March (Web-only) 2020

Partner ContentJemar Tisby Confronts His Collaborators
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Jemar Tisby Confronts His Collaborators
Can people of color work in white spaces without getting pushed out, burned out, or sold out?
Cholera Outbreaks Revealed Inner Motivations. So Does COVID-19.
Cholera Outbreaks Revealed Power, Prejudice, and Compassion. So Does COVID-19.
At their best, our 19th century predecessors found themselves on the side of the suffering.
Partner ContentRuth Everhart Reexamines Our Faulty Systems
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Ruth Everhart Reexamines Our Faulty Systems
What is the church’s role in protecting those most vulnerable?
Women: Don’t Bury Your Leadership Gifts
Women: Don’t Bury Your Leadership Gifts
That persistent sense of calling isn’t a fatal feminine flaw, but an invitation to walk intimately with God.
Death Can Still Sting
Death Can Still Sting
By fighting to save physical lives, the church imitates Christ.
Joni Eareckson Tada: Why Should I Fear Death?
Joni Eareckson Tada: Why Should I Fear Death?
Christ’s death and resurrection give me a heavenly perspective on suffering and mortality.
Every Child Is on the Altar
Every Child Is on the Altar
This is our fear and our comfort all at once: that our children are not finally in our hands, but they stand in the palm of his.
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.
Apart Is Temporary. Together Is Forever.
Apart Is Temporary. Together Is Forever.
Jesus' love knows no borders.
Partner ContentJenny Yang Stands Strong in the Midst of a Moral Sea Change
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Jenny Yang Stands Strong in the Midst of a Moral Sea Change
This author continues to fight for a church that will welcome the stranger.
A Year of Suffering and Soul-Searching in Sutherland Springs
A Year of Suffering and Soul-Searching in Sutherland Springs
How does a God-fearing, gun-friendly church recover from a horrific mass shooting? Long after the camera crews departed, a Texas journalist stuck around to find out.
Let This Cup Pass
Let This Cup Pass
Jesus submitted to suffering, but he did not welcome it. Neither should we.
Online Communion Can Still Be Sacramental
Online Communion Can Still Be Sacramental
The bread and the cup Zoomed for you.
Rewatching ‘Spider-Verse’: A Theological Response to the Possibility of a Multiverse
Rewatching ‘Spider-Verse’: A Theological Response to the Possibility of a Multiverse
A new book explains Stephen Hawking’s physics yet points to the manifold wisdom of God.
Evangelism Isn’t a Chore. It’s a Joy.
Evangelism Isn’t a Chore. It’s a Joy.
When Jesus changes our lives, it’s only natural to invite others along.
Plagues and Isolation? The Church Has Been Here Before.
Plagues and Isolation? The Church Has Been Here Before.
Introducing “Prayer amid Pandemic,” a new podcast where we learn from our sisters and brothers in faith who wrestled with outbreaks and sickness.
The Suffering in Suffering
The Suffering in Suffering
There will come a day when the last tear is shed. Until then, God has made himself present in our affliction.
In Italy, I’ve Rediscovered the Power of Three Types of Prayer
In Italy, I’ve Rediscovered the Power of Three Types of Prayer
Psalms of lament felt hyperbolic before COVID-19. But amid 10,000 deaths, my locked-down church in Rome resonates with David more than ever.
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Partner ContentThe Rise of Gospel-Shaped Businesses
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The Rise of Gospel-Shaped Businesses
Biblical principles are shaping best practices.
In a Time of Crisis, We Need Both ‘Sense’ and ‘Sensibility’
In a Time of Crisis, We Need Both ‘Sense’ and ‘Sensibility’
The Bible speaks to our rational and emotional needs. But how do we balance them in the midst of fear?
Screwtape’s Practical Advice for Dealing with the Present
Screwtape’s Practical Advice for Dealing with the Present
What C. S. Lewis’s senior devil would recommend in response to COVID-19.
To Laugh at the Impossible
To Laugh at the Impossible
God delights in exploding our paltry concepts of what is possible.
