January (Web-only) 2022

I’ve Reached My Breaking Point as a Pastor
I’ve Reached My Breaking Point as a Pastor
But that doesn’t have to mean broken relationships with others.
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Announcing the Winners of Christianity Today’s First International Essay Contest
Announcing the Winners of Christianity Today’s First International Essay Contest
Wisdom, perspective, and theological understanding from Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Indonesian writers.
The Wondrous Cross: Our Playlist
The Wondrous Cross: Our Playlist
Music to accompany CT's 2022 Lent & Easter special issue.
French’s Two Words for ‘Hope’ Helped Me Endure the Pandemic
French’s Two Words for ‘Hope’ Helped Me Endure the Pandemic
In the midst of uncertain times, here’s what I’m learning from "espoir" and "espérance."
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Our Church Budget Isn’t for Building a State-of-the-Art Sanctuary
Our Church Budget Isn’t for Building a State-of-the-Art Sanctuary
I’m a Latin American pastor. Too often, I’ve seen our churches relegating compassion for the community to second place.
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Religious Conversion Is Incredibly Personal. But It Also Invites Public Scrutiny.
Religious Conversion Is Incredibly Personal. But It Also Invites Public Scrutiny.
As a new history of high-profile converts illustrates, those who find (or change) faith can’t opt out of being seen.
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Domestic Violence Harms Thousands of Brazilian Women. Is the Church Making It Worse?
Domestic Violence Harms Thousands of Brazilian Women. Is the Church Making It Worse?
Despite their good intentions, pastors and church leaders aren’t helping victims find safety.
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An Indonesian Family Drama Helped Me See God’s Sovereignty in the Pandemic
An Indonesian Family Drama Helped Me See God’s Sovereignty in the Pandemic
Watching characters struggle amid tragedy has given me clarity about Christ’s character during life’s painful moments.
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Gov. DeSantis, Let My Ministry Serve Migrant Kids
Gov. DeSantis, Let My Ministry Serve Migrant Kids
In preventing care for unaccompanied minors, Florida’s governor is interfering with US law and religious freedoms.
Jerry Falwell Jr. Isn’t a Hypocrite
Jerry Falwell Jr. Isn’t a Hypocrite
But the former Liberty president is a cautionary tale for cultural Christianity.
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How Bible Scholars and Treasure Hunters Unearthed Modern Jerusalem
How Bible Scholars and Treasure Hunters Unearthed Modern Jerusalem
They were looking for the past. They created the present.
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Worship Leaders Hit with Pandemic Burnout
Worship Leaders Hit with Pandemic Burnout
Music ministry has always been demanding, but the past two years have made it unsustainable for some.
Taking Kids to Church Matters More Than the ‘Right’ School, Study Suggests
Taking Kids to Church Matters More Than the ‘Right’ School, Study Suggests
Even faith-based education has less impact than religious attendance.
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Miracles Are Outlasting the Arguments Against Them
Miracles Are Outlasting the Arguments Against Them
New Testament scholar Craig Keener investigates contemporary accounts of “signs and wonders,” while suggesting that many grounds for skepticism are behind the times.
Francine Rivers Wants ‘Redeeming Love’ to Draw People to Christ
Francine Rivers Wants ‘Redeeming Love’ to Draw People to Christ
It’s the story of Hosea—but steamier.
We Showed Up to Help Our Neighbors. We Ended Up Praying Together.
During the Synagogue Standoff, We Showed Up to Help Our Neighbors. We Ended Up Praying Together.
Texas pastor Bob Roberts Jr. led prayer among interfaith clergy who were there to support the rabbi’s family and local authorities throughout the Colleyville hostage crisis.
How to Church Shop Like the First Christians
How to Church Shop Like the First Christians
In an age of virtual worship services, some things should stay the same.
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‘They’ Is Not a Pronoun for God
‘They’ Is Not a Pronoun for God
God doesn't have a gender, but his pronouns do.
What Liz Cheney Can Teach American Evangelicals
What Liz Cheney Can Teach American Evangelicals
Christians should preserve their integrity instead of conserving their influence.
Here’s Who Stopped Going to Church During the Pandemic
Here’s Who Stopped Going to Church During the Pandemic
Recent research paints a grim picture for local congregations. But it also highlights opportunities.
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Let’s Praise Progress on Religious Freedom. Start with These Countries.
Let’s Praise Progress on Religious Freedom. Start with These Countries.
Four Muslim-majority nations deserve our support and engagement, as an alliance of 33 other nations finds its voice.
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Can a Christian Flag Fly Outside Boston’s City Hall?
Can a Christian Flag Fly Outside Boston’s City Hall?
The free speech question considered by the Supreme Court this week may hinge on whether the pole counts as a public forum.
Gender Questions Should Send Us to Scripture
Gender Questions Should Send Us to Scripture
When it comes to the topic of gender roles, it all comes down to biblical interpretation.
No, Religious Freedom Doesn’t Send People to Hell
No, Religious Freedom Doesn’t Send People to Hell
Why Christians should support our government staying out of religious affairs.
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The Case for Not Treating NFTs as a Scam
The Case for Not Treating NFTs as a Scam
Proprietary gifs may seem silly, but Christians have reasons to think about digital ownership.
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Another Big Book on Paul? Bring It On!
Another Big Book on Paul? Bring It On!
Some thoughts from a fellow Pauline scholar on Douglas Moo’s eagerly awaited, comprehensive study of the apostle’s letters.
Why Latino Christians Treasure January 6
Why Latino Christians Treasure January 6
Christian leaders in the US on how el Día de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) brings them closer to their heritage and God.
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Move Over, Daily Rhythms. Disruption Is the New Routine.
Move Over, Daily Rhythms. Disruption Is the New Routine.
As I start motherhood amid a pandemic, I’m trying to find God’s grace in the upheaval.
‘Give Us a King’: Lessons from the Capitol Sedition
‘Give Us a King’: Lessons from the Capitol Sedition
Samuel’s message to Israel about unchecked power stands true today. We should listen.
One of 2021’s Best Novels Revolves Around … a Church Youth Group?
One of 2021’s Best Novels Revolves Around … a Church Youth Group?
In “Crossroads,” Jonathan Franzen portrays the life of faith with uncanny precision and sympathy.
The Capitol Attack Signaled a Post-Christian Church, Not Merely a Post-Christian Culture
The Capitol Attack Signaled a Post-Christian Church, Not Merely a Post-Christian Culture
Last year’s events in DC threatened not only American democracy but also evangelical witness.
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Kids Bible Stories Get the Kickstarter Treatment
Kids Bible Stories Get the Kickstarter Treatment
The bespoke ‘Book of Belonging’ aims to highlight more women from Scripture and spur imaginations with unique illustrations.

Top Story December 3, 2022

Missionary Pilot Imprisoned in Mozambique
Missionary Pilot Imprisoned in Mozambique
MAF’s Ryan Koher and two South African volunteers have been detained since November 4 on suspicion of helping Islamist insurgents in Cabo Delgado.

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