The Best of Christianity Today

The Best of Christianity Today

The Best of Christianity Today is a new series, featuring the most enduring articles from decades of Christianity Today written by the most respected voices in modern evangelicalism. Lexham Press is proud to partner with Christianity Today to bring these treasures of evangelicalism's heritage to readers today.

A New Publishing Partnership

Since 1956, Christianity Today has been the voice of evangelicalism in America—a bellwether of theology, politics, and culture for evangelicals. Some of the most influential and respected modern evangelical leaders have written for Christianity Today, shaping the minds and hearts of millions of Christians for more than half a century.

Over the next three years, Lexham Press will publish a number of titles compiling essays from Carl F. H. Henry, John Stott, Eugene Peterson, and more and covering topics from the basic doctrines of the faith to the intersection of Christianity and politics.


Christ the Cornerstone

Collected Essays of John Stott

The late Anglican pastor John R. W. Stott was committed to the notion that Jesus’ lordship has ramifications for all of life. Out of this conviction grew his contention that the whole mission of God includes both evangelism and social action. Christ the Cornerstone recovers several decades of his writings exploring the consequences of Jesus’ lordship from the pages of Christianity Today, including the regular “Cornerstone” column he wrote from 1977–1981.

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“This collection of articles demonstrates the breadth of Stott’s wisdom and the timeless truth he applied to timely concerns.”

Trevin Wax, Director for Bibles and Reference at LifeWay Christian Resources, author of This Is Our Time

“The publication of these collected essays is a great boon since it allows more readers to learn more from Stott. No one who dips into these pages will be disappointed.”

Mark Noll, author of Turning Points

Basics of the Faith

Basics of the Faith

An Evangelical Introduction to Christian Doctrine

Basics of the Faith is an overview of essential Christian doctrines from some of the best minds of mid-twentieth century evangelicalism around the globe. Originally appearing in the pages of Christianity Today during 1961–1962, this collection includes essays from influential theologians and biblical scholars. This edition includes an introduction by Kevin J. Vanhoozer that lays out their original context and evaluates their ongoing significance. Approachable yet scholarly, Basics of the Faith is both a relevant systematic theology and a celebration of evangelical heritage.

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“I have no doubt that through these short essays God laid in my heart a firm foundation for my formal studies and teaching in the theological field. I am delighted to see them available again.”

John M. Frame, Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary

“This collection of essays on theological topics, written by the leading scholars of the evangelical world in 1962, provides a wonderful testimony to the rapidly growing academic excellence, biblical faithfulness, and interdenominational cooperation of the pioneers of the modern evangelical movement.”

Wayne Grudem, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary

Architect of Evangelism

Architect of Evangelicalism

The Essential Essays of Carl F. H. Henry

No one is better equipped to provide a clear understanding of evangelicalism than the late Carl F. H. Henry, the founding editor of Christianity Today and the most influential theologian of American evangelicalism in the twentieth century. While Billy Graham was preaching the gospel to stadiums full of people, Henry was working tirelessly to help Christians adopt a worldview that encompasses all of life. Architect of Evangelicalism helps us gain a better sense of the roots of American evangelicalism by giving us the best of Henry’s Christianity Today essays.

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“Reading these Christianity Today editorials will strike the reader, sometimes jarringly so, as relentlessly relevant to our own moment.”

Russell Moore, president, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention

“Even today, Carl Henry’s words reflect the wisdom, insight, and compassion that made him such a towering influence in his own day and an abiding presence in our own. We still need to hear what Carl Henry has to say.”

Timothy George, research professor, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University; general editor, Reformation Commentary on Scripture

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