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1
What ‘Ted Lasso’ Understands About Redemption
A new show villain doesn’t just serve next season’s drama. It raises questions about how we view transformation and love.
55 min
2
What Francis Collins Changed for Christians in ...
44 min
3
Did We Get Tammy Faye Wrong?
The late televangelist gets a Hollywood reassessment.
53 min
4
Drones Have Changed the Moral Calculus for War
The trouble isn't just civilian casualty numbers.
41 min
5
Did 9/11 Change How Evangelicals See Muslims?
A brief history of a complicated relationship.
49 min
6
Wisdom, Folly, and Taking Ivermectin to Treat C...
Can the Book of Proverbs help us figure out how to live in community during a pandemic?
54 min
7
Slow to Speak: Listeners React to Our Critical ...
Morgan Lee and Kate Shellnutt read listener feedback from Episode 271: Critical Race Theory: What Christians Need to Know.
23 min
8
Is the Quest for ‘Meaningful Work’ a Scam?
People are quitting their jobs in droves. Should Christian faith compel them to stay?
36 min
9
'My Heart Is Broken’: An Afghan Pastor Grapples...
America’s departure and the Taliban’s ascent is already forcing Christians out of the country.
40 min
10
Paul's Advice on Letting Conscience Be Your Gui...
Should Christians trust their personal convictions?
63 min
11
Rerun: The Fire This Time: How Climate Change S...
Where is God as hundreds of thousands of acres on the West Coast go up in smoke?
56 min
12
Before Simone Biles Becomes Christians' Next Sp...
Does our discussion of the gymnast’s mental struggles convey a biblical sense of mind and body?
61 min
13
Billionaires Are Traveling to Space. Should Chr...
Weighing whether discovery in the heavens is money well spent or if their riches are better invested at home.
60 min
14
Why Some Indigenous Christians Still Have Hope ...
The trauma of faith-based residential schools weighs heavy on Canada’s indigenous community.
61 min
15
After the President's Assassination, What Haiti...
How effective help looks like in the midst of political unrest, violence, and poverty.
72 min
16
Critical Race Theory: What Christians Need to Know
Let’s talk about the issue tearing the American church and country apart.
70 min
17
The Story of Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Matter...
Why CT is revisiting the story of the controversial Seattle church.
59 min
18
Critical Race Theory, Sex Abuse, and Southern B...
64 min
19
Rick Warren Mastered the Formula for Suburban C...
65 min
20
Why Chinese Christians Don’t Talk About Family ...
Will the government’s new three-children policy change the discussion around children at church?
45 min
21
Homelessness Is Vexing American Cities. Do Chri...
How the church should help the rising number of people sleeping on the streets.
66 min
22
Is Praying for Peace in the Middle East Enough?
Christians—especially Americans—have many opportunities for peacemaking and reconciliation in the conflict.
66 min
23
Why Having Babies Is Controversial in 2021
How the church can have a better conversation about the falling fertility rate and society’s changing expectations for mothers.
60 min
24
Should Christians Cheer Biden’s Plan for Families?
A new proposal would mandate paid parental leave, provide universal pre-K, and help with childcare costs for low-income families.
55 min
25
Is It Too Early to Get Excited About a Malaria ...
The war on the mosquito-spread disease has taken millions of lives. Could this be coming to an end?
68 min
26
Reacting to the Derek Chauvin Conviction
What should we make of the jury's decision?
69 min
27
Why the Transgender Conversation Is Changing
New bans for surgeries and student sports aren't the most dramatic changes in gender identity.
70 min
28
How Churches Can Welcome Both Vaxed and Unvaxed
Will Sunday services stay divisive?
62 min
29
What the Crucifixion and Resurrection Mean for ...
Spiritually these deeds save us. But do mend our earthly bodies as well?
62 min
30
What Unites Asian American Christians
Does diversity in cultural and church backgrounds still allow for experiences and passions?
63 min
31
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
32
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
33
The Bloody Conflict Dividing Ethiopia’s Christians
A shared faith isn’t sufficient in preventing ethnic violence.
51 min
34
Did Rush Limbaugh Reshape Christian Radio, Too?
The conservative media personality drew attention and listeners amid a major shift in religious broadcasting.
59 min
35
Don’t Diminish Ravi Zacharias’s Abuse With ‘We’...
Accountability begins with right theology.
66 min
36
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
37
Sponsored Episode: How the Black Church Holds o...
38 min
38
Should Christians Buy GameStop Stock?
What believers should know before logging onto Robinhood and taking on Wall Street.
63 min
39
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
40
Should Christians Worry Free Speech Is Eroding?
