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.


Dual Citizens

Dual Citizens

Politics and American Evangelicalism

American evangelicals are often assumed to be a monolithic political force absolutely unified in their priorities. This collection of articles from Christianity Today originally published between 1956 and 2016 tells a different story. Evangelical engagement with politics has been more complex than is often remembered. Dual Citizens reveals a variety of evangelical thought towards political developments over the past few decades.

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“The book offers a priceless resource for historians. ... It will stand for years as a standard reference for understanding the inner texture of one of the largest and most influential Christian traditions of modern times.”

Grant Wacker, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Christian History, Duke Divinity School

“This book is valuable to everyone interested in how evangelicals have thought about public issues and how they have acted in the public square.”

Michael Wear, author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America

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

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