May (Web-only) 2021

Delivered Twice from Death in Lebanon, Retiree Serves on After Explosion
Delivered Twice from Death in Lebanon, Retiree Keeps Serving After Explosion
From an orphanage to Beirut’s fanciest hotel to World Vision’s top ranks, Jean Bouchebel has seen how God does not forsake his church.
The Fire This Time: Reflections on a Year of Racial Reckoning
The Fire This Time: Reflections on a Year of Racial Reckoning
A webinar on how it has changed us, and where the church should go from here.
What Do Americans Actually Think About the Equality Act and Religious Liberty?
What Do Americans Actually Think About the Equality Act and Religious Liberty?
As with much polling, the devil is in the conveniently omitted details.
3 Keys to Real Pandemic Recovery
3 Keys to Real Pandemic Recovery
The Old Testament offers a model for how to restore community and economic life after disaster.
Complementarians Aren’t Inherently Patriarchal
Complementarians Aren’t Inherently Patriarchal
But they can be paternalistic. Here’s how to fix that.
For Cosmopolitan Christians, Secular Approval Is a Common Temptation
For Cosmopolitan Christians, Secular Approval Is a Common Temptation
Elite believers often sound more like disciples of Jacques Derrida than Jesus Christ. That needs to change.
Twentieth-Century Theology Lost Something Essential about the Trinity
Twentieth-Century Theology Lost Sight of Something Essential about the Trinity
It’s time to recover the teaching that Father, Son, and Spirit act as one, with no “division of labor” between them.
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Moses’ Guide to Postpandemic Parties
Moses’ Guide to Postpandemic Parties
How biblical guides to feasting teach us to fear God.
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Punk Rock Priests Offer Up Their ‘Parallel Love’ in Music and Sacrament
Punk Rock Priests Offer Up Their ‘Parallel Love’ in Music and Sacrament
There’s no other band quite like Luxury, Christian indie rockers who journeyed through tragedy and faith to Eastern Orthodoxy.
Fear the Lord. No Other Word Will Do the Trick.
Fear the Lord. No Other Word Will Do the Trick.
Even close relatives like “awe” and “reverence” don’t quite capture the passionate intensity of trembling in the presence of a holy God.
Our First Look at How Pompeo and Blinken See Religious Freedom Differently
Our First Look at How Pompeo and Blinken See Religious Freedom Differently
Four takeaways from this week’s release of the State Department’s 2020 IRF report.
Read God’s Words. Then Write Your Own.
Read God’s Words. Then Write Your Own.
The spiritual discipline of recording our prayers and Bible reading reflections is a practice rooted in Christian tradition.
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John Piper Goes Further Up and Further Into God’s Providence
John Piper Goes Further Up and Further Into the Doctrine of God’s Providence
His latest book leans on the Reformed tradition while speaking to 21st-century questions.
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I Got Ordained So I Can Talk About Jesus. Not the Female Pastor Debate.
I Got Ordained So I Can Talk About Jesus. Not the Female Pastor Debate.
As a priest, I’m tired of a political battle that distracts from the gospel.
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How Much Does Prayer Weigh?
How Much Does Prayer Weigh?
Why scientists struggle to put this spiritual practice under the microscope.
These Moms Won’t Miss the Pandemic. But Their Quarantine Habits Are Keepers.
These Moms Won’t Miss the Pandemic. But Their Quarantine Habits Are Keepers.
Ten writers on the discipleship practices that shaped their families this year.
Proof That Political Privilege Is Harmful for Christianity
Proof That Political Privilege Is Harmful for Christianity
Our analysis of 166 nations suggests the biggest threat to Christian vitality is not persecution, affluence, education, or pluralism. It’s state support.
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Remembering Marva Dawn, a Saint of Modern Worship
Remembering Marva Dawn, a Saint of Modern Worship
Her teachings pushed us beyond worship wars and individualism with keen observations, a generous spirit, and an otherworldly devotion to Jesus.
Vaccine Skeptics Need a Dose of Creation Theology
Vaccine Skeptics Need a Dose of Creation Theology
Medicine has limits. But as John Calvin knew, it can be an extraordinary gift from God.
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