November (Web-only) 2018

The Bible Tormented Bonhoeffer
The Bible Tormented Bonhoeffer
Scripture both comforted and haunted the German theologian.
How Luther Lost Control of the Message
How Luther Lost Control of the Message
The reformer used technology to spread the word. Would it backfire?
The Case for an Early Christmas
The Case for an Early Christmas
Christian history gives us reason to see Advent and Christmas as coexistent, not separate.
What John Allen Chau’s Missions Agency Wants You to Know
What John Allen Chau’s Missions Agency Wants You to Know
The All Nations leader remembers the 26-year-old killed by the “world’s most isolated” tribe.
From Jim Elliot to John Allen Chau: The Missionary-Martyr Dilemma
From Jim Elliot to John Allen Chau: The Missionary-Martyr Dilemma
The latest death on the mission field challenges the church to rethink a view of martyrdom as peak adventure.
I Told My Husband I Had Feelings for Another Man
I Told My Husband I Had Feelings for Another Man
When we finally spoke face-to-face, his exact words were, “I get it. He’s scratching an itch that I can’t right now.”
Your Empty Nest Is God’s Opportunity
Your Empty Nest Is God’s Opportunity
Four ways to rethink your post-parenting years in light of the Great Commission.
Your Brain Is Not a Computer
Your Brain Is Not a Computer
Why being human means we must be embodied.
Find Your Creative Voice
Find Your Creative Voice
Creativity becomes more than expressing ourselves as we reflect God into the world.
This Thanksgiving, I’m Thankful for Difficult People
This Thanksgiving, I’m Thankful for Difficult People
The surprising context for the holiday Lincoln instituted is a good reminder to us today.
Do Muslims Understand Religious Liberty the Same Way Christians Do?
Do Muslims Understand Religious Liberty the Same Way Christians Do?
How Christians can partner with Muslims on religious freedom.
The Most Famous Metaphor of American Exceptionalism Is a Warning, Not a Boast
The Most Famous Metaphor of American Exceptionalism Is a Warning, Not a Boast
John Winthrop’s “city upon a hill” language wasn’t meant to puff up his hearers with pride but to send a chill down their spines.
Give Thanks for What Others Have That You Don’t
Give Thanks for What Others Have That You Don’t
This Thanksgiving, praise God for other people’s blessings—even the ones you wish for.
Why Prayer Is Still Public Schools’ Best Hope
Why Prayer Is Still Public Schools’ Best Hope
The founder of Teachers Who Pray calls public education “America’s biggest mission field.”
Populism vs. Progressivism: Who Knows Best?
Populism vs. Progressivism: Who Knows Best?
Opposing types of knowledge are at the heart of today’s polarization. How does a Christian decide?
Why ‘Passing on the Faith’ Fails Our Kids
Why ‘Passing on the Faith’ Fails Our Kids
Young adults often leave the church after high school. The problem lies close to home.
When Christian Practices Hurt Other People
When Christian Practices Hurt Other People
Baptism, prayer, and Communion can all go “wayward,” says Lauren Winner. Should we blame the sinful practitioners or the practices themselves?
Martin Luther King Was Fearful, But the Bible Made Him Brave
Martin Luther King Was Fearful, But the Bible Made Him Brave
What happens when we realize the Bible is meant for more than teaching us right from wrong?
This ‘Religious War’ Isn't Religious
This ‘Religious War’ Isn't Religious
A deeper look into the brutalities against Christians and Muslims in the Central African Republic.
How BSF Saved Sandi Patty
How BSF Saved Sandi Patty
In her new book, “The Voice,” the award-winning singer reflects on Bible Study Fellowship’s role in her faith formation.
Even for Christian Combat Veterans, No Easy Answers
Even for Christian Combat Veterans, No Easy Answers
What two recent films get right, and what they miss.
These Pastors Loved America So Much, They Wanted It to Stay British
These Pastors Loved America So Much, They Wanted It to Stay British
Why the Christian case against the Revolutionary War deserves better than mockery and neglect.
Stepping Back Before Speaking Out
Stepping Back Before Speaking Out
In solitude, we turn our face toward God who so loves this world.
A New Guild Aims to Equip Women and Amplify Orthodoxy
A New Guild Aims to Equip Women and Amplify Orthodoxy
An interview with Pelican Project members Karen Swallow Prior, Kristie Anyabwile, and Tish Harrison Warren.
How the Jesus People Made the Bible Cool
How the Jesus People Made the Bible Cool
From Billy Graham to Bob Dylan, how a youth movement briefly changed the world.
Why Latino Evangelicals Vote Beyond Immigration
Why Latino Evangelicals Vote Beyond Immigration
What are the political priorities of this diverse group of American Christians?
Joni Eareckson Tada: Suffering Helps Me See Heaven
Joni Eareckson Tada: Suffering Helps Me See Heaven
I used to wonder why Paul calls hardships “light and momentary.” Years of affliction opened my eyes to his insight.
God’s Call to a Reluctant Suburbanite
God’s Call to a Reluctant Suburbanite
I craved life in a city center or a rural idyll. He wanted me to hunger after him instead.
‘Kim’s Convenience’ Isn’t Just Another Family Sitcom
‘Kim’s Convenience’ Isn’t Just Another Family Sitcom
The Netflix show offers a fresh way of looking at both Christians and immigrants.
Rumors of AI Wars: Where Google and the Bible Agree
Rumors of AI Wars: Where Google and the Bible Agree
An understanding of human dignity and responsibility belongs in the development of artificial intelligence for military uses.
James MacDonald: Why Suing Is Sometimes the Biblical Choice
James MacDonald: Why Suing Is Sometimes the Biblical Choice
1 Corinthians 6:1-9 does not apply to every situation.
God Has a Plan for Your Life. But You Can't Find It Alone.
God Has a Plan for Your Life. But You Can't Find It Alone.
How community helps us discern our callings.

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