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Christianity Today wins 32 Evangelical Press
Association Awards, including First Place for Indian Christianity Special Report

Carol Stream, IL April 17, 2017 – Chicago was the home of The Evangelical Press Association’s annual convention April 9-11, 2017 and Christianity Today won 32 Awards of Excellence and Higher Goals Awards across multiple ministry brands.

The two annual contests 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.

“I am continuously grateful to God for the gifted women and men he calls to our ministry,” said Harold Smith, president and CEO of Christianity Today. “And these awards are but another affirmation of that giftedness and of the staff’s overall commitment to excellence in all things.”

Particularly noticeable was CT magazine honored with the Award of Excellence in the General category for both Print and Digital—the first time ever. With over 30% of CT’s audience coming from outside of the United States, the nonprofit ministry also was grateful to be honored for their unique global coverage, particularly a Reporting first place award for the November 2016 cover story, “Outpacing Persecution: Incredible Indian Christianity.”

Below is the full listing of Christianity Today’s 2017 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 (Digital)

Excellence: Christianity Today

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

Excellence: Church Finance Today 

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

Article Series: First Place: Christianity Today Online, “Theology of Political Candidates Series: The Theology of Donald Trump, The Theology of Ted Cruz, Is Bernie Sanders Religious?

Biblical Exposition: Second Place: Christianity Today, “Saved Through Child-Bearing

Blog: Single Post: Second Place:, “What Would Repealing the Johnson Amendment Actually Mean for Churches?

Blog: Website: First Place: Christianity Today Online, “Gleanings”; Third Place: 

Cover: Fourth Place: Christianity Today 

Critical Review: First Place: Christianity Today Online, “What ‘No Man’s Sky’ and C.S. Lewis Tell Us About the Spirit of Our Age”; Second Place: Christianity Today, “Does Protestantism Need to Die?

Devotional: Second Place: Christianity Today Online, “Why Lent is Good for Bad Christians

Fourth Place: The Behemoth, “My New Life as a Chimera Living with two sets of DNA

Fiction: Fourth Place: Christianity Today Online, “Closing Windows

General Article: Long: Second Place: Christianity Today, “Grapes of Wrath

General Article: Medium: Fifth Place:, “Responding to the Transgender Bathroom Access Controversy

General Article: Short: Fourth Place: The Behemoth, “His Hand Feeds Us Both: Thoughts on Bears from an Alaskan Fisherwoman

Original Art: Traditional: First Place: Christianity Today, “Life After Prison

Photo Feature: Fourth Place: Christianity Today, “Charleston: A Fragile Forgiveness

Photography Use: Fifth Place: Christianity Today 

Poetry: Third Place: The Behemoth, “Bright Angels

Reporting: First Place: Christianity Today, “Outpacing Persecution

Standing Column: Fourth Place: Christianity Today, “Bodies & Souls

Titles: Second Place: The Behemoth, “The Week the Sun Reached Out and Touched Us; The Pitch Goes On; What Color Is North?”; Fifth Place: Christianity Today, “Consider Civil Disobedience; The Shaken Conscience of a Pro-Life Activist; Charleston: A Fragile Forgiveness

Two-Page Spread Design: Third Place: Christianity Today, “Life After Prison

Typography and Lettering: First Place: Christianity Today, “The Books & Arts

Website Design: Second Place: The Behemoth 

A full list of EPA 2017 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 five 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.

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