October (Web-only) 2018

Four-Star General: Military More Cautious About Faith
Four-Star General: Military More Cautious About Faith
General Roger Brady (USAF, Ret.) thinks soldiers are becoming more religious but the armed forces are more uncertain about religious expression.
God's Generous Return Policy
God's Generous Return Policy
We are obsessed with making progress, but the Bible reminds us it is often important to go back.
What to Make of James MacDonald Suing Julie Roys
What to Make of James MacDonald Suing Julie Roys
Can Christians at odds still follow 1 Corinthians and avoid taking each other to court?
Partner ContentWhat the Bible Did During American Slavery
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What the Bible Did During American Slavery
Both the North and the South read the same Scripture. What's going on here?
The First Female Evangelists
The First Female Evangelists
Mary Magdalene and the woman at the well couldn’t help but share their good news.
Anti-Semitism and Unforgivable Sin
Anti-Semitism and Unforgivable Sin
Hate is weak. Mercy is strong.
Don’t Worry, There Are More Demons Than You Think
Don’t Worry, There Are More Demons Than You Think
What Halloween gets right about spirits and why Christians have nothing to be afraid of.
When the Bible and Humanity Collide
When the Bible and Humanity Collide
Scripture's role in American history turned my feel-good project on its head.
Is Trump Our Cyrus? The Old Testament Case for Yes and No
Is Trump Our Cyrus? The Old Testament Case for Yes and No
Christians’ eagerness to understand God’s will in real time can cause them to overlook fundamental biblical and divine principles.
Jan Peterson: My Life as a Pastor’s Wife
Jan Peterson: My Life as a Pastor’s Wife
Eugene and I spent years serving others. Our giving often multiplied itself in unexpected ways.
Rethinking Our Relationship with the News
Rethinking Our Relationship with the News
Both religion and politics have complicated it. How do we start fresh?
He Makes Everything Beautiful in Its Time—Including Tech
He Makes Everything Beautiful in Its Time—Including Tech
New inventions can harm or heal. Here’s what makes the difference, says author Douglas Estes.
Iraqi Christians Waited Years for American Funds. Is Now Too Late?
Iraqi Christians Waited Years for American Funds. Is Now Too Late?
The despair and hope of the country’s persecuted religious minorities.
Joy Davidman: The Woman Who Wanted Something More
Joy Davidman: The Woman Who Wanted Something More
Patti Callahan uses historical fiction to trace the transformative journey of C. S. Lewis’s wife.
God Called Me to Quit My Job. But Did I Trust Him Without a Paycheck?
God Called Me to Quit My Job. But Did I Trust Him Without a Paycheck?
A round-the-world research trip is teaching me the power of God's provision.
The News Won’t Set You Free (Even If It’s ‘Christian’)
The News Won’t Set You Free (Even If It’s ‘Christian’)
How round-the-clock headlines distort our focus on eternity.
Andy Stanley: Jesus Ended the Old Covenant Once and for All
Andy Stanley: Jesus Ended the Old Covenant Once and for All
A brief response to Robert Foster on my book, ‘Irresistible.’
A God Veiled in Time and Space but Revealed in Christ
A God Veiled in Time and Space but Revealed in Christ
If God wants us to believe in him, why doesn’t he come out of hiding?
Climate Change Divides the US Church. It Unites the Global One.
Climate Change Divides the US Church. It Unites the Global One.
Why a Christian response to global warming is about more than rising temperatures.
What the Kavanaugh Saga Says About Our View of Sin
What the Kavanaugh Saga Says About Our View of Sin
Our political loyalties often prevent us from thinking biblically about the human condition.
I Found Hope in My Husband’s Chronic Illness
I Found Hope in My Husband’s Chronic Illness
Disability changed our family. It also brought us closer to these three Christian truths.
The Irresistible Connection Between the Old and New Testaments
The Irresistible Connection Between the Old and New Testaments
Why Andy Stanley's “unhitching” robs Christianity of power.
Love Your Neighbor as Yourself—And Bring Your Kids Along
Love Your Neighbor as Yourself—And Bring Your Kids Along
Raising children to love like Jesus did.
Giving Sabbath a Rest
Giving Sabbath a Rest
How God's grace turned my strict views upside down.
Should Christians Trust Saudi Crown Prince’s Promises of Reform?
Should Christians Trust Saudi Crown Prince’s Promises of Reform?
Things may be getting better for religious minorities, but MBS’s promises of countrywide reform ring hollow.
Susannah Spurgeon Lived for Christ Without Leaving Her Home
Susannah Spurgeon Lived for Christ Without Leaving Her Home
Her behind-the-scenes ministry reminds us that pastors (and their spouses) can’t be reduced to a package of roles and gifts.
We Interviewed 20 Christians Who Can’t Go to North Korea Anymore
We Interviewed 20 Christians Who Traveled to North Korea. Now They Can’t.
About 70 faith-based groups must surmount legal hurdles to engage the restrictive nation.
How to Stay Married When You’re Stuck Between Needy Teens and Aging Parents
How to Stay Married When You’re Stuck Between Needy Teens and Aging Parents
When my father fell ill, these three tools helped sustain my faith—and my marriage.
Time Doesn’t Heal Sexual Assault If Victims Are Silenced
Time Doesn’t Heal Sexual Assault If Victims Are Silenced
How churches can help victims decades after assault.
Weary in the Wilderness?
Weary in the Wilderness?
Pray, and don't give up on people.
Walker Percy: The Hopeful Dystopian
Walker Percy: The Hopeful Dystopian
The novelist’s darkly satirical lessons remain stubbornly relevant, no matter the news cycle.
The Unexplored Faith in Ken Burns’s ‘The Mayo Clinic’
The Unexplored Faith in Ken Burns’s ‘The Mayo Clinic’
Film relates the role of faith in the prestigious hospital founding but remains quiet about patients’ own beliefs.
What Tim Keller Wants American Christians to Know About Politics
What Tim Keller Wants American Christians to Know About Politics
Between the Senate’s Supreme Court hearings and midterms, how can the church make its way through a relentless news cycle?
Breaking Bread with Broken People Brings Wisdom
Breaking Bread with Broken People Brings Wisdom
Scripture calls us to seek God’s goodness in community, not in private.

Top Story October 27, 2020

Chinese American Christians Are More Politically Engaged—and More Divided
Chinese American Christians Are Becoming More Politically Engaged—and More Divided
The 2020 race brings out generational gaps within the most undecided Asian American demographic.