• 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.

    God Works Within Us and Beyond UsSubscriber Access Only
    It’s surprisingly hard to remember that “our” ministry is actually God’s doing.
    Knowing God’s Love is Impossible
    At least for us. But for God, nothing is impossible.
  • 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.

    God Will Not Speak to You Through SkywritingSubscriber Access Only
    Our desperate pleas for a clear sign from the heavens may be answered already.
    The Cross Is Our Stairway to HeavenSubscriber Access Only
    Our salvation comes not from someone on our level, but from someone infinitely above it.
  • 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.

    Divine Facial Recognition
    The Incarnation gave us a God we could recognize and know.
    Finding Grace in the SunriseSubscriber Access Only
    God’s people have often practiced sacred remembering. So should we.
  • Spirited Life

    Andrew Wilson
    Andrew Wilson

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

    All God’s Laws Are Equal. Are Some More Equal Than Others?Subscriber Access Only
    Why Jesus doesn’t give a straightforward answer to questions about the greatest commandment.
    When Satan Takes the High Road, We Take the Low RoadSubscriber Access Only
    Why humility is one of the most effective tools for resisting the Devil.
They Run a Hip Vegan Restaurant—and Give All the Profits to Charity
They Run a Hip Vegan Restaurant—and Give All the Profits to Charity
How one NYC couple is aiming for a maximum return on investment in their business and life.
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