Read the Winners of Christianity Today's Second International Essay Contest
Hagar's unhappiness helps one Indonesian father become a better parent.
A Mexican mother reflects on the parallels between Abraham nearly sacrificing Isaac and the false idols that tempt families to sacrifice their children today.
A Chinese writer ponders the ramifications of Joseph's decision to bring his brothers close after a life-changing betrayal.
A Brazilian writer explores the significance of his country's growing evangelical population even as the number of people going hungry increases.
A French nurse asks what we can learn from Job's wife's demand that her husband "curse God and die."
These are the themes and questions the winners of Christianity Today's second annual essay contest wrestled with. As we open 2023, we're delighted to be sharing pieces originally written in Portuguese, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Indonesian with our English readers.
For this contest, we received more than 140 submissions from 26 different countries. These essays were meticulously reviewed by our language editorial teams and then assessed anonymously by a team of judges. Thank you to these judges for their time and thoughtfulness. And thank you to everyone who submitted an essay for deeply engaging your faith and the world.
The winners of our first international essay contest can be read here.
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