The CT Interview

Kate Bowler: Why Christian Women Become Celebrity ‘Influencers’
When the path to formal church leadership is blocked, they'll naturally look for other ways to reach an audience.
A New Recipe for Ending Hunger
We have a crisis too large for any one church, nonprofit, or government agency to handle on its own, says food policy expert Jeremy Everett.
With All Your Heart, Soul, Wi-Fi, and Websites
Stephen Lowe offers a biblical defense of online spiritual formation.
Abolitionism at the Tipping Point
Slavery has been around since before Moses, but International Justice Mission’s president thinks its demise is only decades away.
Reading Together, Early Church Style
New historical research by Brian J. Wright shows that early Christians were surprisingly bookish.
Matt Chandler Never Wanted a Big Church. How He Ended Up With Six.
Over the next five years, each Dallas-area location gets a Village of its own.
Bringing Back Baylor
Baylor University president Linda Livingstone helps the school navigate one of the largest scandals in US collegiate athletics.
From Jonathan Edwards to Jerry Falwell
Pulitzer Prize–winner Frances FitzGerald looks at the long history behind evangelical political activism.
The Freedom and Chaos of Sola Scriptura
Historian Mark Noll helps unravel the uses and misuses of ‘the Bible alone.’
Why Don’t the Gospel Writers Tell the Same Story?
New Testament scholar and apologist Michael Licona’s new book argues that ancient literary devices are the answer—and that’s a good thing for Christians.
How Neuroscience—and the Bible—Explain Shame
Psychiatrist Curt Thompson examines the complicated emotion.
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Kenneth Bae: How I Kept the Faith in a North Korean Prison Camp
Why this missionary’s prayer changed from “Send me home, Lord” to “Use me.”
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The CT Interview: Saeed Abedini Answers Abuse Allegations
The formerly jailed Iranian American pastor talks to CT about his marriage, his imprisonment, and his hopes for revival.
How Christian Institutions Can Stay Christian Amid Secular Pressure
Legal experts Stephen Monsma and Stanley Carlson-Thies say religious and secular organizations should enjoy equal freedom to live out their convictions.
David Brooks: We Need to Start Talking about Sin and Righteousness Again
The New York Times columnist asks what it takes to build character in a 'Big Me' culture.
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The Lost World of Adam and Eve
Old Testament scholar John Walton affirms a historical Adam—but says there are far more important dimensions to Genesis.
Michael Lindsay on Covenant and Conflict at Gordon College
The college's president says the issues on campus go deeper than 'homosexual practice.'
The Difference between 'Platform' and Pastoral Leadership
Australia pastor Mark Sayers says influence has to be about more than book sales and retweets.
Nancy Writebol: Ebola Is a Spiritual Battle
The missionary nurse who survived the deadly virus says medicine alone won't cure West Africa.
Why We're Losing the War on Poverty
Lawyer-activist Gary Haugen explains the ignored, brutal force that keeps the poor in their place.
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Top Story December 3, 2020

Jefferson Tried to ‘Fix’ the Bible. He Only Succeeded in Making It Sad.
Thomas Jefferson Tried to ‘Fix’ the Bible. He Only Succeeded in Making It Sad.
The third president’s attempts to revise Scripture offer a warning about our own tendency to “edit” the truth.

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