This is a season for taking stock of who we are, how we live, and what we are building. It is the best season, perhaps, to ask ourselves the question of poet T. S. Eliot’s choruses from The Rock: “Have you built well?” In 1934, Eliot… Read More »In 2022, Let’s Take T.S. Eliot’s Advice
Some Finnish Lutheran leaders, their families, and a few politicians gathered under a tent in August 2021 for the elevation of Juhana Pohjola to bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland (ELMDF). The canvas protected them from the summer sun, but as they… Read More »Finnish Bishop and Politician Face Trial for LGBT Statements
At the center of publishing trends toward more aesthetically beautiful Bibles and more theologically rich children’s books lies The Book of Belonging. A Kickstarter venture by writer Mariko Clark and illustrator Rachel Eleanor, the project was inspired by Clark’s six-year-old daughter, who noticed the lack… Read More »Kids Bible Stories Get the Kickstarter Treatment
In a year of too much death and dying, we lost some notable Christian leaders. Some were pastors, some evangelists, and some musicians. They were not all saints. They were not uncomplicated. But in their lives we were reminded of the hope that is within… Read More »12 Leaders Evangelicals Lost in 2021
By Christopher Reese Perhaps the most foundational element of any relationship is trust. No kinship can function properly without it. When trust is lacking, personal unions break down and we retreat into suspicion and defensiveness. Our society would falter if businesses and individuals didn’t extend… Read More »What Does the Bible Say About Trusting God?
In a year that has been difficult for so many people around the world, Christianity Today’s readers came to the site wondering about the downfall of influential Christian leaders of our day, looking for advice on navigating political controversies and social tensions, and wanting to… Read More »CT’s Top 20 Stories of 2021
India’s government has blocked Mother Teresa’s charity from receiving foreign funds, saying the Catholic organization did not meet conditions under local laws, dealing a blow to one of the most prominent groups running shelters for the poor. The Home Ministry said in a statement Monday… Read More »India Blocks Foreign Funds for Mother Teresa’s Charity on Christmas