The Pandemic in Prison
The Pandemic in Prison
You can’t lock it up without letting it loose.
Faith over Fear, Anxiety, and Disaster
Faith over Fear, Anxiety, and Disaster
Turning to God and others in the midst of hopelessness, despair, and dread.
What This Livestream Moment Means for the Church
What This Livestream Moment Means for the Church
Thousands of churches are digitally sharing their services. How will this change things?
An Easter Without Going to Church
An Easter Without Going to Church
The pandemic has laid an egg on our worship.
How Corrie ten Boom’s ‘The Hiding Place’ Earned Its Place in the Evangelical Canon
How Corrie ten Boom’s ‘The Hiding Place’ Earned Its Place in the Evangelical Canon
Stan Guthrie pairs an edifying biography of an evangelical icon with the inside story of her international bestseller.
Forgive Us Our Self-Interested Love
Forgive Us Our Self-Interested Love
Jesus’ generous sacrifice calls us far beyond our own inclinations.
During COVID-19, Congregations Can Bond as ‘Backyard Pilgrims’
During COVID-19, Congregations Can Bond as ‘Backyard Pilgrims’
Author Matt Canlis invites homebound churchgoers to journey together from a distance.
It’s Hard to Close Black Churches amid COVID-19
It’s Hard to Close Black Churches amid COVID-19
African American clergy respond to pandemic with unique considerations of culture, history, and faith values.
To Cancel or Not to Cancel: That Is the Question
To Cancel or Not to Cancel: That Is the Question
A statement from the leaders of the National Association of Evangelicals and Christianity Today.
Out of the Depths
Out of the Depths
We live between the miracle of our redemption and the miracle of our deliverance.
Joy Is Wiser Than Sorrow
Joy Is Wiser Than Sorrow
Joy is all but extinguished around us. It cannot be extinguished within us.
Partner ContentSheila Wise Rowe Dignifies the Burdens of the Past
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Sheila Wise Rowe Dignifies the Burdens of the Past
Reconciling the past with present racial trauma
Staying at Home and Fighting Boredom: A Survival Guide
Staying at Home and Fighting Boredom: A Survival Guide
Here's how CT writers have found joy in gardening, knitting, organizing, and adult coloring books.
Chosen in the Furnace
Chosen in the Furnace
Is there any sense in our suffering?
On Living in a Pandemic Age
On Living in a Pandemic Age
Augustine, C. S. Lewis, and the perfection of fear.
The Case for Sheltering in Place Without Screens
The Case for Sheltering in Place Without Screens
Our lives have gotten smaller. We can also make them simpler.
5 Single Women I Want to Be When I Grow Up
5 Single Women I Want to Be When I Grow Up
During Women’s History Month, I celebrate the unattached females who shaped the church.
Lecrae’s Coronavirus Quarantine: TikTok, Homeless Outreach, and a New Single
Lecrae’s Coronavirus Quarantine: TikTok, Homeless Outreach, and a New Single
Sharing a message of restoration, the popular rapper reminds fans, “Social distancing doesn’t mean spiritual distancing.”
Students Are Scrambling After Universities Close. Churches Can Help.
Students Are Scrambling After Universities Close. Churches Can Help.
How to best offer support and encouragement to young people and faculty affected by COVID-19.
The First Word and the Last
The First Word and the Last
A meditation on love in a time of affliction.
Christians, Let’s Flatten the Curve But Be a ‘Religion for the Sick’
Christians, Let’s Flatten the Curve But Remain a ‘Religion for the Sick’
Physicians reflect theologically on three unique Christian contributions to COVID-19 preparations.
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The Cross Creates the Community We Need
The Cross Creates the Community We Need
Jesus offers the surprising remedy for our loneliness.
20 Prayers to Pray During This Pandemic
20 Prayers to Pray During This Pandemic
As COVID-19 sends the globe into crisis, it also sends us to our knees.
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Christians Responded to Contagious Diseases with Compassion
Christians Responded to Contagious Diseases with Compassion
When Roman governments didn’t have a coordinated response to plagues, the church stepped up.
