February (Web-only) 2018

Why Christian Theology Needs (Former) Atheists
Why Christian Theology Needs (Former) Atheists
A lot of prominent 20th century Christian thinkers used to be skeptics.
Gandalf on the Quad
Gandalf on the Quad
What The Lord of the Rings can teach Christian leaders in higher education (and elsewhere).
How Evangelical Biblical Scholars Treat Scripture
How Evangelical Biblical Scholars Treat Scripture
We agree on the “divine inspiration, integrity, and authority of the Bible.” But there's much more to our hermeneutic.
‘Queen Esther Inspired Me to Speak Up,’ Says Nassar Victim
‘Queen Esther Inspired Me to Speak Up,’ Says Nassar Victim
A biblical role model prompted Larissa Boyce to stand against her abuser. Her church supports her story.
We Need to Read Stories of People Who Were Enslaved
We Need to Read Stories of People Who Were Enslaved
Six reasons why listening to these voices is worth your time.
Why Gen Z’s Call for ‘Safe Spaces’ Is Good News for Churches
Why Gen Z’s Call for ‘Safe Spaces’ Is Good News for Churches
New expectations may shift youth group conversations, but Christ still provides the answer.
Unlike the Bible, ‘Living Biblically’ Plays It Safe
Unlike the Bible, ‘Living Biblically’ Plays It Safe
Despite the provocative concept, the CBS sitcom avoids offense as well as true humor.
Why I’m Happy My Son Married at 20
Why I’m Happy My Son Married at 20
In a world of hookups and cohabitation, he took a leap—and made an act—of faith.
What It Was Like to Be Billy Graham’s Pastor
What It Was Like to Be Billy Graham’s Pastor
Don Wilton, Graham’s spiritual confidant and preacher at his burial, said the evangelist never stopped striving for God.
Can Pain Cultivate Empathy in Us?
Can Pain Cultivate Empathy in Us?
Research suggests yes, and even the unlikely can grow. But our suffering Savior is the best model.
The Ultimate Billy Graham Playlist
The Ultimate Billy Graham Playlist
How America’s pastor popped up in lyrics from Pat Boone to Johnny Cash to dc Talk.
The Secrets to Graham’s Success
The Secrets to Graham’s Success
Five factors that show why the evangelist turned the world upside down.
Billy Graham and Johnny Cash: An Unlikely Friendship
Billy Graham and Johnny Cash: An Unlikely Friendship
The evangelist originally sought out the singer for the sake of his son.
Someday You Will Read or Hear That Billy Graham Didn’t Really Say That
Someday You Will Read or Hear That Billy Graham Didn’t Really Say That
The quote that went viral after Graham’s death actually came from D. L. Moody—but he probably wouldn’t mind.
What ‘Black Panther’ Means for Christians
What ‘Black Panther’ Means for Christians
This celebration of black culture and black success points to a bigger story for the church.
The Transgender Narrative Perpetuates Stereotypes
How the Transgender Narrative Perpetuates Stereotypes
The church can offer hope to those who find it hard to love the body they’re in.
The New View of Heaven Is Too Small
The New View of Heaven Is Too Small
Our recent emphasis on “kingdom work” misses the real hope of the afterlife.
The Hard Truth About Mr. Right
The Hard Truth About Mr. Right
An excerpt from “Party of One: Truth, Longing, and the Subtle Art of Singleness.”
God’s Message on ‘Ash Valentine’s Day’: True Love Dies
God’s Message on ‘Ash Valentine’s Day’: True Love Dies
When the first day of Lent falls on a romantic holiday, love and death meet up.
Getting from ‘Hello’ to ‘I Do’ on a Christian College Campus
Getting from ‘Hello’ to ‘I Do’ on a Christian College Campus
Evangelical students are dating with marriage in mind, but the road to the altar is anything but simple.
Christian Unity in Ashes
Christian Unity in Ashes
Ash Wednesday is an opportunity for Christians from many traditions to come together and recognize our need for Jesus.
We Lost Our Baby, but We Didn't Want to Lose Our Marriage
We Lost Our Baby, but We Didn't Want to Lose Our Marriage
Men and women tend to grieve differently; understanding those differences helped us make it through.
Giving God the Glory: Christian Athletes to Watch in PyeongChang
Giving God the (Olympic) Glory: Christian Athletes to Watch in PyeongChang
These athletes walked with God along the arduous road to the Olympics.
Blessed Are the Unsatisfied
Blessed Are the Unsatisfied
We often assume that loneliness and dissatisfaction are symptoms of spiritual failure. But what if they’re signs of healthy faith?
The Deep Satisfaction of Accomplishing Something Together
The Deep Satisfaction of Accomplishing Something Together
A Christian college president defends institutional life—even the meetings!—as a high calling.
God Came to Me in My Cancer
God Came to Me in My Cancer
At a time when I should have felt abandoned by God, I experienced what Augustine called “the sweetness.”
What Evangelicals Can Learn from George Lindbeck
What Evangelicals Can Learn from George Lindbeck
Here's why one of the leaders of postliberalism believed conservative Protestants would carry the torch.
Should Churches Handle Sexual Abuse Allegations Internally?
Should Churches Handle Sexual Abuse Allegations Internally?
The Andy Savage case should lead us to question the way many churches are handling the issue.
Six Ways to Support and Challenge Those Who Leave Church
Six Ways to Support and Challenge Those Who Leave Church
How churchgoers can journey with their “done” brothers and sisters.

Top Story February 24, 2021

A World Vision Employee Is Still Awaiting Fair Trial in Israel
A World Vision Employee Is Still Awaiting Fair Trial in Israel
The charges against him don’t make sense. And his day in court has been delayed again and again.

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