January (Web-only) 2021

In the GameStop Frenzy, What If We’re All the 1 Percent?
In the GameStop Frenzy, What If We’re All the 1 Percent?
Jesus’ economic justice doesn’t mean beating the rich at their own game.
What Another Year of Routine Teaches Us about God
What Another Year of Routine Teaches Us about God
As G. K. Chesterton reminds us, the Lord is “strong enough to exult in monotony.”
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For Churchgoing Families, More Kids Aren’t a Burden
For Churchgoing Families, More Kids Aren’t a Burden
Researchers find big families don't deter child outcomes, but our theology defines flourishing differently.
Life’s Darkest Moments Call for Prayers We’d Never Choose to Pray
Life’s Darkest Moments Call for Prayers We’d Never Choose to Pray
When words fail, says Tish Harrison Warren, we can rely on ancient liturgy to supply them.
Where Two or More Are Vaccinated: Advice for Churches in 2021
Where Two or More Are Vaccinated: Advice for Churches in 2021
Five science-based suggestions to gather and worship safely as COVID-19 vaccines roll out.
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Prayers and Praises from the World’s Hardest Places to Be a Christian
Prayers and Praises from the World’s Hardest Places to Be a Christian
The struggles and joys experienced by believers in 11 nations on Open Doors’ Christian persecution watchlist.
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Winston Churchill Fought for ‘Christian Civilization,’ but He Rarely Went to Church
Winston Churchill Fought for ‘Christian Civilization,’ but He Rarely Went to Church
A new biography sorts through the British prime minister’s enigmatic faith.
What the Black Robe Regiment Misses About Revolutionary Pastors
What the Black Robe Regiment Misses About Revolutionary Pastors
Christians calling for clergy to rise up against the government should take a closer look at the complex approaches by America’s early preachers.
Failed Trump Prophecies Offer a Lesson in Humility
Failed Trump Prophecies Offer a Lesson in Humility
Instead of persecuting prophets who have apologized, we might do better to join them.
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10 Best Practices for Improving Religious Freedom in Complicated Places
10 Best Practices for Improving Religious Freedom in Complicated Countries
Lessons we learned from helping Vietnam become the first country to be peaceably removed from the United States’ blacklist of the worst persecutors of Christians and other believers.
‘Paul and the Gift’ Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving
‘Paul and the Gift’ Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving
Theologian John Barclay distills and updates his game-changing study of God’s “incongruous” grace in Christ.
It’s Not Enough to Preach Racial Justice. We Need to Champion Policy Change.
It’s Not Enough to Preach Racial Justice. We Need to Champion Policy Change.
The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. reminds us to push past tweetable quotes and ‘big talk’ to practice true Christlike love.
Only Biblical Peacemaking Resolves Racial and Political Injustice
Only Biblical Peacemaking Resolves Racial and Political Injustice
No other group is better situated to bring healing to this land than the church.
‘Soul’ and the Purpose-Driven Generation
‘Soul’ and the Purpose-Driven Generation
Disney Pixar’s latest film reminds us that life is meaningful beyond achieving our goals or saving the world.
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Herman Bavinck’s Balancing Act, and Ours
Herman Bavinck’s Balancing Act, and Ours
As a new biography shows, the Dutch Reformed theologian was adept at navigating perennial tensions of Christ and culture.
God Called Me to Encourage Fellow Black Students in White Coats
God Called Me to Encourage Fellow Black Students in White Coats
CCCU Young Alumni Award winner discusses how diversity in medicine improves care for the most vulnerable.
3 Bioethical Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines
3 Bioethical Questions About COVID-19 Vaccines
After considering new mRNA technology, Christian experts are in favor.
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Humoring the President Was Not Harmless
Humoring the President Was Not Harmless
As a little leaven works through a loaf, indulging deceit led to disaster at the Capitol last Wednesday.
We Worship with the Magi, Not MAGA
We Worship with the Magi, Not MAGA
Epiphany reminds us that faith is not a prop for political power.
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We Serve the Purposes of God, Not the Politics of Men
We Serve the Purposes of God, Not the Politics of Men
The lust for power and the lure of lies collapse under the weight of truth.
How Not to Read Cheesy Books with Your Quarantined Kids
How Not to Read Cheesy Books with Your Quarantined Kids
Two judges for the CT Book Awards reflect on what makes books “good”—and why that matters for children during a global crisis.
We Need to Be Better Losers
We Need to Be Better Losers
The legitimacy of US elections requires someone to lose. For Christians, that should be okay.
6 Christian Sites Armenia Fears It Has Lost to Azerbaijan
6 Christian Sites Armenia Fears It Has Lost to Azerbaijan
Photo gallery captures cultural heritage that concerns Armenians most after ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Top Story August 2, 2021

Patrons’ Saints: Christians Turn to Patreon, Substack, and Kickstarter
Patrons’ Saints: Christians Turn to Patreon, Substack, and Kickstarter
As more evangelical figures embrace crowdfunding, is the format demanding too much of them?

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