July (Web-only) 2023

International Anti-Persecution Strategies Are Failing Nigerian Christians
International Anti-Persecution Strategies Are Failing Nigerian Christians
How the efforts of global advocacy groups depend on the capacity of local leaders.
America’s ‘First Evangelical President’ Might Not Have Been a Christian at All
America’s ‘First Evangelical President’ Might Not Have Been a Christian at All
Two new books probe the mysteries of Abraham Lincoln’s public and private relationship to religion.
When AI Goes to War
When AI Goes to War
I wish ‘Judeo-Christian norms’ were enough to ensure ethical AI warfare. They’re not.
In Indonesia, Light Skin is Prized. Some Christians Are Pushing Back.
In Indonesia, Light Skin is Prized. Some Christians Are Pushing Back.
Despite entrenched colorism in society, believers show how the Bible redefines a woman’s self-worth.
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Misreading Scripture with Artificial Eyes
Misreading Scripture with Artificial Eyes
I asked ChatGPT to interpret the Sermon on the Mount. Here’s what I learned about AI’s exegetical errors.
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Barbie and Ken Go East of Eden
Barbie and Ken Go East of Eden
For Christians, Greta Gerwig’s latest film is an opportunity to reckon with the “fortunate fall.”
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On Stage and in Theaters, Corrie ten Boom Testifies Again
On Stage and in Theaters, Corrie ten Boom Testifies Again
How Rabbit Room playwright A.S. Peterson adapted ‘The Hiding Place’ for a new generation.
Why US Christians Must Wrestle with a Korea Divided in Two
Why US Christians Must Wrestle with a Korea Divided in Two
70 years after the country was split in half, Americans have a responsibility to assist in ending this unresolved separation.
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The Latest Black Tragedy Is My Trauma Too
The Latest Black Tragedy Is My Trauma Too
Communal suffering has to be reckoned with. And so does God’s healing word.
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I Write Algorithms for a Living. God Doesn’t Want Me to Quit.
I Write Algorithms for a Living. God Doesn’t Want Me to Quit.
At a moment of career disillusionment, a new book gave me a biblical perspective on the blessings and dangers of big tech.
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The Two Holy Ghostwriters Behind American Christianity’s Charismatic Turn
The Two Holy Ghostwriters Behind American Christianity’s Charismatic Turn
Church life was booming in the 1950s. But where was the Spirit?
How Phylicia Masonheimer Became Every Woman’s Theologian
How Phylicia Masonheimer Became Every Woman’s Theologian
She went viral blogging about beauty and yoga pants. Now she’s teaching theology.
What Happens When Both Sides Secularize
What Happens When Both Sides Secularize
The antidote to cultural Christianity on the Left and Right is true Anglicanism and Pentecostalism.
Why Mercy Triumphs over Judgment
Why Mercy Triumphs over Judgment
As Christians, our righteous anger at sin must never surpass our compassion for sinners.
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Canada Incarcerated Her Japanese Neighbors, So She Moved with Them
Canada Incarcerated Her Japanese Neighbors, So She Moved with Them
Sunday school teacher Margaret Ridgway's wartime ministry had a significant impact on the next generation of missionaries and pastors.
Early Americans Read the Bible in a Way That Nearly Destroyed America
Early Americans Read the Bible in a Way That Nearly Destroyed America
Mark Noll surveys the effects of an “independence-first” approach to Scripture.
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Ancient Chinese Sacrificial Rituals Resemble Those of the Israelites. Does This Matter?
Ancient Chinese Sacrificial Rituals Resemble Those of the Israelites. Does This Matter?
What Jesus’ death means for how I make sense of my culture’s traditional religious practices.
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How Breath Prayers Helped Me ‘Pray Continually’
How Breath Prayers Helped Me ‘Pray Continually’
As a busy mom, I had to find new spiritual disciplines to connect with God.
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Lessons on Living Locally
Lessons on Living Locally
More Americans are staying put. But how can we live with intention?
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Rainn Wilson’s Spiritual Revolution Gets Spirituality Partly Right and Jesus Mostly Wrong
Rainn Wilson’s Spiritual Revolution Gets Spirituality Partly Right and Jesus Mostly Wrong
“The Office” star offers a welcome critique of privatized faith. His other ideas are harder to swallow.
Can People Change? ‘Ted Lasso’ Revived an Ancient Debate.
Can People Change? ‘Ted Lasso’ Revived an Ancient Debate.
Like the TV show’s characters, Pelagius and Augustine wrestled with this core human question.
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The Bible Story That Explains Australia: Jezebel and Ahab’s Violent Vineyard
The Bible Story That Explains Australia: Jezebel and Ahab’s Violent Vineyard
The biblical story of Naboth's vineyard teaches non-indigenous Christians like me how God views the injustice that made Melbourne.
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He Built a University, Sheltered Fleeing People, and Worked for Peace in Congo. Then He Was Arrested.
He Built a University, Sheltered Fleeing People, and Worked for Peace in Congo. Then He Was Arrested.
The government detained Lazare Sebitereko Rukundwa in June and is holding him without charges.
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Colorado Springs’s New Christian Mayor Wants to ‘Disrupt’ Politics with Unity
Colorado Springs’s New Christian Mayor Wants to ‘Disrupt’ Politics with Unity
Nigerian American Christian Yemi Mobolade went from pastor and community organizer to city leadership.
I Don’t Want My Son to Inherit the Sins of His Mother
I Don’t Want My Son to Inherit the Sins of His Mother
My worries for my child’s physical health shouldn’t surpass my concern for his spiritual well-being.
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Confined to Dirty, Low-Wage Jobs, Pakistani Christians Still Face Persecution and Poverty
Confined to Dirty, Low-Wage Jobs, Pakistani Christians Still Face Persecution and Poverty
Decades ago, converts thought the country would be a refuge from the caste system. Today, they are subject to discrimination, including stricter blasphemy laws.

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To Guard Against the Monsters in My Life, I Became a Monster Myself
To Guard Against the Monsters in My Life, I Became a Monster Myself
A lifestyle of violence and addiction nearly destroyed me, but it brought me to the foot of the cross.

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