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Faith in Russia: What Does It Mean?
Many Russians, be they Orthodox or Evangelical, will understandably view their homeland with affection, loyalty, and patriotism.
However, even with this remarkable percentage of self-confessed Christians, Russia is dynamically secular, with a definite separation of Christian witness from its civil life, apart from
Changing Direction – Reflections on the Chicago River at St. Patrick’s Day
When we follow Jesus, we do what the Chicago River did in 1900: we change direction.
The Change of Direction in the Christian Life. In Scripture, the invitation to salvation is sometimes described as stréphō, which means to turn around; to change direction, to convert.
One-on-One with the Authors of Participating in God’s Mission: A Theological Missiology for the Church in America
The church, God's mission, and the challenges of a changing culture
to have a major role to play in shaping the cultural ethos and providing moral values for shaping life. This expectation was inherent within the European tribal Christian faith traditions
Doors and Broken Handles: Discerning Where God Wants Us to Go
How do we know when a door is really shut? How hard should we pull?
hand. We have all experienced open and closed doors in our Christian life. But how do we know when a door is really shut? How hard should we pull?
Creation Groans, but God Hears: Many Species Face ‘Thinning of Life’
On World Wildlife Day, conservationists reflect on biblical ways of dealing with eco-anxiety.
We spoke to a number of Christian conservationists who are working in very different countries 35 years ago, they have “witnessed what has been called a 'thinning' of life.” Rather than
Food for Thought: The Theological Life of Pi
The mind-boggling discoveries of computers and what we—and God?—still may never know.
Food for Thought: The Theological Life of Pi. fifth-century African bishop Augustine of Hippo surely would have answered with a resounding yes, though other Christian thinkers might
Reflections on the Passing of Rev. Billy Graham, One of the Greatest Christian Heroes of Our Time
Ed Stetzer, who holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair at Wheaton College (Billy Graham's alma mater), shares his thoughts.
Billy Graham was an amazing model for the Christian faith—a person whose mind and heart was fixated upon My prayer for me and you is that we too would let the words of life fall off
Why Christian Theology Needs (Former) Atheists
A lot of prominent 20th century Christian thinkers used to be skeptics.
At the same time, I did not feel there was anyone with whom I could dare confide about my private unbelief. I now had to navigate life as a non-believer in a Christian community.
Keeping the Sabbath Saved My Marriage, My Ministry, and Probably My Life
I used to think resting from work was selfish, until I considered the example of Jesus.
A Christian handyman, available to everyone and everything but the Lord my God. It was one of the first “not goods” in my life where I recognized I had a deep, human, God-created need
Turkey Wants to Keep American Pastor Behind Bars for Life
American officials and supporters say Andrew Brunson has been “unjustly imprisoned” under false charges.
American officials and supporters say Andrew Brunson has been “unjustly imprisoned” under false charges.
A Humble Servant with a Simple Message: John Perkins Remembers Billy Graham
Billy Graham's legacy through John Perkins' eyes.
Christian evangelist of my generation. Mr. Graham, along with Leighton Ford and other members of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, had a tremendous impact on my life and
What Is Evangelicalism?
A simple definition based in doctrine, history, or sociology won’t do. But a vibrant stream really does exist.
doctrines of perfection were taken up more widely, especially through the influential Keswick Conferences, into ideals of the victorious or higher Christian life and consecration for
Preparing for Rev. Billy Graham’s Memorial Service, and Reflecting on His Love for Our Hurting World
Truly effective evangelism is a matter of friendship, mentorship, and unconditional love.
He Loved Them All. Looking at Rev. Billy Graham's life, he clearly flew in the face of these tendencies. He visited countries where practicing the Christian faith was near unheard of.
Are You Willing to Go if God Calls You? Thoughts on Our Mission as We Follow Jesus
Mission, ultimately, is at the heart of the gospel.
for years among the Quichua tribe in Ecuador, authored a book discussing the life and ministry of of a desire to seem 'spiritual' or distinct from our less-than-perfect Christian compatriots.
Getting Small Churches on Mission (Part 2)
Three ways smaller churches can serve their communities
Currently there are over 100,000 children in foster care who are eligible for adoption. As James instructs believers, part of living the Christian life is caring for orphans.
Why the Enslaved Adopted the Religion of Their Masters—and Transformed It
The story of early African-American Christianity proves the power of the Resurrection against oppression.
to stand up and proclaim God's truth despite being a woman, her life would be a slavery and lift them up to freedom.” They transformed themselves into “Christian soldiers, marching for
How the Philippines Became Catholic
The complex history behind Asia's most Christian country.
has become a cultural attribute, given the extent to which it affects everyday Filipino life. This understanding was very different from Christian theology that brought ethics and worship
The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
of the Christian experience. Challenge 4: Self-care and avoiding burnout. Counselors are at high risk of burnout, especially when they don't set boundaries or create a healthy work-life
Reprint of Ex-slave’s Theology Book Opens ‘Underexplored Vista’
Charles Octavius Boothe's ‘Plain Theology for Plain People’ is a glorious recovery of African American theological heritage.
like JM Frost, who founded the SBC's Sunday School Board (now LifeWay Christian Resources) in who are raised from spiritual death and made partakers of spiritual life, should not
Evangelist Billy Graham Has Died
'America's pastor' shaped modern evangelicalism.
And yet it is worth remembering that, as decisive as this experience was, it wasn't the beginning of Graham's Christian life. To the contrary, by the time
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Lead Us Not Into Scandal
Lead Us Not Into Scandal
While some other evangelicals stumbled in national news, Graham's Modesto Manifesto kept him from falling.
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