Billy Graham, Prince Albert, and Two Lives Changed Forever

A personal story about a hero who changes lives forever. If anything is clear from Jesus’ teaching, it is that the Kingdom of God is not at all complicated. In order to participate in the counter-culture Kingdom, we must simply, yet wholeheartedly, trust that the entire realm is dependent upon a lone Sovereign God. This King has no need for the business that I can deliver, nor is it held hostage to the proper execution of the most brilliant strategic thinking that I can muster. He... Read More

At Reinhard Bonnke’s Memorial Service, Thousands Celebrate His Massive Harvest in Africa

African and Pentecostal leaders honor German evangelist during three-hour Orlando funeral. ORLANDO, Fla. (RNS) — Reinhard Bonnke, the German evangelist known as “The Billy Graham of Africa,” was lauded at a memorial service today as “a giant and a general in the army of God.” The Pentecostal pastor died December 7 at the age of 79 in Orlando, where he moved his international ministry, Christ for All Nations (CfaN), in the early 2000s. He retired as head of CfaN... Read More

Gospel Fluency in a World of Improv

What is it that you long for as a pastor, evangelist, or Christian leader? What is it that you long for as a pastor, evangelist, or Christian leader? My heart desires to see zealous followers of Jesus among all peoples. I would love for all believers to live out the abundant life (John 10:10) provided by Jesus as evidenced by the inner transformation (2 Cor. 5:17) made possible by the gospel (Acts 3:19; Joel 2:13) and the resultant good deeds that proceed from a life surrendered to Jesus... Read More

Todd Bentley Investigation Finds ‘Steady Pattern’ of Immoral Conduct

The edgy Canadian preacher was declared unfit for ministry due to credible allegations of adultery, sexting, and substance abuse spanning the past 15 years. Todd Bentley, a bearded, tattooed Canadian charismatic preacher who once claimed to heal people by punching and kicking them at a Florida revival, is no longer fit for ministry, a group of Charismatic ministers announced this week. “Based on our careful review of numerous first-hand reports, some of them dating back to 2004, we... Read More

Christianity Today’s Top Testimonies of 2019

The Christian conversion stories that CT readers shared most. In each print issue, Christianity Today devotes the back page to stories of Christian conversion—from the quiet to the highly dramatic. If you missed any, here are CT’s 2019 top testimonies, including some online exclusives, ranked in reverse order of what readers read most. Embedded Article:163333 Embedded Article:162996 Embedded Article:163119 Embedded Article:161645 Embedded Article:160247 Embedded... Read More

Netflix’s ‘Messiah’ Says the World Needs a Savior

The problem is, which one? On January 1, Netflix released its latest über-bingeable series, Messiah, telling an all-too-believable story about the rise of a contemporary messianic figure known as Al-Masih (played by Mehdi Dehbi). Appearing out of nowhere in modern-day Syria, he begins to heal the wounded, stand in the path of tornadoes, and even walk on water. Following each miraculous feat, growing throngs of faithful believers from around the world become increasingly convinced that... Read More

Killing Jesus’ Brothers and Sisters

Why did we turn on the Jews so quickly? And what do we do about it now? The custom of circumcising the flesh … was given to you as a distinguishing mark…. The purpose of this was that you and only you might suffer the afflictions that are now justly yours; that only your land be desolated, and your cities ruined by fire, that the fruits of you land be eaten by strangers before your very eyes. —Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho, A.D. 138–161 We tend to think the... Read More

My New Year’s Resolution: To Call Myself Christian in Public

After years of “playing it cool” with my unbelieving friends, I can tell you: It only gets weirder to talk about faith the longer you wait. ­­ Last January, I made an unusual resolution. On New Year’s Day, like many people, I peel the plastic off a new planner and imagine its pages filled with earnest but unlikely ambitions, from reading the Bible cover to cover to praying the Examen every night. But last year, instead of changing a daily practice, I set out to change a... Read More

Billy Graham Center Archives Continuing to Preserve Evangelical History

Although the BGC Archives is open to the public and welcomes unexpected visitors, it remains one of Wheaton’s best-kept secrets.    Few visitors to the Wheaton College campus in Illinois—whether potential students and their families, attendees at college-sponsored events, or the general public—realize that the campus houses a storehouse of evangelical history at the Billy Graham Center Archives. Named after pioneering 20th-century evangelist, Billy Graham, the BGC Archives... Read More

Notable Books for 2019: A Brief Survey of Some of Last Year’s Best Christian Books

It is that time of year once again to reflect on some of the noteworthy books that have been published during 2019. It is that time of year once again to reflect on some of the noteworthy books that have been published during 2019. Nearly one million books of all kinds were published over the past 12 months by hundreds of different publishers. Still, with all of these publications, more than 25 percent of adults in this country recently indicated that they had not read a single book during... Read More