January (Web-only) 2018

Does the Church’s First Spiritual Abuse Verdict Give Critics a New Weapon?
Does the Church’s First Spiritual Abuse Verdict Give Critics a New Weapon?
We emulate Jesus when we expose abuse. But dividing it into special categories may do more harm than good.
Why We Need to Talk about Trump’s Haiti Remarks
Why We Need to Talk about Trump’s Haiti Remarks
Christians can expand their compassion by looking at the deeper story of development and immigration.
The Religious Conflict at the Heart of Our Culture Wars
The Religious Conflict at the Heart of Our Culture Wars
How theological differences over sex have fueled some of the bitterest political fights of the past century and more.
My Undocumented Boyfriend’s Parents Taught Me True Hospitality
My Undocumented Boyfriend’s Parents Taught Me True Hospitality
I was welcomed by my future in-laws who were unwelcome in my own country.
It Doesn’t Get Any More Personal
It Doesn’t Get Any More Personal
Why evangelicals give pride of place to penal substitutionary understandings of the Cross.
How Gang Brutality and US Immigration Policies Threaten El Salvador’s Christians
How Gang Brutality and US Immigration Policies Threaten El Salvador’s Christians
Will the end of temporary protected status cut off funding for churches in one of the world’s most violent countries?
Who Are You Without Your Props?
Who Are You Without Your Props?
Why your identity isn’t rooted in possessions and appearances.
What Tim Keller and Michael Gerson Want You to Know About How America Spends Its Money
What Tim Keller and Michael Gerson Want You to Know About How America Spends Its Money
“It’s possible for a church with deep resources for doing good to get co-opted by nationalism. I don’t want that to happen now.”
Learning to Say Hello Again
Learning to Say Hello Again
A New Year's resolution that could make a big difference.
How Podcasting Hurts Preaching
How Podcasting Hurts Preaching
Sermons belong in church, not our earbuds.
What Iranian Christians Want
What Iranian Christians Want
What’s the state of the church in one of the hardest places in the world to be a Christian?
The Unlikely Crackup of Evangelicalism
The Unlikely Crackup of Evangelicalism
The problems are real—but exaggerated.
The Rise of Reformed Charismatics
The Rise of Reformed Charismatics
A 21st-century global movement sets the Word on fire with gospel preaching and powerful spiritual gifts.