June (Web-only) 2019

Drilling for Oil, Contending for Truth
Drilling for Oil, Contending for Truth
A historian shows how the pursuit of God and “black gold” went hand in hand—and how it changed the shape of American Christianity.
Seeing Immigrants Through God’s Eyes
Seeing Immigrants Through God’s Eyes
Why their stories are always relevant, no matter the politics of immigration.
The ‘First-Century Mark’ Saga from Inside the Room
The ‘First-Century Mark’ Saga from Inside the Room
My reflections after eight years of silence.
The Bible’s Impact on Human Rights
The Bible’s Impact on Human Rights
The ideas of human dignity and respect for all didn’t develop in a vacuum.
Let the Women’s World Cup Get Political
Let the Women’s World Cup Get Political
When athletes become advocates around hot-button issues, Christians need not retreat.
The Church’s Sickness Unto Death
The Church’s Sickness Unto Death
Our missional activism threatens to kill us. It doesn’t have to.
Conservative Protestant Men Are Still Resisting Porn
Conservative Protestant Men Are Still Resisting Porn
Sociological data suggests that churchgoing men engage pornography at a vastly lower rate than others.
How a US-China Trade War Threatens Christian Publishing
How a US-China Trade War Threatens Christian Publishing
Why proposed tariffs could significantly increase the price of Bibles.
O Evangelismo Deveria Ser a Prioridade do Cristão em Seu Local de Trabalho?
O Evangelismo Deveria Ser a Prioridade do Cristão em Seu Local de Trabalho?
Especialistas discutem o tema no Fórum Mundial do Trabalho do Movimento Lausanne.
¿Debería la Evangelización Ser la Prioridad del Cristiano en el Ámbito Laboral?
¿Debería la Evangelización Ser la Prioridad del Cristiano en el Ámbito Laboral?
Los expertos aconsejan sobre el Foro Mundial del Trabajo del Movimiento Lausana.
Should Evangelism Be the Highest Priority of Christians at Work?
Should Evangelism Be the Highest Priority of Christians at Work?
Experts weigh in at the Lausanne Movement’s Global Workplace Forum.
A Political Theology of ‘Power to the People’
A Political Theology of ‘Power to the People’
Democracy is a useful way to organize our politics. Should it organize other areas of life as well?
What Psychology Offers Christians Amid Political Polarization
What Psychology Offers Christians Amid Political Polarization
Scholars describe the difficulties and benefits of humility, but Christ offers an example.
The Devil Lives in the Mirror
The Devil Lives in the Mirror
Demonic lies hide as truth. They also lurk close to home.
I Pray for Refugees Because I Was One. And God Was Faithful.
I Pray for Refugees Because I Was One. And God Was Faithful.
How “casting all my cares upon him” got this Karen girl from Burma to America.
African and West Indian Christians Are Changing the UK Church
African and West Indian Christians Are Changing the UK Church
How God is working through the Windrush generation and beyond.
The Purpose of the World: To Become the Church
The Purpose of the World: To Become the Church
Paul on “good works”—and my replies to initial critiques of this series.
The Bonhoeffer That History Overlooked
The Bonhoeffer That History Overlooked
In 1946, a man named Ernst Lohmeyer disappeared from East Germany. It took me three decades to piece together his story.
Fleeing North in the Full Armor of God
Fleeing North in the Full Armor of God
When our church offered therapy to traumatized migrants, we witnessed the healing power of Scripture.
Racial Healing in Charleston Meant More Than Hugs and Unity Marches
In Charleston, Racial Healing Meant More Than Hugs and Unity Marches
As the first anniversary of the 2015 church massacre neared, public shows of support masked private tensions. But cracks were appearing in the city’s segregated silos.
Are Guns Inherently Evil?
Are Guns Inherently Evil?
Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin envision a future without firearms. Should believers rally to their cause?
What This Charleston Massacre Documentary Wants to Tell Us About Forgiveness
What This Charleston Massacre Documentary Wants to Tell Us About Forgiveness
A close look at the deadly church shooting, “Emanuel” reveals ruthless sin, scandalous mercy, and divides that persist.
An Apology to the Christian 99%, from the 1%
An Apology to the Christian 99%, from the 1%
You don’t exist to help professional ministry leaders fulfill the Great Commission. We exist to help you do it.
Una Disculpa al 99% de los Cristianos de Parte del 1%
Una Disculpa al 99% de los Cristianos de Parte del 1%
Ustedes no existen para ayudar a los líderes de ministerios profesionales a cumplir la Gran Comisión. Nosotros existimos para ayudarlos a ustedes a hacerlo.
Um Pedido de Perdão do 1% de Cristãos aos Outros 99%
Um Pedido de Perdão do 1% de Cristãos aos Outros 99%
Você não existe para ajudar líderes profissionais de ministérios a cumprirem a grande comissão. Nós existimos para ajudar você a cumpri-la.
The Church Does Not Exist for the Sake of the World
The Church Does Not Exist for the Sake of the World
According to Scripture, the people of God have a higher purpose.
Beth Moore Is Speaking Up
Beth Moore Is Speaking Up
How the Southern Baptist Bible teacher is shaking up her denomination and American evangelicalism at large.
The Risk of Happiness
The Risk of Happiness
An experiment with joy.
A Visit with Luis Palau, Still on Fire for Christ in the Sunset of Life
A Visit with Luis Palau, Still on Fire for Christ in the Sunset of Life
Despite terminal lung cancer, the Argentinian-born evangelist remains full of energy and evangelistic passion.
Aid Cuts Threaten Central American Women and Children
Aid Cuts Threaten Central American Women and Children
IJM: Loving our neighbors abroad means giving them the kind of police we want for our own communities.
And God Said to Pastors: Use More Sermon Puns and Plan More Parties
And God Said to Pastors: Use More Sermon Puns and Plan More Parties
Three reasons to practice levity and humor in public worship.
The Unfortunate Pedigree of the Missional Church
The Unfortunate Pedigree of the Missional Church
Why we need to rethink the church.
This Pastor Criticized Trump When Pence Visited His Church
This Pastor Criticized Trump When Pence Visited His Church
Lessons from a DC church on how the power of the pulpit engages the power of politicians.
The Age of Pelagius
The Age of Pelagius
An ancient heresy continues to affect our culture in surprising ways.
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America Needed Spies. Many Missionaries Were Ready and Willing.
America Needed Spies During World War II. Many Missionaries Were Ready and Willing.
They regretted some of what they were asked to do, but they thought defending democracy was worth it.
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