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Churches Are Reopening. That Doesn’t Mean Singi...
What does it mean when traditional worship is absent from in-person Sunday services?
50 min
2
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
3
What the Bible Says About QAnon
The powerful are scheming. The biggest truths have been hidden. Did Paul love conspiracy theories?
52 min
4
What Ahmaud Arbery’s Death Recalls About Lynchi...
50 min
5
What Shocks Russell Moore About Covid Church-St...
52 min
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
Did He Who Made the Lamb Make ‘Tiger King’?
Finding God among big cats and Netflix docs.
50 min
11
What This Livestream Moment Means for the Church
Thousands of churches are digitally sharing their services. How will this change things?
45 min
12
Introducing: Prayer amid Pandemic
A new podcast from Christianity Today
1 min
13
Christians Responded to Contagious Diseases wit...
When Roman governments didn’t have a coordinated response to plagues, the church stepped up.
50 min
14
Historically White Christian Ministries Now Hav...
58 min
15
Do Democrats Want to Reach Christians?
Who the party has reached out to—and ignored—in past and current presidential campaigns.
51 min
16
Reeling from the Jean Vanier Abuse Allegations?
For those wrestling with faith after another Christian leader is exposed.
61 min
17
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
18
Why Steve Timmis Was Accused of ‘Spiritual Abuse’
What makes bullying and manipulation in church contexts unique.
45 min
19
What Bethany’s International Adoption Halt Mean...
There’s a larger culture change around how to best care for vulnerable children.
43 min
20
Prayer in the Time of Coronavirus
A microbiologist urges Christians to resist the fear that surrounds contagious diseases.
49 min
21
What This Aboriginal Christian Wants to Tell th...
Why the unprecedented natural disaster is an opportunity to start listening to indigenous voices.
48 min
22
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
23
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
24
This New Year, Resolve Not to Forget God
How Christians might return to their first love.
40 min
25
What Lee Strobel Wants Christians to Know About...
The prominent apologist investigated miracles in the 21st century. Here’s what he found.
56 min
26
Christian Sex Ed in an Age of Ubiquitous Porn
How anxious parents should speak with their kids about a complicated topic.
51 min
27
Don’t Remember Reinhard Bonnke for His Crowd Sizes
Focusing on the numbers obscures the German evangelist's real legacy in Africa.
40 min
28
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
29
What to Understand about Christianity’s Decline...
The implications of recent poll numbers for the church and for the country.
51 min
30
The Palestinian Priest Welcoming Syrian and Ira...
How the church in the Middle East is responding to the refugee crisis.
37 min
31
Pentecostals and the President
Why their prophets exalt Trump and Paula White pastors him.
44 min
32
When Christian Ministries Ask Their Ex-Employee...
How a corporate world practice became mainstream for evangelical nonprofits and churches.
44 min
33
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
34
John MacArthur Is No Stranger to Controversy
A closer look at the ministry and theology behind the outspoken California pastor.
51 min
35
Trump's Withdrawal from Syria Threatens the Gro...
Christianity is spreading in the majority Sunni community. But what will the violence mean?
48 min
36
Catholic Leaders Are Discussing Married Priests...
What Protestants need to know about Pope Francis’s Amazon Synod.
45 min
37
Lecrae Got Baptized Again. Here's Why People We...
A deep dive into a very old sacrament.
46 min
38
Does Evangelism Belong at Chicago’s Top Tourist...
The unique complexities of sharing the gospel in public.
48 min
39
So, What's an Evangelical?
And why does it matter?
49 min
40
Benny Hinn's Prosperity Gospel Message Started ...
What inspired one of Christianity’s most polemic movements?
48 min
41
What 1619 Means for Christian History
How Catholics and Reformers reacted to the transatlantic slave trade.
49 min
42
Another Denomination Changes Its End Times Doct...
Why the Evangelical Free Church of America stepped back from its premillennial convictions.
40 min
43
Coming Next Week: Living and Effective, Season 2
An immersive journey through the prosperity gospel, grief, and death.
7 min
44
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
45
The Limits of Pentecostal Women Leaders
When the tradition’s unique understanding of calling meets societal norms of leadership.
47 min
46
What Mass Shootings Mean for Loners and Youth M...
Where churches fall short in reaching young people.
59 min
47
Responding to Josh Harris's Announcement
What should we do when loved ones and public figures leave the faith?
53 min
48
They Tried to Kill Me for My Christian Faith. S...
Last week, the US hosted its second religious fre…
51 min
49
Should You Pass Your Church to Your Son (or Dau...
It claims 100,000 members. It owns and operates a…
45 min
50
Are Our Ordination Controversies Unique?
What this sometimes contentious rite looks like i…
45 min
51
Here’s What Makes the ‘First-Century Mark’ Saga...
Last week, CT published a piece about the “First …
57 min
52
How a US-China Trade War Threatens Christian Pu...
China is home to some of the worst religious repr…
50 min
53
African and West Indian Christians Are Changing...
How God is working through the Windrush generatio…
47 min
54
Beth Moore Is Speaking Up
In August 2010, CT published a cover story on Bet…
46 min
55
This Pastor Criticized Trump When Pence Visited...
