October (Web-only) 2020
I Lost My Dad to COVID-19. The Theology of All Saints’ Day Sustains Me.
As members of the body of Christ, we belong to each other in our grief.
The Civil War in Our Hearts
Political division finds fuel in sin that separates us from each other. Only peacemakers win the title “children of God.”
Were You There?
Can a follower of Christ claim salvation through his crucifixion, but then consent to the suffering racial injustice imposes on others?
God’s Call on the Politically Ambivalent Christian
Don’t let partisan extremes and animosities prevent you from entering the arena for the sake of the common good.
Recognizing the ‘Sins of Our Fathers’ Means Admitting We’re Their Children
The Bible tells us we only escape original sin through our perfect savior.
The Bible Passes the Bechdel Test. It Also Goes Beyond It.
After a data-driven study of women’s conversations in Scripture, here’s what I found.españolFrançais
From Persecuted to Polarized: What US Evangelicals Can Learn from Colombia
In the Western Hemisphere’s longest armed conflict, suffering has often inspired evangelical solidarity. Now the body of Christ is succumbing to self-harm.español
The Alpha-Male Style in American Evangelicalism
A historian asks whether a warped view of masculine authority has corrupted our faith and political witness.
Fighting the Pandemic with Our Hearts and Our Smarts
A development economist and a disaster-relief expert show how to approach COVID-19 as “Shrewd Samaritans.”
Did Bobby Get Suspended Because He Was Black?
Concerns for racial justice must address disparities in education and school discipline.
As a Mixed-Race Christian, I Used to Think Diversity Was Enough
How I came to see the value and beauty of gatherings exclusively for people of color.简体中文繁體中文
The Early Church Saw Itself as a Political Body. We Can Too.
A Christian vision of the public square starts with being a different kind of people.
In the Bible, ‘Individualism’ and ‘Collectivism’ Aren’t Neat and Tidy Categories
Characters in Scripture don’t “follow their dreams.” But some do stand out from the crowd.
Teaching Politics at Belmont Has Me Worried About the State of Debate
Long before coming to campus, President Trump has shaped our class discussions, for better and worse.
Say a Prayer for the President
Politics don’t matter when it comes to lifting up our leaders.
Amy Coney Barrett’s Message: The Maternal Hero Is a Myth
The trope of mother as superparent is a resounding rejection of grace.
Might From the Margins
People of color don't need white permission to use their power in Christ.
We Need to Reset the Rules of Cultural Engagement
The old, tried-and-true strategies don’t reflect the new world we live in. It’s time for an update.
The Antidote to Spiritual Shallowness Isn’t ‘Believing Harder’ but Going Deeper
Rich Villodas’s book takes us further into our faith traditions, our relationships, and our very selves.
The Courts Alone Can’t Protect Christian Colleges
Fuller Seminary’s recent win is worth celebrating. But the legal rights of faith-based schools are still at risk.
The Supreme Court Isn’t All Powerful
When it comes to religious liberty, culture matters more than judicial rulings.
That the World May Know: How I Pray for Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Other Wars
As my Armenian family grieves for Artsakh, John 17 offers a guide for all Christians to intercede for all conflicts.
Justo González: Seminaries Need More Latinos
The theological education crisis is not financial. It's demographic.español
The Shocking Necessity of Racist Violence
It takes cruelty and brute force for human subjugation to work.
The DC Mayor Doesn’t Get to Define Church
Why Capitol Hill Baptist is standing by the physical gathering as a biblical requirement.
Chinese Christians Deserve a Better Label Than ‘Persecuted’
Xi's government isn't friendly to religion. But its actions shouldn't color how we think of believers there.
Political Riptides Rip Us Apart
A religious undercurrent mandates we stay calm and not panic as cultural oceans roil.
Old Books Are Strange and Threatening. That’s Why We Should Read Them.
Alan Jacobs shows how to resist the pull of the present by engaging ideas from the past.
Coronavirus Church Closures Are Not Persecution
Restrictions on worship are unsettling and, in some cases, illegal. But American Christians must protect the intensity and veracity of the term.简体中文Indonesian繁體中文
The Pandemic Sent Thousands of Orphans Back to Their Families. Let’s Keep Them There.
The coronavirus outbreak will be either the worst or the best thing to happen to the world’s institutionalized children. It’s our choice.
Evangelical Witness Is Compromised. We Need Repentance and Renewal.
The National Association of Evangelicals calls Christians to affirm their moral leadership.català
I Can Pray Heartily for the President and Still Hold Him Accountable
How Trump’s illness has (and hasn’t) changed the way I intercede for leaders.español
When a Christian Admits to Opioid Addiction
I was willing to serve a brother or sister in need. It was much harder to be a friend.简体中文繁體中文
Be Still and Know
To participate in God’s love and healing amid racism, you must slow down and prayerfully ask yourself questions.