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The Best of Christianity Today - 2013 Edition

The Best of Christianity Today - 2013 Edition

Our ministry's most popular content from the year

With 2014 already well on its way, we wanted to take one last look at 2013 and celebrate some of the best content from the year. Below you'll find what our readers viewed, downloaded, and shared the most throughout the year with many of our ministry's brands.

Books & Culture
Favorite Books of 2013

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And the Winner Is ...

And the Winner Is ...

How we selected our 2014 Christianity Today Book Award winners.

Within minutes of receiving the companywide e-mail that the 2014 Christianity Today Book Award nominations were available for the taking, employees came into the Christianity Today editorial hallway to "go shopping." They had been waiting patiently: galleys and books had filled a couple ...

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Farewell, 2013!

Farewell, 2013!

Slideshow: A peek into the past 365 days at Christianity Today headquarters

It's been a busy year at Christianity Today office in Carol Stream, Illinois. About once a month we take time to gather as a company, to hear from our leadership team, share our work with each other, pray together, and enjoy each other's company (often with delicious food). Here are some highlights ...

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Revising Our Vision

Revising Our Vision

Christianity Today's goals for 2014.

In the last quarterly staff meeting of 2013, president & CEO Harold Smith shared our ministry's new vision and mission statements.

"Everything we do as Christianity Today the ministry is tied to our vision and mission," said Smith in his introduction to the new statements.

He ...

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Journalism 101

Journalism 101

Christianity Today editors teach the craft to aspiring writers and editors.

The campus newspaper has for generations been a haven for aspiring journalists looking to sharpen their skills and prepare for careers as writers, reporters, editors, photographers, or designers. For decades Christianity Today has welcomed interns to its various publications to offer these students ...

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Our Annual Chili Cookoff: A Rootin' Tootin' Good Time

Our Annual Chili Cookoff: A Rootin' Tootin' Good Time

Why this popular competition is a yearly event

It was the rootinest tootinest cowboy chili/soup cookoff of all time this October. At high noon, Christianity Today employees gathered on the front lawn in their western wear to sample eight chili and five soup entries. Topping their heaping bowls with homemade cornbread, kickin' onions, and plenty ...

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The Boldness of Christianity Today

The Boldness of Christianity Today

How the look of CT magazine has changed over the years while remaining true to its roots.

Notice anything different? The look of Christianity Today magazine has come a long way since its first issue in 1956. In the beginning, Christianity Today had minimal, if any, images. "When there were pictures, they were only there as they would appear, say, in a dictionary, just to support ...

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Pastors Among Us

Pastors Among Us

While Christianity Today exists to serve the church, some staff members take that call a step further.

At Christianity Today, we love pastors. Church ministry is at the core of our mission, and a few of our publications—including Leadership Journal, BuildingChurchLeaders.com, PreachingToday.com—focus on equipping those in full-time church ministry roles. As a nonprofit ministry, Christianity ...

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Inside the League

Inside the League

Christianity Today's annual Fantasy Football league kicks off a new season.

At Christianity Today, we care about football. If a few recent stories—on "Our Shaken Faith in Football," "The Joy of Sports," and the Christian adoption of the culture of "Sports Fanatics"—come from our thoughtful engagement of America's hardest-hitting ...

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The Gift of Power

The Gift of Power

Andy Crouch explains why power can be a good thing.

As a new believer seeking what it meant to be a Christian, I was given a clear message: be meek, mild, peacekeeping, and quiet. Further, I learned I was supposed to submit, turn the other cheek, and freely give up my rights. (I remember someone even quoting Philippians 2:5-8). The problem is that ...

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