August (Web-only) 2017

Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Planetarium’ Charts a God-Sustained Cosmos
Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Planetarium’ Charts a God-Sustained Cosmos
The singer-songwriter’s latest collaboration sets a distinctly biblical course through the Created Order.
When Jesus Doesn’t Calm the Storm
When Jesus Doesn’t Calm the Storm
As I faced the Houston floods, I found myself asking questions about God’s providence.
I Met the Man Who Killed My Entire Family
I Met the Man Who Killed My Entire Family
How Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza found forgiveness.
Icelandic Baptist Pastor: Don't Eliminate Down Syndrome
Iceland Capital’s Only Baptist Pastor Doesn’t Want Down Syndrome Eliminated
Pro-life minority faces major challenge in ‘most godless country’ in Europe.
Thoughts on Discipleship from a Marine Conservationist
Thoughts on Discipleship from a Marine Conservationist
Why changing hearts is hard and how Christ overcomes that.
A Healthier Approach to Disagreement in the Church Begins With One Unusual Word
A Healthier Approach to Disagreement in the Church Begins With One Unusual Word
How practicing forbearance strengthens our fellowship and improves our social witness.
Beth Moore: There’s No Place Like Houston
Beth Moore: There’s No Place Like Houston
My hometown is diverse, strong, and faithful. After Harvey, it will never be the same.
A Humble Political Influencer Gets His Crowns in Heaven
A Humble Political Influencer Gets His Crowns in Heaven
At least, that’s what I expect for the late Michael Cromartie.
The Parable of the Lost Pointer
The Parable of the Lost Pointer
When Ruby went missing, Jesus’ words struck home.
Hurricane Harvey Is Here. Time for Christians to Learn from Katrina.
Hurricane Harvey Is Here. Time for Christians to Show What We’ve Learned Since Katrina.
Advice for US churches on Category 4 storm from a disaster researcher who survived 2005.
The Holy Calling of Wealth Creation Isn't So Simple
The Holy Calling of Wealth Creation Isn't So Simple
Why the latest manifesto about Christians and economics is important, helpful, and woefully one-sided.
Taylor Swift Breaks the Silence
Taylor Swift Breaks the Silence
Her recent legal case underscores the value of speaking out about sexual assault.
Learning from Paul to Leverage Networking for Missions
Learning from Paul to Leverage Networking for Missions
The 'Apostle to the Gentiles' had an entrepreneurial spirit that helped him spread the Gospel.
How to Talk About Race with Your Kids
How to Talk About Race with Your Kids
Children naturally notice differences—and that is a good thing.
In the 'DuckTales' Reboot, Family Remains Scrooge's Riskiest Adventure
In the 'DuckTales' Reboot, Family Remains Scrooge's Riskiest Adventure
As the new Disney series reminds us, 'Family is nothing but trouble.' That's exactly what makes it valuable.
‘Pakistan’s Mother Teresa’ Honored with Historic Funeral
‘Pakistan’s Mother Teresa’ Honored with Historic Funeral
Medical missionary who helped curb leprosy outbreak is first Christian woman to receive such honor from Muslim government.
Treasures in Heaven, Tchotchkes on Earth
Treasures in Heaven, Tchotchkes on Earth
What happens when our kids don’t want our heirlooms.
How Christians Can Combat Racism Theologically After Charlottesville
How Christians Can Combat Racism Theologically After Charlottesville
A pair of scholars bring up a new and old approach.
Is America’s Great Eclipse a Sign from God?
Is America’s Great Eclipse a Sign from God?
A reminder of humanity’s small part in God’s universe
The Centuries-Old Habits of the Heart
The Centuries-Old Habits of the Heart
How our accomodation of sin found us out in Charlottesville.
'House of Cards' Keeps Scraping the Bottom of Evil's Barrel
'House of Cards' Keeps Scraping the Bottom of Evil's Barrel
After five seasons, it's high time the Underwoods' crimes come home to roost.
5 Things You Should Know Before You Send Your Kid to College
5 Things You Should Know Before You Send Your Kid to College
A college administrator offers counsel on coming of age and higher ed.
Propaganda's 'Crooked' Balances Raw Humility with Prophetic Fire
Propaganda's 'Crooked' Balances Raw Humility with Prophetic Fire
'Ain't we all a little bit a monster?'
When He Died Upon the Tree
When He Died Upon the Tree
James Cone's seminal book gives a theological response to the dark history of lynchings in America.
Hope for America’s Opioid Epidemic Is Grace in a Syringe
Hope for America’s Opioid Epidemic Is Grace in a Syringe
Why addiction ministry can include fellowship, the gospel and Narcan.
What Happens When Neo-Nazis Are Outside Your Church Doors
Dispatches from Charlottesville: What Happens When Neo-Nazis Are Outside Your Church Doors
The protesters came with torches. We sang, “This Little Light of Mine.”
Thou Shalt Not Bail
Thou Shalt Not Bail
The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture. But is it Christian?
The Use of Nuclear Weapons Is Inherently Evil
The Use of Nuclear Weapons Is Inherently Evil
No earthly leader gets the ‘authority to do whatever.’
Can Robots Be Sexist?
Can Robots Be Sexist?
How artificial intelligence might reinforce and amplify gender stereotypes.
Defending the Accuracy of Scripture, One Coincidence at a Time
Defending the Accuracy of Scripture, One Coincidence at a Time
How the Bible’s little details can pack a big apologetic punch.
The Gospel of Mark Zuckerberg
The Gospel of Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook and others have started to imitate, but can’t replace, church community.
What We Mean When We Say 'Orthodox Christianity'
What We Mean When We Say 'Orthodox Christianity'
James K.A. Smith wants to focus on the creeds, not sexuality. But there's more to it than that.
Belonging Is About More Than Biology
Belonging Is About More Than Biology
As an adoptee and adoptive mom, God is teaching me about his welcoming love.
Why Christians Should Avoid Watching Rape Scenes
Why Christians Should Avoid Watching Rape Scenes
What if there's a hidden human cost to our entertainment?
'They Call Us Monsters' Offers a More Compassionate Brand of Juvenile Justice
'They Call Us Monsters' Offers a More Compassionate Brand of Juvenile Justice
Ben Lear's directorial debut humanizes the debate about adult prison sentences for juvenile offenders.
'Atomic Blonde' Delivers Female Action Without An Action Hero
'Atomic Blonde' Delivers Female Action Without An Action Hero
After seeing the new spy thriller, I still don't know what a female action hero looks like.
The Pay Gap Is Worse for Pastor-Moms
The Pay Gap Is Worse for Pastor-Moms
How being married with kids complicates church compensation.
The ’Prophets’ and ’Apostles’ Leading the Quiet Revolution in American Religion
The ’Prophets’ and ’Apostles’ Leading the Quiet Revolution in American Religion
A Christian movement characterized by multi-level marketing, Pentecostal signs and wonders, and post-millennial optimism.
Recent Documentaries Look to Restore Faith in a Storied Free Press
Recent Documentaries Look to Restore Faith in a Storied Free Press
A slate of four films highlight journalists' ongoing quest to share truth.
When Your Spouse Is Mentally Ill
When Your Spouse Is Mentally Ill
My husband’s schizoaffective disorder devastated our family. Here’s what I’ve learned in the years since he was first diagnosed.

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17 Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti
17 Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti
Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries said it is working with the US embassy and praying the gang members responsible would come to repentance.

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