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1
Why the Transgender Conversation Is Changing
New bans for surgeries and student sports aren't the most dramatic changes in gender identity.
70 min
2
How Churches Can Welcome Both Vaxed and Unvaxed
Will Sunday services stay divisive?
62 min
3
What the Crucifixion and Resurrection Mean for ...
Spiritually these deeds save us. But do mend our earthly bodies as well?
62 min
4
What Unites Asian American Christians
Does diversity in cultural and church backgrounds still allow for experiences and passions?
63 min
5
The Equality Act Through the Eyes of a Christia...
Why Houghton College's Shirley Mullen thinks the legislation endangers religious freedom and dialogue as it tries to protect sexual minorities.
61 min
6
Honoring Your Father and Mother Is Hard. For Ha...
What the royals’ tough experiences with family can teach us about living out the fifth commandment.
61 min
7
The Bloody Conflict Dividing Ethiopia’s Christians
A shared faith isn’t sufficient in preventing ethnic violence.
51 min
8
Did Rush Limbaugh Reshape Christian Radio, Too?
The conservative media personality drew attention and listeners amid a major shift in religious broadcasting.
59 min
9
Don’t Diminish Ravi Zacharias’s Abuse With ‘We’...
Accountability begins with right theology.
66 min
10
Old Testament Wisdom for Renaming Public Schools
San Francisco will remove the names of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Paul Revere from its educational institutions. What Scripture has to say about this decision.
70 min
11
Sponsored Episode: How the Black Church Holds o...
38 min
12
Should Christians Buy GameStop Stock?
What believers should know before logging onto Robinhood and taking on Wall Street.
63 min
13
How American Evangelicals Lost Credibility with...
What the last four years has meant for the relationship between US Christians and their brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.
65 min
14
Should Christians Worry Free Speech Is Eroding?
What social media companies’ actions toward Trump mean about the state of the First Amendment.
63 min
15
Christian Nationalism Is Worse Than You Think
Millions of Americans believe in this political ideology. What church leaders need to know—and how they can help those under its influence.
58 min
16
Rerun: Why Someone You Love Might Join QAnon
For Christians trying to navigate conversations with those persuaded by an increasingly popular conspiracy theory.
51 min
17
How Argentina Is Becoming More Evangelical—But ...
The nation just became the largest country in Latin America to legalize abortion.
55 min
18
We Should Remember the Scars of 2020
This year was painful. That doesn't mean we should forget it.
48 min
19
Let’s Nerd Out on Christmas
The past, present, and future of the world’s biggest holiday.
49 min
20
Does the Death Penalty Bring Justice for Victim...
The Trump administration is moving forward with executing a record 13 people. Will this accomplish what it hopes?
62 min
21
"The Crown," "The Chosen," and the Challenge of...
How much should we care about TV’s storytellers getting all the details right?
67 min
22
Why Christians Stopped Talking About Jesus’ Sec...
This Advent, let’s focus on Christ’s return.
54 min
23
Why We Can’t Stop Talking about Hillsong's Cele...
How "hipster" church leaders remind us how style can be both a status symbol and liability in ministry.
57 min
24
Spiritual Formation as COVID-19 Gets More Depre...
How to seek transformation when you’re burned out by the pandemic.
36 min
25
How Faith Issues May Shape a Biden Presidency
Expect renewed focus on partnerships and religious freedom in the next four years.
60 min
26
Rerun: Why Latino Christians Vote Beyond Immigr...
What are the political priorities of this diverse group of Americans?
58 min
27
Evangelicals and Election Day 2020: What We Know
Four Christianity Today journalists and one researcher talk through what we’ve learned so far.
63 min
28
Confronting the Darkness in a Year Full of Death
Making sense of a year where millions have lost loved ones to a virus.
45 min
29
Armenian Christians Are Especially Worried Abou...
The current conflict with Azerbaijan is rekindling fears a century after genocide.
54 min
30
Amy Coney Barrett and the Christian Legal Commu...
