June (Web-only) 2024

What If the Christian Sexual Ethic Becomes a Feature, Not a Bug?
What If the Christian Sexual Ethic Becomes a Feature, Not a Bug?
Evangelicals tend to assume our sexual ethic is deeply unpopular. But the wind may be shifting as thought leaders increasingly declare Christianity a cultural asset.
Corruption Is a Discipleship Problem
Corruption Is a Discipleship Problem
Six ways Christians often make the problem worse and five steps toward a solution
‘First of Its Kind’: A Jesus Film for the Deaf Community
‘First of Its Kind’: A Jesus Film for the Deaf Community
A new movie from Deaf Missions tells the gospel story in American Sign Language.
I’m Trading My Career for Motherhood. Neither Will Fulfill Me.
I’m Trading My Career for Motherhood. Neither Will Fulfill Me.
This isn’t a female problem, but a human one.
‘Rattlesnakes Don’t Commit Suicide’
‘Rattlesnakes Don’t Commit Suicide’
This Juneteenth, the life of unsung civil rights hero Fred Shuttlesworth should be a clarion call to the biblical activism we still need to advance racial justice in America.
Sunday Best in India: Christian Women Weigh What to Wear to Church
Sunday Best in India: Christian Women Weigh What to Wear to Church
From embracing Western styles to preserving cultural heritage, how female leaders in six states navigate competing perspectives on appropriate attire.
Bavinck Warned that Without Christianity, Racism and Nationalism Thrive
Bavinck Warned that Without Christianity, Racism and Nationalism Thrive
The Dutch theologian argued the biblical worldview is fundamentally incompatible with ethnocentrism.
Faithful Fathers
Faithful Fathers
Reports of the death of fatherhood have been greatly exaggerated. There are many good dads, like mine, quietly blessing their children.
Paternity Leave Made Me a Better Christian Dad
Paternity Leave Made Me a Better Christian Dad
Time off at the very beginning helps fathers prepare to bring up their children in the “discipline and instruction of the Lord.”
You Abused and Oppressed Me, Dad. I Forgive You.
You Abused and Oppressed Me, Dad. I Forgive You.
How a community’s example of radical forgiveness helped me relinquish my own rage.
Church ‘Homelessness’ Must Not Be Grieved Too Quickly
Church ‘Homelessness’ Must Not Be Grieved Too Quickly
It’s okay to mourn what’s lost without losing hope for what’s to come.
3 Ways I’ve Learned to Support China’s Christians Better as an American Pastor
3 Ways I’ve Learned to Support China’s Christians Better as an American Pastor
Don’t let political rivalry define our perspectives of each other.
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A Writer’s Creative Calling Isn’t Found in the Middle of a Crowd
A Writer’s Creative Calling Isn’t Found in the Middle of a Crowd
Award-winning author E. Lily Yu speaks about her faith, her deep love of language, and the perils of “moving with the majority.”
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Love in an Attention Crisis
Love in an Attention Crisis
Readers of the Latin Bible could see how close love and diligence are.
Kids Aren’t Cheap. That Doesn’t Fully Explain Why We’re Ambivalent About Having Them.
Kids Aren’t Cheap. That Doesn’t Fully Explain Why We’re Ambivalent About Having Them.
A new book explores why what was once a default life stage now feels like an increasingly fraught choice.
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I’m an Evangelical Parent of Adult LGBTQ Children. Now What?
I’m an Evangelical Parent of Adult LGBTQ Children. Now What?
My theology is squarely orthodox. Now I need fellow Christians to help me work out a sustainable vision of day-to-day life with my children.
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All Churches Should Require Background Checks
All Churches Should Require Background Checks
As a former police officer and PCA elder, I believe this basic step can protect congregations from predators.
The SBC’s Abuse Prevention Work Is Not Done
The SBC’s Abuse Prevention Work Is Not Done
Five years ago, our messengers pledged to take substantive action to end sexual abuse in our churches. We cannot let another year pass with that promise unfulfilled.
The Generous Genius of Jürgen Moltmann
The Generous Genius of Jürgen Moltmann
Memories and reflections of the famed theologian from his last overseas doctoral student and friend of 33 years.
I’ve Preached the Gospel Countless Times. The Love of the Amish Preached It to Me.
I’ve Preached the Gospel Countless Times. The Love of the Amish Preached It to Me.
An excerpt on grief, forgiveness, and the gospel from Beechdale Road: Where Mercy Is More Powerful Than Murder.
Southern Baptists, Outsiders Hear Our Confessions Too
Southern Baptists, Outsiders Hear Our Confessions Too
Baptist confessions have long drawn attention beyond the church. The proposal on male pastors will too.
Evangelicals Don’t Love Donald Trump Enough
Evangelicals Don’t Love Donald Trump Enough
Christians who wave away the former president’s sexual immorality may be the most anti-Trump constituency of all.
Ban the Mob, Not the Bible
Ban the Mob, Not the Bible
Christians are the victims of hate in some places and the targets of hate speech laws in others. How can believers advocate for nations to address both threats in a consistent, principled way?
How to Make Friends at Church
How to Make Friends at Church
It’s tough to plunge into a new congregation. Here’s how to get your head above water.
This Is the Way: How the Dao Helps Chinese People Understand Christ
This Is the Way: How the Dao Helps Chinese People Understand Christ
Ancient philosopher Zhuangzi’s teachings can be a means of evangelism.
Inside the ‘Secret World’ of Global Evangelism to Muslims
Inside the ‘Secret World’ of Global Evangelism to Muslims
While reporting from conflict zones in Africa and the Middle East, Adriana Carranca met evangelical missionaries sent from surprising places.
Nominate a Book for the Christianity Today Book Awards
Nominate a Book for the Christianity Today Book Awards
Instructions for publishers.
What Silicon Valley’s New Ethical Thinking Gets Right—and Wrong
What Silicon Valley’s New Ethical Thinking Gets Right—and Wrong
Effective altruism and longtermism are all the rage these days. How should Christians engage?
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Let the Anxious Children Sing to Me
Let the Anxious Children Sing to Me
New worship music offers today’s young believers a wider range of emotions and greater spiritual depth.

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Robert Morris Resigns from Gateway Following Past Abuse Allegations
Robert Morris Resigns from Gateway Following Past Abuse Allegations
While the Texas megachurch said it “did not have all the facts” about Morris’s earlier misconduct, the woman who spoke out said she had informed its leaders years ago.

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