September (Web-only) 2019

David Platt: In a Tiny House on a Mountainside, I Saw the Church as God Designed It
David Platt: In a Tiny House on a Remote Mountainside, I Saw the Church as God Designed It
Those who come have very little. But they have everything they need.
Don’t Underestimate the Impact of Lowering the US Refugee Ceiling
Don’t Underestimate the Impact of Lowering the US Refugee Ceiling
Why the recent reduction could lead more countries to follow suit—and continue to damage the church's reputation.
Missionary Deaths Mark End of Era
Missionary Deaths Mark End of Era
Ann Hill and Dan Coker were the vanguard of Churches of Christ missions to Latin America.
Does Evangelism Belong at Chicago’s Top Tourist Attraction?
Does Evangelism Belong at Chicago’s Top Tourist Attraction?
The unique complexities of sharing the gospel in public.
Another Look at the ‘Least Religious Generation’
Another Look at the ‘Least Religious Generation’
American twentysomethings have their frustrations with the church, but they are far more faith-friendly than commonly supposed.
Partner Content PostThe Witness Is Building a Community for Christian Outsiders
The Witness Is Building a Community for Christian Outsiders
Black Christians found a home in a Facebook group. Now that online community is coming together in Chicago.
Let’s Stop Playing Guilt-by-Association Games
Let’s Stop Playing Guilt-by-Association Games
If we are called to love our enemies, how much more should we love people with whom we have strong disagreements?
The Global Church Starts at My Dinner Table
The Global Church Starts at My Dinner Table
Why my kids participate in praying for the persecuted church.
The Lost Genius of the American Settlement
The Lost Genius of the American Settlement
There's a reason the culture war is so ferocious.
So, What’s an Evangelical?
So, What’s an Evangelical?
And why does it matter?
Pro-Lifers: Remember This Phrase from Pope Francis
Pro-Lifers: Remember This Phrase from Pope Francis
Whatever our differences with Catholic social teaching, we should echo his opposition to “throwaway culture.”
Dallas Megachurch Puts On Mass Wedding for Dozens of Cohabitating Couples
Dallas Megachurch Puts On Mass Wedding for Dozens of Cohabitating Couples
Pastor’s challenge asks members to honor God in their relationship—that means marry or move out.
Rachael Denhollander: Do Justice, Love Mercy, and Listen Well
Rachael Denhollander: Do Justice, Love Mercy, and Listen Well
A new memoir underscores the power of witness.
Netflix Is Making It Harder to Be a Missionary
Netflix Is Making It Harder to Be a Missionary
No matter if it’s streaming sports, TV shows, or family updates—it’s hard to do ministry if you’re still tied to your old life.
The Falls Church Anglican Lost Its Historic Building, But Its New Sanctuary Still Feels Like Coming Home
The Falls Church Anglican Lost Its Historic Building, But Its New Sanctuary Still Feels Like Coming Home
Seeing my family’s church consecrate a space of its own—years after a denominational split and legal fight—reminded me of God’s providence in where he places us.
Is American Christianity on Its Last Legs? The Data Say Otherwise.
Is American Christianity on Its Last Legs? The Data Say Otherwise.
Two new books push back on Chicken-Little narratives of evangelical decline.
Benny Hinn’s Prosperity Gospel Message Started Here
Benny Hinn’s Prosperity Gospel Message Started Here
What inspired one of Christianity’s most polemic movements?
Why This Asian Presbyterian Can’t Quit the White Pentecostal Church
Why This Asian Presbyterian Can’t Quit the White Pentecostal Church
How I became convinced Christianity is more than ethnicity.
Phil Vischer Wants More Gospel in the Veggies
Phil Vischer Wants More Gospel in the Veggies
VeggieTales is back, with an emphasis on the New Testament and biblical story.
4 Ways Muslims’ Religious Freedom Fight Now Sounds Familiar
4 Ways Muslims’ Religious Freedom Fight Now Sounds Familiar to Evangelicals
The two faiths have endured similar legal backlash—underscoring the importance of advocating for religious freedom for all.
When Islam Is Not a Religion in America
When Islam Is Not a Religion in America
Muslim lawyer who helped Hobby Lobby and Hosanna-Tabor win at the Supreme Court details the difficulties Muslims face in securing the freedoms that US Christians demand.
When Trauma on the Field Creates Trauma in the Home
When Trauma on the Field Creates Trauma in the Home
After their son suffered a devastating brain injury playing football, Pat and Tammy McLeod saw their marriage put to the test.
What 1619 Means for Christian History
What 1619 Means for Christian History
How Catholics and Reformers reacted to the transatlantic slave trade.
Why Black Protestants and Evangelicals Still Preach Politics
Why Black Protestants and Evangelicals Still Preach Politics
Amid increasing polarization and shifting church trends, the black church continues to speak out on matters of justice.
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