One month after our church’s annual Gospel and Race conference two years ago, a small group of black congregants asked for a private meeting with me. I thought the conference was a success, so I wondered what the meeting could be about. For the conference,… Read More »Racial Reconciliation Requires a Painful Level of Self-Awareness
By Tracy Packiam Alloway, PhD Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.— 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Despite research that tells us about brain wiring and happiness, you may have heard that happiness is a… Read More »Is Happiness Really a Choice?
CT asked Christian leaders who knew René Padilla, who died today at age 88, about his legacy among the Latin American evangelical community, how he changed the Western evangelical world, and how he personally impacted their lives. Valdir Steuernagel, Brazilian pastor and theologian: Padilla was… Read More »Leaders and Friends Remember C. René Padilla
Editor’s note: CT also offers a collection of tributes by leaders and friends of Padilla. C. René Padilla, theologian, pastor, publisher, and longtime staff member with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, died Tuesday, April 27, at the age of 88. Padilla was best known… Read More »Died: C. René Padilla, Father of Integral Mission
If an alien life form visited Earth to learn about the American church and only read so-called Christian Twitter, I’m not sure they would have any idea that we believe in something called the Incarnation, or the Resurrection, or the Ascension. They would, however, know… Read More »Log Off and Know that I Am God
At some point in our lives it’s common to wonder whether the Bible is truly trustworthy. Since the Bible describes God’s character, commands, and plans for humanity, the stakes are high if the Bible is not what it claims to be. Bible Gateway’s Trust the… Read More »5 Reasons to Trust the Bible
Dave Ramsey’s perennial bestseller, The Total Money Makeover, has dropped off evangelical publishers’ top 10 list for the first time since the book’s fourth edition was published in 2013. Sales have fallen steadily since January, when Religion News Service (RNS) reported allegations of controlling leadership… Read More »Dave Ramsey’s Bestseller Slips from Top 10 List
Lawrence Burnley was going to resign. The vice president for diversity and intercultural relations at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, had been making progress in his first two years. He started regular meetings with senior leadership to discuss race and gender issues, and he secured… Read More »Diversity Advocates at Evangelical Colleges: ‘In Some Ways, You’re Seen as a Heretic’
I recently had a meeting with several camp leaders in Australia, where they had just completed their summer camp programs (that’s November-January down under). I asked how their summer went during COVID-19, to which they responded “Fantastic!” They said it was their biggest summer ever,… Read More »What About Summer Camp 2021?
In the book of Romans, the apostle Paul tells Christians that “the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth.” He goes on to say that we “groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our… Read More »The Derek Chauvin Verdict Is Good. But I’m Still Groaning.