October (Web-only) 2017

The Faith of the ‘Killable People’
The Faith of the ‘Killable People’
Why “prison Pentecostalism” is flourishing among criminals, gang members, and others on society’s margins.
In ‘Stranger Things 2,’ No One Is Safe from Trauma’s Haunting
In ‘Stranger Things 2,’ No One Is Safe from Trauma’s Haunting
The second season of Netflix’s groundbreaking series explores the dire consequences of ignoring suffering.
6 Ways Martin Luther Led Me to My Own Personal Reformation
6 Ways Martin Luther Led Me to My Own Personal Reformation
As a young Catholic, learning about the Protestant Reformation dramatically changed my faith.
Reformation 500: Top 10 Articles
Reformation 500: Top 10 Articles
Here are our favorite stories about the Reformation from 2017.
Astros Pastor: ‘You’re Playing for the Lord’
Astros Pastor: ‘You’re Playing for the Lord’
The Houston team’s Spanish-speaking minister reflects on faith in the World Series.
The Museum of the Bible May Change Your Relationship with God’s Word
The Museum of the Bible May Change Your Relationship with God’s Word
What a brand new, half-a-billion addition to Washington, DC, means for how we experience Scripture.
Why I Continue to Call God ‘Father’
Why I Continue to Call God ‘Father’
I’m sympathetic to the arguments for female pronouns. But the linguistic alternatives leave behind a profound truth.
The Christian Mandate to Subvert Tribalism
The Christian Mandate to Subvert Tribalism
Our call to pursue nuance, a love-infused, subversive force.
When I Lost a Daughter, My Children Lost a Sister
When I Lost a Daughter, My Children Lost a Sister
Helping kids heal after sibling loss.
With Rising Teen Suicides, the Church Can’t Afford to Miss on Mental Health
With Rising Teen Suicides, the Church Cannot Afford Mixed Messages on Mental Health
How ministries can play a role in getting youth the support they need.
What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery
What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery
Do the recent revelations discredit his theology?
‘Blade Runner 2049’ Finds Hope Within Its Bleak Dystopia
‘Blade Runner 2049’ Finds Hope Within Its Bleak Dystopia
Denis Villeneuve's ambitious sequel is a life-affirming spectacle of noir and neon.
Have You Heard the Good News About the Simulation Hypothesis?
Friend, Have You Heard the Good News About the Simulation Hypothesis?
Why a sci-fi idea championed by Elon Musk and others is an opportunity for Christians.
The Unsettling Truth Behind the #MeToo Movement
The Unsettling Truth Behind the #MeToo Movement
Creating a safer world for women means talking about our vulnerability.
Supporting the Opposite Gender in the Christian Workplace
Supporting the Opposite Gender in the Christian Workplace
What ministries can learn from the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
A Theology Lesson from Quantum Physics
A Theology Lesson from Quantum Physics
What beaming a proton to space has to do with salvation.
Juan Pierre Dreamt of MLB Glory. Now, He Lives to Serve.
The Calling | 42 min
Juan Pierre Dreamt of MLB Glory. Now, He Lives to Serve.
How faith transformed the ambitions of one of the best base-stealers in the National League.
The California Fires Are Purifying My Priorities
The California Fires Are Purifying My Priorities
The threat of disaster forces me to reckon with salvation—mine and others.
The Evangelical Case for Wealth Creation
The Evangelical Case for Wealth Creation
Lausanne and BAM Global respond to Ron Sider.
Lecrae’s ‘All Things Work Together’ Is a Grace-Filled Mic Drop
Lecrae’s ‘All Things Work Together’ Is a Grace-Filled Mic Drop
On his Columbia Records debut, the rapper answers his evangelical critics while staying close to his true roots.
God Made Our Brains to Need Others
God Made Our Brains to Need Others
Both science and Scripture invite us to share our suffering.
‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ Explores the Painful Origins of Winnie-the-Pooh
‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’ Explores the Painful Origins of Winnie-the-Pooh
Fox’s new A. A. Milne biopic is more Eeyore than Tigger—but maybe that’s a good thing.
The Significance of Lecrae Leaving White Evangelicalism
The Significance of Lecrae Leaving White Evangelicalism
Why many align theologically with the movement but feel left out culturally.
Why Female Theologians Take Flak in the Public Square
Why Female Theologians Take Flak in the Public Square
The potential rewards of celebrity culture are many, but so are the risks.
A Roman Catholic Appreciation of Justification by Faith
A Roman Catholic Appreciation of Justification by Faith
Both traditions can appreciate Luther’s famous dictum as a recovery, not a discovery.
Confessions of a Christian Prepper
Confessions of a Christian Prepper
My hope shouldn’t lie in survival skills and stockpiles.
Suffering in Cyberspace
Suffering in Cyberspace
The unique process of learning to suffer well online.
Piper: My Hopeful Response to Lecrae Pulling Away from ‘White Evangelicalism’
Piper: My Hopeful Response to Lecrae Pulling Away from ‘White Evangelicalism’
Lecrae’s decision has roots. And it has fruit.
The Faith-Work Gap for Professional Women
The Faith-Work Gap for Professional Women
From our special issue: How the faith group least likely to support working women can do better.
Q&A: Ministering to Gang Members Is God’s Work
Q&A: Ministering to Gang Members Is God’s Work
Why a juvenile justice advocate builds relationships with Chicago’s most vulnerable young men.
‘You Can’t Just Tell Us What to Believe’
‘You Can’t Just Tell Us What to Believe’
Gregory Coles says the church should offer “breathing room” for gay Christians, like himself, who want to pursue sexual holiness.
Ministering in a Mass Shooting’s Wake
Ministering in a Mass Shooting’s Wake
How a church showed up for its city after 49 community members were gunned down.
We Found Fellowship on the Opposite Side of the Immigration Debate
The Calling | 41 min
We Found Fellowship on the Opposite Side of the Immigration Debate
A border patrol agent and an immigration reform activist discuss the spiritual roots of their unlikely friendship.
After the Storm, Churches and Relief Organizations Don’t Share the Same Call
After the Storm, Churches and Relief Organizations Don’t Share the Same Call
Congregations shouldn’t go it alone when there are resources across the body of Christ they can leverage.
Lamenting Las Vegas: How Country Music Marks an American Tragedy
Lamenting Las Vegas: How Country Music Marks an American Tragedy
After a mass shooting, we can find solace in an art form steeped in Scripture.
‘Discovery’ May Be the ‘Star Trek’ that Gets Humanity Right
‘Discovery’ May Be the ‘Star Trek’ that Gets Humanity Right
In its next chapter, the classic sci-fi series looks to clear the blind spots from its utopian vision.
Your Calling Actually Isn’t About You
Your Calling Actually Isn’t About You
From our special issue: resisting the draw of self-serving discipleship.

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Refugee Converts Aren’t ‘Fraudsters,’ German Pastors Say
Refugee Converts Aren’t ‘Fraudsters,’ German Pastors Say
Churches push back on immigrant officials' new skepticism of authentic faith.
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