August (Web-only) 2018

Your Digital Life, Hidden with Christ
Your Digital Life, Hidden with Christ
Serving the God ‘who sees in secret’ in a world where there's pressure to post everything.
What Are Evangelicals Afraid of Losing?
What Are Evangelicals Afraid of Losing?
President Trump’s appeal to fear ignores that Christians seek first the Kingdom, not political favors.
What Evangelicals Need to Know About the Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal
What Evangelicals Need to Know About the Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal
Protestants can both learn from and minister to this community during a very harrowing season.
Being Salt and Light in the Middle of a Twitter Mob
Being Salt and Light in the Middle of a Twitter Mob
Social media can be a dark and divisive place. That doesn’t mean we should simply withdraw.
The Many Flavors of Latino Protestantism
The Many Flavors of Latino Protestantism
Three sociologists look at the impact of this growing body of believers on the American church.
Let’s Talk About the Decline of Conversation in the Church
Let’s Talk About the Decline of Conversation in the Church
The modern world has crippled our capacity for speaking with one another. How can we restore this dying art?
The Church Doesn’t Get Men. Can It Learn from Non-Christians Who Do?
The Church Doesn’t Get Men. Can It Learn from Non-Christians Who Do?
What congregations can glean from the secular thought leaders men flock to.
Much Ado About Gender Roles
Much Ado About Gender Roles
Feeling lost in the discussions about biblical gender roles? Start here.
The Maker of the Maker of Middle-earth
The Maker of the Maker of Middle-earth
There’s something missing from Oxford’s splendid new Tolkien exhibit.
Jonathan Merritt Wants to Reboot Religious Language for the 21st Century
Jonathan Merritt Wants to Reboot Religious Language for the 21st Century
But his method of restoring “sacred words” to our common vocabulary runs the risk of redefining them.
How to Avoid the Folly of the Pharisees
How to Avoid the Folly of the Pharisees
The real mistake made by Jesus' classic adversaries might surprise you.
Is Your Notion of Human Dignity Too Narrow?
Is Your Notion of Human Dignity Too Narrow?
Why “life issues” aren’t the only issues that pivot on what it means to bear God’s image.
Aretha Franklin’s One Faith
Aretha Franklin’s One Faith
As her father once said, Aretha was still a gospel singer.
Pastoring in Charlottesville After the Protests
Pastoring in Charlottesville After the Protests
What’s unified and divided the church a year after the alt-right’s violent rally.
Why Zika, and Other Viruses, Don’t Disprove God’s Goodness
Why Zika, and Other Viruses, Don’t Disprove God’s Goodness
A microbiologist reflects on the problem of evil in human diseases.
John Inazu: Why I’m Still Confident About ‘Confident Pluralism’
John Inazu: Why I’m Still Confident About ‘Confident Pluralism’
The past two years have only strengthened my belief that tolerance, humility, and patience can help heal our fractious public life.
The Healing of Willow Creek
The Healing of Willow Creek
Misguided loyalty harmed this historic congregation. True loyalty can redeem it.
Onward Christian Superheroes
Onward Christian Superheroes
Two of Netflix’s Marvel heroes arise out of their respective Christian cultures.
John Piper Changed ‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness.’ Experts Weigh In.
John Piper Changed ‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness.’ Experts Weigh In.
Reformed tweaks to Methodist hit raise the question: Should hymns keep the theological orientation of their authors?
Moms Who Miscarry Benefit from Going to Church, Research Shows
Moms Who Miscarry Benefit from Going to Church, Research Shows
National study ties church participation to improved mental health after a miscarriage.
The Bill Hybels News Isn’t Just Another Pastor Sex Scandal
The Bill Hybels News Isn’t Just Another Pastor Sex Scandal
Willow Creek changed how Americans do church. What happens now?
‘Christopher Robin’ Is Childhood Revisited ... and Resold
‘Christopher Robin’ Is Childhood Revisited ... and Resold
The keepers of our nostalgia want to peddle it to us again and again.
Learning to See Your Single Neighbor
Learning to See Your Single Neighbor
The more the church recognizes our worth, the better we can integrate into the church.
What We Lose When Hymnbooks Disappear
What We Lose When Hymnbooks Disappear
Tangible objects of faith play an essential role in binding a community of believers together.
The Other Benedict Option: Humility
The Other Benedict Option: Humility
What a sixth-century monk can teach all of us about public engagement
The Other Family Separation at the Border: Canadian and US Evangelicals
The Other Family Separation at the Border: Canadian and US Evangelicals
Conservative Christians in Canada didn’t vote for Trump. But they are affected by his faithful followers.
Seeking the Body and Blood Behind Bars
Seeking the Body and Blood Behind Bars
When I wanted to take Communion in prison, I had to “steal” it.