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Bonhoeffer: Advent Is Like a Prison Cell
In the midst of Nazi resistance, this Christian martyr offered three models for the season of waiting.
The Strange Journey of Christian Rock and Roll
Randall Stephens’s history pays attention to political and cultural flash points—without losing focus on the music itself.
The Case for an Early Christmas
Christian history gives us reason to see Advent and Christmas as coexistent, not separate.
Where We Got It Wrong
CT’s greatest essays of old still speak today. But on civil rights, we failed our readers.
The Culture Wars Are Ancient History
Today’s fights over the religion in the public square are replays of fights from two thousand years ago.
The Most Famous Metaphor of American Exceptionalism Is a Warning, Not a Boast
John Winthrop’s “city upon a hill” language wasn’t meant to puff up his hearers with pride but to send a chill down their spines.
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?
These Pastors Loved America So Much, They Wanted It to Stay British
Why the Christian case against the Revolutionary War deserves better than mockery and neglect.
When the Bible and Humanity Collide
Scripture's role in American history turned my feel-good project on its head.
Why Science Can’t Tell Us How to LiveSubscriber Access Only
The quest to detach morality from divine revelation has only led to one dead end after another.
She Shaped Me: 10 Exemplars of Faith
Christian leaders reflect on the women from history who’ve influenced them.
God Shook My World at an EDM Concert
I was rolling on Ecstasy when the scales suddenly fell from my eyes.
Let’s Quit the Tug-of-War over Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Legacy
How the German martyr’s example has been used—and abused—in American public discourse.
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 Female Martyrs’ #MeToo Message
What happened when early Christian women took a stand.
The Maker of the Maker of Middle-earth
There’s something missing from Oxford’s splendid new Tolkien exhibit.
Look Outside America for Fresh Insight on American EvangelicalsSubscriber Access Only
Melani McAlister’s new history aims to capture what the familiar political story leaves out.
What We Lose When Hymnbooks Disappear
Tangible objects of faith play an essential role in binding a community of believers together.
A Bright Future Rooted in a Distant Past
As we look forward, our present activity must be rooted in God’s kingdom work throughout redemptive history.
Jesus Befriended Prostitutes. So This Victorian-Era Woman Did Too.
Josephine Butler’s faith prompted her to challenge the status quo of her day.
Christianity Today's 2019 Book Awards
Christianity Today's 2019 Book Awards
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
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