When ‘culture wars’ pit Christians against one another into opposing camps, we need places like CT to help bridge the gap. We need places of public conversation that are willing to ask the hard questions, to own up to their own mistakes, and move forward with grace.
I think there’s an adventurous bravery, a sense that a perspective of faith shouldn’t narrow our vision but should change our vision. I think that’s something that Ekstasis is really living into, and it is really important.
Jane Zwart, English Professor, Grand Rapids, Michigan
CT was a lifeline for me during a dark season of my life. I was struggling to determine how to follow God faithfully in a world that ignores and derides religion, and I felt alone in my feelings. But CT reminded me that I'm not the only one feeling this way and taught me that this tension is actually a good thing.
CT is always trying to listen and have an honest conversation around difficult topics. CT brings things to light that other people don’t want to address, but it’s not to be provocative. CT is willing to take some risks, to make culture, to talk about important issues that other people don’t know how to talk about.
Christianity Today gives me a way of beginning biblically-based conversations with my kids and with people who I'm in relationship with. We need to be able to speak to one another in truth and love, and CT models this posture.
CT gives people in the west an exposure to the reality of how people are suffering in the world and how we can make an impact. They tell the stories of people who are doing great things and those stories compel people to get involved and make a difference.
Shirin Taber, Founder and Director, Empower Women Media, Laguna Niguel, California