January (Web-only) 2020

Christianity’s Influence on World History Is Real but Easily Overstated
Christianity’s Influence on World History Is Real but Easily Overstated
Did the teachings of Jesus launch a sweeping revolution in human consciousness? Maybe, but we need better evidence.
3 Ways UK Churches Can Turn Brexit’s Separation into Reintegration
3 Ways UK Churches Can Turn Brexit’s Separation into Reintegration
Amid the "great divorce" from Europe, British believers have opportunities to model a better blend of faith and politics—with each other and the global body of Christ.
Yes, You Can Trust the Four Gospels. Even When They Conflict.
Yes, You Can Trust the Four Gospels. Even When They Conflict.
Literary device theory is gaining popularity among scholars. Philosopher Lydia McGrew doesn’t buy it.
Mary the Priest and Phil the Groundhog Beat Out Super Bowl Hoopla
Mary the Priest and Phil the Groundhog Beat Out Super Bowl Hoopla
The real reason February 2 is an occasion for feasting.
The 49ers Chaplain Went from San Quentin to the Super Bowl
The 49ers Chaplain Went from San Quentin to the Super Bowl
In a winning season, Earl Smith also saw the team grow in faith.
What Martin Luther Teaches Us About Coronavirus
What Martin Luther Teaches Us About Coronavirus
Is it faithful to flee an epidemic? German reformer’s reflection on the plague can guide Christians in China and everywhere the Wuhan virus has spread.
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What If We Don’t Have to Choose Between Evolution and Adam and Eve?
What If We Don’t Have to Choose Between Evolution and Adam and Eve?
How insights from genealogy can help change the terms of a contentious debate.
Prayer in the Time of Coronavirus
Prayer in the Time of Coronavirus
A microbiologist urges Christians to resist the fear that surrounds contagious diseases.
Beth Moore: God Uses Your Mistakes for Good
Beth Moore: God Uses Your Mistakes for Good
In the Lord’s economy, nothing is wasted—not even rotten fruit.
Sing to the Lord, All the Earth (and Minnesota)
Sing to the Lord, All the Earth (and Minnesota)
Listen: Immigrant congregations bring diverse worship to the Lutheran Midwest.
They Run a Hip Vegan Restaurant—and Give All the Profits to Charity
They Run a Hip Vegan Restaurant—and Give All the Profits to Charity
How one NYC couple is aiming for a maximum return on investment in their business and life.
The Incarnation Lifts Our Gaze from Dust to Light
The Incarnation Lifts Our Gaze from Dust to Light
That God dwelt among us has profound implications for theology, art, and life.
The Better Good News on Political Division
The Better Good News on Political Division
The “extreme middle” is shaped like a cross.
No Friend of Tax Collectors
No Friend of Tax Collectors
Churches are tax exempt for good reason. Anything else would be disastrous.
What Does ‘Evangelical’ Mean?
What Does ‘Evangelical’ Mean?
CT discusses key distinctives of evangelical belief, identity, and spirituality.
Sorry, James and David: Silas and Obadiah Are Today’s Trending Baby Names.
Sorry, James and David: Silas and Obadiah Are Today’s Trending Baby Names.
Weird Bible names are on the rise. What’s behind the trend?
Your Church Needs Boomers
Your Church Needs Boomers
How a hyper-focus on “attracting the young” can sideline the aging faithful.
What This Aboriginal Christian Wants to Tell the Church About the Australia Fires
What This Aboriginal Christian Wants to Tell the Church About the Australia Fires
Why the unprecedented natural disaster is an opportunity to start listening to indigenous voices.
Nous, le un pour cent des chrétiens, présentons nos excuses aux quatre-vingt-dix-neuf autres pour cent de chrétiens
Nous, le un pour cent des chrétiens, présentons nos excuses aux quatre-vingt-dix-neuf autres pour cent de chrétiens
Vous, les 99 %, n'existez pas pour aider les professionnels du ministère à accomplir le Grand Mandat missionnaire. C’est nous qui existons pour vous aider à le faire.
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On MLK Day, Be Still and Listen
On MLK Day, Be Still and Listen
Hearing each other is a miracle. We need to practice receiving it as such.
Worship God: Start a Hobby
Worship God: Start a Hobby
Lately, hobbies have become a metric of personal success. But their core purpose is to help us pause and praise.
Should Christians Kill Animals for Sport?
Should Christians Kill Animals for Sport?
A new book presents a range of arguments on the moral legitimacy of hunting.
