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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
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
Homelessness Is Vexing American Cities. Do Chri...
How the church should help the rising number of people sleeping on the streets.
66 min
Is Praying for Peace in the Middle East Enough?
Christians—especially Americans—have many opportunities for peacemaking and reconciliation in the conflict.
66 min
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
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
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
Reacting to the Derek Chauvin Conviction
What should we make of the jury's decision?
69 min
Why the Transgender Conversation Is Changing
New bans for surgeries and student sports aren't the most dramatic changes in gender identity.
70 min
How Churches Can Welcome Both Vaxed and Unvaxed
Will Sunday services stay divisive?
62 min
What the Crucifixion and Resurrection Mean for ...
Spiritually these deeds save us. But do mend our earthly bodies as well?
62 min
What Unites Asian American Christians
Does diversity in cultural and church backgrounds still allow for experiences and passions?
63 min
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
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
The Bloody Conflict Dividing Ethiopia’s Christians
A shared faith isn’t sufficient in preventing ethnic violence.
51 min
Did Rush Limbaugh Reshape Christian Radio, Too?
The conservative media personality drew attention and listeners amid a major shift in religious broadcasting.
59 min
Don’t Diminish Ravi Zacharias’s Abuse With ‘We’...
Accountability begins with right theology.
66 min
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
Sponsored Episode: How the Black Church Holds o...
38 min
Should Christians Buy GameStop Stock?
What believers should know before logging onto Robinhood and taking on Wall Street.
63 min
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
Should Christians Worry Free Speech Is Eroding?
What social media companies’ actions toward Trump mean about the state of the First Amendment.
63 min
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
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
How Argentina Is Becoming More Evangelical—But ...
The nation just became the largest country in Latin America to legalize abortion.
55 min
We Should Remember the Scars of 2020
This year was painful. That doesn't mean we should forget it.
48 min