Visiting the Vatican for a Christian summit, leaders explain why the problems of sectarian politics have become unbearable. Pope Francis has a message to consider from Lebanon’s evangelicals. “We are not comfortable in our sectarian system, and thank God that we are not a part of the politics that led the country to collapse,” said Joseph Kassab, president of the Supreme Council of the Evangelical Community in Syria and Lebanon. “We are not benefiting, and it hurts us like the vast majority of the Lebanese people.” Last week the Catholic pontiff invited Lebanon’s Christian denominations to the Vatican for a…

A conversation with the director of the National Institutes of Health. Over the last year of the US pandemic, a few key scientists and medical professionals have been lifted onto the national stage by their timely expertise. Americans turn to them for information, insight, and even pastoral care of a certain kind. Among those is the physician-geneticist Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and founder of BioLogos. Timothy Dalrymple, president and editor in chief of Christianity Today, and Ted Olsen, CT’s executive editor, spoke recently with Collins about the Delta variant, vaccine hesitancy among evangelicals, and…

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…

A recent letter from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has become the subject of controversy, after a Vatican office admitted to releasing a photo of the letter blurring some lines. The letter responded to an invitation to review a series of books detailing the theological perspective of Pope Francis. While Benedict declined the invitation…

Speaking Saturday in Pietrelcina, the town where St. Padre Pio was born, Pope Francis encouraged devotion to Holy Mother Church, explaining how despite the imperfection of its members, it was beloved by Padre Pio. “Here [in Pietrelcina, Padre Pio] began to experience the motherhood of the Church, of which he was always a devoted son…