February (Web-only) 2023

People Are Still Confused About Christian Nationalism
People Are Still Confused About Christian Nationalism
If we want to combat dangerous ideas, we need to have clear definitions.
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Lived to Be Forgotten: Dixon E. Hoste, Missionary to China
Lived to Be Forgotten: Dixon E. Hoste, Missionary to China
The successor of Hudson Taylor as leader of the China Inland Mission never sought fame but was remembered for his earnest prayers.
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‘Christian America’ Isn’t Dying. It’s Dividing.
‘Christian America’ Isn’t Dying. It’s Dividing.
The greatest threat to the church today isn’t apostasy—it’s regionalism.
It’s Time to Correct Your Negative Stereotypes About Haiti
It’s Time to Correct Your Negative Stereotypes About Haiti
What this Jamaican missionary loves about the island—and wishes more Western media and donors knew about it.
The Prophet Who Tells Us to Pay Attention
The Prophet Who Tells Us to Pay Attention
Habakkuk also lived in a time of injustice—and just like him, we must not look away.
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CT Welcomes Dr. Nicole Martin as Chief Impact Officer
Christianity Today Welcomes Dr. Nicole Martin as Chief Impact Officer
In her new role, Martin will work to advance CT’s mission through the Global, Big Tent, and Next Gen initiatives.
Human Beings Are Stewards, Not Slaves to God
Human Beings Are Stewards, Not Slaves to God
The biblical concept of imago Dei sets the Judeo-Christian narrative apart from other ancient origin stories.
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‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ Continues Its Steady Beat
‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ Continues Its Steady Beat
Written as a hymn for Black middle schoolers, the song’s celebration of resilient faith still resonates.
What Our Reaction to Revival Reveals About Us
What Our Reaction to Revival Reveals About Us
The Asbury awakening exposes the tensions in modern evangelicalism—and within our own hearts.
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As South Korea’s Marriage Rates Decline, Churches Try to Bring Back Romance
As South Korea’s Marriage Rates Decline, Churches Try to Bring Back Romance
But they struggle to promote "I dos" without sidelining single people in their flocks.
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What Revivals Can Teach Us
What Revivals Can Teach Us
A revival historian looks at four possible lessons from Asbury.
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Celebrating Revival in a Cynical Age
Celebrating Revival in a Cynical Age
The Asbury revival reminds us that God works in ways we cannot control.
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What the Black Church Can Teach Us About Lent
What the Black Church Can Teach Us About Lent
Majority white churches can learn from the spiritual practices Black believers have cultivated for centuries.
Reason and Logic Belong to God. So Do Imagination and Myth.
Reason and Logic Belong to God. So Do Imagination and Myth.
A new book explores what C. S. Lewis believed about the multileveled nature of reality.
India Prefers Baby Boys. Are Its Christians Any Different?
India Prefers Baby Boys. Are Its Christians Any Different?
For most, daughters are “expenditures”; sons are “investments.” Leaders from across the country weigh in.
Jesus Is the Path to Flourishing. Can the Buddha and Confucius Be the Beginning?
Jesus Is the Path to Flourishing. Can the Buddha and Confucius Be the Beginning?
God’s truth revealed in ancient Chinese philosophies can help in evangelism and apologetics.
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‘Jesus Revolution’ Director: ‘We’re at the Forefront of a Return to God’
‘Jesus Revolution’ Director: ‘We’re at the Forefront of a Return to God’
Director Jon Erwin discusses his inspiration for the film and how history might be repeating itself today.
Lent Is Not a Vibe
Lent Is Not a Vibe
Even our most beautiful rituals and reflections can’t bring relief from the reality of death.
Three Black Women Who Preached With the Power of the Holy Spirit
Three Black Women Who Preached With the Power of the Holy Spirit
What Zilpha Elaw, Julia Foote, and Sojourner Truth taught me about God’s “withness.”
Parkinson’s—The Gift I Didn’t Want
Parkinson’s—The Gift I Didn’t Want
I’ve spent years writing about pain and suffering. Now I’ll spend years learning how to live with physical disability.
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Rupert Clarke: The Medical Missionary on the Tibetan Plateau
Rupert Clarke: The Medical Missionary on the Tibetan Plateau
