In my many contacts with church leaders around the world, I was amazed at how many were familiar with CT, and appreciated that CT led the conversation in many of the theological and cultural issues facing the church today.
My dream would be that CT Global could find an effective way to encourage dialogue and mutual learning between Christian leaders from America and other parts of the world. We have as much to learn from the global church as it has to learn from us.
What I really find provocative and interesting is the global reach of authors found in every issue of CT. The authors of three recent articles I found moving are authored by a woman living in Burundi, an Australian evangelist, and a corporate executive from Colorado. Where else do we have opportunity to hear from such a broad range of solidly Christian thinkers?
Christianity Today has been formative in my life in many ways. I have been reading CT for decades, and they always present the best of the center of evangelicalism, bringing together thought leadership, practical application, and then looking at issues in the church from all sides. It's fulfilled the vision that Billy Graham had for it: to help shape the church.
Online Editor Kate Shellnutt shares one of her favorite CT stories of 2018, a refugee from Iran, Christian convert from Islam, and ordained church leader who shows us how we can transcend political divides.