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Each week the editors of Christianity Today go beyond hashtags and hot-takes and set aside time to explore the reality behind a major cultural event.

Religion & Spirituality
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What This Aboriginal Christian Wants to Tell th...
Why the unprecedented natural disaster is an opportunity to start listening to indigenous voices.
48 min
2
Can the Church Lead on Race Relations? Atlanta ...
A movement that started at the world's biggest Confederate monument is establishing trust and relationships among faith leaders of all ethnic backgrounds.
53 min
3
Introducing Christianity Today’s New Editor in ...
Daniel Harrell on how he became a Christian, pastoring on the East Coast and Midwest, and losing his wife to cancer.
48 min
4
This New Year, Resolve Not to Forget God
How Christians might return to their first love.
40 min
5
What Lee Strobel Wants Christians to Know About...
The prominent apologist investigated miracles in the 21st century. Here’s what he found.
56 min
6
Christian Sex Ed in an Age of Ubiquitous Porn
How anxious parents should speak with their kids about a complicated topic.
51 min
7
Don’t Remember Reinhard Bonnke for His Crowd Sizes
Focusing on the numbers obscures the German evangelist's real legacy in Africa.
40 min
8
Wayne Grudem Tells Us Why He Changed His Divorc...
What the complementarian theologian learned from in-depth study of 1 Corinthians 7:15.
46 min
9
What to Understand about Christianity’s Decline...
The implications of recent poll numbers for the church and for the country.
51 min
10
The Palestinian Priest Welcoming Syrian and Ira...
How the church in the Middle East is responding to the refugee crisis.
37 min
11
Pentecostals and the President
Why their prophets exalt Trump and Paula White pastors him.
44 min
12
When Christian Ministries Ask Their Ex-Employee...
How a corporate world practice became mainstream for evangelical nonprofits and churches.
44 min
13
Kanye West's Long, Complicated Relationship wit...
The rapper’s need for God has manifested in his music far before “Jesus Is King.”
66 min
14
John MacArthur Is No Stranger to Controversy
A closer look at the ministry and theology behind the outspoken California pastor.
51 min
15
Trump's Withdrawal from Syria Threatens the Gro...
Christianity is spreading in the majority Sunni community. But what will the violence mean?
48 min
16
Catholic Leaders Are Discussing Married Priests...
What Protestants need to know about Pope Francis’s Amazon Synod.
45 min
17
Lecrae Got Baptized Again. Here's Why People We...
A deep dive into a very old sacrament.
46 min
18
Does Evangelism Belong at Chicago’s Top Tourist...
The unique complexities of sharing the gospel in public.
48 min
19
So, What's an Evangelical?
And why does it matter?
49 min
20
Benny Hinn's Prosperity Gospel Message Started ...
What inspired one of Christianity’s most polemic movements?
48 min
21
What 1619 Means for Christian History
How Catholics and Reformers reacted to the transatlantic slave trade.
49 min
22
Another Denomination Changes Its End Times Doct...
Why the Evangelical Free Church of America stepped back from its premillennial convictions.
40 min
23
Coming Next Week: Living and Effective, Season 2
An immersive journey through the prosperity gospel, grief, and death.
7 min
24
A Christian Satirist Talks The Babylon Bee
The former editor in chief of The Wittenburg Door on making fun of the church in love.
51 min
25
The Limits of Pentecostal Women Leaders
When the tradition’s unique understanding of calling meets societal norms of leadership.
47 min
26
What Mass Shootings Mean for Loners and Youth M...
Where churches fall short in reaching young people.
59 min
27
Responding to Josh Harris's Announcement
What should we do when loved ones and public figures leave the faith?
53 min
28
They Tried to Kill Me for My Christian Faith. S...
Last week, the US hosted its second religious fre…
51 min
29
Should You Pass Your Church to Your Son (or Dau...
It claims 100,000 members. It owns and operates a…
45 min
30
Are Our Ordination Controversies Unique?
What this sometimes contentious rite looks like i…
45 min
31
Here’s What Makes the ‘First-Century Mark’ Saga...
