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EditorChristianity Today_header_cell_0_0_0 Daniel M. HarrellChristianity Today_cell_0_0_1
Former editorsChristianity Today_header_cell_0_1_0 Carl F. H. Henry, David Neff, Terry C. Muck, George K. Brushaber, Mark GalliChristianity Today_cell_0_1_1
FrequencyChristianity Today_header_cell_0_2_0 MonthlyChristianity Today_cell_0_2_1
CirculationChristianity Today_header_cell_0_3_0 130,000Christianity Today_cell_0_3_1
FounderChristianity Today_header_cell_0_4_0 Billy GrahamChristianity Today_cell_0_4_1
First issueChristianity Today_header_cell_0_5_0 October 1956 (1956-October)Christianity Today_cell_0_5_1
CompanyChristianity Today_header_cell_0_6_0 Christianity Today InternationalChristianity Today_cell_0_6_1
CountryChristianity Today_header_cell_0_7_0 United StatesChristianity Today_cell_0_7_1
Based inChristianity Today_header_cell_0_8_0 Carol Stream, IllinoisChristianity Today_cell_0_8_1
LanguageChristianity Today_header_cell_0_9_0 EnglishChristianity Today_cell_0_9_1
WebsiteChristianity Today_header_cell_0_10_0 Christianity Today_cell_0_10_1
ISSNChristianity Today_header_cell_0_11_0 Christianity Today_cell_0_11_1

Christianity Today magazine is an evangelical Christian periodical founded in 1956 by Billy Graham. Christianity Today_sentence_1

It is published by Christianity Today International based in Carol Stream, Illinois. Christianity Today_sentence_2

The Washington Post calls Christianity Today, "evangelicalism's flagship magazine". Christianity Today_sentence_3

The New York Times describes it as a "mainstream evangelical magazine". Christianity Today_sentence_4

Christianity Today magazine has a print circulation of approximately 130,000, of which approximately 36,000 is free, and readership of 260,000, as well as a website at Christianity Today_sentence_5

The founder, Billy Graham, stated that he wanted to "plant the evangelical flag in the middle of the road, taking the conservative theological position but a definite liberal approach to social problems". Christianity Today_sentence_6

Graham began the magazine as counterpoint to The Christian Century, the predominant independent periodical of mainline Protestantism, and as a way to bring the evangelical Christian community together. Christianity Today_sentence_7

Theologically and politically, the magazine has been described by President Trump as "far-left" but most critics label it as a mainstream, intellectual, centrist evangelical publication for leaders. Christianity Today_sentence_8

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The first issue of Christianity Today was mailed October 15, 1956 and the opening editorial, Why 'Christianity Today'?, stated "Christianity Today has its origin in a deep-felt desire to express historical Christianity to the present generation. Christianity Today_sentence_9

Neglected, slighted, misrepresented—evangelical Christianity needs a clear voice, to speak with conviction and love, and to state its true position and its relevance to the world crisis. Christianity Today_sentence_10

A generation has grown up unaware of the basic truths of the Christian faith taught in the Scriptures and expressed in the creeds of the historic evangelical churches." Christianity Today_sentence_11

Its first editor was Carl F. H. Henry. Christianity Today_sentence_12

Notable contributors in its first two decades included F. Christianity Today_sentence_13 F. Bruce, Edward John Carnell, Frank Gaebelein, Walter Martin, John Warwick Montgomery, and Harold Lindsell. Christianity Today_sentence_14

Lindsell succeeded Henry as editor and during his editorial administration much attention centered on debates about biblical inerrancy. Christianity Today_sentence_15

Later editorial leadership came from Kenneth Kantzer, Terry Muck, and David Neff. Christianity Today_sentence_16

The most recent editor in chief was Mark Galli, who retired on January 3, 2020. Christianity Today_sentence_17

His replacement as editor in chief is Daniel M. Harrell. Christianity Today_sentence_18

Andy Olsen is managing editor of the print edition and Andrea Palpant Dilley is managing editor of online journalism. Christianity Today_sentence_19

The publication now includes print and online versions and various ancillary products. Christianity Today_sentence_20

Print and online contents include feature stories, news ranging from cultural issues from a Christian viewpoint to the global church, opinion, reviews, and investigative reporting. Christianity Today_sentence_21

In Billy Graham's 1997 autobiography, Just As I Am, he writes of his vision, idea, and history with Christianity Today and his early meeting with oil company executive, John Howard Pew, to establish the publication. Christianity Today_sentence_22

Editorials on impeachments of U.S. presidents Christianity Today_section_1

During federal governmental impeachment inquiries since the founding of Christianity Today, each contemporaneous editor of the publication has expressed a viewpoint of the civic situation in an editorial. Christianity Today_sentence_23