How the Supreme Court nominee reflects the movement’s shifting values and priorities.
61 min
31
When Those in Power Get Sick
Do Old Testament stories about kings' illnesses help us understand COVID-19 in the White House?
51 min
32
The Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Ravi ...
A look inside 'Christianity Today's' reporting and what this means for Christian witness and evangelism.
50 min
33
Bethel’s Sean Feucht’s Protests and Praises Hav...
The musician has been traveling the country and gathering people to worship God. It’s sparked controversy.
50 min
34
The Fire This Time: How Climate Change Shifts O...
Where is God as hundreds of thousands of acres on the West Coast go up in smoke?
55 min
35
Why Someone You Love Might Join QAnon
For Christians trying to navigate conversations with those persuaded by an increasingly popular conspiracy theory.
51 min
36
Can Christians Justify the Violence on America’...
49 min
37
Was Liberty’s Board Set up to Support Falwell o...
54 min
38
Belarus’s Protestants Want Their President Gone
42 min
39
Why Liberty Finally Reacted to Jerry Falwell Jr...
45 min
40
COVID Will Change Christian Summer Camp Forever
Coronavirus has closed some camps for good. It’s made it harder for the rest of them to survive.
54 min
41
When John MacArthur Reopens His Church Despite ...
50 min
42
J.I. Packer’s Mission Field: the United States
52 min
43
Your Fellow Christians Don't Share Your Theolog...
46 min
44
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45
Why Christians Have a Reputation for Smashing S...
Throughout church history, believers tore down icons. Sometimes they were Greek gods. Other times, saints.
48 min
46
Have Pro-Lifers Lost the Supreme Court Fight?
What's ahead for abortion opponents after another frustrating decision.
44 min
47
How Navajo Christians Are Trying to Serve Their...
Meet the believers trying to reach the reservation’s most vulnerable.
42 min
48
Where China’s Crackdown Leaves the Hong Kong Ch...
Why Christians aren't all on the same page about the demonstrations and new ruling from Beijing.
39 min
49
Where the Black Church Is in the Black Lives Ma...
Why African American Christian leaders aren't at the forefront of the protests against police brutality.
53 min
50
Why White Evangelicals Love Police More than Th...
How a Christian concern for teenagers turned into a reverence for law enforcement.
54 min
51
Churches Are Reopening. That Doesn’t Mean Singi...
What does it mean when traditional worship is absent from in-person Sunday services?
50 min
52
Prayer amid Pandemic: "All Shall Be Well," She ...
What to know about the visions that this 14th century English saint Julian of Norwich received while she was ill.
21 min
53
What the Bible Says About QAnon
The powerful are scheming. The biggest truths have been hidden. Did Paul love conspiracy theories?
52 min
54
What Ahmaud Arbery’s Death Recalls About Lynchi...
50 min
55
What Shocks Russell Moore About Covid Church-St...
52 min
56
Should Christians ‘Believe in Science’ in the M...
What the field can and can’t answer as it relates to navigating COVID-19.
52 min
57
Should Al Mohler’s Vote for Trump Surprise Us?
What David French makes of the Southern Baptist leader’s change and why he thinks white evangelical support for the president has grown.
60 min
58
A Major Christian School Just Shut Down Its Bib...
What’s the state of the field after Southwestern’s announcement and the onset of coronavirus?
31 min
59
Can Urban Churches Survive a Pandemic?
Many congregants have to work through the coronavirus. But their pastors can't afford a canceled service.
43 min
60
Did He Who Made the Lamb Make ‘Tiger King’?
Finding God among big cats and Netflix docs.
50 min
61
What This Livestream Moment Means for the Church
Thousands of churches are digitally sharing their services. How will this change things?
45 min
62
Introducing: Prayer amid Pandemic
A new podcast from Christianity Today
1 min
63
Christians Responded to Contagious Diseases wit...
When Roman governments didn’t have a coordinated response to plagues, the church stepped up.
