February (Web-only) 2020

Five Family-Friendly Resources for Lent
Five Family-Friendly Resources for Lent
What does it mean to teach our children about lament, fasting, and mortality? These books, apps, and flashcards can help.
Don’t Let Jean Vanier (or Other Heroes) Off the Hook
Don’t Let Jean Vanier (or Other Heroes) Off the Hook
The rhetoric around fallen leaders often erodes our high call to holiness.
Reeling from the Jean Vanier Abuse Allegations?
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Reeling from the Jean Vanier Abuse Allegations?
For those wrestling with faith after another Christian leader is exposed.
The Cross Changes Everything
The Cross Changes Everything
Why the Crucifixion is the center of our theology—and our lives.
Black Theology Sings of Freedom
Black Theology Sings of Freedom
To be black and to be Christian is to remember the brutality of our experience and the brilliance of our resistance.
25 Black Theologians Who Have Grown Our Faith
25 Black Theologians Who Have Grown Our Faith
Scholars and authors reflect on the significance of African American leaders in the church.
Going Vegan for Lent Can Orient Us to Christ’s Calling
Going Vegan for Lent Can Orient Us to Christ’s Calling
Following church tradition and the Bible could help us steward creation through our diets.
Blessed Are the Cobblers, Recyclers, and Thrift-Store Shoppers
Blessed Are the Cobblers, Recyclers, and Thrift-Store Shoppers
In a world awash with excess possessions, we’re called to see landfill-bound items the way God does.
Meet the Christian Family Behind Free Burma Rangers
Meet the Christian Family Behind Free Burma Rangers
The Eubank family offers food, shelter, and medicine on the frontlines in Iraq and Burma.
Baseball, Trashcans, Signs, and Numbers
Baseball, Trashcans, Signs, and Numbers
Why Moses struck out during spring training.
How the Forest Inspired Me to Stay in Church
How the Forest Inspired Me to Stay in Church
Church failures uproot congregations. But we're reminded by ecology that strength is found in community connection.
Want Your Kids to Stay Christian? Double Down on Home Discipleship
Want Your Kids to Stay Christian? Double Down on Home Discipleship
Data suggests that what you do with your free time affects your family’s long-term spiritual formation.
How the Failure of the American Family Formed Identity Politics
How the Failure of the American Family Formed Identity Politics
We’ve lost our trust in the common good. Can the church restore it?
Five Years Ago, ISIS Executed 21 Christians on a Beach in Libya
Five Years Ago, ISIS Executed 21 Christians on a Beach in Libya
How the Coptic Church responded in the wake of this heinous act of violence—and what believers around the world can learn from the ancient institution today.
Coronavirus Fears Mean We Need More Communion, Not Less
Coronavirus Fears Mean We Need More Communion, Not Less
A pastor and former CDC medical officer considers the outbreak’s real threats to churches.
It Doesn’t Matter If the Coronavirus Whistleblower Was a Christian
It Doesn’t Matter If the Coronavirus Whistleblower Was a Christian
There’s little evidence of the Wuhan doctor's faith. The church has something to learn from his life anyway.
Lessons from the Long-Shot Bid to Bring Christian Liberal-Arts Education to Russia
Lessons from the Long-Shot Bid to Bring Christian Liberal-Arts Education to Russia
The Russian-American Christian University had a brief lifespan and a limited enrollment. But the school planted seeds that might flower in the future.
My Husband Is Deconstructing His Faith. How Do I Journey with Him?
My Husband Is Deconstructing His Faith. How Do I Journey with Him?
This Valentine’s Day, some of us are called to love unbelieving wives and husbands.
Why Steve Timmis Was Accused of ‘Spiritual Abuse’
Why Steve Timmis Was Accused of ‘Spiritual Abuse’
What makes bullying and manipulation in church contexts unique.
Willow Creek and Harvest Struggle to Move On
Willow Creek and Harvest Struggle to Move On
The departures of Bill Hybels and James MacDonald leave churches waiting for new leadership and hoping to rebuild trust.
Billie Eilish Can Help Us Understand Teenage Anxiety
Billie Eilish Can Help Us Understand Teenage Anxiety
The Grammy-award winning teen’s dark music can help us have necessary conversations with our children.
Are Nationalism and Populism the Cure for What Ails the West?
Are Nationalism and Populism the Cure for What Ails the West?
The “strong gods” of old are knocking at the door. We ought to be wary of letting them inside.
‘Parasite’ Is a Dark Comedy. But Is the Joke on Us?
‘Parasite’ Is a Dark Comedy. But Is the Joke on Us?
What the Oscar-nominated film teaches us about classism, fear, and dependence on God.
Pretending to be a Pentecostal Preacher Is Not a Good Way to Interrogate Suspected Terrorists
Pretending to be a Pentecostal Preacher Is Not a Good Way to Interrogate Suspected Terrorists
A Guantanamo Bay report reminds us our desperation has led to dark places.
My Name Was on a Most-Wanted List. Now It's in the Book of Life.
My Name Was on a Federal Most-Wanted List. Now It’s Written in the Book of Life.
When the authorities caught up with my financial shenanigans, I went on the run. But Christ caught up with me.
What Bethany’s International Adoption Halt Means for Orphans Around the World
What Bethany’s International Adoption Halt Means for Orphans Around the World
There’s a larger culture change around how to best care for vulnerable children.
Buhari: Pastor Andimi’s Faith Should Inspire All Nigerians
Buhari: Pastor Andimi’s Faith Should Inspire All Nigerians
President of Nigeria eulogizes Brethren leader executed by Boko Haram, and criticizes terrorist efforts to divide Christians and Muslims in Africa’s most populous state.
The Good Place Finds Meaning in the End
The Good Place Finds Meaning in the End
What Christians might take away from a godless but moral imagining of the afterlife (and after-afterlife).
We Need to Read the Bible Jesus Read
We Need to Read the Bible Jesus Read
The Old Testament is vital for understanding the New Testament. It’s also indispensable all by itself.

Top Story February 27, 2020

Democratic Christians Weigh Their Primary Concerns
Democratic Christians Weigh Their Primary Concerns
The presidential contenders are wooing religious voters. How do the faithful make sure God isn't a political prop?
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