How Will Hollywood Handle the Spiritual Themes in ‘A Wrinkle in Time?’
Fans of Madeleine L’Engle’s novel are wondering whether the film will do justice to the “cosmic questions” the book raises.
You've heard the buzz: A Wrinkle in Time, based on the classic children's book by Madeleine L'Engle (1918–2007), hits theaters this week as a $100 million Disney movie.
Our Blood Exposes Our Physical—and Spiritual—Health
When we are sick and need to know what can make us whole again, there is no other fount we know.
lack of humanity, your blood is a marker of your humanity; it is, in the words of historian David Biale, “the [classic] way blood As a biomarker, blood can be more predictive than CT scans
‘Wonder’ Reveals the Face of True Human Strength
What the box-office hit tells us about beauty, weakness, and the imago Dei.
“It revolves around the son, not the daughter.”. Alone in her journey and trying to navigate a broken friendship and first love, Via is the classic sibling of a child with special needs.
The Dead White Man Who Could Fix Our Race Problem: Oswald Chambers
As a black woman wrestling with racism in America, I lean on a Scottish theologian’s four key insights.
“If your life is producing a whine, instead of the wine, then ruthlessly kick it out.”. That's classic Oswald Chambers—more direct than diplomatic. More practical than politically on-point.
What Evangelicals Can Learn from George Lindbeck
Here's why one of the leaders of postliberalism believed conservative Protestants would carry the torch.
Lindbeck's Typology. The final lesson I would like to highlight takes us finally to his classic work The Nature of Doctrine. The lesson offered is for evangelical
Translating the N. T. Wright and David Bentley Hart Tussle
The recent New Testament dust-up between big-name scholars reminds us how hard—and important—Bible translation can be.
(For those interested in more coverage of Bible translations, CT has an Wright's review, delivered with classic British understatement, is no less trenchant for its seemingly good-natured
How ‘Oh Happy Day’ Gave Gospel a New Beat
A tribute to the legendary composer, singer, and pianist Edwin Hawkins.
who continually updated their sound in the late '60s with a series of classic albums for Epic The former gospel music editor for Billboard magazine, he wrote CT's tribute to singer Andrae
The Generous Soul
Why overcoming the Scrooge in all of us begins with gratitude.
Every year it seems there is another spin-off or remake of Charles Dickens's classic. Dickens penned this story 174 years ago—maybe it's time for a new Christmas classic.
Why Female Theologians Take Flak in the Public Square
The potential rewards of celebrity culture are many, but so are the risks.
critique. In the early 20th century, seminary-educated liberal Baptist Harry Fosdick used classic academic arguments to speak out against fundamentalists.
Online Tribalism Threatens Women’s Ministry
From our special issue: reflections on discipleship in a fractured age.
Editor's Note: This article is part of “Change Makers,” our recent CT special issue focused on Harper Lee's classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, reveals the delicate interplay of race, class, and
The Religious Conflict at the Heart of Our Culture Wars
How theological differences over sex have fueled some of the bitterest political fights of the past century and more.
social breakdown. Yet the classic American arguments for the freedom and equality of all people obviously apply to women as well as men. They are
The Jesusy Movement
Sure, all kinds of Christians love Jesus. But he’s especially central in evangelical piety.
Thus the classic phrases that sum up what one does to become Christian: One “accepts Jesus as Lord and Savior” or “invites Jesus into your heart” so that one can have “a personal
Evangelical Christians Are Sick
The movement is driven by a painful awareness that the heart—each of our hearts—is desperately wicked.
the face of God and live (Ex. 33:20). This is the classic crisis that evangelicals of each generation endure. We see its archetypal expression in the revivals
‘Discovery’ May Be the ‘Star Trek’ that Gets Humanity Right
In its next chapter, the classic sci-fi series looks to clear the blind spots from its utopian vision.
'Discovery' May Be the 'Star Trek' that Gets Humanity Right. In its next chapter, the classic sci-fi series looks to clear the blind spots from its utopian vision.
God’s Man, for God’s Work: A Tribute to R. C. Sproul (1939-2017)
Ligonier Ministries founder was a category 5 hurricane of declaration, persuasion, and instruction.
The chapter and lecture are called “The Insanity of Luther.” It is classic RC You can listen to it on the Ligonier Ministries website, and you should if you have the chance.
Our December Issue: Being Shrewd Samaritans
We’re learning more than ever about good giving.
For most of us, it's impossible to determine if our investment produced real results. So the classic fundraising story serves as both sales pitch and satisfaction survey all in one.
Blessed Are the Handouts
Why some Christian poverty experts believe we should give cash to the poor, no strings attached.
As early as 1840, Alexis de Tocqueville noted in his classic Democracy in America: His most recent CT cover story was “Want to Change the World? Sponsor a Child.” (June 2013).
The Virgin Birth: What’s the Problem Exactly?
Why evangelicals don’t fuss over this doctrine.
Many leading Christian scholars were doubting not merely six-day creationism but also classic Christian doctrines like Jesus' bodily resurrection and his virgin birth, that is, the
13 Books to Read with Your Kids This Summer
What books would I take to a desert island—if my children came with me?
Up by Shel Silverstein. I couldn't limit myself to just one of these classic volumes of poetry written and illustrated by the late Silverstein. I still have many