May (Web-only) 2020

The Revolution Will Not Be Videoed
The Revolution Will Not Be Videoed
What Paul and Silas might have said about George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor and and and …
When Pastors and Pews Disagree on Churches Reopening
When Pastors and Pews Disagree on Churches Reopening
Pastoral submission amid a pandemic: Who should Christians heed when following Romans 13 and Hebrews 13 seems to conflict?
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The Church Proved It Can Get Creative. Let’s Not Stop Adapting.
The Church Proved It Can Get Creative. Let’s Not Stop Adapting.
How rethinking worship can improve accessibility for people with disabilities.
What a Plague-Ravaged Village Knew About Eternity
What a Plague-Ravaged Village Knew About Eternity
An English town’s response to hardship in the 17th century offers a challenge to the global church today.
5 Books That Taught Me to Love the Local Church
5 Books That Taught Me to Love the Local Church
Chosen by Megan Hill, author of "A Place to Belong: Learning to Love the Local Church" (Crossway).
Churches Are Reopening. That Doesn’t Mean Singing’s Back.
Churches Are Reopening. That Doesn’t Mean Singing’s Back.
What does it mean when traditional worship is absent from in-person Sunday services?
Partner ContentChurch Will Never Be the Same. And That’s Good.
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Church Will Never Be the Same. And That’s Good.
Disruption creates the environment where lasting transformation takes place.
When Not Helping Hurts
When Not Helping Hurts
We’ve long preached sustainable development over handouts. The pandemic forces us to change our approach—for now.
Partner Content5 Ways to Step into the Marathon of COVID-19 Response and Recovery
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5 Ways to Step into the Marathon of COVID-19 Response and Recovery
The responses of M.A. in Humanitarian and Disaster Leadership students offer a template for how we can all serve in this moment.
The Black Death Left Many Terrified. Not Catherine of Siena.
The Black Death Left Many Terrified. Not Catherine of Siena.
After a pandemic killed millions, one woman still boldly shared God’s love.
‘Free in Christ’ to Defy State Closures? Latino Churches Offer Insight.
‘Free in Christ’ to Defy State Closures? Latino Churches Offer Insight.
Our churches are essential, but whether it is critical to gather is another question.
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Deathbed Apology: Norma McCorvey’s Pro-Life Friends Tell Another Story
Deathbed Apology: Norma McCorvey’s Pro-Life Friends Tell Another Story
What the ‘AKA Jane Roe’ documentary gets wrong.
Do Unto the Least of These? There’s a Wait List for That.
Do Unto the Least of These? There’s a Wait List for That.
How one New York City food ministry is thriving, even behind masks.
What’s Up with the Ascension?
What’s Up with the Ascension?
Seated at the right hand of God, what’s Jesus doing up there?
Amid the Stresses and Strains of Higher Education, Christian Study Centers Are Thriving
Amid the Stresses and Strains of Higher Education, Christian Study Centers Are Thriving
How a postwar evangelical movement to unite mind and heart spread to campuses across the country.
What the Bible Says About QAnon
What the Bible Says About QAnon
The powerful are scheming. The biggest truths have been hidden. Did the apostle Paul love conspiracy theories?
They Named a Pandemic After This Church Leader
They Named a Pandemic After This Church Leader
How a third century bishop’s response to the plague inspired the church.
Martin Luther: Whether One May Flee From A Deadly Plague
Martin Luther: Whether One May Flee From A Deadly Plague
Read in full the famous reformer’s advice on Christian faithfulness amid pandemics like the coronavirus.
Martin Luther Helps Us See Divine Love in Pandemic Suffering
Martin Luther Helps Us See Divine Love in Pandemic Suffering
The German reformer would call COVID-19 an "alien work of God."
Partner ContentPastoring in a Pandemic
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Pastoring in a Pandemic
Empower your people. Mobilize the church.
The Wonder and Terror of Hearing God’s Voice in a Disaster
The Wonder and Terror of Hearing God’s Voice in a Disaster
When Mount St. Helens erupted, plants returned amid ruin. This pandemic holds the same glory.
The Humbling of a Proud Hindu
The Humbling of a Proud Hindu
How God got my attention when I thought I was too good for grace.
What a Puritan Leader Learned About Disease Control from the Man He Enslaved
What a Puritan Leader Learned About Disease Control from the Man He Enslaved
Cotton Mather’s response to an outbreak in his community was inspired by Onesimus’s life story.
