May (Web-only) 2017

The Silver Lining on the Zombie Apocalypse
The Silver Lining on the Zombie Apocalypse
In his upcoming book, a university professor explores the horror—and the hope—of pop culture’s favorite disaster scenario.
Barnabas Piper Isn't Hiding from His Divorce
The Calling | 1 hr 34 min
Barnabas Piper Isn't Hiding from His Divorce
The writer, speaker, podcaster, and pastor’s kid opens up about the burdens of watching a marriage die.
Happy Birthday, Dear Church
Happy Birthday, Dear Church
Why Pentecost Sunday is worth celebrating.
In ‘Alien: Covenant,’ the March of Progress Ends in Death
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.
Let the Pregnant Grads Walk
Let the Pregnant Grads Walk
How we treat pregnant teens reveals more about us than them.
Do This in Remembrance
Do This in Remembrance
Participating in the “high holy day” of American civil religion is beneficial for Christians, so long as we do so thoughtfully.
Sasse: Adolescence Is a Gift, but Extended Adolescence Is a Trap
Ben Sasse: Adolescence Is a Gift, but Extended Adolescence Is a Trap
The Nebraska senator wants parents to get serious about shepherding kids into responsible adulthood.
Why Reinhold Niebuhr Still Haunts American Politics
Why Reinhold Niebuhr Still Haunts American Politics
The Christian political theologian continues to inspire—and confound—those on the right and the left.
Six Ways Men Can Support Women's Discipleship
Six Ways Men Can Support Women's Discipleship
Male clergy and laity who want to enable women's ministry often don't know how to get involved or what to do.
How Government Support Saved Me
How Government Support Saved Me
Signing up for food stamps changed my view of poverty in America.
‘The Most Hated Woman in America’ Remembers a Culture War Without Heroes
‘The Most Hated Woman in America’ Remembers a Culture War Without Heroes
Netflix’s Madalyn Murray O’Hair biopic explores the divisive legacy of one of the country's most influential atheists.
We Actually Don’t Need a Trinitarian Revival
We Actually Don’t Need a Trinitarian Revival
Attempts to teach a ‘better’ understanding of the Trinity may do more harm than good.
Black Protestants Show Strongest Support for Maternity Leave
Pew: Black Protestants Show Strongest Support for Paid Maternity Leave
A look into Christian views on paid leave and how the church can help new parents.
Five Things You Should Know About Reinhold Niebuhr
Five Things You Should Know About Reinhold Niebuhr
From Carter to Comey, the legacy of "Washington's Favorite Theologian" endures.
The Theology Beneath the Trump-Comey Conflict
The Theology Beneath the Trump-Comey Conflict
How the former FBI director’s interest in Reinhold Niebuhr shaped his approach to political power.
Pursuing a Christian Idea of Criminal Justice in the Jeff Sessions Era
Pursuing a Christian Idea of Criminal Justice in the Jeff Sessions Era
Prison Fellowship's Craig DeRoche on the attorney general, America's drug policy, and his organization's unlikely partnerships.
How to Love Your Ideological Enemy
How to Love Your Ideological Enemy
If hospitality is a model for discipleship, then we need both open doors and clear boundaries.
Why Tish Harrison Warren Gave Up on Being a ‘Good Church Kid’
The Calling | 1 hr 11 min
Why Tish Harrison Warren Gave Up on Being a ‘Good Church Kid’
The Anglican priest, writer, and mother on how discovering grace invigorated her faith and ignited her calling.
The Precarious Task of Praying with Presidents in a Media Age
The Precarious Task of Praying with Presidents in a Media Age
With the whole world watching, spiritual advisers face new challenges.
How to Counter the Economic Argument for Abortion
How to Counter the Economic Argument for Abortion
To provide a persuasive alternative, the church must offer holistic, long-term support.
Take Hope in That High Pollen Count
Take Hope in That High Pollen Count
How allergy season reminds us that little things can have a big impact.
Sarah Ruden’s Rebellion Against Our ‘Just the Facts’ Bibles
Sarah Ruden’s Rebellion Against Our ‘Just the Facts’ Bibles
How her approach to translation recovers the emotion and artistry of God’s Word.
In ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ Big Questions Take a Backseat to Punchlines
In ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ Big Questions Take a Backseat to Punchlines
While the high-spirited superhero sequel brings back the laughs, it occasionally loses sight of its own cosmic ideas.
Drone Dilemma: Can Aid Groups Use a Military Symbol?
Drone Dilemma: Can Aid Groups Use a Military Symbol?
Drones can help humanitarian efforts, but they come with baggage. Experts weigh in.
Jesus, the Frybread of Life
Jesus, the Frybread of Life
How Native InterVarsity is helping college students follow Christ and honor tradition.
Pastors Frequently Preach Politics. But the IRS Rarely Goes After Them
Pastors Frequently Preach Politics. But the IRS Rarely Goes After Them
The effect of Trump’s executive order—and why the Johnson Amendment is rarely enforced.
When Mother’s Day Feels Like a Minefield
When Mother’s Day Feels Like a Minefield
Let's reimagine ways we can honor mothers without wounding others.
Indonesia's Blasphemy Conviction Threatens Muslim Democracy. But I Still Have Hope.
Indonesia's Blasphemy Conviction Threatens Muslim Democracy. But I Still Have Hope.
Why Christians should support the type of Muslims who support Ahok.
How to Liberate Ourselves from the Perils of Platform
How to Liberate Ourselves from the Perils of Platform
For writers, bloggers, and speakers, the pitfalls of self-promotion are offset by a robust vision of women’s gifts in the church.
Who’s the Most Excited About Brio? Probably Moms
Who’s the Most Excited About Brio? Probably Moms
We grew up on glossies. Our daughters want a different medium.
Fundamentalists, Modernists, and the Rest of the Story
Fundamentalists, Modernists, and the Rest of the Story
Early 20th-century evangelical history was more than two camps lobbing grenades at each other.
Starving Myself Meant Losing Myself
Starving Myself Meant Losing Myself
For years, I looked at myself in mirrors only to see mirages.
In the Gorgeous 'Your Name,' Love Is a Liturgy
In the Gorgeous 'Your Name,' Love Is a Liturgy
Makoto Shinkai’s body-swap anime shows how habit and happenstance refine desire.
A Brief History of the Christian Blogosphere
A Brief History of the Christian Blogosphere
Religion reporter Sarah Pulliam Bailey on how blogs and social media have changed the church--and our country.
The Great Female Commission
The Great Female Commission
Mentorship expert Natasha Sistrunk Robinson on how to draw all women into the work of discipleship.
For Carl and Karen Ellis, Renewing Your Culture Starts with Knowing Your History
The Calling | 47 min
For Carl and Karen Ellis, Renewing Your Culture Starts with Knowing Your History
According to both theologians, looking to the past can remind us of God's present faithfulness.
Our Homemaker, Who Art in Heaven
Our Homemaker, Who Art in Heaven
Modern women have a complicated relationship with domesticity—but God points us toward the true meaning of home.
Female Pastors Bring Hope to War-Torn Middle East Churches
Female Pastors Bring Hope to War-Torn Middle East Churches
Syria and Lebanon celebrate the historic ordination of a pair of faithful clergy.

Top Story October 27, 2020

Chinese American Christians Are More Politically Engaged—and More Divided
Chinese American Christians Are Becoming More Politically Engaged—and More Divided
The 2020 race brings out generational gaps within the most undecided Asian American demographic.