July (Web-only) 2024

One Body, Many Denominational Meetings
One Body, Many Denominational Meetings
Our anxiety over church factions should lead us to dependence on Christ.
Our Old Leaders Won’t Walk Away, and That’s About More Than Politics
Our Old Leaders Won’t Walk Away, and That’s About More Than Politics
What the presidential debate and its aftermath should tell us about our culture of geriatric childishness.
Why We’re Weird for Thinking That Tim Scott Is Weird
Why We’re Weird for Thinking That Tim Scott Is Weird
The politician’s public commitment to abstinence has made him an outlier in a sex-obsessed culture. But is the church any friendlier to older single men?
The Precarious Position of India’s Christians—and Its Democracy
The Precarious Position of India’s Christians—and Its Democracy
Lawyer and author P. I. Jose discusses the growing influence of Hindutva ideology and its threat to India’s constitutional order.
Catholic Miracle Stories Should Take Us Outside Our Protestant Comfort Zones
Catholic Miracle Stories Should Take Us Outside Our Protestant Comfort Zones
Even when they strain credulity, they can challenge our assumptions about popular piety and the limits of the possible.
Jesus Will Speak in 100 Tongues, Thanks to Man Who Helped Disney’s Elsa Sing in 41 Languages
Jesus Will Speak in 100 Tongues, Thanks to Man Who Helped Disney’s Elsa Sing in 41 Languages
Rick Dempsey explains how his decades of localization expertise is being applied to The Chosen.
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Artistic Humility in the Age of ‘Hot AI Jesus’
Artistic Humility in the Age of ‘Hot AI Jesus’
As digital enticements proliferate, Michelangelo and the apostle Paul teach us to seek humbler, faithful art forms.
The Pentecostal Who Shaped Swedish Politics
The Pentecostal Who Shaped Swedish Politics
Lewi Pethrus founded the Christian Democrats, started a still-in-print newspaper, and preached his countercultural values to whomever would listen, explains historian Joel Halldorf.
Serving Our Children Means Saying No to Youth Gender Medicine
Serving Our Children Means Saying No to Youth Gender Medicine
The administration’s new stance against childhood surgeries is only a start. Jesus has grave warnings for those who cause little ones to stumble.
Until the Next World Comes, Christians Hold This World Together
Until the Next World Comes, Christians Hold This World Together
How the early church’s example of public witness helps us avoid the extremes of triumphalism and retreat.
Preaching Today Summer Sale
Preaching Today Summer Sale
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Jesus Didn’t Grasp for Status. But I Sure Do.
Jesus Didn’t Grasp for Status. But I Sure Do.
He “made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant.” I dread admitting I don’t have a fancy new job.
Modern Secularism Makes No Sense Without Christianity
Modern Secularism Makes No Sense Without Christianity
A new book argues that early Protestant thinking helped fuel an anti-supernatural worldview. But that worldview retains more Protestantism than it cares to admit.
When Worship Leaders Go on Vacation, Churches Get Creative
When Worship Leaders Go on Vacation, Churches Get Creative
Acoustic sets, recorded tracks, and alternative setups can offer volunteers a break and invite congregants into new spiritual practices.
Theocracy Is Not the Enemy of Pluralism
Theocracy Is Not the Enemy of Pluralism
God’s rule is inherently true and doesn’t require that we force it on anyone.
There Is No President Who Is Righteous, No, Not One
There Is No President Who Is Righteous, No, Not One
A government built on the assumption of its leader’s good character is a government badly built.
Evangelical School Exemplifies Special Needs Education in Jordan
Evangelical School Exemplifies Special Needs Education in Jordan
Director describes how Alliance school’s “Christian spirit” addresses social challenges to achieve academic inclusion of students with disabilities.
Isaac Asimov Believed the World Could Go on for Thousands More Years. Why Can’t Christians?
Isaac Asimov Believed the World Could Go on for Thousands More Years. Why Can’t Christians?
Why the church so often (erroneously) predicts our own demise.
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It’s Not Reverse Mission If You Just Stay in Your Own Church
It’s Not Reverse Mission If You Just Stay in Your Own Church
Johnson Ambrose Afrane-Twum wants African migrant Christians to collaborate with and revitalize churches in the UK.
Celebrating the Stars and Their Maker on Māori New Year
Celebrating the Stars and Their Maker on Māori New Year
As Matariki is celebrated in New Zealand, Christians navigate a return to the festival’s pagan roots.

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‘We Praise You That Trump Is Gonna Be All Right’
‘We Praise You That Trump Is Gonna Be All Right’
Evangelicals respond to the fatal shooting at the former president’s campaign rally in Pennsylvania.

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