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The Craftsman in the Pulpit
The Craftsman in the Pulpit
The secret to pastoral passion? Get better at your job.
Learning to Long for the Beloved Community
Learning to Long for the Beloved Community
How one Indiana church is taking steps towards racial justice.
Partner Content PostEpisode 68: Seeing The World In Color
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Episode 68: Seeing The World In Color
Unity is not the same as uniformity.
How I Explained Beirut’s Explosion to My Kids
How I Explained Beirut’s Explosion to My Kids
As Christian parents, our children must know we will keep them safe. But that does not mean keeping them comfortable.
Public Theology Isn’t Just for Academics
Public Theology Isn’t Just for Academics
Our faith comes to life when we share our stories.
The Gospel Has Never Been Colorblind
The Gospel Has Never Been Colorblind
With eyes wide open to the colorfulness of distinction, we can see the full beauty of humanity.
I’ve Experienced This Cultural Moment Before … in Russia
I’ve Experienced This Cultural Moment Before … in Russia
Why America today feels like Russia in the early ’90s and why that’s an opportunity for Christians.
John Ortberg and the Pitfalls of Pastoral Discernment
John Ortberg and the Pitfalls of Pastoral Discernment
When we consent to our calling as ministers of the gospel, we assent to be public imitators of all it proclaims.
The Old Testament Calls Out Cancel Culture
The Old Testament Calls Out Cancel Culture
The Bible features flawed characters called to do the will of the Lord.
COVID-19 Will Change Christian Summer Camp Forever
COVID-19 Will Change Christian Summer Camp Forever
Coronavirus has closed some camps for good. It’s made it harder for the rest of them to survive.

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Can the Church Save Marriage?
Can the Church Save Marriage?Subscriber Access Only
Matrimony rates are in decline, even among conservative Christians. Here’s what that means for the future.
White Fragility: A Conversation on Race and Racism Part Two
White Fragility: A Conversation on Race and Racism Part Two
Beginning the second part of our series on Robin DiAngelo's 'White Fragility.'
(The Exchange)
Mars Mission: Filling the Earth and Beyond
Mars Mission: Filling the Earth and Beyond
Our cosmic calling and the creatures we take with us.
Juneteenth Was an Answer to Centuries of Prayer
Juneteenth Was an Answer to Centuries of Prayer
African Americans asked the Lord for liberation for years. They still do.
The Sweet Surrender of Salvation
The Sweet Surrender of Salvation
By rising above self-interest we can taste the true honey of new creation.
How Are Pastors Handling Ungathered Worship?
How Are Pastors Handling Ungathered Worship?
Six church leaders share about their adaptations, innovations, and frustrations as they respond to COVID-19.
N. T. Wright: The Pandemic Should Make Us Humble—and Practical
N. T. Wright: The Pandemic Should Make Us Humble—and Relentlessly Practical
We can’t know for sure why it’s happening or how to stop it. But Scripture calls us to grieve with God’s Spirit and get to work serving others.
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An Attack on Faith-Based Exemptions Is an Attack on the Founders’ Vision
An Attack on Faith-Based Exemptions Is an Attack on the Founders’ Vision
A historian’s “intentionally provocative” account of religious liberty in America leaves too little room for claims of conscientious dissent.