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.
The emerging generation is tired and frustrated with the constant bickering about issues in our culture. Christianity Today provides a platform in the Christian arena that's holistic, compassionate, and reconciliatory. There can still be disagreement, but it's disagreement with love and civility.
One of the first things you realize when you travel overseas is that you have enormous blind spots. Christianity Today provides a more global perspective so that we in the church can understand what it's like to live as a Christian in different parts of the world.
Critical thinking is really a lost art. We need to be thinking critically about not just the secular, but especially what comes out of our Christian industries: art, music, books, movies. Christianity Today provides a context for us to think about the arts.
There's a lot of diversity within the evangelical church. Christianity Today serves as the rallying point, that tent post that everyone can gather around to learn from each other and advance the mission of the Gospel together.
For my generation that is bombarded with information and bounces around from one idea to the next, it's important we have some grounding, some sense of perspective and wisdom. That's what Christianity Today offers us.
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.