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.
Go Ahead. Hire That Housekeeper.
Go Ahead. Hire That Housekeeper.
The Christian case for getting domestic help and doing it well.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Pro-Lifers Aren’t Hypocrites
Pro-Lifers Aren’t Hypocrites
The concerted effort to end abortion is much more diverse and holistic than it gets credit for.
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.
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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.
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.
How Road Trips Teach Me to Trust Jesus
How Road Trips Teach Me to Trust Jesus
As I approach this season of pilgrimage, Scripture offers me a theology of travel.
The Unfortunate Pedigree of the Missional Church
The Unfortunate Pedigree of the Missional Church
Why we need to rethink the church.
The Age of Pelagius
The Age of Pelagius
An ancient heresy continues to affect our culture in surprising ways.

Top Story October 28, 2021

Religious Freedom Ambassador Nominee Goes Before Senate
Religious Freedom Ambassador Nominee Goes Before Senate
Rashad Hussain, who would be the first Muslim to hold the position, is seen as a defender of religious minorities including Christians around the world.

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