A New Set of Spotlights on Elisabeth Elliot
What we learn about her life and work from two releases of previously unpublished writings.
This is helpful context for conversations around Elliot's later writing on male-female relationships, particularly where it highlights ways in which her thinking on these lines was
Should We Rethink the 30-minute Sermon Lecture?
Our message should encompass both Scripture and our congregants questions.
At this point in the workshop, one of the pastors asked, “Do you mean that our sermons should be topical?” This is a great question because it highlights the confusion that many pastors
Releasing Resources: Diaspora & Dollars
Affirmed and motivated, the diaspora Christians can be major contributors in supporting the global mission enterprise.
migrant workers. So abundant is this resource that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) highlights the role of remittances. Additionally,according
Can We Handle the Truth About Racism and the Church?
Before racial reconciliation can happen, says Jemar Tisby, American believers need to reckon honestly with the sins of the past.
The Color of Compromise succeeds because it highlights both the obvious and more subtle ways the American church reinforced the racial caste system.
Why Our Spiritual Gifts Might Not Be All That Spiritual
Spiritual gifts have little to do with innate personal strengths and far more to do with a yielded weakness.
What Is God's Design? Weakness. Just weakness. From cover to cover, the Bible highlights over and over again this singular principle: God uses weak people (2 Cor.
Mary, Mary, Not Quite So Contrary
Finding common ground so that the Virgin Mary becomes less of a battleground.
Of all the women Luke highlights, she gets the highest light. The title “Blessed Virgin Mary” is biblical. Mary Z is also more like Mary A than some of her fans realize.
A Bible in One Hand, a Passport in the Other
What Christians gain from traveling the world.
Tell me about some of the highlights and disappointments of your world travels. On one of my early trips to North Africa, I did a home-stay with local family who spoke only Arabic.
A Dead Gorilla Highlights Zoos' Bigger Problem
Animal welfare advocate Karen Swallow Prior discusses the complicated history of caging creatures.
A Dead Gorilla Highlights Zoos' Bigger Problem. Animal welfare advocate Karen Swallow Prior discusses the complicated history of caging creatures. CT Editors | June 2, 2016.
Responses to our October issue.
CT: What does a robust theology of faith and work look like? A robust theology highlights the fundamental goodness of all kinds of work as an expression of service to God and others.
The Top Bible Verses of 2018 Don’t Come from Jesus or Paul
For the first time in recent years, YouVersion and Bible Gateway users searched for and shared verses from Old Testament prophets the most.
the site. YouVersion's picks stem from more than 1.7 billion highlights, bookmarks, and notes on more than 350 million devices. Previously, YouVersion's
When Christian Practices Hurt Other People
Baptism, prayer, and Communion can all go “wayward,” says Lauren Winner. Should we blame the sinful practitioners or the practices themselves?
In each case, Winner highlights in detail how the specific practices contributed to groups of people being mistreated. They went “wayward,” as she puts it.
How BSF Saved Sandi Patty
In her new book, “The Voice,” the award-winning singer reflects on Bible Study Fellowship’s role in her faith formation.
Your book highlights the contrast between the “big voice” the public knew and the voicelessness you experienced in your personal life, particularly in your youth.
Our Favorite Heresies of 2018: Experts Weigh In
Scholars explain what is most discouraging and encouraging about Ligonier theology survey that found 3 out of 4 US evangelicals are “Arians.”
addressing sin. Pondering it further, I realized that this finding highlights the troubling separations that exist between theology and discipleship. Comparing
Christian, What Do You Believe? Probably a Heresy About Jesus, Says Survey
Third study of the state of American theology, examining 34 beliefs, released by Ligonier Ministries and LifeWay Research.
Image: The State of Theology / Ligonier Ministries. “The State of Theology survey highlights the urgent need for courageous ministry that faithfully teaches the historic Christian faith
What Transgender People Need from Conservative Christians
We’ll never reach them with biblical truth without first understanding their experiences.
In particular, he highlights the rise of moral relativism in society, the fading of Christendom, extreme individualism, the role of the sexual revolution of the 1960s, and a rejection of the
Myers-Briggs and Other Mirrors for the Soul
A new history of the ubiquitous personality test sheds light on what it can and can’t deliver.
The Myers-Briggs highlights patterns and tendencies, but it doesn't have the power to help us correct the weak parts of who we are. It hands us a diagnosis, not a cure.
Let’s Talk About the Decline of Conversation in the Church
The modern world has crippled our capacity for speaking with one another. How can we restore this dying art?
than what Swoboda and Wytsma depict, their account is a helpful introduction, and framing it within the scriptural arc of God's creative and redemptive work highlights why our use of
The Many Flavors of Latino Protestantism
Three sociologists look at the impact of this growing body of believers on the American church.
The book ends (chapter seven) with a description of how Latino Protestants might influence US Protestantism and highlights some of the issues that the researchers did not address, but
The Only Bright Spot in American Giving
Research highlights radical giving of poor and unpaid labor of women.
The Only Bright Spot in American Giving. Research highlights radical giving of poor and unpaid labor of women. Will Mari| November 30, 2017. Image