Friday, April 8, 2016

3 Tips for Reaching the Dechurched


Speaking Out
Stop Calling Ted Cruz a Dominionist
The Christian candidate's faith influences his platform, but not in the ways most critics assume.
Robert Gagnon and Edith Humphrey
Senator Ted Cruz has often stated that Jesus Christ is central to his life. He talks about how his father had left his family but returned after receiving the gospel, how his mother turned to Christ, and how this changed his life: "I was raised in the church.... When I was eight years old... [I] gave [my life] to Jesus. ... [To] know that... I am redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, nothing is more important to me. I am a new creature in Christ, and it [is] central to who I am today. I couldn't run for president without relying heavily on my faith."... continue reading >>



Book Review
How John Piper Knows the Bible Is True
His latest book makes Scripture's case for itself.
Jason Byassee
 
Christian History
The Life & Times of Jesus of Nazareth: Did You Know?
Facts, both fascinating and little-known about Jesus and his times.
Ted Olsen
 
Cover Story
Is It Time for American Christians to Disobey the Government?
When to practice civil disobedience.
David Koyzis
 
Gleanings
Canada Thinks It Has a Better Way to Defend Religious Freedom
New government shuts down Office of Religious Freedom modeled after US version.
Morgan Lee
 
The Exchange
3 Tips for Reaching the Dechurched
Every church should be thinking about how to reach the dechurched
Ed Stetzer
 
Book Review
The Church's Law-Grace Throwdown: 300 Years and Going Strong
A group of 18th-century Scottish churchmen fought bitterly over the right teaching. How we can we avoid veering toward their extremes?
Andrew Wilson
 
Gleanings
Why International Adoptions by Americans Have Hit a 35-Year Low
Most of the decline comes from three countries.
Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra
 
Quick to Listen
'God's Not Dead' Scratches an Evangelical Itch
Alissa Wilkinson on why the film's persecution narrative resonates with so many American Christians.
CT Editors
 
The Exchange
4 Responses to Cultural Change
Christians must know how to engage culture.
Ed Stetzer
 
The Behemoth
The Surprising Riches of Fool's Gold
Pyrite, the stone rejected as an imposter, is the cornerstone of the modern world.

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