Can the Church Lead on Race Relations? Atlanta Christians Think So.
Can the Church Lead on Race Relations? Atlanta Christians Think So.
A movement that started at the world's biggest Confederate monument is establishing trust and relationships among faith leaders of all ethnic backgrounds.
When Women of Color Write, the Whole Church Gains
Kristie Anyabwile: When Women of Color Write, the Whole Church Gains
A conversation with the editor of "His Testimonies, My Heritage."
Megxit and the Church: Harry and Meghan Reflect Our Lost Youth
Megxit and the Church: Harry and Meghan Reflect Our Lost Youth
Britain’s royal family isn’t the only institution struggling to retain and empower the next generation.
Bryan Stevenson Wants to Liberate People from the Lie That Their Life Doesn’t Matter
Bryan Stevenson Wants to Liberate People from the Lie That Their Life Doesn’t Matter
The author of the book behind the new film ‘Just Mercy’ shows the church a way forward.
Can We See God from Einstein’s Tower?
Can We See God from Einstein’s Tower?
The great scientist’s grand theories can take us to dizzying heights, but there are realms they cannot reach.
#Blessed: The Ministry of Instagram Inspiration
#Blessed: The Ministry of Instagram Inspiration
Morgan Harper Nichols and Ruth Chou Simons are part of a movement to bring beauty, truth, and encouragement to millions scrolling on their phones.
Love Your Neighbor in the New Year: Answer Their Emails and Texts
Love Your Neighbor in the New Year: Answer Their Emails and Texts
Jesus protected his time and also gave it up willingly. In this digital age, we’re called to do the same.
Top Stories of the Persecuted Church in 2019
Top Stories of the Persecuted Church in 2019
Christians continue to suffer around the world, from Algeria to Syria. Here are the 10 most-read stories from last year.
Introducing Christianity Today’s New Editor in Chief
Introducing Christianity Today’s New Editor in Chief
Daniel Harrell on how he became a Christian, pastoring on the East Coast and Midwest, and losing his wife to cancer.
My Favorite ‘Quick to Listen’ Episodes of 2019
My Favorite ‘Quick to Listen’ Episodes of 2019
The hosts of Christianity Today's weekly news podcast on the episodes they won't soon forget.
Christianity Today’s 15 Most-Read Book Reviews of 2019
Christianity Today’s 15 Most-Read Book Reviews of 2019
We read about waging a smarter war on porn, Richard Mouw wrestling with evangelicalism, and Why secular substitutes for religion will always leave us exhausted and unhappy.
The Dangers that Epiphany Reveals
The Dangers that Epiphany Reveals
Lessons from the Magi on being simultaneously threatened and “overwhelmed by joy.”
Who Evangelicals Lost in 2019
Who Evangelicals Lost in 2019
Remembering scholar Lamin Sanneh, theologian Jean Vanier, evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, and others.
Behind the Frontlines: Tree of Life
Behind the Frontlines: Tree of Life
After an eight-year legal battle, this Christian school is now thriving.
The Light of the Nations
The Light of the Nations
The visit of the Magi draws our attention to the global nature of the gospel.
Christianity Today’s Top Testimonies of 2019
Christianity Today’s Top Testimonies of 2019
The Christian conversion stories that CT readers shared most.
Netflix’s ‘Messiah’ Says the World Needs a Savior
Netflix’s ‘Messiah’ Says the World Needs a Savior
The problem is, which one?
Christianity Today’s 2019 Cover Stories, Ranked
Christianity Today’s 2019 Cover Stories, Ranked
Here are our print features that online readers looked at most.
Killing Jesus’ Brothers and Sisters
Killing Jesus’ Brothers and Sisters
Why did we turn on the Jews so quickly? And what do we do about it now?
My New Year’s Resolution: To Call Myself Christian in Public
My New Year’s Resolution: To Call Myself Christian in Public
After years of “playing it cool” with my unbelieving friends, I can tell you: It only gets weirder to talk about faith the longer you wait.
This New Year, Resolve Not to Forget God
This New Year, Resolve Not to Forget God
How Christians might return to their first love.
Don’t Miss These 2019 Christianity Today Articles
Don’t Miss These 2019 Christianity Today Articles
We think these articles rocked. If you missed them, check them out!

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Playing God: Pandemic Brings Moral Dilemmas to US Hospitals
Playing God: Pandemic Brings Moral Dilemmas to US Hospitals
Two Christian bioethicists on life or death issues that American doctors may soon face.
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