November (Web-only) 2023

Beyond Narnia, Ramona, and Green Gables
Beyond Narnia, Ramona, and Green Gables
A conversation with Christian authors, editors, and more about contemporary children’s literature and how to find the right books for your kids.
Comfort, Comfort My People
Comfort, Comfort My People
Israel under attack needs Christian empathy, not judgment or presumptuous theological speculation.
My Top 5 Books on the Sinicization of Christianity in China
My Top 5 Books on the Sinicization of Christianity in China
Works to help readers parse the differences between cultural assimilation and political domestication.
My Top 5 Books on Orthodox Christianity
My Top 5 Books on Orthodox Christianity
A survey of theology, history, and evangelical perspective of the Eastern and Oriental branches of the ancient tradition.
My Top 5 Books for Christians on Buddhism
My Top 5 Books for Christians on Buddhism
Examining the Asian religion from philosophical, practical, Christian, and Buddhist points of view.
We Believe in Miracles, So Why Not Aliens?
We Believe in Miracles, So Why Not Aliens?
Christians may be more likely to accept the possibility of extraterrestrial life given our prior assumptions.
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My Top 5 Books for Christians on Confucianism
My Top 5 Books for Christians on Confucianism
These books can help Christians gain a better understanding of Confucianism and do better in our evangelism.
The Orthodox Church Is More Evangelical Than You Think
The Orthodox Church Is More Evangelical Than You Think
Interview with Lausanne-affiliated expert discusses who is in the church, the propriety of proselytism, and the example given by Billy Graham in Russia and Romania.
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God Teaches Me Through My Daughter with Down Syndrome
God Teaches Me Through My Daughter with Down Syndrome
Adults with intellectual disabilities can have robust spiritual lives. Are we learning from them?
At McLean Bible, Mike Kelsey Is Reimagining the Multiethnic Church
At McLean Bible, Mike Kelsey Is Reimagining the Multiethnic Church
After trials and turmoil, the first Black lead pastor at the DC-area megachurch will be commissioned with a nod to his heritage.
Long a Tribal Lifeline, Borneo Mission Hospital Now Needs Its Own
Long a Tribal Lifeline, Borneo Mission Hospital Now Needs Its Own
As foreign doctors left, funding dropped, and local healthcare improved, Bethesda weighs its future.
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Netflix’s ‘Leo’ Is About a Talking Lizard—and Learning from Your Elders
Netflix’s ‘Leo’ Is About a Talking Lizard—and Learning from Your Elders
Adam Sandler’s new kids’ movie is an entertaining musical with an unlikely lesson in intergenerational discipleship.
Chinese Christians Use Zoom for Church. Their Government Is Making That Harder.
Chinese Christians Use Zoom for Church. Their Government Is Making That Harder.
Pastors are looking to new options as technical difficulties plague their go-to video conferencing platform.
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The Pink Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
The Pink Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
The Evangelical Theological Society has its first female president. But what about intellectual life for women in the pews?
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Have Yourself a Bluesy/Lo-Fi/Choral/Global Little Christmas
Have Yourself a Bluesy/Lo-Fi/Choral/Global Little Christmas
CT picks 7 new holiday albums to add to your favorites.
How Can Older Believers Better Support Gen Z?
How Can Older Believers Better Support Gen Z?
The next generation values open-mindedness and is highly skeptical of religious institutions. But they haven’t given up on God.
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The Christian Liberal Arts Tradition Can Appeal to Christians and Non-Christians Alike
The Christian Liberal Arts Tradition Can Appeal to Christians and Non-Christians Alike
Its main rivals seek truth without transcendence, or justice without redemption. And both flatten the meaning of human existence.
무료 다운로드: 2023 대림절 묵상
무료 다운로드: 2023 대림절 묵상
대림절 4주 동안 이 묵상을 통해 예언되었던 예수님의 탄생, 하나님의 구원하심에 관한 계획, 표적과 놀라운 방식으로 영원한 왕이 인간의 모습으로 이 땅에 오신 이야기를 살펴봅니다.
Online Content Runs from Good to Bad. The Bigger Danger Is Online Habits.
Online Content Runs from Good to Bad. The Bigger Danger Is Online Habits.
Despite our best intentions, the default practices of digital life can deform our souls.
Should We Sing About Drowning Our Enemies?
Should We Sing About Drowning Our Enemies?
Elevation’s recent hit has stirred a broader discussion on how to incorporate imprecatory language in worship without being triumphalist.
Napoleon Uncomplex
Napoleon Uncomplex
Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon” is well-cast, well-made, and without a thought-provoking theory of its subject’s world-changing appeal.
My Unlikely, Cross-Cultural Friendsgiving
My Unlikely, Cross-Cultural Friendsgiving
A tea date with a Middle Eastern stranger led to friendship with women from nearly 20 countries—and changed my perspective on the world.
I’ve Been a Prosperity Gospel Parent
I’ve Been a Prosperity Gospel Parent
As a young mom, I tried to do everything right. The longer I parent, the less I seek “success” and the more I rely on God’s grace.
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Photo Essay: Flashes of Glory—and Brutality
Flashes of Glory—and Brutality
A conversation with artist Kieran Dodds and academic Christian Gonzalez Ho on their new exhibit, ancient pilgrimage sites, and the church of the future.
Maybe Your Women’s Ministry Needs More Crafts, Not Less
Maybe Your Women’s Ministry Needs More Crafts, Not Less
Many biblical characters, including Jesus himself, worked with their hands. Why shouldn’t we?
American Christians and the Anti-American Temptation
American Christians and the Anti-American Temptation
Christians can love America—with all of its flaws and failures—precisely because we don’t expect it to be the kingdom of God.
As Philippines’ Drug War Rolls On, Christians Continue Their Work
As Philippines’ Drug War Rolls On, Christians Continue Their Work
