ECPA's Rush To PressChristianity Today Takes Home 42 Evangelical Press Association Awards


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CAROL STREAM, Ill., May 13, 2014 — The Evangelical Press Association presented its 2014 Awards of Excellence and Higher Goals Awards at its annual convention May 4-6, 2014 in Anaheim. For the 2nd year in a row, the global media ministry of Christianity Today was honored with a total of 42 awards.

Each year the Evangelical Press Association contest honors the best work done by EPA-member publications during the past calendar year. This year seven Christianity Today brands from across the nonprofit ministry won an award. President and CEO Harold Smith shares, “Needless to say, it’s an honor to have your work so recognized. But it’s a greater joy to be able to point to the men and women driving such excellence. It is their giftedness and commitment to quality Christian content that we are now celebrating–until the next deadline!”

Some award highlights included:

Christianity Today Magazine Redesign

With its bold, surprising redesign in October 2013, Christianity Today won 1st place in both overall publication design and publication redesign. The 2013 redesign included wider margins, new typefaces, restructured magazine sections, a simpler color palette, and a move to the truncated “CT” on the cover. This strategic move and resulting reader response further solidifies the magazine as a source for in-depth news, cultural analysis, and theological commentary.

Leader in Church Administration

Christianity Today has established itself as a trusted leader in keeping churches safe, legal, and financially sound, evidenced by each of the ministry’s church administration brands winning Awards of Excellence for overall excellence of the publication. These brands include Church Law & Tax Report,Church Finance, and

Additionally, for the 3rd year in a row, a Christianity Today brand was featured in the best Website Design category. This year the award goes to, which unveiled a new look and features in April 2013, and previously was given to and

Below is the full listing of Christianity Today’s 2014 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: Church Law & Tax Report
Merit: Leadership Journal

Christian Ministry (Digital)

Merit: Christianity Today
Merit: Books & Culture

General (Digital)

Merit: Church Finance Today

Newsletter Email (Digital)

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

Article Series
4th Christianity Today: Global Gospel Project

Biblical Exposition
2nd Leadership Journal: You’ve Done It Unto Me
4th Christianity Today: Learning to Love Leviticus

Cause of the Year: Apathy
3rd Christianity Today: Here Come the Radicals!
4th Leadership Journal: Does Grace Make Us Lazy?

2nd Christianity Today: How Lewis Lit the Way
3rd Leadership Journal: eMinistry Summer 2013

Critical Review
2nd Books & Culture: Are Christian Mothers Human?
4th Christianity Today: No Such Mercy

2nd Christianity Today: News section

1st Leadership Journal: Can You Drink This Cup?

3rd Christianity Today: A Pope for All Christians

4th Today’s Christian Woman: Learning to Love Your Sinful Neighbor
5th Christianity Today: Between Lewis and Lecrae

First-Person Article
3rd Leadership Journal: Odd Assignments
5th Leadership Journal: Weeping with Gang Members

Freelance Article
1st Christianity Today: Syria’s Refugee Crisis Worst Since Rwanda Genocide

General article: Long
1st Christianity Today: New Life After the Fall

2nd Leadership Journal: The Beards of Ministry

1st Christianity Today: Where’s Christian?

Original Art: Traditional
3rd Christianity Today: Bigger Than We Think

Photo Feature
4th Christianity Today: Chaos and Grace in the Slums of the Earth

2nd Books & Culture: The Escape of Lapsing

Publication Design
1st Christianity Today

Publication Redesign
1st Christianity Today

1st Christianity Today: First Language First

Single Photo: Controlled
2nd Christianity Today: Faith in a Fallen Empire

Single-Theme Section or Issue
5th Christianity Today: Worshiping Jesus in the Mosque: Inside the World of a Muslim Follower of ISA

1st Christianity Today
2nd Leadership Journal

Two-Page Spread Design
2nd Christianity Today: The Glory of the Cross

Website Design

A full list of EPA 2014 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.