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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 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.
She Shaped Me: 10 Exemplars of Faith
Christian leaders reflect on the women from history who’ve influenced them.
What Should Ministry Look Like in Post-Christian America? Subscriber access only
Four church leaders weigh in.
How a Humble Evangelist Changed Christianity As We Know It
Churches were divided. Believers eschewed cultural influence. Liberal modernism was on the move. Then God made Billy Graham.
Why the Enslaved Adopted the Religion of Their Masters—and Transformed It
The story of early African-American Christianity proves the power of the Resurrection against oppression.
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors Subscriber access only
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
Religious Life on the High Seas
An interview with Stephen Berry about faith and seafaring when the world traveled mostly by ship.
Why I’m Not Worried About The Future Of The Church – Or The Church Of The Future
Churches that adapt their methods to advance Jesus’ mission will struggle, but survive and thrive.
What Makes Your Church Your Church?
3 building blocks to help you tell your story.
Is Church Growth a Solution Looking for a Problem?
The apostles addressed a broad range of church issues, but no New Testament writer ever told a church to get bigger.
Why Two Tombs Compete for Jesus' Burial Subscriber access only
Historic renovations at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre won't change some Protestants' preference for the Garden Tomb.
The Cliff Barrows I Knew Subscriber access only
Billy Graham's friend and music director was a man of joyful faith shaped by his love of Scripture.
In Memory: The Man Who Brought Harmony to Billy Graham’s Ministry Subscriber access only
Music director Cliff Barrows served for decades with a peaceful spirit and joyful song.
‘Why Christianity Today’ Revisited Subscriber access only
The first editorial for this magazine—reprinted here—still reflects our ‘deepfelt desire.’
Be Undeniable: A Christian Alternative to Engaging In the Culture Wars
The world isn’t looking for someone to win the latest debate in the culture wars. They’re looking for an alternative to the whole mess.
How the American Bible Society Became Evangelical Subscriber access only
A look back at a major turning point in the 200-year history of the storied organization.
Small Churches are Not a Problem, a Virtue or an Excuse
Instead of arguing over big or small, let's utilize what's best about churches of all sizes. We're better with all of us than without any of us.
Jesus Called Us to Make Disciples, Not Baptists (or Catholics, or Lutherans, or...)
A humble call to remind all of us that it’s about Jesus and his church, not our little segment of it.