June (Web-only) 2020

Adopted Children Have Already Been ‘Re-Homed’
Adopted Children Have Already Been ‘Re-Homed’
A therapist and adoptee asks: Are we seeking to serve or be served by our children?
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Our Advocacy Should Reflect God’s Beauty
Our Advocacy Should Reflect God’s Beauty
In the midst of trying to do the right thing, it’s easy to forget to do it in the right way.
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The Gospel Takes Center Stage in ‘Hamilton’
The Gospel Takes Center Stage in ‘Hamilton’
As the hit Broadway musical makes its screen debut in a time of social unrest, its themes of hope and redemption resound all the louder.
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Coronavirus ‘Incarnates’ Biblical Teachings in French Evangelical Leader
Coronavirus ‘Incarnates’ Biblical Teachings in French Evangelical Leader
President of CNEF and COVID-19 survivor explains his renewed confidence to defend the faith and French evangelical churches, as well as why his mother now calls him “Lazarus.”
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Researcher: Most Evangelicals Support Women in Church Leadership
Researcher: Most Evangelicals Support Women in Church Leadership
Despite the ongoing debates over gender roles, surveys show significant agreement in favor of female Sunday school teachers, worship leaders, speakers, and preachers.
White, Black, and Blue: Christians Disagree Over Policing
White, Black, and Blue: Christians Disagree Over Policing
Black Christians overwhelmingly say police treatment is biased against them. Why don’t white evangelicals believe them?
I’m a Professional Evangelist. This Book Reawakened My First Love.
I’m a Professional Evangelist. This Book Reawakened My First Love.
After reading Rebecca Manley Pippert’s follow-up to “Out of the Saltshaker,” I’ve never been more excited to talk about Jesus.
Black Lives Matter in the Bible
Black Lives Matter in the Bible
From Genesis to Revelation, racism runs counter to everything Scripture teaches.
American Bible Society’s New President Sees a Bible Revolution
American Bible Society’s New President Sees a Bible Revolution
Robert Briggs will oversee the launch of a Philadelphia-based Bible history center and continue to foster partnerships to accelerate global translations.
The First Native American Saint’s Life Was Scarred by Smallpox
The First Native American Saint’s Life Was Scarred by Smallpox
Kateri Tekakwitha lost loved ones and most of her vision due to an outbreak. She held onto her love for God.
How Sports Ministries Can Uniquely Offer Fitness This Summer
How Sports Ministries Can Uniquely Offer Fitness This Summer
Accounting for risks, churches can safely offer exercise opportunities during COVID.
How Navajo Christians Are Serving During the Pandemic
How Navajo Christians Are Serving During the Pandemic
Meet the believers trying to reach the reservation’s most vulnerable.
The Christian Teens Who Took on the Spread of Ebola
The Christian Teens Who Took on the Spread of Ebola
How young people in Sierra Leone stepped up when an epidemic broke out.
The Jury Is Still Out on Europe’s Religious Future
The Jury Is Still Out on Europe’s Religious Future
The moral revolution of the 1960s dealt a blow to Christian faith on the continent, but it might not have the final word.
Bring Back Isaac Watts’s Biggest Hit
Bring Back Isaac Watts’s Biggest Hit
You’ve probably never heard this famous hymn. That’s a shame.
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Partner ContentThe Anti-Racist Curriculum White Evangelicals Need
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The Anti-Racist Curriculum White Evangelicals Need
Essential tools for understanding systemic racism.
Bostock Is as Bad as You Think
Bostock Is as Bad as You Think
We cannot stake religious liberty on a "wait and see" approach.
The Hidden Figures of the Church
The Hidden Figures of the Church
From Fannie Lou Hamer to Breonna Taylor, black women can no longer be erased from the push for racial justice.
Another Run at Freedom
Another Run at Freedom
Pursuing a future already secured in Christ, can we keep running against racial injustice? Today begins 20 weeks featuring 20 Christian writers of color.
The 17th-Century Poet, Nun, and Theologian Who Died Caring for Those Sick with Cholera
The 17th-Century Poet, Nun, and Theologian Who Died Caring for Those Sick with Cholera
What the writing and life of Renaissance woman Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz offered the church during her lifetime—and today.
Facing the Lions of Fatherhood
Facing the Lions of Fatherhood
The ‘roar’ of earthly fathers can be powerful and painful, but God’s roar is louder.
Don’t Scoff at ‘Social Justice.’ Don’t Anchor Yourself to It, Either.
Don’t Scoff at ‘Social Justice.’ Don’t Anchor Yourself to It, Either.
Today’s progressive activists have plenty in common with the biblical prophets. But some differences are too vast to ignore.
Juneteenth: A Truer Independence Day
Juneteenth: A Truer Independence Day
The official end of slavery in America more fully embraces the self-evident truth of all people as created equal.
LGBT Rights Ruling Isn’t the Beginning of the End for Religious Liberty
LGBT Rights Ruling Isn’t the Beginning of the End for Religious Liberty
Social conservatives liked Neil Gorsuch before they didn’t. Maybe they were right the first time.
Where China’s Crackdown Leaves the Hong Kong Church
Where China’s Crackdown Leaves the Hong Kong Church
Why Christians aren't all on the same page about the demonstrations and new ruling from Beijing.
