June (Web-only) 2018

The Eternal Gospel Meets the Modern World
The Eternal Gospel Meets the Modern World
How the earliest evangelicals struggled to leave their imprint on emerging trends in science, law, and culture.
Make Worship Patriotic Again?
Make Worship Patriotic Again? The Top 10 Songs for Fourth of July Services
A look at America’s favorite God-and-country tunes, from Revolutionary War anthems to a Trump-inspired musical number.
Fear, Power, Nostalgia, and the 81 Percent
Fear, Power, Nostalgia, and the 81 Percent
An evangelical historian searches for the roots of Trump-friendly evangelicalism.
How Charles Taylor Helps Us Understand Our Secular Age
How Charles Taylor Helps Us Understand Our Secular Age
Why the work of Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor is influencing so many Christian thinkers.
Stephen King Wrestles with the Divine
Stephen King Wrestles with the Divine
The horror writer is no fan of organized religion, but his stories don’t shy away from belief in things unseen.
Dinosaurs 1, Humanity 0
Dinosaurs 1, Humanity 0
Why do films like ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ urge us to rejoice in the death of the wicked?
Keeping the Trinity Personal
Keeping the Trinity Personal
Defending the oneness of God shouldn't nullify the Bible's claims about the mutual love of Father, Son, and Spirit.
Embracing Our Transgender Neighbors on God’s Terms
Embracing Our Transgender Neighbors on God’s Terms
We should seek their well-being—but also prepare for strong disagreement on what that entails.
What Transgender People Need from Conservative Christians
What Transgender People Need from Conservative Christians
We’ll never reach them with biblical truth without first understanding their experiences.
Imagining a Virtuous Capitalism
Imagining a Virtuous Capitalism
Free-market ideas grew in a religious and moral soil. We need to replant them there.
Loving Our Neighbors Knows No Borders—Even Political Ones
Loving Our Neighbors Knows No Borders—Even Political Ones
Along the way, we may be able to show people Jesus.
Why Families Keep Coming to the US Border
Why Families Keep Coming to the US Border
How violence and terror in their homelands spurs migrants to come north.
A Conservative Christian Alternative to Panic Politics
A Conservative Christian Alternative to Panic Politics
Bruce Ashford models a refreshingly amiable approach. But perhaps he could have used a little more fire and brimstone.
Of Dads and Men
Of Dads and MenSubscriber Access Only
New research shows where to focus if we want to change stereotypes about men.
The Best Gift for Dad This Father’s Day? Diaper Duty
The Best Gift for Dad This Father’s Day? Diaper Duty
I discovered the deepest joys of fatherhood in the mundane work of domestic life.
Meet the World Cup Stars Who Love Jesus
Meet the World Cup Stars Who Love Jesus
These athletes aren’t quiet about using their global platforms to share their faith.
What South Korean Christians Want for North Korea
What South Korean Christians Want for North Korea
Despite fearing its neighbor, the church won’t stop praying—and organizing a massive church planting strategy—for the authoritarian country.
Dolly Parton: A Seeker and a Poor Sinful Creature
Dolly Parton: A Seeker and a Poor Sinful Creature
There’s more to the singer’s faith than sunshine and blessings.
For Black Evangelicals, How Does Masterpiece Cakeshop Compare to Jim Crow?
For Black Evangelicals, How Does Masterpiece Cakeshop Compare to Jim Crow?
Four views on why African American Christians have mixed feelings about the Supreme Court’s first ruling on refusing services for same-sex weddings.
The Case for Electing Beth Moore as President of the Southern Baptist Convention
The Case for Electing Beth Moore as President of the Southern Baptist Convention
Despite two strong candidates, if ever there were a time for a woman at the helm of the SBC, it’d be now.
Sex Offenders Groom Churches Too
Sex Offenders Groom Churches Too
How predatory behavior goes undetected in congregations.
Love Thy Neighbor as Mister Rogers Did
Love Thy Neighbor as Mister Rogers Did
A new documentary shows how a gentle Presbyterian minister turned TV inside out.
If Religious Liberty and LGBT Activists Want to Move Forward, the Courts Won’t Help
If Religious Liberty and LGBT Activists Want to Move Forward, the Courts Won’t Help
Why this legal scholar believes state legislatures are the best hope for resolving these persistent conflicts.
Entertaining More Than Angels
Entertaining More Than Angels
Showing hospitality to strangers is an important biblical value. What about showing hospitality to God?
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God’s Mayor in Guatemala
God’s Mayor in Guatemala
Fighting cartels, disease, and poverty, Mayor Jeaneth Ordoñez presides over a safe haven in an otherwise violent region.