Johnson Amendment Repeal Removed from Final GOP Tax Bill

Trump promise to let churches make political endorsements blocked by Senate rule. President Donald Trump’s biggest religious freedom policy promise to evangelicals—repealing the Johnson Amendment—will no longer take place via Republican tax reform. A Democratic senator announced Thursday night that the repeal included in the House version of the tax bill, which would allow churches Read More

Two Marvelous Truths Help Me Say No to Sexual Sin

As a same-sex-attracted woman married to a man, I was struggling to ward off temptation on my own power. Then God showed me I didn’t have to. Author’s Note: In October of this year I had the privilege of publicly sharing my story of coming to Christ from a background of same-sex attraction and atheism. Read More

The Sanctification Gap

The call to die is really a call to experience life the way we were meant to. There is a gap of action and desire in Christian holiness today. The Christian is called to follow Jesus, become more like Him, and die to self. Most Christians know that God is calling them to live a Read More

Yes, 100 Christian Kids Are Being Raised by Muslim Families. Here’s the Actual Problem.

The real threat to foster children in the UK (and the US) lies within our own hearts. For the past few weeks, headlines in the United Kingdom have been full of outrage over Christian foster children being placed with Muslim families, and vice versa. It began in August, when The Times of London—one of the Read More

Christianity Today’s 2018 Book Awards

Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture. Could any Bible verse double as a mission statement for CT’s books section? Perhaps Philippians 4:8, which calls us to dwell on whatever is “true,” “noble,” “right,” “pure,” “lovely,” and “admirable.” Or Romans 12:2, with its admonition to “be transformed by Read More

Young Leaders Embrace the Idea of Hero Making

Young leaders measure success differently. “We are looking for 50 church planters who we can help to plant 50 new churches in and around the city of Atlanta.” These are the aspirations of 36-year-old James Griffin, lead pastor of CrossPoint City Church, who—along with Jason Gerdes of Revolution Church—are providing leadership for a network of Read More

Roy Moore Was ‘a Bridge Too Far’ for Alabama Evangelicals

(UPDATED) Al Mohler says Senate election “sends a signal” to the Republican Party—and to conservative Christians. “An incredible amount of evangelical Christians said this was a bridge too far.” This is how Albert Mohler explained to CNN, live at 1 a.m., the unexpected loss of Roy Moore to Doug Jones in Alabama’s special election for Read More

The Biggest Loser in the Alabama Election

It’s not Republicans or Democrats, but Christian witness. No matter the outcome of today’s special election in Alabama for a coveted US Senate seat, there is already one loser: Christian faith. When it comes to either matters of life and death or personal commitments of the human heart, no one will believe a word we Read More

How to Celebrate Christmas as a Cultural Minority

Christians abroad and Muslims at home helped me find the holy day in the holiday. Holidays are a blend of culture, tradition, marketing, and consumerism—with sometimes a little religion thrown in. At least that’s how it feels in the US. How and what we celebrate has a lot to say about our own culture. Christmas, Read More

Where Evangelicals Fall on Roy Moore vs. Trump, Lauer, Franken, and Six More Men

Meanwhile, national evangelicals disagree with Alabama peers on Tuesday’s Senate election. When it comes to Roy Moore and the long list of prominent men accused of sexual misconduct or assault, which side do believers believe? Evangelicals share the concern of most Americans that such claims need to be taken seriously and are representative of a Read More

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