The Shepherd in the Dark
The Shepherd in the Dark
A daily meditation for a time of pandemic.
Is the Coronavirus Evil?
Is the Coronavirus Evil?
Or is this part of life in the world God made?
Partner ContentJasmine Holmes and the Power of Black Motherhood
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Jasmine Holmes and the Power of Black Motherhood
Holding the tension between identity and hope
Whatever Your Secret Sins, the Psalms Give You Courage to Come Clean
Whatever Your Secret Sins, the Psalms Will Give You the Courage to Come Clean
Hiding from God (and neighbor) is dehumanizing, but honest prayer and confession bring healing and freedom.
Coronavirus and the Church: CT’s Best News and Advice
Coronavirus and the Church: CT’s Best News and Advice
Wisdom from Singapore, Spain, Italy, Korea, Brazil, Martin Luther, BSF, Tish Harrison Warren, Screwtape, and more.
What ‘Burden’ Taught Me About Racial Solidarity
What ‘Burden’ Taught Me About Racial Solidarity
Christians can learn from the true story of the radical love a black reverend shows a KKK member in the 1990s.
Should Your Church Stop Meeting to Slow COVID-19?
Should Your Church Stop Meeting to Slow COVID-19? How 3 Seattle Churches Decided.
A global health expert offers tools for your congregation to respond now.
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A Nigerian Pastor Reflects on Partnering with Christ in Suffering
A Nigerian Pastor Reflects on Partnering with Christ in Suffering
Christians can find a strange happiness as we grow in our willingness to face persecution.
7 Coronavirus Lessons from Singapore’s Churches
7 Lessons from Singapore’s Churches for When Coronavirus Reaches Yours
Advice from Christians in the “Antioch of Asia” on how your congregation can survive, and thrive, amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Historically White Christian Ministries Now Have Korean American Male Leaders
Historically White Christian Ministries Now Have Korean American Male Leaders
Eugene Cho, Walter Kim, Julius Kim and others are diversifying their ministries. Will they bring a new direction?
For Me, Science and Faith Are the Same Adventure
For Me, Science and Faith Are the Same Adventure
A virologist reflects on being female and Christian in the sciences.
Justification Isn’t Just About Me
Justification Isn’t Just About Me
The Cross calls me to cross the pew.
What Edith Blumhofer Taught Me on Writing About Strong Women
What Edith Blumhofer Taught Me on Writing About Strong Women
A tribute to a pathbreaking Pentecostal historian who also knew the value of a cannoli to a grad student.
When Following God into Dark Places Reveals the Darkness in Your Own Heart
When Following God into Dark Places Reveals the Darkness in Your Own Heart
How shepherding others through messy situations brings our own sin and insufficiency to the surface.
Eat Phlegm. Chew Grass. Sit on a Pillar.
Eat Phlegm. Chew Grass. Sit on a Pillar.
What early Christian ascetics teach us about the strange hope of Lent.
In Seoul, Coronavirus Forced Me to Give Up Community for Lent
In Seoul, Coronavirus Forced Me to Give Up Community for Lent
Christians feel the cravings of the season even more acutely amid the outbreak.
Why I Gave Up Fasting for Lent
Why I Gave Up Fasting for Lent
What Kierkegaard taught me about reviving the spirit of the season.
My Same-Sex Attraction Has an Answer
My Same-Sex Attraction Has an Answer
But it’s the answer God gives all of us.
Partner ContentN.T. Wright Forces an Overdue Conversation
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N.T. Wright Forces an Overdue Conversation
Why one renowned professor’s biblical scholarship makes enemies.
Do Democrats Want to Reach Christians?
Do Democrats Want to Reach Christians?
Who the party has reached out to—and ignored—in past and current presidential campaigns.

Top Story September 24, 2020

Marilynne Robinson’s Latest Novel Probes Predestination and Grace
Marilynne Robinson’s Latest Novel Probes the Mysteries of Predestination and Grace
Jack Boughton, the wayward pastor’s son, is a central character. So is Jesus.