May (Web-only) 2023

The Surprising Staying Power of Dispensationalism
The Surprising Staying Power of Dispensationalism
As a school of theology, it’s in decline. As a cultural and political force, it’s more influential than ever.
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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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It’s Time to Forgive Each Other Our Pandemic Sins
It’s Time to Forgive Each Other Our Pandemic Sins
As the COVID-19 emergency ends, the church can lead the world into a spirit of amnesty.
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Don’t Pretend the Ugandan Homosexuality Law Is Christian
Don’t Pretend the Ugandan Homosexuality Law Is Christian
Not everything that’s a sin is a crime—let alone one punishable by death.
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Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Asian Girl Name
Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Asian Girl Name
How did a name the Puritans made popular take off in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese immigrant circles?
Jordan’s Churches Approve Law on Equal Inheritance for Christian Women
Jordan’s Churches Approve Law on Equal Inheritance for Christian Women
Draft law agreed to by 11 major denominations now needs approval by parliament.
How to Stay Hitched When Your Wife Ditches You
How to Stay Hitched When Your Wife Ditches You
Harrison Scott Key’s latest book gives a tragi-comic take on the Christian humility required to stay married.
Become a Shadow of Your Future Self
Become a Shadow of Your Future Self
Manifesting isn’t the answer. Consenting to holiness is.
With Drug Overdoses on the Rise, Churches Need an All-Hands-on-Deck Attitude
With Drug Overdoses on the Rise, Churches Need an All-Hands-on-Deck Attitude
Conservative and progressive Christians favor different approaches, and both have their place.
Worship Music Manipulates Emotions. Do You Trust Those Plucking the Strings?
Worship Music Is Emotionally Manipulative. Do You Trust the Leader Plucking the Strings?
The Spirit is at work, but so are the mechanisms around high-production sets.
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A Tale of Two New York City Pastors
A Tale of Two New York City Pastors
One formed me. The other entertained me.
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Christians Are Asking ChatGPT About God. Is This Different From Googling?
Christians Are Asking ChatGPT About God. Is This Different From Googling?
Experts from around the world explain the consequences of the AI revolution for believers on and off the internet.
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Sola Scripturas: Can Evangelicals Befriend the ‘Protestant Reformers of Islam’?
Sola Scripturas: Can Evangelicals Befriend the ‘Protestant Reformers of Islam’?
Interview with scholar of American Salafism finds commonalities—and potential for engagement—between the austere Islamic interpretive movement and the Christian community most wary of them.
Russell Moore: I Already Miss Tim Keller’s Wise Voice
Russell Moore: I Already Miss Tim Keller’s Wise Voice
The late pastor theologian gave strong counsel to me and so many others in ministry.
Tim Keller Changed Church Planting, from City to City
Tim Keller Changed Church Planting, from City to City
From Beirut to Barcelona, pastors reflect on his influence.
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Tim Keller Wanted to Learn from the Global Church. Even Secularizing Europe.
Tim Keller Wanted to Learn from the Global Church. Even Secularizing Europe.
What the Reformed pastor saw in the continent's Christians—and why it earned him the respect of its church planters.
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Yes, You Can End an Abusive Marriage
Yes, You Can End an Abusive Marriage
How Christians can differentiate suffering in a destructive relationship from acting self-sacrificially in a godly partnership.
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O for a Thousand Tongues of Fire
O for a Thousand Tongues of Fire
The Spirit’s descent at Pentecost is a model for diverse and distributed leadership.
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They Sang ‘a Heavenly Song’ in a Dark Chinese Jail
They Sang ‘a Heavenly Song’ in a Dark Chinese Jail
Two Chinese Christian women ministered to their cellmates and prison guards with stories, prayers, and hymns.
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She Was Born into Slavery. She Became a Missionary to Africa at 56.
She Was Born into Slavery. She Became a Missionary to Africa at 56.
How an American school teacher spread God's love in King Leopold's Congo.
Our Loved Ones Don’t Become Angels When They Die
Our Loved Ones Don’t Become Angels When They Die
Despite what Chinese religions and pop culture might suggest, they stay human—and that’s a good thing.
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The Birds and the Bees: How Over-Spiritualizing Sex Dismisses Creation
The Birds and the Bees: How Over-Spiritualizing Sex Dismisses Creation
The current debates about sexuality are missing an ecological perspective.
Tim Keller Practiced the Grace He Preached
Tim Keller Practiced the Grace He Preached
In an increasingly divisive world, the pastor theologian’s legacy was walking the higher road—the one less traveled.
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My Sister’s Sudden Death Prepared Me for COVID-19’s Slow Grief
My Sister’s Sudden Death Prepared Me for COVID-19’s Slow Grief
As much as we might want to, none of us can outsource the burden of bereavement.
The Dwight Schrute Theory of American Culture
The Dwight Schrute Theory of American Culture
How Rainn Wilson’s character on ‘The Office’ reflects our current leadership crisis.
They Persecuted Indian Christians. Most Confessed. Did Divine Retribution Follow?
