August (Web-only) 2020

Black Christians Play a Crucial Role in Athlete Activism
Black Christians Play a Crucial Role in Athlete Activism
Though sports ministries long espoused a “colorblind” approach to race, believers in pro sports are leading the calls for racial justice.
Women Read the Bible More Than Men. Why?
Women Read the Bible More Than Men. Why?
Best-selling study authors and Bible teachers unpack the factors that drive women to prioritize time in Scripture.
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Netflix’s ‘Indian Matchmaking’ Offers Wisdom for Christians
Netflix’s ‘Indian Matchmaking’ Offers Wisdom for Christians
Introducing singles can help build the local church.
Only the Right Questions Have Answers
Only the Right Questions Have Answers
Without restitution for harm done, there will never be liberty and justice for all.
2020 Brought Trials for This Patient and Doctor. But Faith and Love Still Grew.
2020 Brought Trials for This Patient and Doctor. But Faith and Love Still Grew.
New research defines spiritual fortitude: a quality that can help us face this year’s trauma.
What a Leading Racial Reconciliation Advocate Learned from Her Critics
What a Leading Racial Reconciliation Advocate Learned from Her Critics
Brenda Salter McNeil says she put too much faith in an approach that downplayed justice in order to seem nonthreatening.
11 Back-to-School Prayers
11 Back-to-School Prayers
Short liturgies for anxious parents, teachers, and students.
QAnon Is a Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing
QAnon Is a Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing
There’s nothing sheepish about this insidious internet demon.
I Went in Search of My Jewish Heritage. Along the Way, I Found the Messiah.
I Went in Search of My Jewish Heritage. Along the Way, I Found the Messiah.
How a mysterious book inscribed with a mysterious phone number changed the course of my life.
When What Is Lawful Is Lethal
When What Is Lawful Is Lethal
Structural sin may be legal, but that doesn’t make it right.
The Beating Heart of Progressive Politics Is in the Street, Not in the Pew
The Beating Heart of Progressive Politics Is in the Street, Not in the Pew
Religious people aren’t bit players in this movement. But they aren’t necessarily central figures either.
Confessing Complicity in Systemic Sin
Confessing Complicity in Systemic Sin
Why do I repent if it’s not my fault?
Work-Family Balance Was Never Easy. Then the Pandemic Hit.
Work-Family Balance Was Never Easy. Then the Pandemic Hit.
Christian husband-wife duo share their research on how couples approach love and work.
Rowan Williams: Theological Education Is for Everyone
Rowan Williams: Theological Education Is for Everyone
To do theology is to rediscover the strangeness of the Christian framework.
He Loved Muslims Because He Loved Jesus. The Bible Showed Him How.
He Loved Muslims Because He Loved Jesus. The Bible Showed Him How.
Remembering the pilgrimage and legacy of Rick Love, who founded Peace Catalyst after years as international director of Frontiers.
It’s Not Enough to Broadcast a Service. Churches Need to Foster Community.
It’s Not Enough to Broadcast a Service. Churches Need to Foster Community.
What pastors can learn from plummeting online attendance.
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The Wise Way to Use ‘Smart’ Tools During a Pandemic
The Wise Way to Use ‘Smart’ Tools During a Pandemic
Artificial intelligence can be helpful in fighting COVID-19. But there are ethical worries that cry out for Christian reflection.
Eight Prayers for the Online Dating Journey
Eight Prayers for the Online Dating Journey
Here are a few lines to pray before swiping left or right.
True Worship Means Real Justice
True Worship Means Real Justice
Where in America can we see proof of righteousness and justice for disadvantaged racialized people?
Who Are the Most Generous? Not Who You’d Expect.
Who Are the Most Generous? Not Who You’d Expect.
The secret to becoming a cheerful giver is to remember whom we are giving to.
What Is the Holy Spirit’s Role in Art?
What Is the Holy Spirit’s Role in Art?
Sara Groves and W. David O. Taylor discuss spirituality and the creative process.
Blessed by ‘The Blessing’ in the World’s Indigenous Languages
Blessed by ‘The Blessing’ in the World’s Indigenous Languages
Knowing how other Christians translate Numbers 6 can take us from merely being “#blessed” to being “pierced by words that cause grace.”
Grace in the Garden
Grace in the Garden
Morality as given by God is sown in the hearts of all people.
Learning to Long for the Beloved Community
Learning to Long for the Beloved Community
How one Indiana church is taking steps towards racial justice.
How I Explained Beirut’s Explosion to My Kids
How I Explained Beirut’s Explosion to My Kids
As Christian parents, our children must know we will keep them safe. But that does not mean keeping them comfortable.
Public Theology Isn’t Just for Academics
Public Theology Isn’t Just for Academics
Our faith comes to life when we share our stories.
The Gospel Has Never Been Colorblind
The Gospel Has Never Been Colorblind
With eyes wide open to the colorfulness of distinction, we can see the full beauty of humanity.
I’ve Experienced This Cultural Moment Before … in Russia
I’ve Experienced This Cultural Moment Before … in Russia
Why America today feels like Russia in the early ’90s and why that’s an opportunity for Christians.
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John Ortberg and the Pitfalls of Pastoral Discernment
John Ortberg and the Pitfalls of Pastoral Discernment
When we consent to our calling as ministers of the gospel, we assent to be public imitators of all it proclaims.
The Old Testament Calls Out Cancel Culture
The Old Testament Calls Out Cancel Culture
The Bible features flawed characters called to do the will of the Lord.
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Top Story March 7, 2021

Died: Larry Crabb, Christian Counselor Who Kept Exploring
Died: Larry Crabb, Christian Counselor Who Kept Exploring
Author of ‘Effective Biblical Counseling,’ ‘Inside Out,' ‘Shattered Dreams,’ and ‘SoulTalk’ taught that aching souls long for the Triune God.

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