May (Web-only) 2022

The Uvalde School Shooting Sends Me to Matthew 18
The Uvalde School Shooting Sends Me to Matthew 18
Jesus gave specific instructions on caring for the “little ones.” The Texas tragedy suggests the church has gravely fallen short.
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15 Prayers for a Violent World
15 Prayers for a Violent World
In an age weary with suffering, how can we pray?
When Churches Become Mafias
When Churches Become Mafias
The recent SBC abuse report shows that churches often prioritize tribal unity and safety over “divisive” truth.
A Destroyed Cuban Church Sits on Prime Tourism Real Estate
A Destroyed Cuban Church Sits on Prime Tourism Real Estate
Devastated in the Havana hotel explosion, the historic Calvary Baptist Church—like many other congregations across the island—will face a drawn-out battle with the government to restore its building.
Ecclesiastes Is the Story of Abel Writ Large
Ecclesiastes Is the Story of Abel Writ Large
Biblical Hebrew uses similar names for “vanity” and the slain brother. That’s no accident.
Why Christ’s Ascension is Essential
Why Christ’s Ascension is Essential
Jesus’ return to heaven was not an awkward stage exit but the climax of our redemption story.
Pastors in the Valley of Death Row
Pastors in the Valley of Death Row
While a win for religious liberty, the Ramirez ruling will take a traumatic toll on an already burdened profession.
Switzerland’s Original Reformer Was Creative, Combative, and Frequently Controversial
Switzerland’s Original Reformer Was Creative, Combative, and Frequently Controversial
A new biography captures the misunderstood faith of Huldrych Zwingli.
This Is the Southern Baptist Apocalypse
This Is the Southern Baptist Apocalypse
The abuse investigation has uncovered more evil than even I imagined.
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Abortion Bans Should Ban Abortion
Abortion Bans Should Ban Abortion
Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancies are not abortion. Pro-life Christians urge clear distinctions in state laws.
How Seminary Downsizing Cuts into Community
How Seminary Downsizing Cuts into Community
Selling a residential campus comes at the cost of embodied fellowship.
The Gospel Doesn’t Always Have to Come with a House Key
The Gospel Doesn’t Always Have to Come with a House Key
The power of introverted hospitality in an extroverted world of church ministry.
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Leading Psychologist Bridges Trauma Healing and the Black Church
Leading Psychologist Bridges Trauma Healing and the Black Church
Incoming American Psychological Association president Thema Bryant’s “psychology for the people” approach is already helping break Christian stigmas around therapy.
Eurovision Win Offers Momentary Joy for Ukrainians
Eurovision Win Offers Momentary Joy for Ukrainians
“In the midst of a horrific, diabolical invasion,” Christians celebrate their country's recent victory in the global song competition.
The Confusion in Our Free Speech Debate
The Confusion in Our Free Speech Debate
Sometimes, freedom. Sometimes, moderation. Always, love.
Five Lesser-Known Children’s Fantasy Series That Point to the Gospel
Five Lesser-Known Children’s Fantasy Series That Point to the Gospel
Meet a new generation of authors picking up where Lewis and Tolkien left off.
Vote as a Christian, Not Because You Are Christian
Vote as a Christian, Not Because You Are Christian
Lebanese evangelicals—like believers worldwide—often approach elections torn between hope and despair. But with a major vote looming, do they have a biblical mandate to participate?
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Become a CT Southeast Asia Correspondent/Editor
Become a CT Southeast Asia Correspondent/Editor
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Why Taiwan’s Christians Should Support Ukraine: A Theological Rationale
Why Taiwan’s Christians Should Support Ukraine: A Theological Rationale
Christian solidarity doesn’t derive from civil religion, but from the church’s role in redemptive history amid world history.
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Why Not All Pro-Lifers are Celebrating
Why Not All Pro-Lifers are Celebrating
Like the prophet Jeremiah, a biblical lament for abortion is neither apathetic nor triumphant.
How Shall We Now Grieve Abortion?
How Shall We Now Grieve Abortion?
After Roe v. Wade is overturned, we must find new ways to turn our mourning into action.
First Annual Globe Issue
In our first annual Globe Issue, we hope you find a captivating and capacious vision of how men and women are following the call of Christ all around the planet. You are invited to take an intimate tour through a wide array of cities, countries, homes and ministries to hear testimonies of God at work in the world.
What Christian WeChat Accounts Reveal About Chinese Internet Evangelism
Here’s What Thousands of Christian WeChat Accounts Reveal About Chinese Internet Evangelism
Were rampant commercialism and plagiarism more harmful for Chinese Christians than government censorship?
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How to Lose the Abortion Debate While Winning It
How to Lose the Abortion Debate While Winning It
Christian cultural influence only lasts when it’s backed up by the moral credibility of the church.
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Being a Political Journalist Made Me a Better Christian
Being a Political Journalist Made Me a Better Christian
While many Christians are hostile towards news media, my faith grew deeper because of it.
Christians Should Lead the Way in Diversity and Equity
Christians Should Lead the Way in Diversity and Equity
Our faith encourages us to give unto others the same sense of belonging we have received.
How American Exclusion Created the Chinese Church
How American Exclusion Created the Chinese Church
The first Chinese converts in the US were drawn to a gospel of equality.
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Do We Need a Better Theology of Singleness, or Better Relationship Training?
Do Single Christians Need a Better Theology of Singleness, or Better Relationship Training?
As two recent books demonstrate, the answer is both—together. (And not only for singles.)
The Market Value of a Proverbs 31 Mother
The Market Value of a Proverbs 31 Mother
Scripture attests that the contributions of motherhood to our society extend far beyond the home.
God Chose Moms to Carry Out His Plans
God Chose Moms to Carry Out His Plans
The Scriptures are full of stories spotlighting the vital role of motherhood in God’s mission.
There’s No Substitute for Presence. So I Uprooted My Family.
There’s No Substitute for Presence. So I Uprooted My Family.
How the conviction to honor my aging parents convinced me to move home.
Our Pro-Life Advocacy Shouldn’t Be Limited by Tribal Loyalty
Our Pro-Life Advocacy Shouldn’t Be Limited by Tribal Loyalty
As Christians, we must not let political allies selectively dictate who our neighbors are.
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The Roe Leak Spotlights America’s Crisis of Credibility
The Roe Leak Spotlights America’s Crisis of Credibility
Abortion and the lost trust in institutions are two parts of the same problem.
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Should We Keep Singing Hillsong?
Should We Keep Singing Hillsong?
When the megachurch’s former pastors are in the news with allegations of scandal and abuse, what a contentious name it is.

Top Story May 29, 2022

Ecclesiastes Is the Story of Abel Writ Large
Ecclesiastes Is the Story of Abel Writ Large
Biblical Hebrew uses similar names for “vanity” and the slain brother. That’s no accident.

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