Throwing Candy
The afternoon that changed everything for me
Our Priorities Are Off When Family Is More Important Than Church
Our Priorities Are Off When Family Is More Important Than Church
Jesus' focus was on the family of God, not the biological family.
Actually, the ‘Mommy Wars’ Aren’t Universal
Actually, the ‘Mommy Wars’ Aren’t Universal
Most American moms, particularly women of color, don’t fit the stereotypes.
In a Trump v. Clinton Election, Should Character Matter?
In a Trump v. Clinton Election, Should Character Matter?
Historian John Fea on how Americans’ understanding of morality has evolved and how your view of government affects your answer.
What I Needed From the Church During My Depression
What I Needed From the Church During My Depression
3 ways our communities can support mental health.
The Casserole-Toting Church Ladies Hold the Secret To Happiness
The Casserole-Toting Church Ladies Hold the Secret To Happiness
I found unexpected heroes—and a model for faithful living—in the elderly women at my church.
7 Tips for Seeking Peace with African Americans
7 Tips for Seeking Peace with African Americans
Race relations are complicated and understanding goes a long way
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