They Persecuted Indian Christians. Most Confessed. Did Divine Retribution Follow?
A new documentary follows the lives of 10 of the men responsible for horrific attacks on the Kandhamal church.
How Comfort Women Begat Today’s Sex Trafficking Reality
How Comfort Women Begat Today’s Sex Trafficking Reality
Why we’re still dealing with a deadly and tragic problem that never went away.
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Malaysia’s Death Penalty Is No Longer Mandatory. Advocate Wishes Christian Conversation Was.
Malaysia’s Death Penalty Is No Longer Mandatory. Advocate Wishes Christian Conversation Was.
Christian lawyer explains why loving your neighbor in the Muslim-majority country entails speaking up.
How Should We Then Live Among Muslims? Four Arab Christian Views
How Should We Then Live Among Muslims? Four Arab Christian Views
Theological advice on how Middle East believers in Jesus can best witness to their faith, keep social peace, and maintain unity.
Can You Be Born Again Without ‘Feeling’ It?
Can You Be Born Again Without ‘Feeling’ It?
Like Francis Wayland, some of us may doubt our religious conversion experience.
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When Police Arrive at Your Church’s Door
When Police Arrive at Your Church’s Door
As persecution worsens in China, an urban house church leader offers guide for perseverance and preparation.
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Christians Worry About Getting Trampled Like Grass in Sudan Conflict
Christians Worry About Getting Trampled Like Grass in Sudan Conflict
The African country has seen conflict and coup over and over, but this time, says historian Christopher Tounsel, believers are right in the middle of it.
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J. K. Rowling’s Witch Hunts Put Us on Trial
J. K. Rowling’s Witch Hunts Put Us on Trial
What our anger towards this controversial cultural figure reveals about us.
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Darwin’s Dirty Secret Lives On
Darwin’s Dirty Secret Lives On
A recent book on evolutionary theory fails to reckon with the social side of natural selection.
Evangelicals Are Delaying Having Children. Are We Missing Out?
Evangelicals Are Delaying Having Children. Are We Missing Out?
Motherhood has been a boon to my work, not a drain.
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CT українською
CT українською
All of CT's Ukrainian articles.
No School Left Behind: Why All Education Is Public
No School Left Behind: Why All Education Is Public
Private, state, and charter schools all contribute to the common good. Our debates should reflect that.
Moses Was Bicultural Like Me
Moses Was Bicultural Like Me
God chose a Hebrew raised as an Egyptian to lead his people out of slavery.
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Western Classics Exclude Me. But Christ Can Redeem Them.
Western Classics Exclude Me. But Christ Can Redeem Them.
As an Asian American, God's great story helps me value literature that often leaves me out.
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Free Webinar: Asian American Identity and the Church
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Free Webinar: Asian American Identity and the Church
Join CT and Seminary Now on May 18 for a conversation about the intersections of Asian American faith and culture.
Ron DeSantis’s Campaign Christianity
Ron DeSantis’s Campaign Christianity
Can the creator of “God Made a Fighter” political ads woo evangelicals from Trump?
Christian Faith Was Jackie Robinson’s Haven in a Heartless World
Christian Faith Was Jackie Robinson’s Haven in a Heartless World
A new biography offers an intimate account of his spiritual life, on and off the baseball field.
New Resource Helps Kids ‘Grow Into’ Hymns
New Resource Helps Kids ‘Grow Into’ Hymns
Children’s minister and artist collect 150 songs to span generations.
Can the United States Be ‘Forgiven Our Debts’?
Can the United States Be ‘Forgiven Our Debts’?
Even if the debt ceiling resolves, we should consider future generations.
‘Memorizing’ the Scars of South Korea’s Gwangju Massacre
‘Memorizing’ the Scars of South Korea’s Gwangju Massacre
Chun Woo-won’s apology for his military dictator grandfather’s sins is Nehemiah in action.
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How to Improve Your Odds for a Successful Marriage
How to Improve Your Odds for a Successful Marriage
If you’re dating seriously, don’t slide into a life-long commitment. Decide on it.
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On Tucker Carlson and the Fear of Being Replaced
On Tucker Carlson and the Fear of Being Replaced
Christians who seek the wrong kingdom will dread the wrong apocalypse.
Getting Out of Bed Is an Act of Worship
Getting Out of Bed Is an Act of Worship
Especially when you face the mundane burdens of enduring suffering while living with mental affliction.
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UK Coronation Remains Religious, Even if the Country Isn’t
UK Coronation Remains Religious, Even if the Country Isn’t
With King Charles’s ceremony, Christians debate the theology of the monarchy and celebrate a unique opportunity for public witness.
Our Aging Politicians Are a Warning to the Church
Our Aging Politicians Are a Warning to the Church
Trusting the next generation to take our places is an act of faith.
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Your Neighbors (Probably) Don’t Hate You
Your Neighbors (Probably) Don’t Hate You
They might not even know you’re there. When paranoia eclipses our witness, here’s what to remember.

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