Speaking Out

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
Christians can expand their compassion by looking at the deeper story of development and immigration.
How Podcasting Hurts Preaching
Sermons belong in church, not our earbuds.
Today’s Evangelists Face a Crisis of Confidence
Why “post-Christian America” hasn’t surpassed the need for straightforward apologetics.
Yes, 100 Christian Kids Are Being Raised by Muslim Families. Here’s the Actual Problem.
The real threat to foster children in the UK (and the US) lies within our own hearts.
Making the Unclean Clean
Seeing God’s redemption in a toilet bowl.
A Small Rural Church Is Hard to Kill
A Texas Baptist pastor on the risk and resilience of America’s smallest congregations.
After the Storm, Churches and Relief Organizations Don’t Share the Same Call
Congregations shouldn’t go it alone when there are resources across the body of Christ they can leverage.
Tim Kaine: We Need All Parts of the Body to Fix Health Care
The Corinthian church reminds us that Democrats and Republicans must work together to care for the least of these.
Almost No One in the US Believes in a ‘Consistent Ethic of Life’
Pope Francis’ critique of President Trump would apply to 96 percent of Americans, surveys suggest.
What’s Your Immigration Status? Divine.
Jesus was an immigrant and taught his followers to welcome and care for foreigners.
When Jesus Doesn’t Calm the Storm
As I faced the Houston floods, I found myself asking questions about God’s providence.
Iceland Capital’s Only Baptist Pastor Doesn’t Want Down Syndrome Eliminated
Pro-life minority faces major challenge in ‘most godless country’ in Europe.
Thoughts on Discipleship from a Marine Conservationist
Why changing hearts is hard and how Christ overcomes that.
Hurricane Harvey Is Here. Time for Christians to Show What We’ve Learned Since Katrina.
Advice for US churches on Category 4 storm from a disaster researcher who survived 2005.
The Holy Calling of Wealth Creation Isn't So Simple
Why the latest manifesto about Christians and economics is important, helpful, and woefully one-sided.
How Christians Can Combat Racism Theologically After Charlottesville
A pair of scholars bring up a new and old approach.
The Centuries-Old Habits of the Heart
How our accomodation of sin found us out in Charlottesville.
The Gospel of Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook and others have started to imitate, but can’t replace, church community.
Why Christians Should Stop Caring About So Many Causes
True transformation takes focus, not capricious compassion.
Evangelist Billy Graham Has Died
Evangelist Billy Graham Has Died
'America's pastor' shaped modern evangelicalism.
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