March (Web-only) 2019
Jesus’ Life Chosen for Two Very Different TV Series
One is scholarly with a big cable budget, the other is gritty and crowdfunded.
‘Pointless’ Bones, ‘Flawed’ Birth Spacing, and ‘Broken’ Genes
Why our flaws alone can’t disprove God’s purpose.
Black and Evangelical: Why I Keep the Label
A conversation with an incredulous friend gave me a chance to tell my story.
Why the Admissions Scandal Is Every Parent’s Problem
College bribery cases point to a common idol.
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
A deeper problem lies beneath recent stories of swelling rivers, soggy small towns, and feel-good relief efforts.
Learning to Love Modern Day Lepers
As Christian doctors and development workers take on tuberculosis, trust is key to the cure.
The Three Horizons of Old Testament Prophecy
The prophets launch their words into the future. Where do they land?
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.
Delivering a Stillborn Baby Taught Me the Transience of Death
When I found out about my daughter's condition, I felt the destruction of my plans and hopes. But this place of limitation also revealed God’s profound love.
A New Set of Spotlights on Elisabeth Elliot
What we learn about her life and work from two releases of previously unpublished writings.
Churches That Play Together Stay Together
Pastors report the congregational gains of letting loose as a body.
Why Augustine’s ‘Come to Jesus’ Moment Tells an Incomplete Story
The same church father who experienced a radical turn to faith also preached a gospel of continual conversion.
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
How Lois McMaster Bujold’s Hugo Award–winning stories depict reverence in the face of divine mystery.
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.”
Girl, Get Some Footnotes: Rachel Hollis, Hustle, and Plagiarism Problems
“Girl, Stop Apologizing” strikes a chord with women. But its message of success hits the wrong note and borrows heavily from others.