September (Web-only) 2018

How Firm a Foundation for Saints of the Lord
How Firm a Foundation for Saints of the Lord
Christians struggle with issues of identity and self-worth. Thankfully, there’s a three-step process for re-centering our identity on Christ.
Maria Devastated Puerto Rico. It Didn’t Destroy the Church.
Maria Devastated Puerto Rico. It Didn’t Destroy the Church.
Holding onto faith after a natural disaster changes everything.
I Grew Up with Black Household Help
I Grew Up with Black Household Help
How I’m learning to name both the injustice and goodness of my childhood in the South.
She Shaped Me: 10 Exemplars of Faith
She Shaped Me: 10 Exemplars of Faith
Christian leaders reflect on the women from history who’ve influenced them.
Just 23 Iranian and Iraqi Refugees Have Come to America This Year
Just 23 Iranian and Iraqi Refugees Have Come to America This Year
The Trump administration announced further cuts to the resettlement program. What can Christians do?
Let’s Quit the Tug-of-War over Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Legacy
Let’s Quit the Tug-of-War over Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Legacy
How the German martyr’s example has been used—and abused—in American public discourse.
How Mothers (and Others) Minister in Disrupted Spaces
How Mothers (and Others) Minister in Disrupted Spaces
Christ's kingdom work involved detours. Can we follow his model?
Can You Hear Me Now?
Can You Hear Me Now?
In an age when most are rushing to have their say, Christians can love by giving others a hearing.
How Poetry Quiets the ‘Pandemonium of Blab’
How Poetry Quiets the ‘Pandemonium of Blab’
Poet Christian Wiman helps us tune our ears to silence, so God's voice won't be lost in the noise.
More Than Material Minds
More Than Material Minds
As a Christian and a neuroscientist, I keep learning that to be human is to have a soul.
Myers-Briggs and Other Mirrors for the Soul
Myers-Briggs and Other Mirrors for the Soul
A new history of the ubiquitous personality test sheds light on what it can and can’t deliver.
Evangelism Is a Work of Social Justice
Evangelism Is a Work of Social Justice
How critics can help us keep such social ministries vibrant.
The Dark Night of the Dark Knight's Soul
The Dark Night of the Dark Knight's Soul
The hype declared Batman an atheist. There’s more to it than that.
How to Evangelize Your LGBT Neighbors
How to Evangelize Your LGBT Neighbors
When Christians live communally, outsiders find intimacy within the family of God.
Preparing to Witness an Act of God
Preparing to Witness an Act of God
Science can explain why Hurricane Florence is threatening my home. But it can’t interpret it.
John MacArthur's ‘Statement on Social Justice’ Is Aggravating Evangelicals
John MacArthur's ‘Statement on Social Justice’ Is Aggravating Evangelicals
Christians are talking past each other once again. What's going on?
David Foster Wallace Broke My Heart
David Foster Wallace Broke My Heart
Ten years after his suicide, I marvel at his genius but mourn the crushing burdens he carried.
What I Learned from Same-Sex Abuse Inside the Church
What I Learned from Same-Sex Abuse Inside the Church
My church mishandled my case. Yours doesn’t have to.
How the Church Becomes a Community of Holiness
How the Church Becomes a Community of Holiness
Imitating Christ is not just an individual concern but a corporate affair.
The Female Martyrs’ #MeToo Message
The Female Martyrs’ #MeToo Message
What happened when early Christian women took a stand.
Consider the Stem Cell: A Biology Instructor's Reflection on Calling
Consider the Stem Cell: A Biology Instructor's Reflection on Calling
There are more than biological principles inside cells.
A Bill Banning Reparative Therapy Spurred an Unlikely Relationship
A Bill Banning Reparative Therapy Spurred an Unlikely Relationship
How a gay California lawmaker and the former head of the National Association of Evangelicals found common ground on a controversial piece of legislation.
My Son’s Suffering Helped Me Understand God’s Suffering
My Son’s Suffering Helped Me Understand God’s Suffering
The birth of my child transformed my view of the “problem of pain” and divine foreknowledge.
The Philadelphia Eagles Get the ‘God Squad’ Treatment
The Philadelphia Eagles Get the ‘God Squad’ Treatment
A reporter’s inside look at the team’s Christian culture repeats some characteristic flaws of evangelical writing on sports.
Why You Can’t Name the Virtues
Why You Can’t Name the Virtues
Our culture has abandoned a wealth of teaching on character formation. Let’s revive these lost arts.

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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.