June (Web-only) 2023

Robot ‘Church Fathers’ Might Curate New Canons
Robot ‘Church Fathers’ Might Curate New Canons
Generative AI and the rise of “Bible GPTs” could radically shape our engagement with Scripture.
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Philippians Is Full of Pithy Sayings. The Chinese Bible Tells Me So.
Philippians Is Full of Pithy Sayings. The Chinese Bible Tells Me So.
Phrases like “rejoice in the Lord” and “to live is Christ” in Mandarin reveal the wisdom of Paul’s exhortations.
Today’s Arab Women Theologians Have Plenty of Past Exemplars
Today’s Arab Women Theologians Have Plenty of Past Exemplars
From desert mothers to modern scholars, the Middle East has long featured females leading from the margins—and sometimes near the center of patriarchal power.
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The Word Made Fresh: Taglish Bible Translation Brings Streets of Manila into Church
The Word Made Fresh: Taglish Bible Translation Brings Streets of Manila into Church
After 16 years and plenty of controversy, the Philippine Bible Society completes its Pinoy Version.
Colonialism Brought Evangelicalism to the Philippines. Churches Are Now Untangling the Two.
Colonialism Brought Evangelicalism to the Philippines. Churches Are Now Untangling the Two.
Five Filipino Christian leaders weigh in on the American church’s influence on worship, culture, and politics.
4 New Releases from Indie Worship Artists
4 New Releases from Indie Worship Artists
From joyful big-band tunes to aching psalms, from Dallas to down under, local musicians bring depth and diversity to our praise.
My Church, My Choice
My Church, My Choice
How the modern concept of self-creation turns Christian community into personal identity.
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No More Pentecost Monday? French-Speaking Evangelicals Debate Defense of Christian Holidays.
No More Pentecost Monday? French-Speaking Evangelicals Debate Defense of Christian Holidays.
Proposal to secularize the civic calendar prompts controversy.
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There Is an ‘I’ in ‘Testify’
There Is an ‘I’ in ‘Testify’
Self-centered testimonies have been abused. But not sharing our story can be equally selfish.
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How We Stay in Church Matters as Much as Why
How We Stay in Church Matters as Much as Why
Spiritual abuse survivors who join a new congregation still need to heal from their hurt.
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Blind Band Revives Traditional Worship in Lebanon’s Churches
Blind Band Revives Traditional Worship in Lebanon’s Churches
Group seeks to open the eyes of Arab hearts through oriental quarter-note melodies.
Transgender Teens, Pronouns, and Preferred Names: Youth Pastors Grapple with New Questions
Transgender Teens, Pronouns, and Preferred Names: Youth Pastors Grapple with New Questions
In evangelical churches, Gen Z is forcing a discussion on LGBT hospitality.
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Can Christians Do Yoga? Indian Believers Weigh In
Can Christians Do Yoga? Indian Believers Weigh In
Surveying the spectrum of Christian views on the traditionally Hindu practice, from wellness to spiritual caution.
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Et Tu, Ahithophel? The Cautionary Tale of King David’s Adviser
Et Tu, Ahithophel? The Cautionary Tale of King David’s Adviser
When trusted counselors go bad, churches pay a heavy price.
Imagine Dragons More Biblically
Imagine Dragons More Biblically
The Chinese boat festival reminds us that Revelation’s serpent transcends Western and Eastern cultural concepts, say Asian biblical scholars.
C.S. Lewis Warned Us About Close Encounters of the Evangelical Kind
C.S. Lewis Warned Us About Close Encounters of the Evangelical Kind
If UFOs are real, exercise some humility before sharing the gospel.
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On Building ‘Deeply Christian’ Racial Justice Movements
On Building ‘Deeply Christian’ Racial Justice Movements
The NYC founders of Pray March Act want church-led activism to outlive news cycles and divisive politics.
God Called Him to Thailand 60 Years Ago. He Still Hasn’t Left.
God Called Him to Thailand 60 Years Ago. He Still Hasn’t Left.
Missionary Henry Breidenthal taught generations of Thai pastors as a doctor, Bible college founder, and evangelist.
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‘Conscious Uncoupling’ from Church Is the New Temptation
‘Conscious Uncoupling’ from Church Is the New Temptation
Dones and “umms” are leaving the sanctuary or loitering outside the door. But when have they actually left?
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Trump’s Indictment Demands a Distinctly Christian Response
Trump’s Indictment Demands a Distinctly Christian Response
It’s easy to celebrate or critique based on partisanship, but Christians can model a better way.
Shiny Miserable Family: How Bill Gothard’s Ministry Missed the Sin Inside
Shiny Miserable Family: How Bill Gothard’s Ministry Missed the Sin Inside
The Duggar documentary shows how the fundamentalist movement got parenting and children wrong.
Finding Joy When the Fig Tree Does Not Bud
Finding Joy When the Fig Tree Does Not Bud
The prophet Habakkuk counsels us to trust in God’s promises despite our circumstances.
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Pastors: Lead Not Your Church into Fear of AI
Pastors: Lead Not Your Church into Fear of AI
We can use generative apps for ministry and make our congregations aware of its dangers.
We Believe in the Power of the Gospel, Not the Gospel of Power
We Believe in the Power of the Gospel, Not the Gospel of Power
The Duggar documentary reminds Christians that we are the generation not of Joshua but of Jesus.
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Oklahoma Approves First Church-Run Charter School in US
Oklahoma Approves First Church-Run Charter School in US
Supporters see it as win for religious freedom and school choice, while opponents are gearing up to challenge its constitutionality.
John Onwuchekwa Joins CT Team as Director of Leadership Resources
John Onwuchekwa Joins CT Team as Director of Leadership Resources
Atlanta-based preacher, author, and entrepreneur will expand the ways CT serves pastors and church leaders.
Welcome, Visitors! Here’s Our Church’s Take on Sex.
Welcome, Visitors! Here’s Our Church’s Take on Sex.
Hospitality demands that some things be clear from the start.
Miracles, Self-Reliance, False Teaching: COVID-19’s Impact on Cambodian Churches
Miracles, Self-Reliance, False Teaching: COVID-19’s Impact on Cambodian Churches
Cut off from the world, Cambodian churches emerged with new opportunities and challenges.
The Spiritual Battle of Teen Screen Time
The Spiritual Battle of Teen Screen Time
Kids’ addictions to their phones isn’t a legislative issue. It’s a discipleship one.

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Hold Your Clapbacks
Hold Your Clapbacks
C.S. Lewis recommended discernment over diatribes in exactly the moments we’re most eager to indulge in critique.

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