July (Web-only) 2021

Simone Biles’s Critics Miss the Bigger Story of Bodily Abuse
Simone Biles’s Critics Miss the Bigger Story of Bodily Abuse
Some see the Olympic gymnast as a self-serving athlete. But her withdrawal from competition is a model for how to honor rather than disdain our bodies.
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The CRT Debate Distracts from God’s Justice
The CRT Debate Distracts from God’s Justice
In the conflict over racial issues, “just preach the gospel” misses the gospel.
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One Solution to Social Conflict: Tell War Stories. But Tell Them Well.
One Solution to Social Conflict: Tell War Stories. But Tell Them Well.
The book of Samuel shows us how to reconcile our differences through redemptive storytelling.
Announcing Christianity Today’s International Essay Contest
Announcing Christianity Today’s International Essay Contest
We're looking for wisdom, perspective, and theological understanding from Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Bahasa Indonesian writers.
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Cheer on These Christian Olympians from Around the World
Cheer on These Christian Olympians from Around the World
Meet the women and men who make their faith a priority as they compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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From Eric Liddell to Allyson Felix: Why Faithful Fans Are Drawn to Olympians
From Eric Liddell to Allyson Felix: Why Faithful Fans Are Drawn to Olympians
Christian athletes testify to the gospel in competition and beyond.
Trusting God with Your Illness Is No Prescription for Passivity
Trusting God with Your Illness Is No Prescription for Passivity
Early Americans bore energetic witness to bodily suffering. What can their example teach believers today?
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On Answering with Gentleness and Respect
On Answering with Gentleness and Respect
Christians are called to good-faith interactions online.
Cuban Christians Connect Prayers to Protests
Cuban Christians Connect Prayers to Protests
United more than ever across denominations, many evangelicals want “homeland and life” over “homeland or death.”
The Mountain Goats’ Latest Pandemic Release Looks into the Darkness
The Mountain Goats’ Latest Pandemic Release Looks into the Darkness
In “Dark in Here,” singer John Darnielle explores a bleak but enchanted world—all the way back to the biblical story of Jonah.
After Challenging Season, World Relief Names New President
After Challenging Season, World Relief Names New President
Myal Greene is optimistic about resuming robust refugee resettlement programs under the Biden administration.
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One Easy Trick to See If You’re Reading the Bible Right
One Easy Trick to See If You’re Reading the Bible Right
I knew Scripture was inerrant and inspired, but didn’t let it move me to devotion.
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We Put Down Roots. Then Everything Around Us Shifted.
We Put Down Roots. Then Everything Around Us Shifted.
We must find new ways to live faithfully in places that have changed.
What Happens in Left-Behind Places Doesn’t Stay in Left-Behind Places
What Happens in Left-Behind Places Doesn’t Stay in Left-Behind Places
Our “culture of transience” has far-reaching social and economic costs—and some that are harder to quantify.
What I Want to Remember When English Churches Sing Again
What I Want to Remember When English Churches Sing Again
Worship music is important, but God cares more about the heart.
Why We Love ‘The Chosen’ So Much
Why We Love ‘The Chosen’ So Much
The show isn’t just about the transformation of the disciples, it’s about our spiritual transformation, too.
How Josh Duggar Shifted Homeschoolers’ Sense of Security
How Josh Duggar Shifted Homeschoolers’ Sense of Security
After recognizing that sin and evil aren’t outside threats, families are doing more to promote abuse awareness.
Yes, Jesus Told Us to Pray in Secret. But He Also Prayed with His Friends.
Yes, Jesus Told Us to Pray in Secret. But He Also Prayed with His Friends.
Interceding in community is vital to the Christian life.
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Why We Don’t Dump Friends Who Disagree
Why We Don’t Dump Friends Who Disagree
Affection can keep us together, even if ideas don’t.
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Promise Keepers President: It’s Unacceptable If My Black Brother Is Suffering
Promise Keepers President: It’s Unacceptable If My Black Brother Is Suffering
Ken Harrison says new men’s movement will continue pursuing racial reconciliation.
My Six-Month Experiment with Christianity Turned into 12 Months, Then 24 …
My Six-Month Experiment with Christianity Turned into 12 Months, Then 24 …
How the son of a Hindu priest gradually made his peace with the “unfairness” of the Cross.
Do Flags Belong in Churches? Pastors Around the World Weigh In.
Do Flags Belong in Churches? Pastors Around the World Weigh In.
Christian cases for yes, no, and flying other nations’ flags as congregations balance love of God, neighbor, and country.
America Has Tried Three ‘Narratives of Belonging.’ None Worked as Planned.
America Has Tried Three ‘Narratives of Belonging.’ None Worked as Planned.
How a sober look at failed projects of nationalism can help Christians envision a better way.
We Can Reach Conspiracy Theorists for Christ. Here’s How.
We Can Reach Conspiracy Theorists for Christ. Here’s How.
God rescued me from a conspiracy theory and terrorism, and he can save others as well.
At Its Best, American Patriotism Is Blessed with Two-Dimensional Vision
At Its Best, American Patriotism Is Blessed with Two-Dimensional Vision
A healthy love of country looks backward and forward, recognizes triumphs and failures, and flows from the head and the heart alike.

Top Story October 20, 2021

Haiti Negotiates with Gang over Ransom for Missionaries
Haiti Negotiates with Gang over $1 Million Ransom for Each Kidnapped Missionary
Christian Aid Ministries requests prayer for 17 captive Christians, including five children ages 15 to 8 months.

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