April (Web-only) 2021

Enough Is Enough: Asian American Pastors on Speaking Truth
Enough Is Enough: Asian American Pastors on Speaking Truth
A discussion on preaching hope, confronting anti-Asian hatred, and serving their diverse communities.
‘Faithful’ Project Offers Sacred Space for Christian Women to Create
‘Faithful’ Project Offers Sacred Space for Christian Women to Create
A new collaboration from Integrity Music brings together musicians and Bible teachers to celebrate God’s faithfulness to women in a way that transcends evangelical silos.
Makoto Fujimura Sings with God, Carries His Cross, and Awaits the New Creation
Makoto Fujimura Sings with God, Carries His Cross, and Awaits the New Creation
In a new book, the renowned Christian artist gathers a lifetime of insights on faith and creativity.
Why All The Concern Over Carbon?
Why All The Concern Over Carbon?
US climate commitments at the Earth Day summit signal an urgency Christians should support for eschatological as well as ecological reasons.
C. Rene Padilla: A CT Collection
C. Rene Padilla: A CT Collection
A compilation of CT's best articles by and about beloved theologian and pastor.
Leaders and Friends Remember C. René Padilla
Leaders and Friends Remember C. René Padilla
Theologians and pastors from Latin America and around the world mourn the theologian who helped integrate social action and evangelism.
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John Stott Would Want Us to Stop, Study, and Struggle
John Stott Would Want Us to Stop, Study, and Struggle
As his study assistant, I saw how the steadfast suffering of careful thinking resulted in balanced biblical Christianity.
From Monks and Bells to Apps and Notifications
From Monks and Bells to Apps and Notifications
The church used to keep the tempo of life. Now Silicon Valley is pushing the pace—and pulling the church along with it.
The Scales of Justice Teeter in Human Hands
The Scales of Justice Teeter in Human Hands
Human justice may achieve accountability, and perhaps even recompense, but rarely real restoration.
The Derek Chauvin Verdict Is Good. But I’m Still Groaning.
The Derek Chauvin Verdict Is Good. But I’m Still Groaning.
Full justice will come when Jesus returns. In the meantime, we fight for a “foretaste of glory divine.”
I Laid Down My Islamic Privilege to Preach Jesus Around the World
I Laid Down My Islamic Privilege to Preach Jesus Around the World
How a direct descendant of Muhammad met Christ on a crowded Pakistani sidewalk.
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Diplomacy with Iran Requires Biblical Wisdom. The US Has Chosen Foolishness.
Diplomacy with Iran Requires Biblical Wisdom. The US Has Chosen Foolishness.
“The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives.” (Proverbs 18:7)
What Pro-Lifers Can Learn from the Planned Parenthood Apology
What Pro-Lifers Can Learn from the Planned Parenthood Apology
In the fight against dehumanization, both progressives and conservatives miss the mark.
Reading Is Up During the Pandemic. That’s Good for Christians.
Reading Is Up During the Pandemic. That’s Good for Christians.
There are spiritual and cultural implications of deep reading.
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In a Post-Christian Culture, There’s No Good Way Around Being the ‘Baddies’
In a Post-Christian Culture, There’s No Good Way Around Being the ‘Baddies’
If we have to wear the villain label, we can at least wear it with calmness, confidence, and joy.
DMX Bared His Sins and Soul to Make His Music a Testimony
DMX Bared His Sins and Soul to Make His Music a Testimony
How the life and lyrics of the late rapper challenge our notions of sanctification and struggle.
‘Minari’ Recognizes Those Who Have Sacrificed Much. So Can the Church.
‘Minari’ Recognizes Those Who Have Sacrificed Much. So Can the Church.
The Oscar-nominated film is a homage to those who feel invisible.
The Splintering of the Evangelical Soul
The Splintering of the Evangelical Soul
Why we’re coming apart, and how we might come together again.
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Five Ways Biblical Geography Shapes Our View of God’s Mission
Five Ways Biblical Geography Shapes Our View of God’s Mission
Tracing the terrain of Scripture’s stories shows us how God works in our physical world.
When Do the Latest Hillsong and Bethel Hits Belong in Your Sunday Lineups?
When Do the Latest Hillsong and Bethel Hits Belong in Your Sunday Lineups?
How worship pastors decide whether to sing to the Lord a new song.
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An Altar Call for Backsliding Book People
An Altar Call for Backsliding Book People
Two authors encourage Christians to rededicate themselves to attentive, artful reading.
Remembering Robert E. Cooley, Former President of Gordon-Conwell
Remembering Robert E. Cooley, Former President of Gordon-Conwell
He brought archaeological expertise to Israel, Egypt, and North America.
The Best Advice on Engaging Muslims
The Best Advice on Engaging Muslims, from Arab Evangelical Scholars
Diverse anthology of current Christian research on Islam, the Quran, and Muhammad suggests biblically-faithful paths for better engagement beyond polemics or dialogue.
Baptists Can Dunk: 5 Facts About Baylor Basketball’s Historic NCAA Championship Win
Baptists Can Dunk: 5 Facts About Baylor Basketball’s Historic NCAA Championship Win
A culture of joy is at the center of the 114-year-old program’s first national title.
Tim Keller: Hope for a Better World Starts with the Resurrection
Tim Keller: Hope for a Better World Starts with the Resurrection
Four reasons Christianity offers unparalleled confidence that history is headed somewhere good.
Rethinking Multiethnic Churches
Rethinking Multiethnic Churches
A discussion on the fruits and challenges of multiethnic congregations.
Jesus Was the God-Man, Not the God-Superman
Jesus Was the God-Man, Not the God-Superman
His moments of doubt and temptation attest that we can follow him through our own.

Top Story July 31, 2021

Died: H. Eddie Fox, Who Urged Methodists to Share Their Faith
Died: H. Eddie Fox, Who Urged Methodists to Share Their Faith
The ministry leader believed declining US churches could be revitalized by hearing Wesleyans “with a different accent.”

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