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Who We Are

for the Church

Since 1956, Christianity Today has been a trusted beacon spotlighting the way in which Christians can live gospel lives for the strengthening of church and society.

Christianity Today consistently demonstrates through all its media how the true, good, and beautiful gospel can not only transform lives but bring hope and flourishing to individuals, cultures, and communities.

This movement now directly reaches over five million Christian leaders every month.

Christianity Today advocates for the church, shapes the evangelical conversation, brings important issues to the forefront, and provides practical solutions for church leaders.

Our Cause

Beautiful Orthodoxy

In a world in desperate need of truth, goodness, and beauty, Christianity Today strengthens the church by richly communicating the breadth of the true, good, and beautiful gospel.

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Truth without love is brutality. Love without truth is hypocrisy.

H.B. Charles
H.B. Charles
Our Mission

Equipping Christians to renew their
minds, serve the church, and create
culture to the glory of God.

We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Thus empowered, we go back to our contested pews. Our imperfect churches. Our broken families. Our complicit neighbors. Our prodigal children. Our broken world. And we love.

Patricia Raybon
Patricia Raybon|Author
Our Vision

The church grown up into the fullness of Christ.

Christianity Today has played a key role in my journey, helping me see what it can look like to follow Jesus into the world he loves via conversation, service, worship, vocation, presence, and the classroom.

Michelle Van Loon
Michelle Van Loon|Author and nonprofit consultant

Our Guiding Values

  • Christ preeminent in all things
  • A clear ministry emphasis
  • Trustworthy content that is biblically-based
  • A civil tone that communicates with conviction and love
  • Journalistic excellence and professional integrity
  • Creative verve and a humble discontent with the status quo
  • Staff development, diversity, and devotion
  • Financial health and strength
  • Focused, strategically-planned growth

Leaders Are Our Core Readers

Intellectually curious and devoted Christians who influence the church, their community, and the broader culture to the glory of God.

Leading Is Our Core Calling

Strategically informing and influencing the church as it engages cultures in Jesus' name.

Statement of Faith

  1. The sixty-six canonical books of the Bible as originally written were inspired of God, hence free from error. They constitute the only infallible guide in faith and practice.
  2. There is one God, the Creator and Preserver of all things, infinite in being and perfection. He exists eternally in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who are of one substance and equal in power and glory.
  3. God created Adam and Eve in his own image. By disobedience, they fell from their sinless state through the temptation by Satan. This fall plunged humanity into a state of sin and spiritual death, and brought upon the entire race the sentence of eternal death. From this condition we can be saved only by the grace of God, through faith, on the basis of the work of Christ, and by the agency of the Holy Spirit.
  4. The eternally pre-existent Son became incarnate without human father, by being born of the Virgin Mary. Thus, in the Lord Jesus Christ, divine and human natures were united in one Person, both natures being whole, perfect, and distinct. To effect salvation, he lived a sinless life and died on the cross as the sinner's substitute, shedding his blood for the remission of sins. On the third day he rose from the dead in the body which had been laid in the tomb. He ascended to the right hand of the Father, where he performs the ministry of intercession. He shall come again, personally and visibly, to complete his saving work and to consummate the eternal plan of God.
  5. The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Triune God. He applies to man the work of Christ. By justification and adoption we are given a right standing before God; by regeneration, sanctification, and glorification our nature is renewed.
  6. When we have turned to God in penitent faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, we are accountable to God for living a life separated from sin and characterized by the fruit of the Spirit. It is our responsibility to contribute by word and deed to the universal spread of the Gospel.
  7. At the end of the age, the bodies of the dead shall be raised. The righteous shall enter into full possession of eternal bliss in the presence of God, and the wicked shall be condemned to eternal death.

Our Leadership

Presidential Cabinet

  • Harold Smith

    Harold Smith

    President and CEO
  • Carol Thompson

    Carol Thompson

    Chief Operating Officer, EVP Mission Advancement
  • Mark Galli

    Mark Galli

    Editor In Chief
  • Jacob Walsh

    Jacob Walsh

    Vice President and Publisher of CT and CT Pastors
  • Theresa Hoffner

    Theresa Hoffner

    Vice President of Technology and Operations

Board of Directors

  • Billy Graham

    Billy Graham

    Founder, Honorary Chairman
  • Harold Smith

    Harold Smith

    President and CEO
  • Eugene Habecker

    Eugene Habecker

    Chairman
    President Emeritus, Taylor University
  • Thomas Addington

    Thomas Addington

    Founder, BrandVillages/Givington's
  • Miriam Adeney

    Miriam Adeney

    Associate Professor, Seattle Pacific University
  • Claude Alexander

    Claude Alexander

    Senior Pastor, The Park Ministries
  • David Bere

    David Bere

    Chairman, Nonni's Foods LLC
  • Sandra Gray

    Sandra Gray

    President, Asbury University
  • Tami Heim

    Tami Heim

    President and CEO, Christian Leadership Alliance
  • Alec Hill

    Alec Hill

    Former President and CEO, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA
  • Darryl King

    Darryl King

    Minister of Education, Lake Norman Baptist Church
  • D. Michael Lindsay

    D. Michael Lindsay

    President, Gordon College
  • Samuel Rodriguez

    Samuel Rodriguez

    President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
  • Meritt Sawyer

    Meritt Sawyer

    Managing Partner, SawyerSolutionsGroup
  • John Sommerville

    John Sommerville

    Senior Pastor, City Church
  • Annie Tsai

    Annie Tsai

    Vice President and Professor, Azusa Pacific University