July (Web-only) 2022

Nicky Gumbel’s Fitting Farewell to HTB Church: ‘The Best Is Yet to Come’
Nicky Gumbel’s Fitting Farewell to HTB Church: ‘The Best Is Yet to Come’
Retirement sermon and celebration of Holy Trinity Brompton vicar and Alpha Course pioneer reminds us that good and faithful servants still exist.
Faithful Orthodoxy Requires Reading Widely
Faithful Orthodoxy Requires Reading Widely
Evangelicals should humbly learn from all Christian tradition—yet many are ignorant or suspicious of pre-Protestant theology.
Could the Climate Crisis Make Religion Even Crazier?
Could the Climate Crisis Make Religion Even Crazier?
Extreme weather changes can prompt people to seek out extreme solutions and saviors.
The Gospel Is the Giver of Salvation, Not Just the Gift
The Gospel Is the Giver of Salvation, Not Just the Gift
Too often, our (mis)understanding of the Good News devalues a vital, life-shaping, world-changing relationship with God himself.
Hot Takes Don’t Belong in Church
Hot Takes Don’t Belong in Church
Crafting public political statements can detract from the church’s true call.
Jesus Frees Men and Women to Ask ‘How Can I Serve?’ Not ‘Who’s in Charge?’
Jesus Frees Men and Women to Ask ‘How Can I Serve?’ Not ‘Who’s in Charge?’
Our view of gender roles and relations should begin with Christ’s pattern of humility.
Did the Best Chess Player in the World Just Give Up?
Did the Best Chess Player in the World Just Give Up?
Magnus Carlsen challenges our understanding of both human greatness and limitation.
Why Taiwan Loves This Canadian Missionary Dentist
Why Taiwan Loves This Canadian Missionary Dentist
George Leslie Mackay arrived in Taiwan 150 years ago and is still beloved there today.
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Here I Am to Sound Check
Here I Am to Sound Check
Church tech teams kept worship plugged-in and streaming during the pandemic. But when does the job become too much for volunteers?
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Let’s Talk About Race like Believers, Not Babel-ers
Let’s Talk About Race like Believers, Not Babel-ers
In Christ, we can handle even the toughest conversations without speaking past one another.
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Single, Evangelical Women Are Counting the Cost of Staying in Church
Single, Evangelical Women Are Counting the Cost of Staying in Church
A sociologist explores some of the factors driving them away, but her “accrued resentments” get in the way of a fair picture.
Fantasy Role-Playing Is Hurting America
Fantasy Role-Playing Is Hurting America
How the cult of imagined heroism is bringing down our nation’s institutions.
Why We Shouldn’t Practice Liturgy ‘A La Carte’
Why We Shouldn’t Practice Liturgy ‘A La Carte’
Stripping historical traditions from their theological context is trendy but problematic.
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Pastors Still Need Seminary Degrees
Pastors Still Need Seminary Degrees
Despite recent trends, formal theological training still plays an important role in the evangelical church.
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Saving Local Media Outlets Is a Way to Love Your Neighbor
Saving Local Media Outlets Is a Way to Love Your Neighbor
As Good News people, these Christians are fighting to revive community-centered journalism.
Blame David, Not Bathsheba. The Prophet Nathan Did.
Blame David, Not Bathsheba. The Prophet Nathan Did.
In the Book of Samuel, three key voices say he’s the guilty one, not her.
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More Cremations Mean Fewer Chances to Grieve Together
More Cremations Mean Fewer Chances to Grieve Together
With church funerals and burials no longer the norm, pastors hope to restore occasions to gather and remember.
The Struggle for Sri Lanka’s Second Birth
The Struggle for Sri Lanka’s Second Birth
Christians have served well as our society fell apart amid economic crisis. But we still have work to do.
Blessed Are the Political Peacemakers
Blessed Are the Political Peacemakers
Experts warn political violence is coming. Christians can look to Scripture, not the American Revolution, for guidance.
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Indian Christian Day Uses Martyrdom of Apostle Thomas to Unite the Diaspora
Indian Christian Day Uses Martyrdom of Apostle Thomas to Unite the Diaspora
One in five Indian Americans is now Christian. But they remain divided by language, doctrine, and generation.
Post-Roe America Needs a Forward-Looking Church
Post-Roe America Needs a Forward-Looking Church
The way pro-life Christians care for vulnerable women and children testifies about the coming kingdom.
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My Husband Died Suddenly in the Wilderness
My Husband Died Suddenly in the Wilderness
As his widow, I live with grief every day. But I also live in the Good Shepherd’s grip.
The Pro-Life Conviction of the Hodge Brothers
The Pro-Life Conviction of the Hodge Brothers
Experiencing death led Hugh and Charles Hodge to fight for the unborn, using science and systematic theology.
Can Prayer Breakfasts Change Politics? UK Resignations Suggest Yes.
Can Prayer Breakfasts Change Politics? UK Resignations Suggest Yes.
Days before UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and 50 other politicians in the Conservative Party stepped down, they’d gathered to pray.
The Masculinity Debate Needs Johnny Cash
The Masculinity Debate Needs Johnny Cash
America’s young men are disaffected and lonely. But lack of manliness is not the problem.
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‘Domestic Abuse Was Worse than Death Row’
‘Domestic Abuse Was Worse than Death Row’
Naghmeh Panahi and Mariam Ibraheem came together when the leaders that fought for escape from persecution failed to help them escape from domestic violence.
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Adam’s Aloneness Wasn’t Just His Singlehood
Adam’s Aloneness Wasn’t Just His Singlehood
The Bible points to a deeper truth—that it is not good for us to be isolated from community.
The Dark History of Abortion Doctors
The Dark History of Abortion Doctors
To reach pro-choice frontliners, pro-life advocates must understand their motives.
National Tragedies Still Call Forth Sermons. But Their Tone Has Changed.
National Tragedies Still Call Forth Sermons. But Their Tone Has Changed.
A new history argues that Protestant ministers have traded prophetic introspection for triumphalist civil religion.
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I Was Pro-Life In Theory. It Took Much More to Actually Help.
I Was Pro-Life In Theory. It Took Much More to Actually Help.
Our convictions, when lived out, will cost us.
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Doubt Be Not Proud
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