April (Web-only) 2019

Jean Vanier Made Us All More Human
Jean Vanier Made Us All More Human
The late founder of L’Arche showed the church how disability, vulnerability, and weakness bring us closer to one another and closer to Jesus.
My Prayer for Christianity Today
My Prayer for Christianity Today
The ministry's president and CEO bids farewell.
Who’s to Blame When the Shooter Is One of Our Own?
Who’s to Blame When the Shooter Is One of Our Own?
The latest synagogue attack has shaken fellow Orthodox Presbyterians—but it implicates all of us living in a fallen world and divisive culture.
How Do We Reconcile Easter Beliefs with the Easter Bombings?
How Do We Reconcile Easter Beliefs with the Easter Bombings?
A Sri Lankan priest reflects on celebrating the Resurrection amid the tragedy of last week's attacks.
Not Worth a Shot: Why Some Christians Refuse Vaccinations on Moral Grounds
Not Worth a Shot: Why Some Christians Refuse Vaccinations on Moral Grounds
The use of fetal cell lines from the 1960s is another sticking point in the vaccine debate.
Christians Can’t Back Out of the Foster System Now
Christians Can’t Back Out of the Foster System Now
Bethany CEO: Too many kids need loving families. And that’s why we decided to comply with Michigan’s new requirements.
The Easter Attacks Are a Turning Point for Sri Lanka’s Christians
The Easter Attacks Are a Turning Point for Sri Lanka’s Christians
Christianity was once viewed as an expression of colonial power. More recently, it's become countercultural.
The Good Gift of a Downcast Soul
The Good Gift of a Downcast Soul
How our emotions—even the unpleasant ones—point us back to a loving God.
Six Biblical Responses to Sri Lanka’s Easter Bombings
Six Biblical Responses to Sri Lanka’s Easter Bombings
Colombo theologian: God gives Christians the freedom to leave the revenge cycle and instead love and bless Muslims.
When Our Ultrasound Revealed a Birth Defect, My Doctor Offered an Abortion
When Our Ultrasound Revealed a Birth Defect, My Doctor Offered an Abortion
We've never regretted saying no, but his words still haunt me.
Love That Will Not Let Go
Love That Will Not Let Go
Mary Magdalene both clung to the risen Christ and went out to bear witness.
Christ's Confident Resolve
Christ's Confident Resolve
What Jesus' arrest and trial can teach us about facing opposition.
Suffering and Submission in Gethsemane
Suffering and Submission in Gethsemane
Even as Jesus struggled, he was resolute about what he wanted most of all.
The Rise of Conversational Churches
The Rise of Conversational Churches
Why a growing number of congregations are taking deliberate steps to relearn the habit of talking together.
Valuing Women of Color at Christian Conferences
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Valuing Women of Color at Christian Conferences
How evangelical institutions can concretely support their time, intellect, and labor.
Joy, the Overlooked Aspect of the Cross
Joy, the Overlooked Aspect of the Cross
Even in the midst of the sorrow, pain, and shame of the cross, Good Friday is still very good.
At Notre Dame, Good Friday Came Early
At Notre Dame, Good Friday Came Early
The cathedral’s famous Gothic form, which proclaimed Christ in shape and structure, will never die.
Is Islam Receptive to Religious Freedom?
Is Islam Receptive to Religious Freedom?
The short-term outlook appears grim, says scholar Daniel Philpott, but there are grounds for hope.
Mike Pence Is Coming to Taylor. The Grads Are Ready.
Mike Pence Is Coming to Taylor’s Graduation. The Class of 2019 Is Ready.
Four years of political spats on campus have prepared us for partisan divides and controversy.
What Is Cultural Apologetics?
What Is Cultural Apologetics?
Effective apologetics today requires a genuine missionary encounter.
Palm Sunday and the Gift of Disillusionment
Palm Sunday and the Gift of Disillusionment
How the story of Jesus’ triumphal entry—and my chronic pain diagnosis—helped me trade in false hopes for a truer picture of God.
What the Kingdom of God Is Like
What the Kingdom of God Is Like
The kingdom was central to Jesus’ teaching, but it can be divisive for his followers.
Artificial Intelligence Favors the Powerful. But It Doesn’t Have To.
Artificial Intelligence Favors the Powerful. But It Doesn’t Have To.
Why we stand up for Muslims targeted by China’s surveillance technology.
Mary’s Perfume Points Us Toward the Cross
Mary’s Perfume Points Us Toward the Cross
Her extravagant gesture exemplifies utter devotion.
If You Want to Evangelize, Try Talking About the Weather
If You Want to Evangelize, Try Talking About the Weather
Why small talk and friendship are fundamental to faith formation.
Partner Content PostThe Legacy of Pilgrim’s Progress Is up for Grabs
The Legacy of Pilgrim’s Progress Is up for Grabs
By learning and creating, we embody Bunyan's work.
Waiting Time Isn’t Wasted Time
Waiting Time Isn’t Wasted Time
As technology makes the world go faster, life’s little delays feel increasingly intolerable. Why we shouldn’t be in such a rush to get rid of them.
When the Government Bans Chaplains from Execution Chambers
When the Government Bans Chaplains from Execution Chambers
A minister to death-row inmates on bearing witness to a prisoner's final moments.
21 Unremarkable Martyrs and Their Remarkable Gifts to the World
21 Unremarkable Martyrs and Their Remarkable Gifts to the World
A writer goes in search of the young Coptic Christian men executed on film by ISIS.
The Problem of Evil in ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’
The Problem of Evil in ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’
In the CW's take on the teenage witch, Satan is front and center.
‘Best of Enemies’: Overcoming Fear With Love
‘Best of Enemies’: Overcoming Fear With Love
Taraji P. Henson says her faith influenced her decision to play Ann Atwater, the Christian woman who got the head of the Ku Klux Klan to consider integrating Durham schools.
Partner Content PostThe Temptation of the Evangelical Mind
The Temptation of the Evangelical Mind
When words construct an empty faith, Pilgrim’s Progress asks, “What does truth require of me?”
Christians Are on All Sides of the Immigration Debate
Christians Are on All Sides of the Immigration Debate
How the church can help Americans better listen to each other on a radioactive topic.
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Waging a Smarter War on Porn
Waging a Smarter War on Porn
It’s a serious problem among evangelicals. But fixating on it might be missing the bigger picture.
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