What social media companies’ actions toward Trump mean about the state of the First Amendment.
63 min
41
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
42
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
43
How Argentina Is Becoming More Evangelical—But ...
The nation just became the largest country in Latin America to legalize abortion.
55 min
44
We Should Remember the Scars of 2020
This year was painful. That doesn't mean we should forget it.
48 min
45
Let’s Nerd Out on Christmas
The past, present, and future of the world’s biggest holiday.
49 min
46
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
47
"The Crown," "The Chosen," and the Challenge of...
How much should we care about TV’s storytellers getting all the details right?
67 min
48
Why Christians Stopped Talking About Jesus’ Sec...
This Advent, let’s focus on Christ’s return.
54 min
49
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
50
Spiritual Formation as COVID-19 Gets More Depre...
How to seek transformation when you’re burned out by the pandemic.
36 min
51
How Faith Issues May Shape a Biden Presidency
Expect renewed focus on partnerships and religious freedom in the next four years.
60 min
52
Rerun: Why Latino Christians Vote Beyond Immigr...
What are the political priorities of this diverse group of Americans?
58 min
53
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
54
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
55
Armenian Christians Are Especially Worried Abou...
The current conflict with Azerbaijan is rekindling fears a century after genocide.
54 min
56
Amy Coney Barrett and the Christian Legal Commu...
How the Supreme Court nominee reflects the movement’s shifting values and priorities.
61 min
57
When Those in Power Get Sick
Do Old Testament stories about kings' illnesses help us understand COVID-19 in the White House?
51 min
58
The Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Ravi ...
A look inside 'Christianity Today's' reporting and what this means for Christian witness and evangelism.
50 min
59
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
60
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
61
Why Someone You Love Might Join QAnon
For Christians trying to navigate conversations with those persuaded by an increasingly popular conspiracy theory.
51 min
62
Can Christians Justify the Violence on America’...
49 min
63
Was Liberty’s Board Set up to Support Falwell o...
54 min
64
Belarus’s Protestants Want Their President Gone
42 min
65
Why Liberty Finally Reacted to Jerry Falwell Jr...
45 min
66
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
67
When John MacArthur Reopens His Church Despite ...
50 min
68
J.I. Packer’s Mission Field: the United States
52 min
69
Your Fellow Christians Don't Share Your Theolog...
46 min
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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
72
Have Pro-Lifers Lost the Supreme Court Fight?
What's ahead for abortion opponents after another frustrating decision.
44 min
73
How Navajo Christians Are Trying to Serve Their...
Meet the believers trying to reach the reservation’s most vulnerable.
42 min
74
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
75
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
76
Why White Evangelicals Love Police More than Th...
How a Christian concern for teenagers turned into a reverence for law enforcement.
54 min
77
Churches Are Reopening. That Doesn’t Mean Singi...
What does it mean when traditional worship is absent from in-person Sunday services?
50 min
78
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
79
What the Bible Says About QAnon
The powerful are scheming. The biggest truths have been hidden. Did Paul love conspiracy theories?
52 min
80
What Ahmaud Arbery’s Death Recalls About Lynchi...
50 min
81
What Shocks Russell Moore About Covid Church-St...
52 min
82
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
83
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
84
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
85
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
86
Did He Who Made the Lamb Make ‘Tiger King’?
Finding God among big cats and Netflix docs.
50 min
87
What This Livestream Moment Means for the Church
Thousands of churches are digitally sharing their services. How will this change things?
45 min
88
Introducing: Prayer amid Pandemic
A new podcast from Christianity Today
1 min
89
Christians Responded to Contagious Diseases wit...
When Roman governments didn’t have a coordinated response to plagues, the church stepped up.
50 min
90
Historically White Christian Ministries Now Hav...
58 min
91
Do Democrats Want to Reach Christians?
Who the party has reached out to—and ignored—in past and current presidential campaigns.
51 min
92
Reeling from the Jean Vanier Abuse Allegations?
For those wrestling with faith after another Christian leader is exposed.
61 min
93
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
94
Why Steve Timmis Was Accused of ‘Spiritual Abuse’
What makes bullying and manipulation in church contexts unique.
45 min
95
What Bethany’s International Adoption Halt Mean...
There’s a larger culture change around how to best care for vulnerable children.
43 min
96
Prayer in the Time of Coronavirus
A microbiologist urges Christians to resist the fear that surrounds contagious diseases.
49 min
97
What This Aboriginal Christian Wants to Tell th...
Why the unprecedented natural disaster is an opportunity to start listening to indigenous voices.
48 min
98
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
99
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
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This New Year, Resolve Not to Forget God
How Christians might return to their first love.
40 min