November (Web-only) 2020

How to Fake a Fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls
How to Fake a Fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls
And other things you wanted to ask an expert in forged biblical antiquities.
The Night after Christmas, It Was Still Dark
The Night after Christmas, It Was Still Dark
How the story of the shepherds changes our view of suffering.
How a Pastor Got Fired Over Cranberries
How a Pastor Got Fired Over Cranberries
Worry about present hardships and trouble distorts our faith in God’s future.
The Case for Vocational Singleness
The Case for Vocational Singleness
What if singles spent time discerning a call to “undivided devotion to the Lord”?
Sometimes, Telling Us More About the Pilgrims Actually Tells Us Less
Sometimes, Telling Us More About the Pilgrims Actually Tells Us Less
A new study touches on many factors that shaped life in Plymouth Colony. But the most important one gets lost in the laundry list.
Why We Can’t Stop Talking about ‘Hipster’ Pastors
Why We Can’t Stop Talking about ‘Hipster’ Pastors
Hillsong’s celebrity pastors remind us how style can be both a status symbol and liability in ministry.
The Art of Pastoring: Self-Awareness
The Art of Pastoring: Self-Awareness
How do we understand the ways our presence affects others?
Anglican Churches in the UK Are Shrinking in Size but Not Impact
Anglican Churches in the UK Are Shrinking in Size but Not Impact
Report: How smaller congregations are still showing up to support their communities through growing social action.
For Pilgrims, Thanksgiving Was a Way of Life
For Pilgrims, Thanksgiving Was a Way of Life
The commemoration we recognize each year came out of a deep view of providence and everyday gratitude to God.
Is The Coronavirus Evidence of a Creation in Freefall?
Is The Coronavirus Evidence of a Creation in Freefall?
How does theology explain a pandemic? Basic biology, human sin, or the Devil?
Dave Chappelle Is the Cultural Pastor America Needs
Dave Chappelle Is the Cultural Pastor America Needs
Let incisive comedy give us “eyes to see.”
As a Pandemic Parent, God Calls Me to This Loud and Lonely Life
As a Pandemic Parent, God Calls Me to This Loud and Lonely Life
I have a legitimate need for monastic silence. But that need is also a serious temptation.
When Conscience Rights Come at the Cost of Human Rights
When Conscience Rights Come at the Cost of Human Rights
Evangelicals have done commendable work advancing religious freedom around the globe. But that work has involved some questionable moral compromises.
Partner ContentJasmine Holmes Charts Her Own Path
Crafted by InterVarsity Press with CT Creative Studio
Jasmine Holmes Charts Her Own Path
Will Biden Demote Religious Freedom in US Foreign Policy?
‘First Freedom’ vs. Article 18: Will Biden Demote Religious Freedom in US Foreign Policy?
The president-elect can integrate it into a pragmatic human rights agenda without repudiating Trump’s legacy.
Spiritual Formation as COVID-19 Gets More Depressing
Spiritual Formation as COVID-19 Gets More Depressing
How to seek transformation when you’re burned out by the pandemic.
The Joys of Ministry
The Joys of Ministry
Too often, pastors reflect on the aspects of their work that feel like a grind. But it’s joy that sustains us.
Rich Lowry on Where Conservatism Goes From Here
Cultivated | 32 min
Rich Lowry on Where Conservatism Goes From Here
Donald Trump transformed conservative and evangelical politics. What comes next?
Evangelicals and Muslims: Not Brothers, But Best Friends
Evangelicals and Muslims: Not Brothers, But Best Friends
Why the World Evangelical Alliance is working hand in hand with Nahdlatul Ulama in an ambitious global initiative to counter religious extremism.
A Plea to Save Artsakh’s Armenian Heritage
A Plea to Save Artsakh’s Armenian Heritage
Head of the Armenian Apostolic Church details the “countless sacred spaces” in Nagorno-Karabakh at risk of becoming the “silent victims of conquest” by Azerbaijan.
