January (Web-only) 2023

Changing the Conversation on Climate Change
Changing the Conversation on Climate Change
Q&A with evangelical organizer Tori Goebel on the difference 10 years makes and how a rising generation of Christians is looking for “avenues for action.”
Job’s Wife Urged Him to ‘Curse God and Die.’ Caregivers Get It.
Job’s Wife Urged Him to ‘Curse God and Die.’ Caregivers Get It.
It’s not necessary to condone her exhortations to curse God. But we should seek to understand them.
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‘For I Was Hungry’: The Verse Brazil’s Evangelicals Can Never Forget
‘For I Was Hungry’: The Verse Brazil’s Evangelicals Can Never Forget
Will we be remembered for our political aspirations or for feeding the famished?
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We Shudder at Abraham Sacrificing Isaac. But We Have Our Own Altars.
We Shudder at Abraham Sacrificing Isaac. But We Have Our Own Altars.
We may flinch at seeing the revered patriarch nearly end his own son’s life. But what do we miss when viewing this story through contemporary eyes?
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Joseph Forgave His Estranged Brothers. So Can You?
Joseph Forgave His Estranged Brothers. So Can You?
His response to his treacherous siblings invites us to reevaluate similar relationships in our lives.
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Hagar’s Unhappiness Helps Me Parent Fragile Kids
Hagar’s Unhappiness Helps Me Parent Fragile Kids
How an enslaved Old Testament woman's trials gave me insight into raising the “strawberry generation.”
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Read the Winners of Christianity Today’s Second International Essay Contest
Read the Winners of Christianity Today’s Second International Essay Contest
Wisdom, perspective, and theological understanding from Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese, and Indonesian writers.
AI Might Teach, But It Can’t Preach
AI Might Teach, But It Can’t Preach
No, our future children or grandchildren will not be evangelized by a robot.
Should Christians Support Making Birth Free?
Should Christians Support Making Birth Free?
In the wake of Roe’s 50th anniversary, four believing experts discuss the merits and challenges of the Make Birth Free proposal.
We Live in Babylon, Not Israel
We Live in Babylon, Not Israel
Biblical history reminds Christians to serve and build a kingdom not of this world.
Rinse, Repeat: Should Believers Be Dunked Again?
Rinse, Repeat: Should Believers Be Dunked Again?
Just like being “born again,” the symbol of baptism is a way of life, not a repetitive ritual.
Why the Pro-Life Movement (Still) Needs Jesus
Why the Pro-Life Movement (Still) Needs Jesus
At their biblical best, American evangelical Christians affirm the intrinsic value of all human life.
Roe Is Over. But Its Libertarian Spirit Lives On.
Roe Is Over. But Its Libertarian Spirit Lives On.
Misguided views of freedom plague America’s pro-abortion culture and the pro-life church.
Seek Prosperity Properly During Lunar New Year
Seek Prosperity Properly During Lunar New Year
It’s not wrong to celebrate our blessings. But Asian theologians and pastors advise how to do so in biblical, godly ways amid the festival’s red envelopes and best wishes.
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This Ancient Land Is Not Your Land
This Ancient Land Is Not Your Land
Why did Abraham’s family move so often?
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Consider the Rabbit: Applying the Bible to the Chinese Zodiac
Consider the Rabbit: Applying the Bible to the Chinese Zodiac
A Chinese New Year reflection on how the gospel informs our feasting and transforms astrology culture.
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Christian Influence Is Only One Explanation for America’s ‘Special Relationship’ with Israel
Christian Influence Is Only One Explanation for America’s ‘Special Relationship’ with Israel
But here, as in other foreign-policy debates, Christians are well equipped to mediate between competing theories.
Diane Langberg: The Church ‘Utterly Failed’ God in Its Abuse Response
Diane Langberg: The Church ‘Utterly Failed’ God in Its Abuse Response
The psychologist at the forefront of trauma-informed care calls out leaders for protecting institutions over people.
‘Jesus Is Inescapable’: ‘Bible 101’ Authors On Why Scripture Is Here To Stay
‘Jesus Is Inescapable’: ‘Bible 101’ Authors On Why Scripture Is Here To Stay
Two Christian biblical scholars share how they zeroed in on key components of God’s Word.
More Evangelical Women Are Leading Conversations on Sex
More Evangelical Women Are Leading Conversations on Sex
New voices, resources, and studies focus on wives’ experiences in the bedroom.
Throwing Sesame Seeds and Burning Off Sins
Throwing Sesame Seeds and Burning Off Sins
Indian Christian theologians weigh in on the Sikh winter festival of Lohri vs. the Refiner’s fire.
Restoring Trust in the Church Requires the Whole Truth
Restoring Trust in the Church Requires the Whole Truth
Our Christian institutions can’t rebuild credibility if we hide our failings.
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While We Were Still Criminals, Christ Died for Us
While We Were Still Criminals, Christ Died for Us
Sin and crime are no different in God’s eyes—so why do we forgive one and not the other?
Peter’s Words for the Christians Who Stormed Brazil’s Capital
Peter’s Words for the Christians Who Stormed Brazil’s Capital
The passionate apostle understood religious zeal. But his change of heart on how to channel it changed the world.
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What’s Up with Weird Bible Sex?
What’s Up with Weird Bible Sex?
Why you shouldn’t skip over the R-rated parts of Genesis.
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After Answered Prayers for Damar Hamlin, What’s Next?
After Answered Prayers for Damar Hamlin, What’s Next?
The faith intertwined with American football may also call us to care better for the players whose bodies bear the brunt of the sport.
How to Read Yourself Into Genesis
How to Read Yourself Into Genesis
You’re part of the story of this dysfunctional family. And that’s a good thing!
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Early bird pricing ends January 31st
Lent & Easter Devotionals 2023
Early bird pricing available through January 31st
Christian Boomers Like Me Want Change Too
Christian Boomers Like Me Want Change Too
Some of us are working to change the unhealthy evangelical church culture we helped create.

Top Story January 27, 2023

Joseph Forgave His Estranged Brothers. So Can You?
Joseph Forgave His Estranged Brothers. So Can You?
His response to his treacherous siblings invites us to reevaluate similar relationships in our lives.
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