The British doctor established hospitals for Tibetans and called on Chinese Christians to care for the souls of the ethnic group.
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Beware Drawing Bright Lines Between Evangelical and Ecumenical Protestants
Beware Drawing Bright Lines Between Evangelical and Ecumenical Protestants
The divisions between these “parties” are important. So are the divisions within them.
‘Honoring’ Your Father and Mother Isn’t Always Biblical
‘Honoring’ Your Father and Mother Isn’t Always Biblical
Filial piety has damaged many parent-child relationships. But Christian families can learn where Confucian culture ends and Paul’s parenting practices begin.
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TGC’s Keller Center Is for Apologists Without All the Answers
TGC’s Keller Center Is for Apologists Without All the Answers
Executive director Collin Hansen: In a post-Christian context, the church is challenged to collaborate—and humbly pray—for new strategies in its witness.
Write a New Hymn unto the Lord
Write a New Hymn unto the Lord
Hymn writing should be a spiritual practice for everyday saints, not just for worship professionals.
Bee My Valentine: A Saint’s Guide to Creation Care
Bee My Valentine: A Saint’s Guide to Creation Care
Like Valentine, patron saint of beekeeping, Christians have a duty to love and learn from the earth God made.
Arranged or Not, Indian Christians Praise God for Their Marriages
Arranged or Not, Indian Christians Praise God for Their Marriages
What husbands and wives think of others' unions and what they'd recommend for their children.
Asbury Professor: We’re Witnessing a ‘Surprising Work of God’
Asbury Professor: We’re Witnessing a ‘Surprising Work of God’
Why I’m hopeful about the revival breaking out in our chapel and its implications for the campus and beyond.
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A Scottish Farmer Started the World’s First Chinese-Language Magazine
A Scottish Farmer Started the World’s First Chinese-Language Magazine
Before he died at age 37, missionary William Milne had produced a publication promoting Christianity, science, and general knowledge.
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To Keep Gen Z in the Pews, One Singapore Church Lets Them Run the Service
To Keep Gen Z in the Pews, One Singapore Church Lets Them Run the Service
Churches also find that having them in community with older members and answering their “whys” help them stay in the church.
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Must Pastors Report Abuse? Some States Aren’t Clear, But the Bible Is
Must Pastors Report Abuse? Some States Aren’t Clear, But the Bible Is
As a pediatrician-turned-pastor, I believe reporting suspected child harm is our civic and Christian duty.
There’s No Such Thing as a Good Divorce
There’s No Such Thing as a Good Divorce
While divorce may sometimes be warranted and even necessary, it is never a cause for celebration.
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Super Bowl Fans Don’t Need a Linebacker Jesus
Super Bowl Fans Don’t Need a Linebacker Jesus
Using sports to market Christ has a long history, but Sunday’s iteration might skip the muscles for heart.
People Perish for Lack of Religion
People Perish for Lack of Religion
Deaths of despair are on the rise in our country. What is the role of the church?
A History of Soul Care
A History of Soul Care
Join us on February 23 for an online conversation on “Soul Care in African American Practice” with author Barbara Peacock.
Supernatural Signs Alone Cannot Save
Supernatural Signs Alone Cannot Save
As “The Chosen” reminds us, Jesus performed many miracles—and yet still some failed to believe.
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The Bible Condemns Police Brutality
The Bible Condemns Police Brutality
The Scriptures denounce officials who abuse their authority to harm rather than protect the people they serve.
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Seeing Color Matters in Black History
Seeing Color Matters in Black History
This month, white Christians can love their Black siblings in the church by seeing their struggles in context.
The Struggles of Men Are a Problem for Everyone
The Struggles of Men Are a Problem for Everyone
From school and work to fatherhood and friendship, we need a vision of manhood that both sexes can celebrate.
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Top Story June 5, 2023

Theological Education Can’t Catch Up to Global Church Growth
Theological Education Can’t Catch Up to Global Church Growth
Unless seminaries leave the ivory tower for local leaders in the public square. Like these ones have.

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