"Thinking critically, living faithfully.” In those four words we’ve attempted to describe this magazine. In placing this phrase under our name on the cover, we offer a clue to those unfamiliar with the magazine—who come upon it at a newsstand or discover it on someone’s coffee table—as to what the Christian Century is about.
The phrase links two activities that don’t always go together. Indeed, many people both inside and outside the church would set the two in opposition. Can one love God with heart and mind? Can Christian conviction and discipleship be accompanied by rigorous thought and a questioning mind? This magazine says yes: they can and they must.