March (Web-only) 2019

Has Academic Theology Lost Its Way?
Has Academic Theology Lost Its Way?
Two theologians ask how their discipline can start mattering to ordinary believers again.
America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
A deeper problem lies beneath recent stories of swelling rivers, soggy small towns, and feel-good relief efforts.
Partner Content PostPilgrim's Progress Isn't Safe, But It's Good
Pilgrim's Progress Isn't Safe, But It's Good
How unsettling literature teaches us to confront pain and suffering—at any age.
The Three Horizons of Old Testament Prophecy
The Three Horizons of Old Testament Prophecy
The prophets launch their words into the future. Where do they land?
Retirement for Those Who Can’t
Retirement for Those Who Can’t
Do Christian understandings of work and aging accommodate those who can’t afford to leave their jobs behind?
When Loving Your Neighbor Means Fighting Hookworm in Alabama
When Loving Your Neighbor Means Fighting Hookworm in Alabama
In the Black Belt—once cleared for cotton plantations—rural black communities suffer the consequences of poor land stewardship.
A New Set of Spotlights on Elisabeth Elliot
A New Set of Spotlights on Elisabeth Elliot
What we learn about her life and work from two releases of previously unpublished writings.
Partner Content PostPilgrim’s Progress Gives Us Hope for Breaking Cycles of Sin
Pilgrim’s Progress Gives Us Hope for Breaking Cycles of Sin
In part two, Christiana's journey is much easier than Christian's. The question is why?
Our Venezuelan Brothers and Sisters in Christ Are Suffering
Our Venezuelan Brothers and Sisters in Christ Are Suffering
Here’s how the church is faring as the country experiences increasing political tumult, blackouts, water shortages, and out of control inflation.
How Universalism, ‘the Opiate of the Theologians,’ Went Mainstream
How Universalism, ‘the Opiate of the Theologians,’ Went Mainstream
Michael McClymond decries the rising popularity of an idea Christians have rejected for most of church history.
This Fantasy Novelist Showed Me What It Means to Fear God
This Fantasy Novelist Showed Me What It Means to Fear God
How Lois McMaster Bujold’s Hugo Award–winning stories depict reverence in the face of divine mystery.
Partner Content PostSuicide, Abuse, and Despair: Pilgrim’s Progress Explores the Unexpected
Suicide, Abuse, and Despair: Pilgrim’s Progress Explores the Unexpected
Bunyan exposes existential nerves through his nuanced treatment of darkness.
What Shakespeare Taught Me About Ash Wednesday
What Shakespeare Taught Me About Ash Wednesday
On the first day of Lent, I’m reminded of a love that “alters not” and “bears it out even to the edge of doom.”
How Christian Art Historically Depicts Women and Their Bodies
How Christian Art Historically Depicts Women and Their Bodies
Examining how female biblical characters have been visually represented over time.
Top Story March 23, 2019
America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
A deeper problem lies beneath recent stories of swelling rivers, soggy small towns, and feel-good relief efforts.
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