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At Notre Dame, Good Friday Came Early
The cathedral’s famous Gothic form, which proclaimed Christ in shape and structure, will never die.
Waiting Time Isn’t Wasted Time
As technology makes the world go faster, life’s little delays feel increasingly intolerable. Why we shouldn’t be in such a rush to get rid of them.
African American Students Respond to Southern Seminary’s Slavery ReportSubscriber Access Only
After an unflinching look at its racist past, SBC’s flagship seminary aims to honor a more diverse population on campus.
How Universalism, ‘the Opiate of the Theologians,’ Went Mainstream
Michael McClymond decries the rising popularity of an idea Christians have rejected for most of church history.
This Church Mother Comforted the Grieving with Scientific Thinking
Macrina’s famous brothers approved the words in the Nicene Creed: ‘maker of all things visible and invisible.’ But she explained why it matters.
Did George Whitefield Serve Two Masters?
A new biography helps us come to terms with the unsavory side of the great revivalist’s mission to America.
Making America Hospitable for Religious Outsiders
Muslims (and other minorities) shouldn’t have to elevate national ideals above faith commitments before gaining a seat at the table of citizenship.
Meet the Student-Professor Team Who Cracked Andrew Fuller’s Shorthand
Undergraduate Jonny Woods and theology professor Steve Holmes are the first to read Fuller’s sermons in 200 years.
Missionary Opponents Misunderstand the Waorani Mission. So Do Evangelicals.
Some revere Jim Elliot and his friends as martyrs. Others revile them as oppressors. Both sides have an incomplete picture.
All Loves Excelling: How Romance Inspired Charles Wesley’s View of God
The famous hymn-writer’s understanding of divine love was reflected in his mortal marriage.
Why a Compassionate Baptist Pastor Led a Revolution
John Chilembwe’s revolt against colonial Britain failed, but he is still hailed as a hero in Malawi.
A Time for War and a Time for Peace
Evangelical attitudes on foreign policy are more complicated than the warmonger stereotype suggests.
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.
Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2018
A glimpse at the important excavation work revealed this year.
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 HistorySubscriber Access Only
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.
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Theology of the Future
Theology of the Future
Bible scholars, theologians, and philosophers used to work together. N.T. Wright believes they need to do so again.
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