January (Web-only) 2017

6 Things Your Church Can Do During the Refugee Ban
6 Things Your Church Can Do During the Refugee Ban
The recent executive order has thrust refugees and resettlement agencies into limbo. Here’s how you can help.
Henri Nouwen’s Weakness Was His Strength
Henri Nouwen’s Weakness Was His Strength
How a gifted, high-achieving spiritual guide learned to share his wounds with others.
‘Paterson’ Richly Rewards the Watchful
‘Paterson’ Richly Rewards the Watchful
So much depends upon a bus driver, carefully attentive, writing poetry in Paterson, NJ.
A Psalm for the Refugee Crisis in America
A Psalm for the Refugee Crisis in America
When our government is wrong, the church responds by doing what is right.
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What the Hygge Trend Tells Me About True Comfort
What the Hygge Trend Tells Me About True Comfort
I like warm socks, coffee, and a cozy fire. But real, sustainable self-care involves something unexpected.
The Blessed Way - Mother's Day 2017 Gift Bundle
The Blessed Way is a beautifully-designed devotional guide, featuring a 30-day reading plan through the Sermon on the Mount.
Andy Crouch: My Work as a Father Will Outlast Any Word I'll Ever Write
The Calling | 59 min
Andy Crouch: My Work as a Father Will Outlast Any Word I'll Ever Write
CT's outgoing executive editor looks back on the successes—and anxieties—of his twelve years in journalism.
The Surprisingly Positive Legacy of the Kermit Gosnell Case
The Surprisingly Positive Legacy of the Kermit Gosnell Case
How the worst of the abortion industry brought out the best of pro-life advocacy.
Why Christians Fall Prey to Fake News
Why Christians Fall Prey to Fake News
In the age of information overload, propaganda helps us find a place to belong.
The Jesus Everybody Loves
The Jesus Everybody Loves
Even nonbelievers value his teachings. But all of us have trouble living them out.
God Doesn't Need You to Try So Hard
God Doesn't Need You to Try So Hard
A spiritual lesson for chronic achievers.
Why Abortion Workers Need Our Forgiveness and Support
Why Abortion Workers Need Our Forgiveness and Support
Some pro-life advocates view Planned Parenthood employees as killers complicit in crimes. Abby Johnson sees them as people worth rescuing.
Encountering the Mystical in the ‘The Fits’
Encountering the Mystical in the ‘The Fits’
The fascinating film about adolescent encounters with the sublime gives us plenty to ponder.
God Wants You to Get Some Sleep
God Wants You to Get Some Sleep
Our restless generation is missing out on the spiritual benefits of shuteye.
Trump Inauguration’s Bible Reading Is Not in Your Bible
Trump Inauguration’s Bible Reading Is Not in Your Bible
Why it’s good for Protestants to hear from the Apocrypha.
3 Priorities for Evangelicals in the Trump Years
3 Priorities for Evangelicals in the Trump Years
Actually, they’re worth pursuing no matter who occupies the White House.
How Trump’s Inauguration Will Catalyze Christian Witness
How Trump’s Inauguration Will Catalyze Christian Witness
Now is the time for the church to embrace the radical, ordinary influence of faith.
Do Pastors Belong on the Trump Inauguration Stage?
Do Pastors Belong on the Trump Inauguration Stage?
Samuel Rodriguez explains why he will pray at the next president's swearing-in.
The Story Behind Trump’s Controversial Prayer Partner
The Story Behind Trump’s Controversial Prayer Partner
What Paula White’s Washington moment implies for the prosperity gospel’s future.
Women’s March Sets Out to Exclude 40 Percent of American Women
Women’s March Sets Out to Exclude 40 Percent of American Women
What pro-life feminists actually have in common with their pro-choice counterparts.
Singleness: My Only Companion
Singleness: My Only Companion
I've never been in a serious relationship despite my desire to one day marry. God is teaching me to hold that desire loosely. 
How Lifting My Hands in Worship Became My Protest to God
How Lifting My Hands in Worship Became My Protest to God
I have to let go of how inappropriate it feels to approach Christ with such boldness.
Latasha Morrison: The Church Is the ‘Only Place Equipped to Do Racial Reconciliation Well’
Latasha Morrison: The Church Is the ‘Only Place Equipped to Do Racial Reconciliation Well’
The founder of Be the Bridge reveals her vision for solving America's race problem.
Where Obama's Final Push for a Two-State Solution Leaves Trump
Where Obama's Final Push for a Two-State Solution Leaves Trump
Three Christians explain the intensifying world debate over Israel's West Bank settlements.
When Women Blame Men for Domestic Stress, They Miss the Big Picture
When Women Blame Men for Domestic Stress, They Miss the Big Picture
The gender wars inspire finger-pointing. The gospel offers another way.
The Truth of Scorsese’s Faithless Characters
The Truth of Scorsese’s Faithless Characters
In an interview with CT, ‘Silence’ director reveals why he is drawn to ‘wretches.’
Why Christian Persecution Keeps Rising
Why Christian Persecution Keeps Rising
Open Doors CEO on how ethnic nationalism in India and other Asian countries endangers more Christians than ever before.
The Two Worlds of a Nigerian Christian Novelist
The Two Worlds of a Nigerian Christian Novelist
How Chigozie Obioma’s writing draws on Western and African expressions of faith.
Love of Literature Feeds Karen Swallow Prior's Faith
The Calling | 39 min
Love of Literature Feeds Karen Swallow Prior's Faith
Why the Liberty University English professor believes the church still needs the classics.
An Ancient Christian Vision for Modern Medicine
An Ancient Christian Vision for Modern Medicine
Meet the Denver doctor on a hilarious, heartfelt search for the healing ingredient in health care.
Patricia Heaton: My Career Floundered, Then Flourished Because of Faith
Patricia Heaton: My Career Floundered, Then Flourished Because of Faith
Q+A: The star of ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ and ‘The Middle’ reveals the prayer that changed her life.
Secular Pro-Lifer Nat Hentoff Showed Me the Holistic Power of Truth
Secular Pro-Lifer Nat Hentoff Showed Me the Holistic Power of Truth
I learned from the late Village Voice columnist that Christians need not fear free speech.
The Micro-Premie Dilemma
The Micro-Premie Dilemma
Does NICU technology change our pro-life obligations?
Why Are Our Kids So Anxious?
Why Are Our Children So Anxious?
Unpacking the reasons behind childhood and adolescent anxiety—and the hope we find in the gospel.
A Bunch of Deleted Scenes Might Become Your Movie of the Year
A Bunch of Deleted Scenes Might Become Your Movie of the Year
Kirsten Johnson’s collection of arresting leftovers, ‘Cameraperson,’ is laden with meaning.
Do Women Fighters Undermine the Bible’s Understanding of Gender?
Do Women Fighters Undermine the Bible’s Understanding of Gender?
How both the culture and church struggle to value women and what it will take to change that.
'Get the Girl to Do It'
'Get the Girl to Do It'
What 'Hidden Figures' reveals about race, women, and how our sons see our daughters.
Q+A: Inside Edition's Megan Alexander on 'Faith in the Spotlight'
Q+A: Inside Edition's Megan Alexander on 'Faith in the Spotlight'
The popular journalist shares about staying true to her faith in the TV news industry.

Top Story October 24, 2020

Fighting the Pandemic with Our Hearts and Our Smarts
Fighting the Pandemic with Our Hearts and Our Smarts
A development economist and a disaster-relief expert show how to approach COVID-19 as “Shrewd Samaritans.”