On June 7, 1974, in an editorial entitled, "Should Nixon Resign? Christianity Today_sentence_24

", published during the impeachment hearings of President Richard Nixon, Christianity Today did not call for his resignation, instead it stated "that the constitutional process should be followed, and followed with dispatch. Christianity Today_sentence_25

Either Richard Nixon should be removed from office by the Senate or he should be acquitted. Christianity Today_sentence_26

If he is acquitted, the nation will have to wait out the term of a President whose ability to function has been seriously eroded." Christianity Today_sentence_27

On October 5, 1998, regarding the imminent Impeachment of President Bill Clinton, Christianity Today stated in an editorial that "Unsavory dealings and immoral acts by the President and those close to him have rendered this administration morally unable to lead." Christianity Today_sentence_28

On December 19, 2019, a day after the U.S. Christianity Today_sentence_29 House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Christianity Today published an editorial by Editor in Chief Mark Galli, entitled "Trump Should Be Removed from Office." Christianity Today_sentence_30

It asserted among other criticisms that he "attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president's political opponents. Christianity Today_sentence_31

That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral." Christianity Today_sentence_32

Other magazines published by Christianity Today Christianity Today_section_2

Harold Myra, who became president and chief executive of the magazine in 1975, believed that a "family" of magazines would disperse overhead expenses and give more stability to the organization. Christianity Today_sentence_33

At the same time, he rejected expansion simply for expansion's sake, writing: "our main concern was to make Christianity Today, the flagship publication, fully effective in three basic areas: editorial, circulation, advertising. Christianity Today_sentence_34

Anything which would drain off energies from the prime task was unthinkable." Christianity Today_sentence_35

Christianity Today founded or acquired periodicals during the 1980s and 1990s, beginning with Leadership, a quarterly journal for clergy, in 1980. Christianity Today_sentence_36

In 2005, Christianity Today International published 12 magazines, but following the financial downturn of 2008 it was forced to shutter several publications. Christianity Today_sentence_37

By 2017 that had further diminished to three. Christianity Today_sentence_38

Leadership Journal (1980–2016) Christianity Today_section_3

The first "sister publication" added to the Christianity Today publishing group was Leadership: A Practical Journal for Church Leaders, launched in 1980. Christianity Today_sentence_39

The subtitle clearly defined the journal's mission: it was a quarterly publication, aimed primarily at clergy and focusing on the practical concerns of ministry and church leadership. Christianity Today_sentence_40

The first issue of Leadership sold out its initial press run of 50,000 copies and the publication was in the black after a single issue. Christianity Today_sentence_41

The journal continued in print for 36 years. Christianity Today_sentence_42

After volume 37, issue 1 (winter 2016), Christianity Today discontinued the print publication, replacing it with expanded content in Christianity Today for pastors and church leaders and occasional print supplements, as well as a new website, Christianity Today_sentence_43

Campus Life/Ignite Your Faith (1982–2009) Christianity Today_section_4

Main article: Ignite Your Faith Christianity Today_sentence_44

In 1982, Christianity Today purchased the magazine Campus Life, aimed at a high school audience, from its parent organization, Youth For Christ. Christianity Today_sentence_45

The name of the magazine was changed to Ignite Your Faith in 2006. Christianity Today_sentence_46

It ceased publication in 2009. Christianity Today_sentence_47

Partnership/Marriage Partnership (1984–2009) Christianity Today_section_5

Partnership was launched in 1984 as a magazine for wives of clergy. Christianity Today_sentence_48

In 1987 it was renamed Marriage Partnership and expanded its focus to marriage in general, not just clergy marriages. Christianity Today_sentence_49

The magazine ceased publication in 2009. Christianity Today_sentence_50

Today's Christian Woman (1985–2009) Christianity Today_section_6

Today's Christian Woman was founded in 1978 and acquired by Christianity Today from the Fleming H. Revell Co. in 1985. Christianity Today_sentence_51

It discontinued print publication in 2009 and was replaced with a "digizine" entitled Kyria, which was online only, but still required a paid subscription to access, although at a lower price than the print magazine. Christianity Today_sentence_52

In 2012 the name of the digital publication was changed back to Today's Christian Woman, and in 2016 it stopped being issued as a regularly scheduled digital periodical. Christianity Today_sentence_53

Christian History (1989–2008) Christianity Today_section_7

Main article: Christian History Christianity Today_sentence_54

Christian History was a journal of the history of Christianity, first issued in January 1982 by the Christian History Institute. Christianity Today_sentence_55

Each issue had multiple articles covering a single theme. Christianity Today_sentence_56

