February (Web-only) 2019

Are We the Ultraviolet Light of the World? Or the X-Rays?
Are We the Ultraviolet Light of the World? Or the X-Rays?
An astronomer ponders one of Jesus' most memorable sayings.
This Church Mother Comforted the Grieving with Scientific Thinking
This Church Mother Comforted the Grieving with Scientific Thinking
Macrina’s famous brothers approved the words in the Nicene Creed: ‘maker of all things visible and invisible.’ But she explained why it matters.
Should ISIS Brides Be Treated Like the Prodigal Son?
Should ISIS Brides Be Treated Like the Prodigal Son?
N. T. Wright suggests Jesus would disagree with the British government. Christian scholars in UK, US, and Middle East weigh in.
Partner Content PostGood Christians Are Satan's Easiest Targets
Good Christians Are Satan's Easiest Targets
But The Pilgrim's Progress teaches us how to brawl with Apollyon.
Methodism’s Global Reach Has Changed the Denomination
Methodism’s Global Reach Has Changed the Denomination
The tradition is largest in the US but today has a strong international presence. How did that happen?
Did George Whitefield Serve Two Masters?
Did George Whitefield Serve Two Masters?
A new biography helps us come to terms with the unsavory side of the great revivalist’s mission to America.
Partner Content PostHow Pilgrim’s Progress Helps Us Die
How Pilgrim’s Progress Helps Us Die
In the midst of churning waters, Hope directs our gaze.
The Biggest Hindrance to Your Kids’ Faith Isn’t Doubt. It’s Silence
The Biggest Hindrance to Your Kids’ Faith Isn’t Doubt. It’s Silence
According to two researchers, the key to “sticky faith” is conversation.
The Struggle to Say ‘I’m Sorry’ in Public
The Struggle to Say ‘I’m Sorry’ in Public
Why we have a hard time saying we were unequivocally wrong.
Making America Hospitable for Religious Outsiders
Making America Hospitable for Religious Outsiders
Muslims (and other minorities) shouldn’t have to elevate national ideals above faith commitments before gaining a seat at the table of citizenship.
How Cracking Wheat’s Genetic Code Reminds Us Who We Are
How Cracking Wheat’s Genetic Code Reminds Us Who We Are
This grain’s genome echoes of the strength found in the diversity of God’s people.
Should We Keep Studying a Fired Pastor’s Work?
Should We Keep Studying a Fired Pastor’s Work?
After LifeWay pulls James MacDonald’s Bible studies, Christians consider if and when a leader’s teachings remain edifying after a scandal.
I Fled My Country, But Not My Marriage
I Fled My Country, But Not My Marriage
Though extremists separated me from my husband years ago, I know who holds us together.
No, Millennials Aren’t Killing Evangelism
No, Millennials Aren’t Killing Evangelism
But if you’re hesitant about sharing the gospel in the 21st century, here's what you need to know about effectively reaching people for Christ.
On Mancow, MacDonald, and the Harvest Mess
On Mancow, MacDonald, and the Harvest Mess
CT's editor in chief on today's aired remarks.
Get Close to Refugees, and Let Love Grow
Get Close to Refugees, and Let Love Grow
Two new books consider the personal, practical, and theological sides of welcoming the stranger.
Alister McGrath: Michael Green Taught Me the Importance of Evangelism
Alister McGrath: Michael Green Taught Me the Importance of Evangelism
A tribute to the theologian who taught a generation how to evangelize through the local church.
Making the Liturgy Sing a New Song
Making the Liturgy Sing a New Song
How a retired Anglican priest and a young church music director created Liturgical Folk.
Submit to God, Not the Market
Submit to God, Not the Market
Today’s capitalism demands a kind of absolute commitment, says Kathryn Tanner. But Christianity carries within it the seeds of resistance.
Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Gospel of Shame-Free Sexuality
Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Gospel of Shame-Free Sexuality
We can't defeat shame by whittling down God's law to fit our behavior. We need the good news of God's forgiveness instead.
How This Dutch Congregation Pulled Off a 96-Day Service
How This Dutch Congregation Pulled Off a 96-Day Service
A deeper look at how hundreds of Christians from across the Netherlands came together to worship God and protect an immigrant family from deportation.
‘A Theology of Everything’ for a Pluralistic World
‘A Theology of Everything’ for a Pluralistic World
Fuller theology professor Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen thinks Catholics and Pentecostals are doing today's best theology.
Infanticide Debate Reflects a New Era for Abortion Politics
Infanticide Debate Reflects a New Era for Abortion Politics
As states push for pro-choice protections, Christians have a growing obligation to defend the lives of babies born as “burdens.”
Our Churches Are Either Sacramental or Charismatic
Our Churches Are Either Sacramental or Charismatic
The Early Church didn't make a distinction. So why do we?
Leave Your Righteous Indignation on the Field
Leave Your Righteous Indignation on the Field
Aristotle taught that outrage can be a natural response, but Christ reminds us that it should be rare.
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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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