February (Web-only) 2019
Are We the Ultraviolet Light of the World? Or the X-Rays?
An astronomer ponders one of Jesus' most memorable sayings.
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.
Should ISIS Brides Be Treated Like the Prodigal Son?
N. T. Wright suggests Jesus would disagree with the British government. Christian scholars in UK, US, and Middle East weigh in.
I Inherited a Failed Sunday School. Here’s How It Flourished
Four counterintuitive keys to successful discipleship.
The Church Made Vagina Sculptures Long Before Nadia Bolz-Weber
But early Christian yonic art symbolized baptism, not free sex.
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.
The Biggest Hindrance to Your Kids’ Faith Isn’t Doubt. It’s Silence
According to two researchers, the key to “sticky faith” is conversation.简体中文繁體中文
Praising God Saves Me In My Pain
In the face of illness, death, and disability, Lamentations gives me a script for how to suffer.
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.
How Cracking Wheat’s Genetic Code Reminds Us Who We Are
This grain’s genome echoes of the strength found in the diversity of God’s people.
Should We Keep Studying a Fired Pastor’s Work?
After LifeWay pulls James MacDonald’s Bible studies, Christians consider if and when a leader’s teachings remain edifying after a scandal.
Go Ahead. Love That Rom Com.
Rebel Wilson’s latest film reflects the common urge to trash romance. But love stories point us toward a deeper affection for God.
I Fled My Country, But Not My Marriage
Though extremists separated me from my husband years ago, I know who holds us together.
On Mancow, MacDonald, and the Harvest Mess
CT's editor in chief on today's aired remarks.
Get Close to Refugees, and Let Love Grow
Two new books consider the personal, practical, and theological sides of welcoming the stranger.
Alister McGrath: Michael Green Taught Me the Importance of Evangelism
A tribute to the theologian who taught a generation how to evangelize through the local church.
Making the Liturgy Sing a New Song
How a retired Anglican priest and a young church music director created Liturgical Folk.
Submit to God, Not the Market
Today’s capitalism demands a kind of absolute commitment, says Kathryn Tanner. But Christianity carries within it the seeds of resistance.
Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Gospel of Shame-Free Sexuality
We can't defeat shame by whittling down God's law to fit our behavior. We need the good news of God's forgiveness instead.
‘A Theology of Everything’ for a Pluralistic World
Fuller theology professor Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen thinks Catholics and Pentecostals are doing today's best theology.
Infanticide Debate Reflects a New Era for Abortion Politics
As states push for pro-choice protections, Christians have a growing obligation to defend the lives of babies born as “burdens.”
Our Churches Are Either Sacramental or Charismatic
The Early Church didn't make a distinction. So why do we?español
Leave Your Righteous Indignation on the Field
Aristotle taught that outrage can be a natural response, but Christ reminds us that it should be rare.