Christianity Today Bias and Reliability Overview

Christianity Today is an evangelical publication founded by Billy Graham in 1956. Through its print magazine and website, CT spotlights “the way in which Christians can live gospel lives for the strengthening of church and society.” The website records more than 2 million visits and the print magazine has a circulation of 120,000 per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Christianity Today in the skews right category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are Christianity Today’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 41.92

Bias: 6.26

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
How Seven Soldiers Carried One Bible into 11 Combat Tours1.3333.67
Let the Little Children Come to ‘Big Church’032.67
When We Don’t Care Enough to Care437
God Was Faithful to These Chinese Families in the American South-3.3343.67
All Church Buildings Have a Story to Tell—Not Just the Tourist Magnets0.3341
Tulsa Church Ledger Preserves Stories of Faith After Historic Massacre043.33
Died: B.J. Thomas, Born-Again Singer Who Clashed with Evangelical Fans0.3342
After the Pandemic, Are Worship Leaders Gearing Up for Battle or Healing?436
For Cosmopolitan Christians, Secular Approval Is a Common Temptation4.6734.33
3 Keys to Real Pandemic Recovery-5.6741.33
More than a Meal: How Austin Ministries Are Expanding Thei......-1.6746
On a Mail-In Ballot and a Prayer, Biden Wins White House043.67
John Piper’s Liberty Convocation Pulled After Election Post045.67
Trump Becomes the First President Since Eisenhower to Change Faiths in Office047
Fired Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz Apologizes for Infidelity048
Twelve Christian Women in Science You Should Know0.2547
To Cancel or Not to Cancel: That Is the Question-0.2538
Pastors from Europe Tell North America: Get Ready Now3.2539.5
This Is Not The Crisis, But It Is Just A Few Weeks Away3.539.25
In Italy, I’ve Rediscovered the Power of Three Types of Praye...-135
The Possible Decline of the Nones Isn’t a Boost for Evangelicals10.6746.33
Craig Groeschel Quarantined After Coronavirus Exposure at Willow Creek Germany6.3351.33
Eugene Cho Named President of Hunger Advocacy Org6.3349.67
Spiritual Abuse Definition Debated by UK Christians6.3347.67
Nigeria’s Government Agrees: Islamist Terrorists Target Christians11.635.8