Tag Archives: Christianity Today

Why It Matters That the Exodus Really Happened | Christianity Today

No less than Western law, the civil rights movement, and Christianity itself rest on the historicity of the biblical event. Gregory Alan Thornbury/ February 3, 2015 Men at work, detail from the frescoes in the Tomb of Rekhmire, thought to … Continue reading

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Thursday is for Thinkers: How to Love a Loved One with Mental Illness | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer

Heather Palacios and her husband Raul share about mental illness in their marriage and how Raul has loved Heather faithfully throughout their marriage. | Ed Stetzer The following is a guest post by Heather (and Raul) Palacios. Heather has stopped … Continue reading

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I’m a Christian. But I’ve Forgotten How to Belong to the Church. | Christianity Today

A millennial diagnoses her generation’s complicated relationship to the body of Christ. Interview by Laura Turner/ January 29, 2015 Sometimes, to borrow a phrase, we long to be in the church but not of it. We love Christ, but the … Continue reading

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How I Almost Lost the Bible | Christianity Today

Had it not been for the first editor of CT, I likely would have gone the way of liberal scholar Bart Ehrman. Gregory Alan Thornbury/ January 14, 2015 I was born at the Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania—a fact … Continue reading

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Our Battle Against Religious Persecution Is Floun… | Christianity Today

Rep. Frank Wolf, human rights champion, calls on evangelicals to intensify the fight for religious liberty. Interview by Timothy C. Morgan/ January 6, 2015 After 34 years in Congress, Frank Wolf, the renowned gadfly for human rights and religious liberty, … Continue reading

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Do Small Churches Need Self-Assessment? | The Exchange | Ed Stetzer

Numbers don’t determine a church’s health in-and-of themselves, but facts are our friends. | Ed Stetzer This column originally appeared in Outreach magazine. Be sure to check out Outreach and consider subscribing. Facts are our friends, and we need to … Continue reading

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A Cop with a Pastor’s Heart | PARSE | ERLC.COM

An interview with Marcos Miranda about slain New York City police officer, Rafael Ramos / Daniel Darling The brazen murders of two New York City police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, on December 20, stunned the nation and cast … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Worship Leaders (Part 3) | The Exchange | Ed Stetzer

A few final thoughts for worship leaders | Ed Stetzer Back in November, I posted Part 1 and Part 2 of my letter to my worship leaders. After a couple of months of delay, here is Part 3 of my … Continue reading

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My Boring Christian Testimony | Christianity Today

How I know it’s nonetheless real. Megan Hill/ December 31, 2014 The December issue marks two years since we launched Testimony, CT’s back-page feature spotlighting stories of conversion to Christ. One of our most popular features, we’ve heard from ex-atheists, … Continue reading

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The Spiritual Openness of the Younger Unchurched | The Exchange | Ed Stetzer

What’s the status of the church and how might we share the gospel in this time? | Ed Stetzer There’s an idea that Christianity in America is dying. No serious researcher—not one—thinks that. However, I still am surprised that some … Continue reading

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Race in America: A First Person Report from #ATimeToSpeak | The Exchange | Ed Stetzer

A brief summary of #ATimeToSpeak at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. | Bob Smietana The following post is by Bob Smietana, senior writer for Facts & Trends. This article originally appeared on Facts & Trends. Bob was with us … Continue reading

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The Church and Mental Illness Part 3: Pastors’ Struggles and Churches’ Support | The Exchange | Ed Stetzer

In our final part of this series, we look at pastors’ struggles with mental illness and the supportiveness of churches. | Ed Stetzer In my first post, I began discussing the results of some recent research conducted by LifeWay Research … Continue reading

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Why Torture Is a Complete Failure | Christianity Today

Former war crimes prosecutor: Legally, morally, and practically, ‘enhanced interrogation’ does not work. David Iglesias/ December 16, 2014 The United States had not held war crimes cases since the end of World War II. During that time, Sherwood F. Moran—a … Continue reading

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The Church and Mental Illness Part 2: Medicine and Therapy | The Exchange | Ed Stetzer

How do pastors feel about mental illness medication and therapy? | Ed Stetzer In my last post, I began discussing the results of some recent research conducted by LifeWay Research on the church and mental illness. I laid out information … Continue reading

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Christianity Today’s 2015 Book Awards | Christianity Today

Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture. December 15, 2014 Some of the finest books pull us deeper into familiar subjects—biographies of great statesmen, say, or fresh takes on the essentials of Christian … Continue reading

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Why Personal Devotions Aren’t Enough | Christianity Today

The Bible was made to be read in church first. Wesley Hill / December 12, 2014 Each day began the same way: I would get out of bed, take a shower, and sit down at my desk. I’d place my … Continue reading

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Kay Warren: Stop Sending Cheery Christmas Cards | Christianity Today

When you don’t mention our son’s tragic death, it only hurts more. Kay Warren/ December 10, 2014 Christmas 2013 was our family’s first without our son Matthew. I could barely breathe. I stayed away from the grocery store and the … Continue reading

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The Church and Mental Illness Part 1: Aspirations v. Reality | The Exchange | Ed Stetzer

A significant percentage of pastors aspire to address mental illness, but how many actually do? | Ed Stetzer Mental health has been a hot topic of conversation lately, and rightly so, because the church honestly doesn’t know how to deal … Continue reading

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The Weight of Ferguson, ISIS, and Boko Haram | Christianity Today

How we bear, sometimes joyfully, the burdens of 2014. Mark Galli/ December 1, 2014 It’s difficult to prove that 2014 has been worse than other years, but it sure feels that way. The Syrian Civil War claimed another 30,000 victims … Continue reading

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America the Beautiful, America the Violent | Third Culture | Peter Chin

Ferguson may be about race, but it is also about violence. And we should have something to say about both. Let me be clear: I believe that Ferguson is about race. I know that many people disagree with that statement, … Continue reading

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