January (Web-only) 2018

Origins Opinion Surveys Evolve from ‘How’ to ‘Who’
Origins Opinion Surveys Evolve from ‘How’ to ‘Who’
Many Christians affirm evolution once researchers leave room for God's role in it.
The Place the Freed Slaves Made
The Place the Freed Slaves Made
A think-tank leader and former presidential aide shares his debt of gratitude to the people of Madison Park, Alabama.
Evangelism, Meet Soul Care
Evangelism, Meet Soul Care
Why we need to love ourselves to effectively love our neighbor and share the gospel.
How Young African Americans are Fusing Faith and Activism
How Young African Americans are Fusing Faith and Activism
And how the church can help nurture their desire to integrate spirituality and social justice in fresh ways.
God’s Letter to Us
God’s Letter to Us
How evangelicals read Scripture.
Dhati Lewis Is a Discipleship Nerd
The Calling | 51 min
Dhati Lewis Is a Discipleship Nerd
The Atlanta pastor won't rest until all 281 members of his church are being discipled.
My Larry Nassar Testimony Went Viral. But There’s More to the Gospel Than Forgiveness.
My Larry Nassar Testimony Went Viral. But There’s More to the Gospel Than Forgiveness.
Former gymnast Rachael Denhollander spent years discovering God’s perspective on sexual abuse. Then her advocacy for survivors cost her her church.
I Sent My Kids to a ‘Better School.’ But Was It the Right Choice?
I Sent My Kids to a ‘Better School.’ But Was It the Right Choice?
As a parent, I feel caught between the needs of my children and the needs of my neighbors.
Behavioral Science Catches Up to the Bible
Behavioral Science Catches Up to the Bible
Research is confirming ancient wisdom about human nature. But can it really make us better people?
Demonic Cheese-Donkeys and Immortal Peacocks: Augustine Does Science
Demonic Cheese-Donkeys and Immortal Peacocks: Augustine Does Science
How a church father loved God with his rational mind.
Political Exegesis: On Mulligans and Turning Cheeks
Political Exegesis: On Mulligans and Turning Cheeks
What Tony Perkins gets almost right and Jerry Falwell Jr. gets wrong.
Proximity to Poverty’s ‘Destructive Culture’
Proximity to Poverty’s ‘Destructive Culture’
Jesus said the poor will always be with you. But did he mean in your neighborhood?
Translating the N. T. Wright and David Bentley Hart Tussle
Translating the N. T. Wright and David Bentley Hart Tussle
The recent New Testament dust-up between big-name scholars reminds us how hard—and important—Bible translation can be.
Why I Almost Left Evangelicalism
Why I Almost Left Evangelicalism
I almost distanced myself from the label years ago, but I’m glad I stayed.
Your Childhood Wounds May Be Hurting Your Marriage
Your Childhood Wounds May Be Hurting Your Marriage
Lessons from attachment theory on building secure and trusting intimacy.
How Poetry Might Change the Pro-Life Debate
How Poetry Might Change the Pro-Life Debate
The moral imagination of literature speaks volumes.
Are Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Women Any Closer to Finding Common Ground?
Are Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Women Any Closer to Finding Common Ground?
A year after the first Women’s March, politics continue to splinter the women’s movement.
Trump Talk Is Relentless. It’s Not Always Newsworthy.
Trump Talk Is Relentless. It’s Not Always Newsworthy.
How to stay informed about what’s important without wearing yourself down.
God’s Message to #MeToo Victims and Perpetrators
God’s Message to #MeToo Victims and Perpetrators
Scripture offers a radical framework for understanding anger and forgiveness.
Looking for Ancient African Religion? Try Christianity.
Looking for Ancient African Religion? Try Christianity.
The African religious imagination already anticipates Christ.
Jenny Yang Is Bringing Humanity to the Political Discussion
The Calling | 27 min
Jenny Yang Is Bringing Humanity to the Political Discussion
World Relief's vice president of advocacy and policy wants political issues to hit closer to home.
How ‘Oh Happy Day’ Gave Gospel a New Beat
How ‘Oh Happy Day’ Gave Gospel a New Beat
A tribute to the legendary composer, singer, and pianist Edwin Hawkins.
Why I’ve Spent Half My Life Helping North Korea
Why I’ve Spent Half My Life Helping North Korea
Despite political and military tensions in the region, the director of Christian Friends of Korea is committed to medical ministry.
Does the Church’s First Spiritual Abuse Verdict Give Critics a New Weapon?
Does the Church’s First Spiritual Abuse Verdict Give Critics a New Weapon?
We emulate Jesus when we expose abuse. But dividing it into special categories may do more harm than good.
Why We Need to Talk about Trump’s Haiti Remarks
Why We Need to Talk about Trump’s Haiti Remarks
Christians can expand their compassion by looking at the deeper story of development and immigration.
The Religious Conflict at the Heart of Our Culture Wars
The Religious Conflict at the Heart of Our Culture Wars
How theological differences over sex have fueled some of the bitterest political fights of the past century and more.
My Undocumented Boyfriend’s Parents Taught Me True Hospitality
My Undocumented Boyfriend’s Parents Taught Me True Hospitality
I was welcomed by my future in-laws who were unwelcome in my own country.
It Doesn’t Get Any More Personal
It Doesn’t Get Any More Personal
Why evangelicals give pride of place to penal substitutionary understandings of the Cross.
How Gang Brutality and US Immigration Policies Threaten El Salvador’s Christians
How Gang Brutality and US Immigration Policies Threaten El Salvador’s Christians
Will the end of temporary protected status cut off funding for churches in one of the world’s most violent countries?
Hiding the Full Truth from Kids Is Often Healthy
Hiding the Full Truth from Kids Is Often Healthy
As our children come of age, how do we talk about the brutal realities of a broken world?
Who Are You Without Your Props?
Who Are You Without Your Props?
Why your identity isn’t rooted in possessions and appearances.
2017 Science Writing Contest Winners
2017 Science Writing Contest Winners
Announcing our best essays: thoughtful writing on the Enlightenment, the Galapagos and more
Swipe Right for Jesus
Swipe Right for Jesus
How Tinder helped me come to terms with my evangelical identity.
What Tim Keller and Michael Gerson Want You to Know About How America Spends Its Money
What Tim Keller and Michael Gerson Want You to Know About How America Spends Its Money
“It’s possible for a church with deep resources for doing good to get co-opted by nationalism. I don’t want that to happen now.”
Learning to Say Hello Again
Learning to Say Hello Again
A New Year's resolution that could make a big difference.
How Podcasting Hurts Preaching
How Podcasting Hurts Preaching
Sermons belong in church, not our earbuds.
What Iranian Christians Want
What Iranian Christians Want
What’s the state of the church in one of the hardest places in the world to be a Christian?
The Unlikely Crackup of Evangelicalism
The Unlikely Crackup of Evangelicalism
The problems are real—but exaggerated.
5 Ways to Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolutions
5 Ways to Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolutions
The holy work of change requires a power much greater than personal discipline.
Millennials Can Leave Evangelicalism. But Not Its Pop Culture.
Millennials Can Leave Evangelicalism. But Not Its Pop Culture.
Does the cottage industry around Christian subculture nostalgia reveal the church’s failures—or its successes?

Top Story October 30, 2020

Your Preaching Is Not God’s Work. You Are God’s Work.
Your Preaching Is Not God’s Work. You Are God’s Work.
How inner transformation shapes outward proclamation.