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Does Jesus Wear Undies?
Does Jesus Wear Undies?
My kids ask the darndest theological questions—putting my seminary degree to the test.
Why Theologians Aren’t as Excited About Chinese Christianity’s Growth as Sociologists
Why Theologians Aren’t as Excited About Chinese Christianity’s Growth as Sociologists
Success for the church looks different depending on your discipline.
Doubt Be Not Proud
Doubt Be Not Proud
Frederick Buechner diffused the power of disbelief and brought hope to wandering hearts.
A Seminary Room of Her Own
A Seminary Room of Her Own
Historically, evangelicals have been ahead of the curve in women’s education and also way behind it. My pursuit of an MDiv is now part of that mixed legacy.
Indian National Day of Prayer Raises Tricolor and Red Flags
Indian National Day of Prayer Raises Tricolor and Red Flags
Hundreds of churches bless the world’s largest democracy as India celebrates 75 years of independence amid its many growing pains.
4 Sri Lankan Christians Seeking Their Nation’s Rebirth
4 Sri Lankan Christians Seeking Their Nation’s Rebirth
How believers are living out their faith amid unprecedented political upheaval.
Mission Schools Sexual Abuse Suit Dismissed on Technicality
Mission Schools Sexual Abuse Suit Dismissed on Technicality
A North Carolina judge says the Nigerian statute of limitations prevents the case from going forward.
Died: Frederick Buechner, Popular Christian Writer and Pastor
Died: Frederick Buechner, Popular Christian ‘Writer’s Writer’ and ‘Minister’s Minister’
Buechner died peacefully in his sleep on Monday at age 96, according to his family.
A Shelf Called Remember: How Frederick Buechner Built Up My Faith
A Shelf Called Remember: How Frederick Buechner Built Up My Faith
The late writer’s books upended the way I think about almost everything.
Frederick Buechner, the Reverend of Oz
Frederick Buechner, the Reverend of Oz
At 70, Frederick Buechner looks back on his ministry in letters. (From 1997)
Treasures in Heaven, Portfolios on Earth
Treasures in Heaven, Portfolios on Earth
When Christian investors focus solely on avoiding unethical causes, they miss a chance to build up good corporations and ministries.
Can We Resurrect Expertise?
Can We Resurrect Expertise?
Suspicion of and pride from authority figures are not virtues.
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At Canadian Megachurch, One Abuse Investigation Spurs Another
At Canadian Megachurch, One Abuse Investigation Spurs Another and Another
UPDATE: The Meeting House reports on further evidence of sexual abuse by two former senior pastors, including a case involving a minor.
Justice Department Investigates Southern Baptist Convention Over Abuse
Justice Department Investigates Southern Baptist Convention Over Abuse
SBC has commited to cooperating with the federal investigation, which spans multiple entities.
The Village Church Settles Abuse Complaint
The Village Church Settles Abuse Complaint
The Southern Baptist congregation led by Acts 29 president Matt Chandler maintained it hadn’t done anything wrong, infuriating the family of the victim.
The Gospel According to Dungeons & Dragons
The Gospel According to Dungeons & Dragons
The fantasy role-playing game’s theological dimensions can be spiritually formative.
CT ArchivesFrom the Archives: A Christian Education
From the Archives: A Christian Education
To ring in the new school year, check out a selection of CT articles about pursuing life-long learning and religious education.
When the South Loosens its Bible Belt
When the South Loosens its Bible Belt
A growing breed of unchurched evangelicals is poised to heighten the culture wars.
Why We Preach for Proper Names
Why We Preach for Proper Names
The local church is small and placed for a reason.
Stand By Me. But Don’t Be a Bystander.
Stand By Me. But Don’t Be a Bystander.
Pay attention to the sin of passivity, especially in church leaders dealing with abused women.
The Christian Case for Reading Black Classics
The Christian Case for Reading Black Classics
Why James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, and other African American masters deserve an audience among all believers.
Younger Pastors More Likely to Say They Struggle With Mental Illness
Younger Pastors More Likely to Say They Struggle With Mental Illness
Overall, more than half of church leaders have seen members suffer depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia.
Anglican Division over Scripture and Sexuality Heads South
Anglican Division over Scripture and Sexuality Heads South
After Lambeth conference steers bishops to agree to disagree on LGBT clergy and marriages, African conservatives chart a new course.
The Past and Present of Chinese Churches in Indonesia
Chinese Christians Survived Discrimination in Indonesia. Now the Church Is Growing Spiritually.