Popular Southern Baptist pastor David Platt learn…
45 min
56
The Christian Backstory of Hong Kong’s Anti-Gov...
In April, nine Hong Kong activists were convicted…
50 min
57
India Is Not Protecting Its Christians
On Thursday, Indians will learn the results of th…
51 min
58
Jean Vanier’s Faith Convicts All of Us
Last week, the Canadian Catholic leader Jean Vani…
52 min
59
How Christians Can Reach Muslims During Ramadan
This week marked the start of Ramadan, a 30-day s…
49 min
60
France Loves Notre Dame. Do They Still Believe ...
Two weeks ago, the Notre Dame caught fire and bur…
63 min
61
The Easter Attacks Are a Turning Point for Sri ...
Nearly 300 people are dead after suicide bombers …
53 min
62
Valuing Women of Color at Christian Conferences
everal weeks ago, theologian Ekemini Uwan was int…
73 min
63
When the Government Bans Chaplains from Executi...
Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that Texas co…
55 min
64
Christians Are on All Sides of the Immigration ...
At the beginning of this year, Christianity Today…
51 min
65
The Christian Bookstore Chain Is Dead. What Com...
In 2013, Christian book retailer, Cokesbury Books…
54 min
66
Retirement for Those Who Can’t
Christianity Today’s March 2019 cover story exami…
48 min
67
Our Venezuelan Brothers and Sisters in Christ A...
Venezuela has been in crisis for years, but the s…
47 min
68
How Christian Art Historically Depicts Women an...
As part of the launch of her latest book, Shamele…
52 min
69
Methodism’s Global Reach Has Changed the Denomi...
For the past four days, the General Conference of…
41 min
70
Introducing: The Way to Glory
Introducing: The Way to Glory by Christianity Tod…
1 min
71
The Struggle to Say ‘I’m Sorry’ in Public
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54 min
72
No, Millennials Aren't Killing Evangelism
Half of millennial Christians say it’s wrong to e…
57 min
73
How This Dutch Congregation Pulled Off a 96-Day...
For nearly 100 days, more than 500 Dutch pastors—…
49 min
74
Why Islamist Terrorists Attacked Christians in ...
SIS has claimed responsibility for an attack that…
55 min
75
The Hebrew Israelites in That March for Life Vi...
Videos from last Friday’s March for Life and the …
54 min
76
No Sign Language in the World Has Its Own Bible...
Note: Our guest on this week’s show signed his re…
39 min
77
The Schism Dividing the Orthodox Church
Last fall, the Patriarch of Moscow cut ties with …
45 min
78
This New Year, Build Character
We make New Year’s resolutions about money, fitne…
37 min
79
It's Not Just a Blue Christmas. We're Lonely.
Research shows our society's widespread isolation…
53 min
80
Not Just Asia Bibi: Pakistan’s Very Vulnerable ...
After years behind bars and on death row, Asia Bi…
54 min
81
The History of the Fundamentalists Facing a Mas...
On Sunday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram published…
48 min
82
The Hard Truth About Pastors' Pay
We’re in the midst of what could be a significant…
58 min
83
What John Allen Chau's Missions Agency Wants Yo...
A little over a week ago, a 26-year-missionary wa…
39 min
84
How Christians Can Partner with Muslims on Reli...
How Christians Can Partner with Muslims on Religi…
41 min
85
This 'Religious War' Isn't Religious
It’s been a bloody year in the Central African Re…
33 min
86
Why Latino Evangelicals Vote Beyond Immigration
Elections often call attention to white evangelic…
57 min
87
What to Make of James MacDonald Suing Julie Roys
A Chicagoland megachurch pastor has sued a Christ…
52 min
88
Iraqi Christians Waited Years for American Fund...
Last year, Vice President Mike Pence pledged supp…
56 min
89
Climate Change Divides the US Church. It Unites...
Last week, the world’s leading climate scientists…
44 min
90
Should Christians Trust Saudi Arabia’s Crown Pr...
Last week, Washington Post columnist Jamal Khasho…
48 min
91
What Tim Keller Wants American Christians to Kn...
Last week, millions of Americans were caught up i…
60 min
92
Maria Devastated Puerto Rico. It Didn’t Destroy...
Earlier this month, you couldn’t turn a televisio…
32 min
93
Just 23 Iranian and Iraqis Refugees Have Come t...
Several years ago, the Obama administration set a…
52 min
94
John MacArthur's ‘Statement on Social Justice’ ...
Last week, John MacArthur and a dozen other Chris…
60 min
95
A Bill Banning Reparative Therapy Spurred an Un...
This spring, California assemblyman Evan Low intr…
39 min
96
What Evangelicals Need to Know about the Cathol...
The Catholic world is reeling after a devastating…
54 min
97
The Church Doesn't Get Men. Can It Learn from N...
Check out this headlines from the past decade: …
55 min
98
Pastoring in Charlottesville After the Protests
This week was the first year anniversary of the a…
50 min
99
The Bill Hybels News Isn't Just Another Pastor ...
Note: Listeners interested in the issues raised b…
43 min
100
The Other Family Separation at the Border: Cana...
It’s been an interesting year for Canadian evange…
45 min