What recent scandals teach us about “betrayal blindness” in both church and parachurch settings. A recent article about Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) traces whistleblower Ruth Malhotra’s dawning realization that everything with the apologist and his ministry was not what it seemed to be. The piece alludes to questions that no doubt many have asked about Malhotra—who worked closely with Zacharias—and others: How could they not have seen this sooner? And why didn’t they leave earlier? Those questions are not unreasonable. After all, we might listen to CT’s podcastThe Rise and Fall of Mars Hill and wonder of those who…

The coronavirus is a global pandemic, but it is also a family-level challenge in countries under lockdown.

By Rebecca Bender Editor’s Note: For nearly six years, Rebecca Bender was sold across the underground world of sex trafficking in Las Vegas. She was branded, beaten, told when to sleep and what to wear, and traded between traffickers. This article shares the beginning of her restoration and deliverance from slavery and drug addition, adapted from her book In Pursuit of Love. Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you.” — Matthew 21:31 I knew I needed professional help if I wanted to get my…

This month’s free Ebook is Escape from Reason, Francis Schaeffer’s classic examination of postmodernism and Christianity’s response. Escape from Reason is justifiably ranked as one of the greatest apologetic works of the twentieth century, in part due to Schaeffer’s overwhelming compassion for those lost in humanism that engages the Christian heart and mind on every page. In this excerpt from Chapter 7, “Rationality and Faith,” Schaeffer insightfully contrasts man’s eternal significance as a creation of God with humanism’s ultimate meaninglessness: The Bible teaches that though man is hopelessly lost, he is not nothing. Man is lost because he is separated…

Christian apologist Francis Schaeffer profoundly impacted twentieth-century evangelicalism. And few books have shaped the modern Church’s understanding of the culture more than his classic work, Escape from Reason. Escape from Reason is Schaeffer’s masterpiece of postmodern analysis. He unpacks humanism’s presuppositions and pushes post-modernism to its logical conclusion–total meaninglessness. But in that despair, he counters with the answer to modern man’s existential crisis—the gospel of Jesus Christ. Take on a deeper and more insightful understanding of Christianity’s response to post-modernism with Escape from Reason, free this month. Schaeffer analyzes philosophy, science, art, and popular culture to identify dualism, fragmentation, and…

Christian men helped me end a violent marriage. Their voices matter now more than ever. A few weeks ago, Paige Patterson’s comments on domestic violence went public, setting off a Twitterstorm of condemnation and support. Thousands of Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) women have since called for his resignation. For the many women who were willing to sign their names to the statement, there are dozens of others suffering in silence who will never come forward. I know, because I was one of them. I was raised as a Baptist pastor’s daughter in a small town in Indiana. I spent most…