Perpetua’s Brief Life Came Between Two Plagues
Perpetua’s Brief Life Came Between Two Plagues
A noblewoman from Carthage converted to Christianity. A decision that changed everything.
How Artificial Super-Intelligence Is Today’s Tower of Babel
How Artificial Super-Intelligence Is Today’s Tower of Babel
Mimicking the human brain might be man’s search for significance in himself.
Why This Is the Christian Side Hug’s Moment
Why This Is the Christian Side Hug’s Moment
Will our disgust for germs get the best of us? A psychologist weighs the risks and benefits of human touch in a pandemic.
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Religious Freedom Lessons from COVID-19 Disputes
Religious Freedom Lessons from COVID-19 Disputes
Understanding the legal issues at play can help the church if government restrictions return with another pandemic spike.
Mark Galli: Your Spiritual Dry Spell Is God’s Fertile Ground
Mark Galli: Your Spiritual Dry Spell Is God’s Fertile Ground
Loving the Lord depends less on personal feelings and more on practice, says the former editor in chief of Christianity Today.
The Truth About Angels and Demons Is Staring Us in the Face
The Truth About Angels and Demons Is Staring Us in the Face
Michael Heiser’s books cut through the myths and legends surrounding these supernatural beings.
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How ‘Way Maker’ Topped the US Worship Charts from Nigeria
How ‘Way Maker’ Topped the US Worship Charts from Nigeria
Lagos worship leader Sinach penned the pandemic and protest anthem sung by Leeland and Michael W. Smith.
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Black Faith Matters
Black Faith Matters
“Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.” Matthew 10:28
Even Fellow Believers Didn’t Understand Her Love for AIDS Patients
Even Fellow Believers Didn’t Understand Her Love for AIDS Patients
Little was known about the epidemic. But Philomena Percival’s love for God prompted her to take risks for the sick in Guyana.
Jesus and the Disinherited
Jesus and the Disinherited
Howard Thurman still speaks to the church.
Justice Too Long Delayed
Justice Too Long Delayed
It’s time for the church to make restitution for racial sin.
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I Have Only One Hope for Racial Justice: A God Who Conquered Death
I Have Only One Hope for Racial Justice: A God Who Conquered Death
Christians coming to terms with racism need to be re-enchanted by the Resurrection.
Where the Black Church Is in the Black Lives Matter Movement
Where the Black Church Is in the Black Lives Matter Movement
Why African American Christian leaders aren't at the forefront of the protests against police brutality.
Politics as a Strange Rite
Politics as a Strange Rite
Even Jesus was tempted with political power.
Burl Cain Promises ‘Good Praying’ for Mississippi Prisons. It’s Not Enough.
Burl Cain Promises ‘Good Praying’ for Mississippi Prisons. It’s Not Enough.
For too long, evangelicals have compromised with the punitive politics of law and order.
Pastors and Their Strangely Attractive Scars
Pastors and Their Strangely Attractive Scars
An intimate look at the joys and regrets of those who shepherd God’s flock.
Hong Kong Christians Respond as Beijing’s Grip Tightens
Hong Kong Christians Respond as Beijing’s Grip Tightens
Pastors repent for staying silent to protect ministry at the expense of justice.
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Singing the Songs of Injustice
Singing the Songs of Injustice
Biblical, angry, congregational worship can help transform our hearts and churches.
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What You Never Expect When You’re Expecting? Another Outbreak
What You Never Expect When You’re Expecting? Another Outbreak
While pregnant during Zika and the coronavirus, God disrupted my plans, changed my life, and rebuilt my faith.
The Masked Singers and BYO Communion?
The Masked Singers and BYO Communion?
Wherever two or more gather, illness can spread. So as a biologist, I'm rethinking hygiene at church.
A Soul Check for White Christians
A Soul Check for White Christians
In the words of MLK, "There comes a time when silence is betrayal."
Do White Evangelicals Love Police More Than Their Neighbors?
Do White Evangelicals Love Police More Than Their Neighbors?
How a Christian concern for teenagers turned into a reverence for law enforcement.
Sickness Shaped the Faith of This Family of Fourth-Century Theologians
Sickness Shaped the Faith of This Family of Fourth-Century Theologians
How Macrina's untimely death impacted her brothers Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa.
How God’s Glory Shines in Our Connectedness to Nature
How God’s Glory Shines in Our Connectedness to Nature
When considering the birds, we find God’s care and discover our calling.
White Pastors: Our Decision to Show Up Matters
White Pastors: Our Decision to Show Up Matters
It takes humility to be an ally. Even if we make mistakes, we need to do it.
Navajo Evangelical Leader Hears Her Homeland ‘Crying Out’
Tears on Red Soil: Navajo Evangelical Leader Hears Her Homeland ‘Crying Out’
World Renew’s Carol Bremer-Bennett rallies coronavirus relief to the close-knit, under-resourced reservation.
A Nation on Fire Needs the Flames of the Spirit
A Nation on Fire Needs the Flames of the Spirit
As racism tears the country apart, the message of Pentecost can help the church find its voice.
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Top Story September 29, 2020

The Church Mothers Teach Us to Delight in Scripture
The Church Mothers Teach Us to Delight in Scripture
Monica and Macrina didn’t just influence Augustine and Gregory of Nyssa. They were biblical interpreters in their own right.