November (Web-only) 2019

What It Means that Jesus Was ‘Without Sin’
What It Means that Jesus Was ‘Without Sin’
It is central to our faith that Jesus shared our nature. Does that include its fallenness?
‘The Two Popes’ Pits Tradition Against Progress
‘The Two Popes’ Pits Tradition Against Progress
What the new Netflix drama can teach us about the interdependency of orthodoxy and reform.
What to Understand about Christianity’s Decline in America
What to Understand about Christianity’s Decline in America
The implications of recent poll numbers for the church and for the country.
When the Shepherds Spy on the Sheep
When the Shepherds Spy on the Sheep
In communist East Germany, the church was supposed to be a refuge from the government’s godlike gaze. But the secret police managed to bribe and flatter their way in.
Give Us This Day Our Daily Catch
Give Us This Day Our Daily Catch
With the oceans no longer teeming with life, scientists and missionaries alike challenge Christians to faithfulness in the face of daunting odds.
Judea, Suburbia, to the Ends of the Earth
Judea, Suburbia, to the Ends of the Earth
Suburban America is a strategic mission field.
Paid ContentHouse of Destiny
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House of Destiny
The Carrascos were determined to create a safe place for women who had been harmed.
From Foreigner to Family Member
From Foreigner to Family Member
By visiting local ICE detainees, a Denver church learned the power of faithfully showing up.
The Quiet Liturgy of Fred Rogers
The Quiet Liturgy of Fred Rogers
‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ taught us to love—not fear—our neighbor.
‘Religion Poisons Everything’
‘Religion Poisons Everything’
Three things not to say when responding to severe criticisms of Christianity.
In the French Riviera, Both Arab Immigrants and Their Secular Neighbors Need Jesus
In the French Riviera, Both Arab Immigrants and Their Secular Neighbors Need Jesus
A missionary couple shares the fragrance of Christ in the perfume capital of the world.
The Palestinian Priest Welcoming Syrian and Iraqi Refugees in Jordan
The Palestinian Priest Welcoming Syrian and Iraqi Refugees in Jordan
How the church in the Middle East is responding to the refugee crisis.
Love Thy Extraterrestrial Neighbor
Love Thy Extraterrestrial Neighbor
The burgeoning field of astrobiology and what it tells us about the meaning of life.
Does Socialism Have to Be ‘Godless’?
Does Socialism Have to Be ‘Godless’?
How an earlier generation of believers stretched the boundaries of faith-based political imagination.
Pastors and Teachers: First Pray for God’s Presence
Pastors and Teachers: First Pray for God’s Presence
The effectiveness of our theological instruction depends ultimately on the presence and activity of the Holy Spirit.
The Faith Behind the Crown
The Faith Behind the Crown
Queen Elizabeth’s belief is deep and sincere, says biographer Dudley Delffs, and Netflix gets it right.
Paid ContentFoothill Church and the Sanctity of Human Life
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Foothill Church and the Sanctity of Human Life
Can the government force a church to fund abortions?
Scripture and Neuroscience Agree: It Helps to Lament in Community
Scripture and Neuroscience Agree: It Helps to Lament in Community
Through song, liturgy, and communion, the body of Christ inhabits the suffering experienced by its weakest members.
The ‘Self-Actualizing’ Spirituality of Søren Kierkegaard
The ‘Self-Actualizing’ Spirituality of Søren Kierkegaard
How the Danish philosopher takes an idea that’s congenial to modern ears and turns it upside down.
Oklahoma v. Baylor: Rivals on the Field, Partners in Ministry
Oklahoma v. Baylor: Rivals on the Field, Partners in Ministry
How Saturday’s contenders brought Christ into college football.
Pentecostals and the President
Pentecostals and the President
Why their prophets exalt Trump and Paula White pastors him.
What Would Jesus Ask?
What Would Jesus Ask?
Asking ourselves questions found in the Bible can transform our spiritual life.
Kay Warren: Moms of Kids with Mental Illness Need Christ and Community
Kay Warren: Moms of Kids with Mental Illness Need Christ and Community
The California-based ministry leader recently hosted a retreat for mothers of suffering kids.
A Report from the Religious Liberty Front Lines
A Report from the Religious Liberty Front Lines
An experienced litigator explains why believers and nonbelievers alike have a stake in defending America’s “first freedom.”
What Kanye West’s Sunday Service Taught Me About Grace
What Kanye West’s Sunday Service Taught Me About Grace
When I visited Kanye's Sunday Service, I was met by contradiction, a mix of characters, and a spiritual lesson.
The Road from Damascus: How a Syrian Christian Spoke at Harvard’s Commencement
The Road from Damascus: How a Syrian Christian Spoke at Harvard’s Commencement
From Homs to Harvard Divinity to Fuller Seminary, Tony Amoury Alkhoury trusts God to “bring life out of deadly events.”
‘His Dark Materials’ Imagines a Church Without God
‘His Dark Materials’ Imagines a Church Without God
The new HBO take on Phillip Pullman's trilogy explores the brutality of a church’s power without the gospel.
My ‘Mom Rage’ Is Understandable. But It’s Not Excusable.
My ‘Mom Rage’ Is Understandable. But It’s Not Excusable.
In my fury, I’m invited to repent and be restored at the foot of the cross.
When Christian Ministries Ask Their Ex-Employees Not to Talk
When Christian Ministries Ask Their Ex-Employees Not to Talk
How a corporate world practice became mainstream for evangelical nonprofits and churches.
Cyborg Church: One Body, Many People
Cyborg Church: One Body, Many People
Science offers insight on how the church can be more than just loosely associated individuals.
Want to Expand Your Global Vision? Read These Books.
Want to Expand Your Global Vision? Read These Books.
8 reading recommendations for a ministry-focused life.
Armenian Orthodox Leader: ‘We May Forgive One Day ... But We Will Never Forget.’
Armenian Orthodox Leader: ‘We May Forgive One Day ... But We Will Never Forget.’
Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, on what comes next after US House recognizes Armenians’ “legitimate claim” of genocide.

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Marilynne Robinson’s Latest Novel Probes Predestination and Grace
Marilynne Robinson’s Latest Novel Probes the Mysteries of Predestination and Grace
Jack Boughton, the wayward pastor’s son, is a central character. So is Jesus.