September (Web-only) 2023

How a CrossFit Gym Is Making a Small Town Strong
How a CrossFit Gym Is Making a Small Town Strong
A new documentary captures how an exercise community helps people dealing with addiction—and offers an example for churches.
Only Jesus Can Satiate Sheep and Wolves Alike
Only Jesus Can Satiate Sheep and Wolves Alike
The Good Shepherd interrupts the story of our hunger and introduces himself as the Bread of Life.
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Bold Prayers Made Amy Carmichael’s 55 Years in India Possible
Bold Prayers Made Amy Carmichael’s 55 Years in India Possible
Even by the standards of other missionaries, the Irish woman’s ministry to sexually exploited children was intrepid.
Become CT’s Latin America Associate Editor
Become CT’s Latin America Associate Editor
We're looking for a journalist who is passionate about telling the stories of Christians in Latin America.
There’s No One Equation for Educating Christian Kids
There’s No One Equation for Educating Christian Kids
God will be faithful to our children, and we can trust him no matter where they go to school.
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Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches Split over Women in Ministry
A Handful of Churches Split from the Christian and Missionary Alliance over Women in Ministry
New position on ordination and titles pushed some “beyond where their convictions would allow them to go.”
Shannon Harris Wasn’t Content with Being a Purity Culture Stagehand
Shannon Harris Wasn’t Content with Being a Purity Culture Stagehand
Her new memoir brings her voice into the story of "I Kissed Dating Goodbye." It also brings in an entirely different gospel.
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The Universe Is Not a Horror Show
The Universe Is Not a Horror Show
We live in a world haunted by sin and suffering. But it’s also one that points us to a glory beyond imagining.
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Conspiracist Thinking Is Cultural Marxism
Conspiracist Thinking Is Cultural Marxism
Marx’s view of history powerfully shaped how we think about time and power, but it’s not the Bible’s view.
Our Church Lost Three Men to Suicide in Two Years
Our Church Lost Three Men to Suicide in Two Years
As a pastor, I’ve learned that the church can play a vital role in helping members with mental health issues.
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AI Has No Place in the Pulpit
AI Has No Place in the Pulpit
Technology can serve the church. But it can’t replace the good, frustrating, endless work of ministry.
Fly Me to the Moon: Praying for Peace this Mid-Autumn Festival
Fly Me to the Moon: Praying for Peace this Mid-Autumn Festival
A former NASA R&D director contemplates how faith in God has shaped lunar explorations.
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Rosaria Butterfield Issues Five Battle Cries for the Church Militant
Rosaria Butterfield Issues Five Battle Cries for the Church Militant
There is much to admire in her views on church and community, but also much to find troubling in her new polemic.
Eating Bitterness: My Culture Helps Me Persevere. The Bible Helps Me Hope.
Eating Bitterness: My Culture Helps Me Persevere. The Bible Helps Me Hope.
Both talk about endurance in suffering, but only Scripture encourages me to boast in my weakness.
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How Japanese American Pastors Prepared Their Flocks For Internment
How Japanese American Pastors Prepared Their Flocks For Internment
Sermons preached the Sunday before they were sent off exhorted suffering Christians to find their hope in Jesus and to continue to gather together.
Mitt Romney Chose Truth Over Tribe. We Should Too.
Mitt Romney Chose Truth Over Tribe. We Should Too.
Character and competency matter all the time, whether that’s in public office or the church.
All About That Tenor: Why Men Don’t Sing in Worship
All About That Tenor: Why Men Don’t Sing in Worship
Music experts say we don't need more "manly songs," but we do need to help lower voices find their place
Jesus Paid It All. There’s Still So Much We Owe.
Jesus Paid It All. There’s Still So Much We Owe.
Why the call to good works goes hand in hand with the free gift of grace.
Single Christian Women Are Much More Than Their Wombs
Single Christian Women Are Much More Than Their Wombs
The early church elevated females for their faith witness, not their fertility. We should do the same today.
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Myanmar’s Christians: As Our Churches Burn and People Flee, We Need the US’s Help
Myanmar’s Christians: As Our Churches Burn and People Flee, We Need the US’s Help
The Biden administration and the global church can do more to help the Chin people in Myanmar.
Church Is Life Together or Not at All
Church Is Life Together or Not at All
It’s time for evangelicals to rediscover Bonhoeffer’s best-known work on the nature of Christian community.
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More Than Manipur: Tribal Christians Divided by Borders Yet United in Faith
More Than Manipur: Tribal Christians Divided by Borders Yet United in Faith
The Kuki share ancestry with the Chin in Myanmar and the Mizo in India’s Mizoram, all of whom have a history of Christianity and turmoil.
Esau McCaulley: The Streets Sent Me to the Pulpit
Esau McCaulley: The Streets Sent Me to the Pulpit
But then my path to preaching took an unexpected turn.
Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Meow
Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Meow
I used to hate cats. Now my pet is a daily reminder of God’s generosity to me.
The Problem with Anti-Anti-Christian Nationalism
The Problem with Anti-Anti-Christian Nationalism
Moderate Christian nationalists shouldn't be smeared. But neither should extremism be defended.
How to Talk to a Christian-Curious Agnostic
How to Talk to a Christian-Curious Agnostic
A new breed of secular seeker is replacing the New Atheists. But how can we reach them?
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How Christians Can Break the Stronghold of a Curse-Informed Worldview
How Christians Can Break the Stronghold of a Curse-Informed Worldview
A Nigerian pastor refuses to live his life by this framework—and he wants to help the African church get there too.
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4 in 10 Evangelicals Say They’ve Been Visited by the Dead
4 in 10 Evangelicals Say They’ve Been Visited by the Dead
Despite Scripture’s warning against communication from beyond the grave, most consider hearing from loved ones to be a comfort in their grief.
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In a World of Speed and Power, Cormac McCarthy Wasn’t Afraid of Depth
In a World of Speed and Power, Cormac McCarthy Wasn’t Afraid of Depth
The late novelist’s final books are ambitious portraits of the Western world and the human soul.
It’s Eden Somewhere
It’s Eden Somewhere
The late Jimmy Buffett’s songs and the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien both long for a home just beyond reach.
Singleness Is Not a Sin
Singleness Is Not a Sin
But in Scripture, church history, and singles’ own accounts of their lives, it’s usually not a good thing, either.
The People of Dog: Christians Own More Canines Than Cats
The People of Dog: Christians Own More Canines Than Cats
“I think there's a theological argument there that we're doing what God designed us to do by taking care of animals.”
All the Lonely People in the Building
All the Lonely People in the Building
Hulu’s whodunit is stubbornly pro-community in an isolated age.
Worship Artists Who Skip Labels Still Need Support
Worship Artists Who Skip Labels Still Need Support
An emerging infrastructure offers indie musicians help with streaming and marketing without signing away their music rights.

Top Story April 21, 2024

You Can’t Reach People for Christ While Holding Their Culture at Arm’s Length
You Can’t Reach People for Christ While Holding Their Culture at Arm’s Length
A veteran missiologist shares a lifetime of lessons on bringing the gospel into unfamiliar settings.

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