One of the great privileges of working at Christianity Today is the opportunity to labor alongside people who share core convictions: Jesus is the Son of God, he is the only way to the Father, we serve a crucified and resurrected Messiah, his gospel is real and at work in our daily lives, we are citizens of a greater kingdom, and one day God will make all things new.

CT is also unwavering on biblical stances on things such as marriage being between one man and one woman and ordained by God (Gen. 2:24; Matt. 19:4–6) and all life—from womb to tomb—being precious to our Creator (Ps. 139:13–16; Deut. 10:17–19).

Another life-giving component of kingdom work here at CT is the convening of believers who see secondary issues through different perspectives. We might hold opposing views on divisive topics within our own ranks, but we long to together contribute our gifts in ways we hope serve you, our community.

One of the areas of Christian thought in which we exercise diversity at CT is how we approach the roles of women in the church and the home. Among our staff, you will find faithful egalitarian brothers and sisters working alongside faithful complementarian brothers and sisters. I have been sharpened and invigorated in thought through our camaraderie and colaboring.

In this issue, we not only hear from egalitarian and complementarian leaders on cultivating a healthy way forward for those who share their respective philosophies, but we also explore a third way—one that is underdiscussed. I hope you will dig into it and gain a new appreciation for those who differ from you within the bounds of orthodoxy—whether it’s on this topic or another secondary issue. I know I have.

There is a high likelihood that some of you reading this issue find yourselves not at home on either end of the spectrum of views on this topic or perhaps another. CT’s founder, Billy Graham, envisioned a convening point for Christians who don’t belong in progressive settings or fundamentalist contexts but who long to link arms with other sojourners somewhere in between. I suspect that’s most of us, and that’s the spirit of the space we want to continue to cultivate. We’re so glad you’re here.

Joy Allmond is executive editor at CT.

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