Partner ContentConsidering When and How to Reopen Your Church
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Considering When and How to Reopen Your Church
A panel of public health & ministry experts share their insights on navigating this next COVID-19 phase.
Despite Bad News, Evangelical Philosophy Is Flourishing
Despite Bad News, Evangelical Philosophy Is Flourishing
And that’s good news, because it helps us pursue goodness, truth, and beauty.
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The Pandemic as God’s Judgment
The Pandemic as God’s Judgment
Does the biblical pattern of disaster and discipline with a call to repent apply to COVID-19?
Are Great Novels a Thing of the Past?
Are Great Novels a Thing of the Past?
Or are reports of their death greatly exaggerated?
What Ahmaud Arbery’s Death Recalls About Lynching and Church History
What Ahmaud Arbery’s Death Recalls About Lynching and Church History
How and why these killings—and Christians’ responses to them—changed over the centuries.
Partner ContentLiving Faithfully in a World of Difference
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Living Faithfully in a World of Difference
A livestream event to help Christians find common ground with those whose beliefs are radically different from their own
Donald Dayton: The Heart Makes the Theologian
Donald Dayton: The Heart Makes the Theologian
The Wesleyan Methodist scholar pushed for “opening up the ecumenical door" to all traditions.
Overcoming the Panes of Loneliness
Overcoming the Panes of Loneliness
A pastor identifies three pieces of glass that isolate us from our neighbors and communities.
She Broke Barriers as a Female Surgeon. Then She Moved to Bangalore.
She Broke Barriers as a Female Surgeon. Then She Moved to Bangalore.
What drove this Southern Baptist missionary to spend more than 35 years in healthcare in India.
Ahmaud Arbery and the Trauma of Being a Black Runner
Ahmaud Arbery and the Trauma of Being a Black Runner
I wish the world saw me as a Christian first, not as a threat.
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Muslims Are Celebrating Their Biggest Holiday in Isolation. Christians Know What That’s Like.
Muslims Are Celebrating Their Biggest Holiday in Isolation. Christians Know What That’s Like.
How believers can reach out and encourage followers of Islam during Ramadan.
Singing in the Storm With Rain for Roots
Singing in the Storm With Rain for Roots
The group’s latest album offers a timely message for this global moment.
For Good Mothering Advice, Skip the Mommy Blogs and Look to Christ
For Good Mothering Advice, Skip the Mommy Blogs and Look to Christ
Parenting children requires a rich understanding of God’s nature.
Letter Writing Isn’t a Lost Art in Egypt. It’s an Ancient Ministry.
Letter Writing Isn’t a Lost Art in Egypt. It’s an Ancient Ministry.
Even as technology made communication quicker, these Coptic leaders ministered through snail mail.
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This Pandemic Hits Americans Where We’re Spiritually Weak
This Pandemic Hits Americans Where We’re Spiritually Weak
Our cultural values are making us sad: money, mortality, and fear of missing out.
When Your Church Reopens, Here’s How to Meet Safely
When Your Church Reopens, Here’s How to Meet Safely
A global health expert suggests a phased plan for congregations gathering again amid this pandemic.
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What Shocks Russell Moore About COVID-19 Church-State Disputes
What Shocks Russell Moore About COVID-19 Church-State Disputes
“When this all began, I thought that with a simmering level of a culture war that we have on both sides that this is going to explode.”
Seeking the Lord of the Traveling Harvest
Seeking the Lord of the Traveling Harvest
A journalist sketches an affectionate portrait of the faith and values of itinerant farm workers in America’s heartland.
Partner ContentSpiritual First Aid: Church Leaders on What the Church Needs Now
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Spiritual First Aid: Church Leaders on What the Church Needs Now
Insights from the Spiritual First Aid Summit
The Virus Breaks the Camel’s Back
The Virus Breaks the Camel’s Back
Saudi Arabia and civil war ravaged Yemen. And now this.
The Last Tear
The Last Tear
God’s immense love is seen in his care for the minute sorrows of his people.

Top Story October 29, 2020

Meet the Evangelicals Who Won’t Vote for Trump, Biden, or Anybody at All
Meet the Evangelicals Who Won’t Vote for Trump, Biden, or Anybody at All
They’re not apathetic. Convicted nonvoters think Christian citizenship calls for a different kind of engagement.