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Christianity Today Takes Home
45 Evangelical Press Association Awards

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

CAROL STREAM, Ill., April 19, 2016 — The Evangelical Press Association’s annual convention was recently held in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on April 6-8, 2016 and was capped off with the naming of the 2016 Awards of Excellence and Higher Goals Awards. The ministry of Christianity Today took home 45 total awards.

The Evangelical Press Association hosts two annual contests that honor EPA-member publications, the Awards of Excellence for publications as a whole and the Higher Goals for individual pieces that were produced in the past year. Harold Smith, President and CEO of Christianity Today, shared his thoughts on the good news, “Yes, it’s always great to be recognized in such a way by peers you admire. But it’s doubly thrilling to have a team that’s worked so hard in such a challenging industry to be so lauded for their work across ever-changing platforms. It’s but another reason why I thank God regularly for the men and women he’s drawn to this ministry.”

Ten ministry brands from Christianity Today were among the award winners, pointing to the high-quality and thoughtful content produced and acknowledged by this year’s judges.

Below is the full listing of Christianity Today’s 2016 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
Merit: Church Law & Tax Report

Christian Ministry (Digital)

Excellence: Christianity Today
Merit: Books & Culture

General (Digital)
Excellence: Christianity Today
Merit: The Behemoth

Merit: Church Finance Today

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

Article Series: First Place – “Ponder Christian Soldiers,” Christianity Today Online; Fourth Place – “Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting Roundtable Series,”

Biblical Exposition: First Place – “3 Lies We Believe About the Bible,” Today’s Christian Woman

Blog: Single Post: First Place – “How We Made Too Much of Gender,” Christianity Today Online; Second Place – “Violence at Church,”

Blog: Website: First Place – “Her.meneutics,” Christianity Today Online; Second Place –

Cause of the Year: International Religious Persectution: First Place – “Healing the Horrors of Boko Haram,” Leadership Journal; Third Place – “How Libya’s Martyrs Are Witnessing in Egypt,” Christianity Today Online

Cover: Fourth Place – Christianity Today

Critical Review: Fifth Place – “Our Forgotten Pro-Life History,” Christianity Today

Editorial: First Place – “Breaking News: 2 Billion Christians Believe in Traditional Marriage,” Christianity Today


Evangelism Article: First Place – “How to Love an Atheist,” Today’s Christian Woman; Fifth Place – “The Apologist Mom,” Christianity Today Online

First-Person Article: Second Place – “When Islands of Meaning Sink Beneath Us,” Christianity Today; Third Place – “When HotChurch Came to Town,” Leadership Journal

General Article: Medium: Second Place – “Why Boko Haram and ISIS Target Women,” Christianity Today Online; Fifth Place – “Oh, How He Smells Us,” The Behemoth

Interview Article: Second Place – “Every Single Thing in You Has to Bow Down,” Books & Culture; Fifth Place – “The Secret of Strategic Neglect,” Leadership Journal

Original Art: Digital/Mixed Media: Third Place – “Comet of Wonder,” Christianity Today

Original Art: Traditional: Fifth Place – “Our Forgotten Pro-Life History,” Christianity Today

Personality Article: Second Place – “Moore on the Margins,” Christianity Today

Poetry: First Place – “Prayer Before Reading St Mark’s Gospel,” Books & Culture

Publication Design: Third Place – Christianity Today

Publication Redesign: Fifth Place – Church Finance Today

Reporting: Third Place – “I Am a Cult Leader. I Really Don’t Care.” Christianity Today; Fourth Place – “Flip This Church,” Christianity Today
Table of Contents: Third Place – Christianity Today

Titles: Fourth Place – Christianity Today Online

Typography and Lettering: Fifth Place – Christianity Today

Website Design: Second Place – The Behemoth; Fourth Place – Today’s Christian Woman; Fifth Place –

A full list of EPA 2016 awards can be found at the association’s website:

Christianity Today is a nonprofit, global media ministry centered on Beautiful Orthodoxy-strengthening the church by richly communicating the breadth of the true, good, and beautiful gospel. Reaching over four million people monthly with various digital and print resources, the ministry equips Christians to renew their minds, serve the church, and create culture to the glory of God.