It is so tempting just to read from sources that we agree with. Christianity Today helps me grow by stretching me to think a little differently about theology, a little differently about the world, and a little differently about culture.
I want to find out what God is doing in the church outside of North America. But that's hard information to find. One of the things that I appreciate about Christianity Today is its global perspective—it's the number-one place I go for news about the church around the world.
Christianity Today is holistic. It touches my mind because it stretches me to think. It touches my heart because it shows me what's on God's heart. And it touches my hands because it gives me a way to impact the world every day for the kingdom.
The problem with our soundbite culture is that it keeps us at a shallow level and prevents us from having the deep roots required to bring about change in our culture and church. Christianity Today is different. They explore issues related to theology, the church, and the culture and gives me the depth that I need.
Christianity Today uniquely gives a zoomed-out, global perspective from a Christian worldview. They help me think differently about how to view the world and understand how God is working.
I trust Christianity Today because they have a consistent and objective record over time. They're about the kingdom at large, rather than representing a faction or being divisive.
Christianity Today is evangelical, faithful to the Word of God, committed to the experience of Jesus Christ in personal life, theologically orthodox, and well-informed on what is happening in the evangelical community in the United States and around the world.
As a pastor, there just isn't enough time to get all the information I need. I need some trustworthy sources, and I trust Christianity Today. I'm amazed at the connections, the information, the thoughtfulness of its writers, and the quality of its content.
Christianity Today is orthodox. At times in my life, it has come alongside me to correct me in my thinking, and at other times, has strengthened me in my beliefs, affirming my own moral code, and my pursuit of holiness in my everyday life.
Christianity Today is practical. It has strengthened my convictions and helped me stay focused on the Gospel, not just in a church setting, but even here on the streets of one of the toughest areas in the United States, Los Angeles' Skid Row.