Last week, CT published a piece about the “First …
57 min
32
How a US-China Trade War Threatens Christian Pu...
China is home to some of the worst religious repr…
50 min
33
African and West Indian Christians Are Changing...
How God is working through the Windrush generatio…
47 min
34
Beth Moore Is Speaking Up
In August 2010, CT published a cover story on Bet…
46 min
35
This Pastor Criticized Trump When Pence Visited...
Popular Southern Baptist pastor David Platt learn…
45 min
36
The Christian Backstory of Hong Kong’s Anti-Gov...
In April, nine Hong Kong activists were convicted…
50 min
37
India Is Not Protecting Its Christians
On Thursday, Indians will learn the results of th…
51 min
38
Jean Vanier’s Faith Convicts All of Us
Last week, the Canadian Catholic leader Jean Vani…
52 min
39
How Christians Can Reach Muslims During Ramadan
This week marked the start of Ramadan, a 30-day s…
49 min
40
France Loves Notre Dame. Do They Still Believe ...
Two weeks ago, the Notre Dame caught fire and bur…
63 min
41
The Easter Attacks Are a Turning Point for Sri ...
Nearly 300 people are dead after suicide bombers …
53 min
42
Valuing Women of Color at Christian Conferences
everal weeks ago, theologian Ekemini Uwan was int…
73 min
43
When the Government Bans Chaplains from Executi...
Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that Texas co…
55 min
44
Christians Are on All Sides of the Immigration ...
At the beginning of this year, Christianity Today…
51 min
45
The Christian Bookstore Chain Is Dead. What Com...
In 2013, Christian book retailer, Cokesbury Books…
54 min
46
Retirement for Those Who Can’t
Christianity Today’s March 2019 cover story exami…
48 min
47
Our Venezuelan Brothers and Sisters in Christ A...
Venezuela has been in crisis for years, but the s…
47 min
48
How Christian Art Historically Depicts Women an...
As part of the launch of her latest book, Shamele…
52 min
49
Methodism’s Global Reach Has Changed the Denomi...
For the past four days, the General Conference of…
41 min
50
Introducing: The Way to Glory
Introducing: The Way to Glory by Christianity Tod…
1 min
51
The Struggle to Say ‘I’m Sorry’ in Public
Note: Quick to Listen now has transcripts! Scroll…
54 min
52
No, Millennials Aren't Killing Evangelism
Half of millennial Christians say it’s wrong to e…
57 min
53
How This Dutch Congregation Pulled Off a 96-Day...
For nearly 100 days, more than 500 Dutch pastors—…
49 min
54
Why Islamist Terrorists Attacked Christians in ...
SIS has claimed responsibility for an attack that…
55 min
55
The Hebrew Israelites in That March for Life Vi...
Videos from last Friday’s March for Life and the …
54 min
56
No Sign Language in the World Has Its Own Bible...
Note: Our guest on this week’s show signed his re…
39 min
57
The Schism Dividing the Orthodox Church
Last fall, the Patriarch of Moscow cut ties with …
45 min
58
This New Year, Build Character
We make New Year’s resolutions about money, fitne…
37 min
59
It's Not Just a Blue Christmas. We're Lonely.
Research shows our society's widespread isolation…
53 min
60
Not Just Asia Bibi: Pakistan’s Very Vulnerable ...
After years behind bars and on death row, Asia Bi…
54 min
61
The History of the Fundamentalists Facing a Mas...
On Sunday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram published…
48 min
62
The Hard Truth About Pastors' Pay
We’re in the midst of what could be a significant…
58 min
63
What John Allen Chau's Missions Agency Wants Yo...
A little over a week ago, a 26-year-missionary wa…
39 min
64
How Christians Can Partner with Muslims on Reli...
How Christians Can Partner with Muslims on Religi…
41 min
65
This 'Religious War' Isn't Religious
It’s been a bloody year in the Central African Re…
33 min
66
Why Latino Evangelicals Vote Beyond Immigration
Elections often call attention to white evangelic…
57 min
67
What to Make of James MacDonald Suing Julie Roys
A Chicagoland megachurch pastor has sued a Christ…
52 min
68
Iraqi Christians Waited Years for American Fund...