50 min
64
Historically White Christian Ministries Now Hav...
58 min
65
Do Democrats Want to Reach Christians?
Who the party has reached out to—and ignored—in past and current presidential campaigns.
51 min
66
Reeling from the Jean Vanier Abuse Allegations?
For those wrestling with faith after another Christian leader is exposed.
61 min
67
Five Years Ago, ISIS Executed 21 Christians on ...
How the Coptic Church responded in the wake of this heinous act of violence—and what believers around the world can learn from the ancient institution today.
46 min
68
Why Steve Timmis Was Accused of ‘Spiritual Abuse’
What makes bullying and manipulation in church contexts unique.
45 min
69
What Bethany’s International Adoption Halt Mean...
There’s a larger culture change around how to best care for vulnerable children.
43 min
70
Prayer in the Time of Coronavirus
A microbiologist urges Christians to resist the fear that surrounds contagious diseases.
49 min
71
What This Aboriginal Christian Wants to Tell th...
Why the unprecedented natural disaster is an opportunity to start listening to indigenous voices.
48 min
72
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
73
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
74
This New Year, Resolve Not to Forget God
How Christians might return to their first love.
40 min
75
What Lee Strobel Wants Christians to Know About...
The prominent apologist investigated miracles in the 21st century. Here’s what he found.
56 min
76
Christian Sex Ed in an Age of Ubiquitous Porn
How anxious parents should speak with their kids about a complicated topic.
51 min
77
Don’t Remember Reinhard Bonnke for His Crowd Sizes
Focusing on the numbers obscures the German evangelist's real legacy in Africa.
40 min
78
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
79
What to Understand about Christianity’s Decline...
The implications of recent poll numbers for the church and for the country.
51 min
80
The Palestinian Priest Welcoming Syrian and Ira...
How the church in the Middle East is responding to the refugee crisis.
37 min
81
Pentecostals and the President
Why their prophets exalt Trump and Paula White pastors him.
44 min
82
When Christian Ministries Ask Their Ex-Employee...
How a corporate world practice became mainstream for evangelical nonprofits and churches.
44 min
83
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
84
John MacArthur Is No Stranger to Controversy
A closer look at the ministry and theology behind the outspoken California pastor.
51 min
85
Trump's Withdrawal from Syria Threatens the Gro...
Christianity is spreading in the majority Sunni community. But what will the violence mean?
48 min
86
Catholic Leaders Are Discussing Married Priests...
What Protestants need to know about Pope Francis’s Amazon Synod.
45 min
87
Lecrae Got Baptized Again. Here's Why People We...
A deep dive into a very old sacrament.
46 min
88
Does Evangelism Belong at Chicago’s Top Tourist...
The unique complexities of sharing the gospel in public.
48 min
89
So, What's an Evangelical?
And why does it matter?
49 min
90
Benny Hinn's Prosperity Gospel Message Started ...
What inspired one of Christianity’s most polemic movements?
48 min
91
What 1619 Means for Christian History
How Catholics and Reformers reacted to the transatlantic slave trade.
49 min
92
Another Denomination Changes Its End Times Doct...
Why the Evangelical Free Church of America stepped back from its premillennial convictions.
40 min
93
Coming Next Week: Living and Effective, Season 2
An immersive journey through the prosperity gospel, grief, and death.
7 min
94
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
95
The Limits of Pentecostal Women Leaders
When the tradition’s unique understanding of calling meets societal norms of leadership.
47 min
96
What Mass Shootings Mean for Loners and Youth M...
Where churches fall short in reaching young people.
59 min
97
Responding to Josh Harris's Announcement
What should we do when loved ones and public figures leave the faith?
53 min
98
They Tried to Kill Me for My Christian Faith. S...
Last week, the US hosted its second religious fre…
51 min
99
Should You Pass Your Church to Your Son (or Dau...
It claims 100,000 members. It owns and operates a…
45 min
100
Are Our Ordination Controversies Unique?
What this sometimes contentious rite looks like i…
45 min