July (Web-only) 2020
An Attack on Faith-Based Exemptions Is an Attack on the Founders’ Vision
A historian’s “intentionally provocative” account of religious liberty in America leaves too little room for claims of conscientious dissent.
N. T. Wright: The Pandemic Should Make Us Humble—and Relentlessly Practical
We can’t know for sure why it’s happening or how to stop it. But Scripture calls us to grieve with God’s Spirit and get to work serving others.españolPortuguêsFrançais简体中文한국어DeutschIndonesian繁體中文
Scripture Calls Churches to Build a Just Society. Here’s How.
Systemic justice is unabashed obedience to what the Bible has always taught.
Ministries Face the Real Trafficking Crisis During COVID-19
Desperation and isolation put vulnerable populations at risk.
Mars Mission: Filling the Earth and Beyond
Our cosmic calling and the creatures we take with us.
Black Books Matter
There’s much more to read than racism woes of suffering and struggle.
I’m Awash in Christian ‘Content.’ But Am I Living Like Christ?
Jon Tyson’s celebration of joyful, countercultural faith offers a convicting heart check.
Shaming Can’t Fix Racism. But Guilt Can.
Guilt is about action with a clear path to redemption. Shame leaves us stuck in our sin.Português
J.I. Packer Was the Robin Hood of Evangelicalism
The prominent theologian ‘stole’ riches from church history and gave them to the spiritually impoverished.
The Stories Our Politicians Tell
Our allegiance to economic prosperity can shape us more than we realize.
Growing Young and Growing Old: The Legacies of John Lewis and J.I. Packer
The maturity of youth and the vibrancy of age both serve the true needs of our day.
From N.T. Wright to J.D. Greear: How J.I. Packer Shaped My Faith and Work
20 evangelical thought leaders on the theologian who inspired their seminary studies, sparked their love of Scripture, and took them out for spicy food.
6 Reasons Christians Worldwide Thank God for J.I. Packer
As an evangelical leader in the Global South, I see how Packer brought credibility and renewal to churches in Sri Lanka and other nations.
Stuck in a Spiritual Rut? Neuroscience Might Have the Answer.
How better understanding our brains can help us grow in conformity to Christ.
The Perils of White American Folk Religion
Many Christians unwittingly practice a counter-faith that doesn't know how to deal with racism.
Young Asian American Christians Are Finding Their Voice on Racial Justice
Millennial and Gen-Z generations are intentionally pursuing reconciliation.
American History Is Not Canceled
While Christians can’t erase the church’s slaveholding past, we can change the symbols, statues, and namesakes we celebrate.
The Sweet Surrender of Salvation
By rising above self-interest we can taste the true honey of new creation.
The Debate Beneath Our Debates on the Pandemic and the Protests
Our divided responses to national challenges reflect deep divisions on what it means to be human.
The Long Obedience of Racial Justice
To bear the image of God is a declaration of dignity that challenges power.
Podcasting the Pandemic
Crafted by CT Creative Studio in Partnership with American Awakening
Moving from dark places to hopeful answers
Why ‘Ditch the Deli Meat’ and Other Prohibitions Miss the Point of Pregnancy
Childbearing is too often defined by restrictions against vice instead of invitations to virtue.
America’s Spiritual Pandemic
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Assess the needs of your community and congregation.
‘Mother to Son’ Amplifies the Voices of Black Mothers
Jasmine Holmes spotlights the realities black families face.
What the Ministerial Exception Will Mean for Religious Employers
For Christians who despaired over recent Supreme Court rulings, the Our Lady of Guadalupe decision has a lot to offer.
Families Keep Going, In Pandemic and Health
Our households are bearing the brunt of COVID-19 shutdowns. It’s time for new levels of creativity, flexibility, and support.
Where Two or More Are Gathered, the First Amendment Should Protect Them
Why voluntary organizations deserve the same rights to speech, religion, and assembly as individuals.
A ‘Sober Curious’ Quarantine Broke My Perfectionism
While researching young adult ministry, I discovered the younger generation had something to teach me about my approach to alcohol.
D. L. Mayfield: The American Dream Makes Four False Promises
The writer and activist measures them against the promises of Scripture and finds them wanting.
Hashtags Hit Too Close to Home
Racism in America is a white person's sin issue that can only be resolved by white America.
Teaching Remotely Is Hard. Studying Jesus Can Help.
Four practical ways teachers can keep impacting their students as they teach through a screen.
5 Pandemic Lessons from Eurasia’s Evangelical Churches
How congregations in the former Soviet Union are responding to the coronavirus challenge can help the global church think better about buildings, young professionals, and persecution.русский