Last year, Vice President Mike Pence pledged supp…
56 min
69
Climate Change Divides the US Church. It Unites...
Last week, the world’s leading climate scientists…
44 min
70
Should Christians Trust Saudi Arabia’s Crown Pr...
Last week, Washington Post columnist Jamal Khasho…
48 min
71
What Tim Keller Wants American Christians to Kn...
Last week, millions of Americans were caught up i…
60 min
72
Maria Devastated Puerto Rico. It Didn’t Destroy...
Earlier this month, you couldn’t turn a televisio…
32 min
73
Just 23 Iranian and Iraqis Refugees Have Come t...
Several years ago, the Obama administration set a…
52 min
74
John MacArthur's ‘Statement on Social Justice’ ...
Last week, John MacArthur and a dozen other Chris…
60 min
75
A Bill Banning Reparative Therapy Spurred an Un...
This spring, California assemblyman Evan Low intr…
39 min
76
What Evangelicals Need to Know about the Cathol...
The Catholic world is reeling after a devastating…
54 min
77
The Church Doesn't Get Men. Can It Learn from N...
Check out this headlines from the past decade: …
55 min
78
Pastoring in Charlottesville After the Protests
This week was the first year anniversary of the a…
50 min
79
The Bill Hybels News Isn't Just Another Pastor ...
Note: Listeners interested in the issues raised b…
43 min
80
The Other Family Separation at the Border: Cana...
It’s been an interesting year for Canadian evange…
45 min
81
Surprise! A Conference for Gay Christians Has S...
Here’s how the Revoice Conference describes itsel…
40 min
82
Do Church Plants Drive Neighborhood Change?
In 2011, The New York Times profiled several chur…
59 min
83
What a Conservative Court Means for Christian U...
Christian conservatives praised President Trump’s…
50 min
84
Brazilian Soccer's Evangelical Embrace Mirrors ...
Brazil has won the World Cup five times, and as o…
45 min
85
How Charles Taylor Helps Us Understand Our Secu...
Ever heard a Christian author or speaker refer to…
45 min
86
Standing Between Border Control and Immigrant F...
Last month, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions vow…
39 min
87
What South Korean Christians Want for North Korea
Will North Korea’s recent diplomatic efforts be a…
38 min
88
If Religious Liberty and LGBT Activists Want to...
he US Supreme Court has ruled on the biggest reli…
40 min
89
What Are Christians to Make of Jordan Peterson?
He’s a Canadian psychology professor. A YouTube s…
49 min
90
Are Southern Baptists Experiencing a #MeToo Mom...
It’s been quite a week for Southern Baptists. Sin…
58 min
91
Nigerian Christians Are Exhausted From the Terr...
Nigerian Christians have had enough. Thousands to…
57 min
92
Rwanda Is 95 Percent Christian. So Why Is It Sh...
Over the past two months, authorities have closed…
45 min
93
Why Turkey Is Accusing an American Pastor of Te...
Andrew Brunson had been ministering in Izmir, Tur…
46 min
94
What the Bible Says about Abuse Within Marriage
Note: Malachi 2, ‘I hate divorce.’ Said by guest …
56 min
95
Sit With Your Family at Church—But Maybe Not Yo...
Rebecca McLaughlin doesn’t sit with her husband a…
48 min
96
About That Evangelical Summit in Wheaton This Week
Several dozen evangelical leaders from across the…
38 min
97
Good News for Christians Battling US Sex Traffi...
Last week, the US government shutdown the classif…
39 min
98
What Changed for Evangelicals When MLK Was Killed
This week, we are remembering the life and legacy…
78 min
99
When You Hear Sexual Misconduct Allegations Abo...
Last week, the Chicago Tribune reported on multip…
45 min
100
On Being an Evangelical Senator During the Trum...
Oklahoma politician James Lankford became a US Se…
51 min