The Hallway Through the Sea

The Hallway Through the Sea is a series of daily meditations from the president and CEO of Christianity Today, written specifically for those struggling through the coronavirus pandemic. It will address our sense of fear and isolation and also the ways we find beauty and truth and hope—and Christ himself—in the midst of suffering. The title of the column alludes to the passage of the Israelites through the Red Sea. We are a people redeemed from our enslavement to sin, yet we find ourselves living between where we were and where we are meant to be. Danger looms on both sides, but our hope and our faith is that God will deliver us through the sea and into the land of promise.

Timothy Dalrymple

Timothy Dalrymple is president and CEO of Christianity Today. Follow him on Twitter @TimDalrymple_.

The Last Tear
The Last Tear
God’s immense love is seen in his care for the minute sorrows of his people.
The Last Enemy
The Last Enemy
How confident are we that we will find one another on the far side of the veil?
This Is Your Soul on Zoom
This Is Your Soul on Zoom
Many technologies we cursed months ago for driving us apart we now bless for holding us together.
To Those Who’ve Lost Loved Ones
To Those Who’ve Lost Loved Ones
Faith is the gravity of grief, the ground of ultimate reality.
The Lord Gives and the Lord Takes
The Lord Gives and the Lord Takes
We strain against the limits of human reason when we look for a source of suffering.
The God of Small Things
The God of Small Things
No concern is too little for his loving care.
A Time to Refrain from Embracing
A Time to Refrain from Embracing
We cannot be ourselves apart from those we love.
The First Gift Ever Given
The First Gift Ever Given
What do we learn when we are forced to confront our own mortality?
Lift Your Eyes Up
Lift Your Eyes Up
In a time of pandemic and panic, it's more important than ever to govern our powers of attention.
On the Cross and the Kingdom
On the Cross and the Kingdom
The cross is an object for contemplation, but also an invitation: Go and do likewise.
The Resurrection Has Not Been Canceled
The Resurrection Has Not Been Canceled
God is always in the business of bringing life out of death.
The Price of Faith in a Pandemic
The Price of Faith in a Pandemic
In this Holy Week, in this season of the pandemic, there’s no following Christ without the cross.
What Passion Week Means
What Passion Week Means
Because of Christ's darkest week, he can be with us in ours.
Joy Comes in the Morning
Joy Comes in the Morning
Joy invades the most sorrowful spaces. It reminds us that beauty and goodness and life can grow even in the most unpromising soil.
Be Not Afraid
Be Not Afraid
Anxiety is not the enemy of faith but a passageway on the road to it.
Every Child Is on the Altar
Every Child Is on the Altar
This is our fear and our comfort all at once: that our children are not finally in our hands, but they stand in the palm of his.
Apart Is Temporary. Together Is Forever.
Apart Is Temporary. Together Is Forever.
Jesus' love knows no borders.
Let This Cup Pass
Let This Cup Pass
Jesus submitted to suffering, but he did not welcome it. Neither should we.
The Suffering in Suffering
The Suffering in Suffering
There will come a day when the last tear is shed. Until then, God has made himself present in our affliction.
To Laugh at the Impossible
To Laugh at the Impossible
God delights in exploding our paltry concepts of what is possible.

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Want to Love Your Neighbor? Start By Fighting Your Own Sin.
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