We Need to Take Jesus’ Metaphor of Being Born Again More Seriously
It’s easy to ignore the painful, messy, universal experience of birth that Jesus was referring to.
It may seem strange to us now, but the ancient authors of the Old Testament saw the crisis of birth—where women were close to death as they struggled to bring new life into the world
20 Truths from "God's Country"
Reclaiming God’s kingdom vision for the rural church
(163). Yet I'm convinced that in order to live fully and vibrantly in the rural church, we must also learn to face congregational death faithfully, hopefully, and lovingly.
The Truth about Suicide
More and more Americans are taking their own lives. How the church can step up.
Interview by Morgan Lee| October 20, 2017. In 2015, more than 44,000 Americans died by suicide—one death every 12 minutes, as the Department of Health and Human Services put it.
7 Principles to Lead as Jesus Led
We can draw inspiration from the ways that Jesus led.
likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God
1 in 3 Protestant Churchgoers Personally Affected by Suicide
Survey also finds one-third of victims were attending church before their death, but few pastors knew of their struggle.
Survey also finds one-third of victims were attending church before their death, but few pastors knew of their struggle. Research.
There’s No Dishonor in Kneeling: A Response on Colin Kaepernick
Charlie Dates responds to Ed Stetzer's article on Kaepernick’s protest
But if you have tasted of the marvelous grace of God, his wrath satisfied by the justifying death of Jesus Christ, then I cannot understand why you would not want liberating justice for all
Seven Things Evil Is Not: What the Death of My Son Taught Me
Evil is a lack of goodness as darkness is a lack of light.
Seven Things Evil Is Not: What the Death of My Son Taught Me. Seven Things Evil Is Not: What the Death of My Son Taught Me. But choice itself did not help me with the death of Enoch.
In ‘Alien: Covenant,’ the March of Progress Ends in Death
Ridley Scott's sci-fi franchise is as gruesome as ever—but this time, the horror feels disturbingly human.
In 'Alien: Covenant,' the March of Progress Ends in Death. Matthew Loftus| May 30, 2017. In 'Alien: Covenant,' the March of Progress Ends in Death. Image: Courtesy 20th Century Fox.
Died: Michael Cromartie, the Church’s Ambassador to Washington
The late DC leader is remembered for his integrity, friendship, and bridge-building between Christians and the media.
The news of his death was reported Monday on Twitter and confirmed by colleagues at the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC), the DC-based conservative think tank where he
Like a Knife in the Heart: When Our Witness Is Costly
In some parts of the world, a life of witness requires great courage.
(Matthew 10:16-20; 37-39). Flogging, arrest, family discord, and death are just some of the potential experiences for those willing to share Christ's message.
Confessions of a Christian Prepper
My hope shouldn’t lie in survival skills and stockpiles.
providence? Existential dread comes easily to me—although I fear disaster more than death. By some standards, I'm a doomsday prepper in waiting.