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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.
Partner Content PostEpisode 71: #LoveYourNeighbor By Assuming The Best
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Episode 71: #LoveYourNeighbor By Assuming The Best
What is happening in our brains when we are divided?
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.
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.
White Fragility: George Yancey Points a Different Way on Race
White Fragility: George Yancey Points a Different Way on Race
A summary of George Yancey's academic critique on 'White Fragility'
Preserving Our Body and Bodies for Worship
Preserving Our Body and Bodies for Worship
Has online worship acclimated us to our screens, or can we get physical again?
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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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: Sin, Redemption and the Gospel
White Fragility: Sin, Redemption and the Gospel
An insufficient doctrine of sin and redemption cannot hope to resolve systemic injustice.
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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.
Shaming Can’t Fix Racism. But Guilt Can.
Shaming Can’t Fix Racism. But Guilt Can.
Guilt is about action with a clear path to redemption. Shame leaves us stuck in our sin.
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Stuck in a Spiritual Rut? Neuroscience Might Have the Answer.
Stuck in a Spiritual Rut? Neuroscience Might Have the Answer.
How better understanding our brains can help us grow in conformity to Christ.