Q&A with pastor Samuel Fu on the evangelical challenges in the nation of a thousand islands.
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NYC’s Largest Church Plans Billion-Dollar Development
New York City’s Largest Evangelical Church Plans Billion-Dollar Development
The Brooklyn congregation and its pastor A.R. Bernard hope the Jane Jacobs–inspired urban village will be a model for other cities.
Alexander Hamilton Raps His Way to Jesus at Texas Church
Alexander Hamilton Raps His Way to Jesus at Texas Church
Unlicensed production prompts cease-and-desist letter from Broadway musical.
Elisabeth Elliot’s Lost Manuscript
Elisabeth Elliot’s Lost Manuscript
While searching through old files, radio producers at Back to the Bible discovered an unpublished work written by the late missionary pioneer.
Pro-Life Ministry in Post-Roe America
Pro-Life Ministry in Post-Roe America
Join CT and the National Association of Evangelicals on August 30 for a live discussion on the ethical, theological, and pastoral challenges of life after Roe v. Wade.
Died: Stuart Briscoe, Renowned British Preacher and Wisconsin Pastor
Died: Stuart Briscoe, Renowned British Preacher and Wisconsin Pastor
As a child, he found the courage to be a nonconformist. As an adult, to trust the Holy Spirit.
Baby Blues: How to Face the Church’s Growing Fertility Crisis
Baby Blues: How to Face the Church’s Growing Fertility Crisis
If current rates continue, most religious communities in America will shrink by more than half within three generations. But nondenominational Christianity might buck the trend.
Cultural Diversity Isn’t a Problem to Be Solved
Cultural Diversity Isn’t a Problem to Be Solved
Different languages and ethnicities aren’t a consequence of sin, but a part of God’s plan.
The Hardship Is Plentiful But the Workers Aren’t Few
The Hardship Is Plentiful But the Workers Aren’t Few: Evangelicals Unite on Ukraine
20 European groups join as focus shifts to the internally displaced and their long-term trauma.
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Moral Failings in the Pulpit Lead to Moral Injury in the Pews
Moral Failings in the Pulpit Lead to Moral Injury in the Pews
Church and pastoral abuse can trigger a unique form of PTSD.
Nondenominational Churches Are Adding Millions of Members. Where Are They Coming From?
Nondenominational Churches Are Adding Millions of Members. Where Are They Coming From?
It’s not mainline traditions anymore.
Assemblies of God Ordains Record Number of Women
Assemblies of God Ordains Record Number of Women
There is work to do and some of those God has called to do it are female, Pentecostal leaders say.
CT Names Russell Moore Editor in Chief
Christianity Today Names Russell Moore Editor in Chief
Longtime publishing executive Joy Allmond also comes on board to advance the vision of the ministry.
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The Body of Christ Keeps Score
The Body of Christ Keeps Score
Only revival with reformation can heal the American church from its spiritual trauma.
Foursquare Abuse Response Ignites Fight over Transparency
Foursquare Abuse Response Ignites Fight over Transparency
An investigation found a “culture of unchecked power” at a Virginia college. Denominational leadership has declined to speak about it publicly.
Germany’s Nuclear Power Plants Are Closing. But Their Moral Questions Have a Long Half-Life.
Germany’s Nuclear Power Plants Are Closing. But Their Moral Questions Have a Long Half-Life.
What is the Christian position on radioactive accidents, technology, and replacing fossil fuels?
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Loving our Kentucky Neighbors as Ourselves
Loving our Kentucky Neighbors as Ourselves
The recent flooding crisis in my home state is an opportunity to serve our sisters and brothers like never before.
Announcing Christianity Today’s 2022 International Essay Contest
Announcing Christianity Today’s 2022 International Essay Contest
We’re looking for wisdom, perspective, and theological understanding from those writing in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Indonesian, and French.
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Dalit Christians Fill the Indian Church’s Pews. Not Its Pulpits.
Dalit Christians Fill the Indian Church’s Pews. Not Its Pulpits.
Persistent caste discrimination holds believers from India’s most vulnerable community back.
More Evangelical Universities Go Green
With an Eye to Mission and Money, More Evangelical Universities Go Green
New financing mechanisms reduce the cost of reducing emissions.

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A Seminary Room of Her Own
A Seminary Room of Her Own
Historically, evangelicals have been ahead of the curve in women’s education and also way behind it. My pursuit of an MDiv is now part of that mixed legacy.

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