Resisting the Impulse of Self-Optimization
In Lent, we realign our identity in Christ and recover our sense of being loved into existence by our Creator.
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News & ReportingImportant Developments in the Church and the World
Mar 30, 8:50 pm
Thailand Arrests 63 Chinese Christians Seeking Asylum
The “Mayflower church” members, who first sought refuge in South Korea, fear repatriation to China after finding sponsors in Texas.
Mar 30, 1:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Looks to God in New Statue
Supporters pray new monument depicting the civil rights leader as a preacher will be part of a bigger revival for peace and unity.
Mar 29, 1:20 pm
Saudi Arabia Embraced Coptic Christmas. Could Its First Church Be Next?
Bishop tells the story of decade-long development of pastoral visits to Egyptian Christians, amid speculation of the kingdom’s steps toward religious freedom.
Viral JesusEpisode 66|40minWho Is My Neighbor?
Reacquainting ourselves with a shocking parable. Plus: Esau McCaulley on Christians, social media, and the Nashville school shooting.
This Palm Sunday, Ponder Donkeys, Not Branches
For his entry into Jerusalem, Jesus picked a symbol of lowliness rather than military might.
Want New Visitors at Church This Month? 5 Lessons You Need to Know.
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This organization has connected more than 130k people to churches.
After Nashville, Moral Numbness Is Our Enemy
Shootings have become normal to the American public. But as Christians, we know better.
Bhutanese Nepali Refugees Turn Their Trials into Zeal for Evangelism
Thousands found Jesus while displaced, which prepared them to plant churches and settle in a new land.
Descending the Summit of Success
How often do we make regular choices that uplift a worldly narrative of success?FrançaisIndonesian
The Russell Moore ShowEpisode 46|55minFleming Rutledge on the Cross
The priest and author speaks to the power of the Crucifixion.
Go Ahead. Get Mad at God for the Nashville Shooting.
In the face of tragedy, Christ welcomes our confusion and anger.
It’s Good When Bad Pastors Make Us Mad
I’d rather media and literature portray Christian leaders who stir up anger instead of apathy.
Where Ya From?Episode 43|29minBetween the Church House and the Trap House with 1K Phew
The Reach Records rapper on his music, its message, and reconciling who he is inside and outside of church walls.
Presbyterian School Mourns 6 Dead in Nashville Shooting
Victims include the head of school and the 9-year-old daughter of the church’s lead pastor.español
Junia, the Female Apostle Imprisoned for the Gospel
What Scripture tells us about the story of this “outstanding” Jewish woman in chains.Português
Hillsong Says It Is Moving Forward
New revelations will require increased accountability, but pastor wants to look to the future.
Rick Warren: The Great Commission’s ‘Go and Teach’ Applies to Women
The former pastor of ex-SBC Saddleback shares why his views on women changed.españolPortuguêsFrançais
Navigating the Unholy Trinity of Burnout: Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and Vicarious Trauma (The Better Samaritan)
Faith Leaders, Let's Embrace the Racial/Ethnic Identity of Young People of Color (The Better Samaritan)
Hope Dealers: 8 Leadership Principles Learned From Serving Youth on the Margins (The Better Samaritan)