October (Web-only) 2019

Baptists and Catholics Helped Save Thousands of Florida Marriages
How Baptists and Catholics Together Helped Save Thousands of Florida Marriages
A faith-based marriage campaign in Jacksonville appears to have driven divorce rates down. Can the model be replicated?
The Puritans Had Two Shots at Building a Godly Society
The Puritans Had Two Shots at Building a Godly Society
In both England and America, their political experiments collapsed. But they left behind a spiritual legacy that still inspires.
Trump’s Withdrawal from Syria Threatens the Growing Kurdish Church
Trump’s Withdrawal from Syria Threatens the Growing Kurdish Church
Christianity is spreading in the majority Sunni community. But what will the violence mean?
The Early Church Thrived Amid Secularism and Shows How We Can, Too
The Early Church Thrived Amid Secularism and Shows How We Can, Too
The pre-Christendom church managed to avoid both isolationism and accommodationism. Their model gives us a map for post-Christendom challenges.
Faith-Based Show ‘Vindication’ Displays Realities of Sexual Abuse
Faith-Based Show ‘Vindication’ Displays Realities of Sexual Abuse
The Amazon Prime series is personal for its starring actress Emma Elle Roberts.
The Best of CT: The Beatitudes
The Best of CT: The Beatitudes
Highlights from our archives.
Why It’s Easier to Accept David as a Murderer than a Rapist
Why It’s Easier to Accept David as a Murderer than a Rapist
The current debate over what happened to Bathsheba forces us to think deeper about motives and power.
Let the Little Children Come to Church, Safely
Let the Little Children Come to Church, Safely
Improved policies are the first step in a major cultural shift to eradicate sex abuse in kids ministry.
Catholic Leaders Are Discussing Married Priests, Female Church Leadership, and Climate Change
Catholic Leaders Are Discussing Married Priests, Female Church Leadership, and Climate Change
What Protestants need to know about Pope Francis’s Amazon Synod.
Down in the Dirt with a Soil-Splattered God
Down in the Dirt with a Soil-Splattered God
Our Heavenly Father is immersed in the mess and muck of life. How often do we notice?
The Bible Is More Than the Sum of Its Books
The Bible Is More Than the Sum of Its Books
Why Christians read the diversity within the canon as a unified whole.
Forgiveness Went Viral. Calls for Justice Should Too
Botham Jean’s Brother’s Offer of Forgiveness Went Viral. His Mother’s Calls for Justice Should Too.
Let’s not distort the gospel by elevating one family member’s words over the other.
In Abuse Cases, Don’t Trust Your Gut
In Abuse Cases, Don’t Trust Your Gut
Malcolm Gladwell’s new book leans too much on private interpretations of truth.
Living with Bacteria, Dying to Self: My Life with Crohn’s
Living with Bacteria, Dying to Self: My Life with Crohn’s
An ordained scientist reflects on God's grace and his gut biome.
Master’s Seminary Grad Takes Kanye’s Crowds to Church
Master’s Seminary Grad Takes Kanye’s Crowds to Church
How the pastor of a small, nondenominational Bible church ended up in Kanye’s circle.
Forgiveness First, Restoration Later: Pastor Responds to Recanted Hair-Cutting Account
Forgiveness First, Restoration Later: Pastor Responds to Recanted Hair-Cutting Account
The church sees the incident as a chance for students to demonstrate gospel reconciliation and for leaders to take a deeper look at racial dynamics among the diverse student body.
Lecrae Got Baptized Again. Here's Why People Were Upset
Lecrae Got Baptized Again. Here's Why People Were Upset
A deep dive into a very old sacrament.
Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help
Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help
Preemptive Love’s Jeremy Courtney says despite the Turkey deal, “This crisis shows no sign of letting up, and we can’t either.”
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