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Chris Castaldo

Chris Castaldo serves as director of the Ministry of Gospel Renewal for the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. He is the author of Holy Ground: Walking with Jesus as a Former Catholic and a main contributor to Journeys of Faith: Evangelicalism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Anglicanism (January 2012). He blogs at

Latest Posts

God of the Ordinary

Chris Castaldo | April 10, 2014 | 5:01 AM

When you speak with Catholics about popular evangelical culture you find they have a mixture of amusement, bewilderment, and repulsion.


Why You Must Pursue Church Unity

Chris Castaldo | March 26, 2014 | 5:01 AM

Dialogue with other Christian traditions is valuable only so long as we don't forget that genuine unity is grounded in the gospel.


The Cross-Shaped Purpose of Life

Chris Castaldo | January 02, 2014 | 6:05 AM

This video filmed in downtown Bologna, Italy, examines the cruciform pattern to which God actively conforms our lives.


Speak Truth with Power

Chris Castaldo | December 10, 2013 | 6:05 AM

The nations await a new generation of courageous church leaders willing to take their place alongside the giants of the past through gospel-centered preaching.


The Next Billy Graham

Chris Castaldo | November 29, 2013 | 6:01 AM

Great leaders break the mold. They can be succeeded but never replaced.


Liberating Prostitutes with the Gospel

Chris Castaldo | November 26, 2013 | 6:02 AM

These victims of human trafficking and exploitation need hope. Jesus can change their lives.


Proper Passion: A Lesson from Trent

Chris Castaldo | October 31, 2013 | 5:02 AM

Unbridled passion may spin out of control and inadvertently frustrate the purpose for which it was intended


The Central Claim of Jesus

Chris Castaldo | October 15, 2013 | 5:01 AM

Whatever the world may claim about him on any particular day, Jesus' central claim about himself is the last word.


Out of the Mouths of Ducks

Chris Castaldo | September 03, 2013 | 5:01 AM

Speaking about abortion isn't something polite people do—but Phil Robertson wouldn't exactly fit into our polite society, anyway.


The Remedy to Religious Guilt

Chris Castaldo | August 02, 2013 | 5:01 AM

Change can be slow and arduous, especially if you were raised in a religious tradition that strongly emphasizes the role of human merit.