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  • The Elusive Presence

    Mark Galli
    Mark Galli

    As Christianity Today's editor in chief, in this column I reflect on American Christianity, but especially evangelical Christianity. I’ve been embedded in the movement for over five decades, so I should have something to say by now. And what I have to say about the movement is more or less what I have to say to myself, as I see in myself the same shortcomings and potential that I see in the movement at large. The title of the column, “The Elusive Presence,” is deliberately borrowed from The Elusive Presence: The Heart of Biblical Theology by Samuel Terrien, originally published in 1978. I read the book soon after it was published, but today I don’t consciously remember much from it except the title (though I suspect it has formed me in ways I remain unaware of). As this series goes on, the careful reader will understand why this is an apt title for the column. (Subscribe to The Galli Report newsletter for updates.)

    We Love and Loathe God
    If we can't admit that, we won't make much headway.
    And Now, the Star of the Show....
    How we inadvertently create a cult of personality around our preachers.
  • Confessing God

    Derek Rishmawy
    Derek Rishmawy

    Confessing God attempts to understand who we are and how the world should be by looking at what the Bible says who God is.

    Praying With FireSubscriber Access Only
    What Moses and the burning bush teach us about approaching God.
    Meekness Is Not WeaknessSubscriber Access Only
    It seems like foolishness to us, but it was one of Jesus’ greatest strengths.
  • Evangelical Distinctives

    Mark Galli
    Mark Galli

    Christianity Today's editor in chief considers what it means to be an evangelical Christian today, drawing on the movement's history, theology, and spirituality.

    God’s Letter to Us
    How evangelicals read Scripture.
    It Doesn’t Get Any More Personal
    Why evangelicals give pride of place to penal substitutionary understandings of the Cross.
  • Beginning of Wisdom

    Jen Wilkin
    Jen Wilkin

    The Beginning of Wisdom offers a Bible teacher's perspective on spiritual growth and scriptural study in our churches, small groups, and families.

    5 Tips for Training Little EvangelistsSubscriber Access Only
    Faithful speech doesn’t need to rely on formulas.
    Can We Finally Break the Silence Around Tamar?Subscriber Access Only
    Telling the uncomfortable story of “desolate” Tamar positions us to show a kind of compassion King David didn’t.
  • Pending Resolution

    Sandra McCracken
    Sandra McCracken

    Pending Resolution is an exploration of the tensions of living between God's promises offered and his promises fulfilled, looking to Scripture for guidance.

    Faith Like an Olive Tree
    What Israel’s most famous plants taught me about spiritual growth.
    Of Truth-Telling and Bridge-BuildingSubscriber Access Only
    How Jesus modeled relationships of surprising frankness and trust.
  • Spirited Life

    Andrew Wilson
    Andrew Wilson

    Spirited Life is a collision between biblical reflection and charismatic practice, aiming to make people happier in God.

    Paul Says to ‘Be Filled with the Spirit.’ How Do We Obey a Passive Verb?Subscriber Access Only
    Perhaps a sailing analogy will help clear up the confusion.
    Bringing a Tent Peg to a Sword FightSubscriber Access Only
    Why God sends his people into battle armed with the tools of everyday life.
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