Duterte tried a hardline policy. Marcos is prioritizing rehab. Christians point to Jesus.
Christians Can’t Fix the Israel-Hamas War
Christians Can’t Fix the Israel-Hamas War
Jesus could end this crisis. His followers almost certainly can’t.
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Chinese House Churches Find Hope for Gospel Growth Amid Post-Pandemic Turmoil
Chinese House Churches Find Hope for Gospel Growth Amid Post-Pandemic Turmoil
As China deals with economic woes, religious restrictions, and mass exodus, ministries see an opportunity.
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Theology of Provocation: Portuguese Pastor Explains Why ‘Everything I Do Is Clickbait’
Theology of Provocation: Portuguese Pastor Explains Why ‘Everything I Do Is Clickbait’
Tiago Cavaco insists he has a greater purpose than entertaining, amusing, or trolling Christians.
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The Imprudence of ‘Dump Them’
The Imprudence of ‘Dump Them’
Online pop psychology has a simple solution to every relationship problem. Love and prudence call us to something messier—and better.
The Dangers of a Psychedelic Gospel
The Dangers of a Psychedelic Gospel
Psychotropic drugs are often marketed as a gateway to spiritual encounters. But what are the risks to believers?
People Say Worship Music All Sounds the Same. They Might Mean Something Else.
People Say Worship Music All Sounds the Same. They Might Mean Something Else.
Complaints about the emerging genre may have to do with the discomfort with monoculture surrounding it.
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Keeping—and Learning—the Peace
Keeping—and Learning—the Peace
An American Christian’s view of US-Taiwan-China relations and what to do in the event of war.
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It’s Tempting to Rely on the IDF. But My Hope Is Messiah Yeshua.
It’s Tempting to Rely on the IDF. But My Hope Is Messiah Yeshua.
Amid chaos in Israel, I will trust in the Lord.
I Do Belong; Help My Unbelonging
I Do Belong; Help My Unbelonging
Making disciples in a secular age requires retrieving an old catechetical pattern: belonging, believing, behaving.
Advent 2023: The Eternal King Arrives
The Eternal King Arrives - Digital Distribution
Distribute digital copies to your congregation!
Christianity Has Anchored Free Societies. What Happens as They Deconvert?
Christianity Has Anchored Free Societies. What Happens as They Deconvert?
Philosopher John Gray predicts we’re headed for an age of all-consuming moral warfare.
How to Combat the Conflict Entrepreneurs
How to Combat the Conflict Entrepreneurs
Pugilists can only succeed where there are willing customers. All of us can resolve to invest elsewhere.
I Promised God I’d Return to Haiti. As the US Opens Its Doors, It’s a Hard Promise to Keep.
I Promised God I’d Return to Haiti. As the US Opens Its Doors, It’s a Hard Promise to Keep.
I moved back after the earthquake and am determined to stay, even as my country’s circumstances are graver than ever before.
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A Leader of India’s ‘Untouchables’ Considered Christianity and Found It Wanting
A Leader of India’s ‘Untouchables’ Considered Christianity and Found It Wanting
Why B.R. Ambedkar, a Dalit himself, ultimately embraced Buddhism as the faith best for him and his community.
I Started Attending Diwali Parties to Break Out of My Christian Bubble
I Started Attending Diwali Parties to Break Out of My Christian Bubble
I was raised in a vibrant Indian community. How I'm trying to build relationships with Hindu friends in America.
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Pray for the Persecuted Church. But First Learn About It.
Pray for the Persecuted Church. But First Learn About It.
Amid rising persecution to Christians in the world, here are some stories that can guide your intercessions.
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Meet the Zoomers’ Martin Luther
Meet the Zoomers’ Martin Luther
He plays Minecraft and talks church history on YouTube—and he’s organizing a new mainline reformation.
The Christian X-odus
The Christian X-odus
As faithful Twitter users drop the platform, writers, leaders, and ministries adapt to a new social landscape.
This War Shows the Weakness in Just War Theory
This War Shows the Weakness in Just War Theory
Many Christian responses to the Israel-Hamas conflict lean on just war theory. It’s well intentioned—but deeply flawed.
‘All the Light We Cannot See’ Reminds Me to Look for God
‘All the Light We Cannot See’ Reminds Me to Look for God
The novel and Netflix show explore scriptural themes of light and dark—and the cosmic reign of Christ.
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Your Calling Is Christ, Not Marriage
Your Calling Is Christ, Not Marriage
Paul’s advice to stay unmarried—like his advice for any circumstance—is about complete devotion to Christ.
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When 6 Churches Became 180: Philippines Shows Need for Resilient Congregations
When 6 Churches Became 180: Philippines Shows Need for Resilient Congregations
The pandemic forced these 'polymorphic' churches to shift into house churches.
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Sojourner Truth Was a ‘Double Woman’ in More Ways than One
Sojourner Truth Was a ‘Double Woman’ in More Ways than One
She championed both abolition and women’s rights. And she wasn’t afraid to challenge advocates of either cause.
The Debate over Concert Worship Goes Back Eras
The Debate over Concert Worship Goes Back Eras
Taylor Swift’s “transcendent” stadium tour got Christians once again talking about whether secular stages point us to God’s common grace or just another idol.
Campus Antisemitism and the Lessons of a Nazi-Occupied Church
Campus Antisemitism and the Lessons of a Nazi-Occupied Church
We do not love our “side” if we let it slide into movements that history and our consciences show lead to atrocities.

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A New Era of AI Is Here, and the Church Is Not Ready
A New Era of AI Is Here, and the Church Is Not Ready
In the uncanny valley of the shadow of data, we should fear no evil—and prepare for a very different future.

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