Initially published annually, it became a quarterly publication. Christianity Today_sentence_57

Christianity Today took over ownership of the magazine beginning with issue 22 in 1989. Christianity Today_sentence_58

It was discontinued after the publication of issue 99 in 2008. Christianity Today_sentence_59

In 2011 the Christian History Institute resumed quarterly publication of the magazine. Christianity Today_sentence_60

Christian History archives still may be found on under its special section. Christianity Today_sentence_61

Christian Reader/Today's Christian (1992–2008) Christianity Today_section_8

Christian Reader, a digest magazine in the vein of Reader's Digest, was founded in 1963 by the founder of Tyndale House Publishers, Ken Taylor. Christianity Today_sentence_62

Christianity Today purchased the magazine in 1992. Christianity Today_sentence_63

The name was changed to Today's Christian in 2004. Christianity Today_sentence_64

In 2008, Christianity Today sold the magazine to the ministry Significant Living. Christianity Today_sentence_65

Books & Culture (1995–2016) Christianity Today_section_9

Main article: Books & Culture Christianity Today_sentence_66

Books & Culture was a bimonthly book review and intellectual journal modeled after the New York Review of Books and The New York Times Book Review and was published by Christianity Today International from 1995 to 2016. Christianity Today_sentence_67

At the end of its publication life in 2016, the magazine's circulation was 11,000 and its readership was 20,000. Christianity Today_sentence_68

It was edited by John Wilson, and notable contributors included Mark Noll, Lauren Winner, Alan Jacobs, Jean Bethke Elshtain, and Miroslav Volf. Christianity Today_sentence_69

Virtue (1998–2000) Christianity Today_section_10

Virtue, a magazine for Christian women, was founded in 1978. Christianity Today_sentence_70

Christianity Today purchased the publication from Cook Communications Ministries in 1998 after that publisher abruptly closed the magazine. Christianity Today_sentence_71

Christianity Today revived the magazine and continued publishing it for two more years before discontinuing publication following the December/January 2000 issue. Christianity Today_sentence_72

Christian Parenting Today (1998–2005) Christianity Today_section_11

Christian Parenting Today (originally entitled Christian Parenting) was founded in 1989. Christianity Today_sentence_73

Christianity Today purchased the magazine from Cook Communications Ministries in 1998 in the same deal in which it acquired Virtue. Christianity Today_sentence_74

It ceased publication in 2005. Christianity Today_sentence_75

It was published until 2005. Christianity Today_sentence_76

Men of Integrity (1998–2017) Christianity Today_section_12

Men of Integrity was a bi-monthly magazine for Christian men published by Christianity Today. Christianity Today_sentence_77

It was created in 1998, in partnership with the evangelical men's organization Promise Keepers. Christianity Today_sentence_78

It ceased publication with the November–December 2017 issue. Christianity Today_sentence_79

International editions (2007–present) Christianity Today_section_13

A Portuguese-language edition, Christianity Today Brazil, was launched in October/November 2007. Christianity Today_sentence_80

A Korean-language edition, Christianity Today Korea, was launched in June 2008. Christianity Today_sentence_81

Two international editions of Leadership Journal were launched in 2012: an African edition in September (English), and a Portuguese edition in October. Christianity Today_sentence_82

Online presence Christianity Today_section_14

The magazine's mission statement is to "provide evangelical thought leaders a sense of community, coherence, and direction through thoughtful, biblical commentary on issues and through careful, caring reporting of the news." Christianity Today_sentence_83

Its presence on the Internet began in October 1994 when it became one of the top ten content providers on all of AOL. Christianity Today_sentence_84

Then, in 1996, their website was launched. Christianity Today_sentence_85

Originally, it was named before becoming Christianity Today_sentence_86

Today serves as the web home for Christianity Today magazine, which now has distinct sections for Local Church Pastors, Reporting, Women, History, and Spanish readers. Christianity Today_sentence_87

At the ministry's web home,, all other brands for Christian thought leaders and church leaders are featured, including publications such as the intellectual Christian review, Books & Culture, and the website for pastors and church leaders, CT Pastors. Christianity Today_sentence_88

Additional web resources include Men of Integrity and Preaching Today. Christianity Today_sentence_89

Many of the brands published online under the Christianity Today banner are the online legacies of former print publications. Christianity Today_sentence_90

Together, all Christianity Today brands reach more than 2.5 million people every month when print and digital views are combined, plus more than 5 million pageviews per month on the Internet. Christianity Today_sentence_91

The ministry offers access, both premium and free, to more than 100,000 articles and other content on their various websites. Christianity Today_sentence_92

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: Today.