Where We Got It Wrong
CT’s greatest essays of old still speak today. But on civil rights, we failed our readers.
Where We Got It Wrong. CT's greatest essays of old still speak today. But on civil rights, we failed our readers. Mark Galli| November 27, 2018. Image: Jon Krause.
A New Set of Spotlights on Elisabeth Elliot
What we learn about her life and work from two releases of previously unpublished writings.
Because it was originally a spoken talk, Suffering Is Never for Nothing is more linear than A Path Through Suffering, a series of literary essays organized around Lilias Trotter's
What Shakespeare Taught Me About Ash Wednesday
On the first day of Lent, I’m reminded of a love that “alters not” and “bears it out even to the edge of doom.”
Paul J. Willis is a professor of English at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. His most recent collection of prose is To Build a Trail: Essays on Curiosity, Love & Wonder.
Evangelical Christians Are Sick
The movement is driven by a painful awareness that the heart—each of our hearts—is desperately wicked.
happen to us again and again. It's an evangelical sacrament of sorts. (I'll explore more on how we worship in future essays.). The question we have to ask
Alister McGrath: Michael Green Taught Me the Importance of Evangelism
A tribute to the theologian who taught a generation how to evangelize through the local church.
theologically orthodox response was required and in an astonishingly short time assembled a coalition of writers to produce The Truth of God Incarnate, including essays from academic
Our December Issue: Peace on Earth
We could all use a little this Advent season.
Unsplash. While CT has always published Christmas essays and stories in December, it's been seven years since we put together a Christmas-themed cover.
Hillsong’s Global Appeal, Explained by Sociologists
Australian worship movement flourishes in both post-communist Budapest and post-church Seattle because it confronts the historical establishment.
as “Hillsongization,” but ironically, Povedák appropriates the seemingly slighting term as the title of her article published in a 2017 collection of scholarly essays examining Hillsong
2017 Science Writing Contest Winners
Announcing our best essays: thoughtful writing on the Enlightenment, the Galapagos and more
Announcing our best essays: thoughtful writing on the Enlightenment, the Galapagos and more. Finalists' essays will be posted here as soon as they publish.
A Crash Course on Being a Protestant Today
A new “ecclesiological think tank” offers a valuable but incomplete summary.
Their latest book, People of the Promise: A Mere Protestant Ecclesiology, features essays by ten different Reformed Protestant thinkers on the doctrine of the church.
How Firm a Foundation for Saints of the Lord
Christians struggle with issues of identity and self-worth. Thankfully, there’s a three-step process for re-centering our identity on Christ.
Edited by Melissa Kruger, an author, speaker, and editor for The Gospel Coalition, Identity Theft brings together ten incisive, accessible essays from evangelical women that combine
Joy Davidman: The Woman Who Wanted Something More
Patti Callahan uses historical fiction to trace the transformative journey of C. S. Lewis’s wife.
I believe in the power of story to tell a truth, and that carried me through. Also, Joy was with me in her words, her letters, her poetry, and her essays. Often
David Dockery's Look at the Notable Books of 2018
A brief survey of some of this year's most significant Christian books.
I am very impressed with the collection of essays found in Where Wisdom May Be Found: The Eternal Value of Integrated Christian Education (Wipf & Stock), edited by Edward P
Walker Percy: The Hopeful Dystopian
The novelist’s darkly satirical lessons remain stubbornly relevant, no matter the news cycle.
And yet, because traditional Southern culture has owed more to stoicism than to anything else, even the most honorable white characters in Percy's novels and essays rarely advance
David Foster Wallace Broke My Heart
Ten years after his suicide, I marvel at his genius but mourn the crushing burdens he carried.
One of Wallace's best essays is “How Tracy Austin Broke My Heart.” It was ostensibly a review of tennis star Tracy Austin's autobiography, but it ended up being a meditation on living as
The ‘Bad Girls’ of the Bible Deserve a Fresh Look
Women dismissed as “prostitutes” and “adulteresses” were often models of righteousness and faith.
about how we discuss sexual assault itself. This collection of essays is an instructive addition to the dialogue. It demonstrates how our mishandling of
The Mainliner Who Made Me More Evangelical
How Frederick Buechner changed the course of Russell Moore's life.
Then, meandering through a local library's used book sale, I found Buechner. The book was his collection of essays, A Room Called Remember. This
10 New or Lesser-Known Female Theologians Worth Knowing
More and more evangelical women are pursuing higher education in theology. Here are a few you haven’t heard of yet.
Her growing publication record reflects her scholarly interest in early Christian theology, particularly Augustinian theology, with essays forthcoming on Augustine and Barth (Wiley
Let’s Save the University from Secular Privilege
The academy has lost its pluralism. Here’s how the church can help find it.
The author of Is Reality Secular?: Testing the Assumptions of Four Global Worldviews, Poplin, along with Barry Kanpol, recently edited a collection of essays titled Christianity and the