November (Web-only) 2016
Sibling Rivalry: From Childhood to the Church
Will they—or will we—ever stop fighting?
I’m Trying to Forgive Fidel Castro
As the daughter of a Cuban refugee, I feel torn between hate and grace.
These Churches Fought Domestic Poverty with the Gospel—and It Worked
'To preach the gospel effectively to jobless folks, I need to show them that I care about their situation here on Earth.'
Cohousing: The New American Family
How alternative forms of living are changing communities, challenging the church, and keeping millennials in the fold.
Jesus Wants an Awkward Thanksgiving Dinner
Why extending the table involves an uncomfortable hospitality.
Thanksgiving Gets the Hallmark Treatment
How sentimentalism distorts the holiday’s past and present.
Ministering in the Shadow of America's 'Prison City'
What does it mean to 'be the church' when a quarter of your town's population lives behind bars?
The Cliff Barrows I Knew
Billy Graham's friend and music director was a man of joyful faith shaped by his love of Scripture.
History Shows Us Why Being Evangelical Matters
Evangelicalism yesterday helps us embrace the label today.
Glennon Doyle Melton's Gospel of Self-Fulfillment
Why living your truth bravely isn't enough.
Picking Up the Pieces of a Dissolved Congregation
When circumstances forced this Chicagoland church to shutter its doors, its people kept on ministering.
The Broken Hands of Doctor Strange
What Marvel’s latest hero movie teaches us about engaging suffering.
In Memory: The Man Who Brought Harmony to Billy Graham’s Ministry
Music director Cliff Barrows served for decades with a peaceful spirit and joyful song.
How Do We Parent Our Kids During This Political Season?
Twenty women weigh in with their perspectives.
Three Urban Alternatives to Christianity
Where many African Americans turned after finding organized religion lacking.
A Quiet Love Story Speaks Volumes in ‘Loving’
The film portrays the interracial couple who made history.
I'm a Conservative Married to a Liberal
The gospel gives us guidelines for how to navigate our differences.
The Bigger Story Behind Jen Hatmaker
The benefits and challenges of women’s ministry in the age of bestsellers, viral blog posts, and inspirational conferences.
Fighting with My Husband and the Work of Shalom
Do I proclaim radical love for the world even as I neglect to care for those closest to me?
The Softball Tournament That's Bringing New Churches to Paraguay
How two families turned a congregational pastime into a lifeline for overseas church planters.
The Surprising Theological Possibilities of Virtual Reality
VR's greatest strength is not escapism, but empathy.
Trump Won. Here's How 20 Evangelical Leaders Feel.
Pastors, authors, and others weigh in on 2016 election.
After Trump, Should Evangelical Christians Part Ways?
The 2016 election has revealed afresh a deep fissure—and a great opportunity.
Civil Discourse Is Key to Our Future
In a time of political angst and division, Scripture offers us a guiding principle.
There's Still Hope for Our Politics
But only if we plant our feet in the gospel.
God Is King, No Matter What
With election day finally here, the Bible's political metaphors for God remind us who ultimately reigns.
The Remarkable Mr. Graham
The evangelist (and CT founder) is 98 today. An historian examines the way he shaped the church and the world.
God Bless Geeky Women
Being a female Christian in tech places you in the double minority.
A Farewell to Michelle Obama
No matter where you stand politically, the First Lady has something to offer the church.
Hacksaw Ridge: The Bloody, True Story of Faith in Action
Mel Gibson’s new film raises questions about religious liberty and moral conviction amidst national turmoil.
Glimpses of Grace in the Films of the Coen Brothers
Beyond their penchant for the macabre, the directors’ films also display transcendent hope.
However You Vote, Do It with Joy
A Christian approach to politics frees us from duty or strategy.
Who Will Love My Child When I Am Gone?
Parents of children with disabilities grapple with an uncertain future.
Kickstarter’s Million-Dollar Bible Is Finally Finished
But Bibliotheca now has company.