ECPA's Rush To PressChristianity Today Honored
with 49 Evangelical Press Association Awards

Contact: Cory Whitehead, Christianity Today630-260-6200 ext 4220

CAROL STREAM, Ill., April 23, 2015 — The Evangelical Press Association held its annual convention in Colorado on April 8-10, 2015 where the 2015 Awards of Excellence and Higher Goals Awards were presented. Representing nine brands, the global media ministry of Christianity Today received 49 awards.

Each year the Evangelical Press Association contest hosts two annual contests that honor the best work done by EPA-member publications during the past calendar year. President and CEO Harold Smith responded to this year’s awards, “It’s a great encouragement to all of us to be so recognized by our partners in ministry. And it frankly motivates us to keep pressing for excellence as we create quality Christian content across a variety of media platforms.”

Of particular note is the recognition that Christianity Today’s newest publication, The Behemoth, received. Launched in July 2014, The Behemoth took home five awards, including an Award of Merit for best general digital publication and a first place Fiction award for the piece “The True Man” by Mark Galli. 
This unique, all-digital publication aims to help people behold the glory of God all around them, whether it be science, history, theology, or personal narrative. 

Below is the full listing of Christianity Today’s 2015 EPA awards: 

Awards of Excellence
Honors overall excellence of a publication. Judges in this category evaluate a number of criteria, including writing quality, content choices and design. 

Christian Ministry
Excellence: Leadership Journal 

Christian Ministry (Digital) 

Excellence: Christianity Today
Merit: Books & Culture

General (Digital) 
Merit: The Behemoth
Christianity Today

Merit: Church Finance Today

Higher Goals Awards
Honors individual aspects of a publication, such as reporting, column writing and design. 

Article Series: First Place – “Youth Ministry Roundtable Series,”; Second Place – “Her.meneutics: Women’s History Month Christian Women Need to Know Their History,” Christianity Today Online; Third Place – “Journey Through Passion Pursuit,” Today’s Christian Woman; Fifth Place – “Feast of LovePeople of the WordsGuided by the Great Cloud,” – Christianity Today

Biblical Exposition: Second Place – “When the Eyes of the Blind Are Opened,” The Behemoth; Fourth Place – “That Mysterious Gospel,”; Fifth Place – “The Great Giver,” Today’s Christian Woman

Blog: Single or Multi Author: First Place – “Her.meneutics,” Christianity Today; Third Place – “PARSE,”

Cause of the Year: Financial Stewardship: First Place – “How Churches Spend Their Money,” Church Finance Today

Cover: First Place – Leadership Journal 

Critical Review: First Place – “Awareness: Raised,” Books & Culture; Third Place – “The Human Bonhoeffer,” Christianity Today; Fifth Place – “The Bible Is More Than a Mystery,” Christianity Today

Department: First Place – “News,” Christianity Today

Devotional: First Place – “An Open Apology to the Local Church,” Christianity Today

Evangelism Article: Fourth Place – “Your Messed-Up Story,” Today’s Christian Woman

Fiction: First Place – “The True Man,” The Behemoth

First-Person Article: Fourth Place – “My Near Life Experience,”

General Article: Long: First Place – “The World the Missionaries Made,” Christianity Today; Fourth Place – “Behold Now Behemoth,” The Behemoth

General Article: Medium: First Place – “Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers,” Today’s Christian Woman

General Article: Short: Fourth Place – “When a Pastor Resigns Abruptly,” 

Humorous: Fifth Place – “Pastoral Envy,”

Interview Article: First Place – “Leading in Prayer,”

Personality Article: First Place – “The Most Influential Reformer You’ve Never Heard of,” Christianity Today Online

Photography Use: Fourth Place – Christianity Today

Poetry: First Place – “What Peter Looked Like Stepping on Water,” Books & Culture; Fifth Place – “To the Oldest Recorded Supernova,” The Behemoth

Publication Redesign: Second Place –Leadership Journal

Reporting: Fourth Place – “How Churches Spend Their Money,” Church Finance Today; Fifth Place – “Who Owns the Sermon,” Christianity Today

Single Photo: Controlled: First Place – “Finding Mr. Wright,” Christianity Today

Standing Column: Second Place – “N.D. Wilson: Mud Alive,” Christianity Today

Student Writer of the Year: Fourth Place – “End Missionary Debt!” Katherine Burgess for Christianity Today

Titles: Third Place – Christianity Today Online; Fourth Place – Christianity Today

Typography and Lettering: Fourth Place – “The Work of Their Hands,” Christianity Today

Website Design: Third Place –; Fifth Place – Christianity Today Online

A full list of EPA 2015 awards can be found at the association’s website:

Christianity Today is a nonprofit, global media ministry that equips Christians to renew their minds, serve the church, and create culture to the glory of God. With its vision to see the church grown up into the fullness of Christ, the ministry reaches more than 3.5 million people every month through a wide range of digital and print resources.