November (Web-only) 2017
When East Meets West
A response to Bradley Nassif's suggestions for Protestant and Orthodox communion.
Digging Down Deep into Protestant-Catholic Differences
Two books—one Catholic, one Protestant—show how the conversation should be engaged.
The Only Bright Spot in American Giving
Research highlights radical giving of poor and unpaid labor of women.
Your Spouse Doesn’t Need Your Unconditional Support
Sometimes the deepest expression of love comes in the form of difficult-to-hear truths.
Don’t Blame Martin Luther for the Evils of the Modern World
Brad Gregory follows the bouncing balls of post-Reformation history—but loses sight of who set them in motion.
What the New Midlife Crisis Means for Christian Women
Middle-aged women contending with stress can find solace in this gospel message.
‘Wonder’ Reveals the Face of True Human Strength
What the box-office hit tells us about beauty, weakness, and the imago Dei.
The Generous Soul
Why overcoming the Scrooge in all of us begins with gratitude.
‘Justice League’ Unites Its Heroes to Save an Erratic, Uneven World
DC’s answer to the MCU wants to show that surrounding darkness can only strengthen heroic light. It only kind of succeeds.
Top 10 Lines Falsely Attributed to C. S. Lewis
Our love of Lewis's words doesn't mean we always get them right.
The Jesusy Movement
Sure, all kinds of Christians love Jesus. But he’s especially central in evangelical piety.
The Dead White Man Who Could Fix Our Race Problem: Oswald Chambers
As a black woman wrestling with racism in America, I lean on a Scottish theologian’s four key insights.
The Many Faces of Martin Luther
Herman Selderhuis’s biography proves that just about every adjective, good or bad, can apply to the great reformer.
Making the Unclean Clean
Seeing God’s redemption in a toilet bowl.
The Sweatiest Bible Class in America
Revelation Wellness puts Scripture at the center of its group fitness program.
Reliving the Reformation, As It Happened
Craig Harline portrays the suspense-filled early years of Martin Luther’s movement, when the outcome was anything but certain.
Do We Need Another Denzel Washington Christ Figure?
CT asks the actor about his latest movie and Hollywood’s ongoing quest to score the faith audience.
Racial Difference Without Division
The power of an ethnicity-honoring witness.
I’m Not Called to Keep My Kids from Danger
I can’t keep my kids safe. But I can prepare them for a life of faithfulness.
Evangelical Distinctives in the 21st Century
The first in a series on the meaning and place of a historic movement.
When Combat Trauma Tests a Marriage
PTSD impacts not just veterans but their spouses and children too. How can the church help military families heal?
The (Other) Lord of Martin Luther’s Life
What we know—and what we can guess—about the reformer’s wife, Katharina von Bora.
‘Mindhunter’ Offers a Stark Warning About the Limits of Empathy
Our reviewer says Netflix’s new crime drama is the service’s best show yet.
What John Wesley Would Say to Bernie Sanders and Diane Feinstein
The post-Reformation theologian has suggestions for post-Christian America.
The ‘Religious Affections’ of Billy Graham’s Evangelism
On the evangelist’s 99th birthday, we look at the role desire played in so many decisions for Christ.
God’s Ministry of Disappointment
In pain and confusion, I’m finding that God is, indeed, close to the brokenhearted.
A Crash Course on Being a Protestant Today
A new “ecclesiological think tank” offers a valuable but incomplete summary.
A Small Rural Church Is Hard to Kill
A Texas Baptist pastor on the risk and resilience of America’s smallest congregations.
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Invites Us to a Bright, Boisterous Duel with Death
The God of Thunder's return to the big screen strikes a timely balance between gravitas, humor, and big, dumb fun.
Women in China’s House Church Movement Face a Hidden Challenge
Chinese pastors’ wives struggle with something more personal than political oppression.
The Moral Truths of ‘Suburbicon’
The Coen brothers’ flawed film is effective at exposing the sins of contemporary racism.
Screen Time Is Changing the Way We Think, Focus, and Memorize
What old wisdom brings to the smartphone era.
How America Became Conversion Nation
When your religion is something you choose, not to choose is not an option.
The New ‘Magic School Bus’ Still Sees Knowledge as a Gateway to Wonder
For many, science is about pursuing mastery. Ms. Frizzle has always invited us to marvel instead.
Never on Pause
In seasons of unpaid work or at-home care, your calling is still significant.
How women are influencing the church, their communities, and the world.