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Billy Graham

It Started with a Vision. And the Visionary was Billy Graham.

Over 50 years ago, the beloved evangelist felt the urgent need for balanced reporting and biblical commentary on the social, cultural, and theological trends, issues and opportunities facing thoughtful Christians nationwide. From that felt need came a unique vision that has helped shape the minds and hearts of pastors, thought leaders, and culture makers ever since.

That vision was Christianity Today magazine.

A half-century later, Christianity Today is regarded worldwide as the foremost evangelical periodical for news and opinion. Trusted for its thoughtful and civil presentation of ideas and analysis, "CT" content today extends well beyond its printed pages to a ministry website visited by over 2.5 million readers every month. In addition, CT's sister publications, along with a wide array of digital publications, products, and internet offerings, further engage, encourage, and equip the church worldwide.

The need for Christianity Today and its multi-faceted global media ministry is equally as important today. With its commitment to biblical orthodoxy and to communicating Truth with conviction and love, the CT of tomorrow will continue to provide a global network of readers and followers with timely, thoughtful content on a variety of relevant themes in a variety of media formats …

… equipping Christians to renew their minds, serve the church, and transform their cultures to the glory of God.

Christianity Today Historical Documents

Envisioning 'Christianity Today'

Excerpted from 'Just As I Am' by Billy Graham (1997)

Why 'Christianity Today'?

A Christianity Today editorial from Volume 1, Number 1—October 15, 1956

Christianity Today Product Development

Launch dates of all current Christianity Today resources