Don’t Overstate the Rewards of Sexual Faithfulness. Don’t Understate Them Either.
Don’t Overstate the Rewards of Sexual Faithfulness. Don’t Understate Them Either.
The false promises of purity culture shouldn’t overshadow the true promises of God.
Assessing Metropolitan Amfilohije, Whose Religious Freedom Fight Brought Down a Dynasty
Assessing Metropolitan Amfilohije, Whose Religious Freedom Fight Brought Down a Dynasty
An evangelical reflection on the legacy of Montenegro’s Orthodox leader, the highest-ranking clergy worldwide to die of COVID-19.
The Bible Is Our Blazing Fire
The Bible Is Our Blazing Fire
A look inside our special issue exploring women's passionate engagement with Scripture.
The Mayflower Pilgrims—as Not Seen on TV
The Mayflower Pilgrims—as Not Seen on TV
Pop culture has given us a distorted picture of the religious separatists who founded Plymouth Colony. Historian John Turner sets the record straight.
Advice for Armenians and Azerbaijanis, from Israel-Palestine
Advice for Armenians and Azerbaijanis, from Israel-Palestine
After three decades of reconciliation work in Jerusalem, here’s what I’ve learned when protracted conflict involves religion, land, and history.
When Political Prophecies Don’t Come to Pass
When Political Prophecies Don’t Come to Pass
The Bible includes false prophets and true prophets whose words turn out to be false.
How Faith Issues May Shape a Biden Presidency
Podcast | 1 hr
How Faith Issues May Shape a Biden Presidency
Expect renewed focus on partnerships and religious freedom in the next four years.
Partner ContentChandra Crane Owns Her Superpower
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Chandra Crane Owns Her Superpower
On multiethnic identity formation, overlooked stories, and helping to build bridges.
How to Prevent the Next Evangelical Leadership Scandal
How to Prevent the Next Evangelical Leadership Scandal
Working in PR, I’ve stepped in to help ministries after a crisis hits. What they need is more accountability before it happens.
The 144 Million and Counting
The 144 Million and Counting
A historic election turnout augurs well for American democracy. But there is greater truth than voting can determine.
The Psalms Dare Us to Bring Our Whole Selves Before God
The Psalms Dare Us to Bring Our Whole Selves Before God
Praying the Psalter can give shape to the river of our emotions.
What Kuyper Can Teach Us 100 Years Later
What Kuyper Can Teach Us 100 Years Later
Evangelicals can build social trust through a commitment to Christian institutions and service to the world.
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The Bible Makes a Fashion Statement
The Bible Makes a Fashion Statement
Theologian Robert Covolo encourages Christians to take matters of dress and style more seriously.
Christians Like Me Believe We Must End the Drug War to Win It
Christians Like Me Believe We Must End the Drug War to Win It
Ballot initiatives decriminalizing drug use may be the best way to fight sinful drug abuse.
Evangelicals and Election Day 2020: What We Know
Quick to Listen | 1 hr 4 min
Evangelicals and Election Day 2020: What We Know
Four Christianity Today journalists and one researcher talk through what they’ve learned so far.
David Swanson Refuses to Check Out
David Swanson Refuses to Check Out
The tough work and incredible blessings behind shepherding a church body in a multiracial community.
Miroslav Volf on Christian Witness in Turbulent Places
Cultivated | 38 min
Miroslav Volf on Christian Witness in Turbulent Places
From life under oppressive communist rule came one of the last century’s most influential theologians and advocates for grace and reconciliation.
Why Evangelicals Disagree on the President
Why Evangelicals Disagree on the President
The reason we’re divided, and how we can come together.
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Top Story November 27, 2020

Why We Can’t Stop Talking about ‘Hipster’ Pastors
Why We Can’t Stop Talking about ‘Hipster’ Pastors
Hillsong’s celebrity pastors remind us how style can be both a status symbol and liability in ministry.