March (Web-only) 2024

‘Christ Is King’ Is Not the Slogan Some White Nationalists Want It to Be
‘Christ Is King’ Is Not the Slogan Some White Nationalists Want It to Be
Jesus’ lordship is not good news for those who want to use him to become kings themselves.
Good Friday’s Answers to Wounded Church Members
Good Friday’s Answers to Wounded Church Members
Christ’s crucified body holds the pain experienced by the church body.
Singing About Jesus’ Blood Is Weird, But We Do It Anyway
Singing About Jesus’ Blood Is Weird, But We Do It Anyway
Even if Elevation’s Easter invites don’t spotlight the Crucifixion, it remains central to their worship.
The Story of Jesus Christ Is a ‘True Myth’
The Story of Jesus Christ Is a True Myth
Every year, we celebrate a dying and rising God who fulfills the hopes of ages past.
A Theologian’s Vision of ‘Peasant’ Politics Is Surprisingly Lordly in Scope
A Theologian’s Vision of ‘Peasant’ Politics Is Surprisingly Lordly in Scope
Ephraim Radner’s “narrow” concern for protecting the mundane goods of earthly life isn’t so narrow after all.
A World Without Easter
A World Without Easter
Everything is different because Jesus rose again. But do we live as if we understand he is alive?
How the Gaucho Stole Easter in Uruguay
How the Gaucho Stole Easter in Uruguay
More than 100 years ago, Latin America’s most secular country abolished Christian holidays. Local church leaders have struggled to reclaim them since.
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Praying in the Shadow of Gethsemane
Praying in the Shadow of Gethsemane
What Jesus’ midnight prayer in the garden tells us about cosmic conflict in the supernatural realm.
The Steep Price of Pilate’s Fame
The Steep Price of Pilate’s Fame
Billions know the Roman governor’s name. But he didn’t know the very son of God standing before him.
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The Myth Behind the Meaning of Paul’s Words on Women and Childbearing
The Myth Behind the Meaning of Paul’s Words on Women and Childbearing
Sandra Glahn studies the record of an Ephesian goddess to aid our reading of a challenging passage.
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How One Indonesian Church Is Fighting Food Insecurity
How One Indonesian Church Is Fighting Food Insecurity
In the village of Kemadang, long dry spells threatened local farmers’ livelihoods until a church-led granary brought hope.
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From Passion to the Pews, Major Conferences Inspire Local Worship
From Passion to the Pews, Major Conferences Inspire Local Worship
Arena events serve as the proving grounds for new music.
Why Character Doesn’t Matter Anymore
Why Character Doesn’t Matter Anymore
The “cheerful prudery” of Ned Flanders has given way to vulgarity, misogyny, and partisanship. What does this mean for our witness?
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Must Social Service Providers Nix Their Faith to Receive Federal Funds?
Must Social Service Providers Nix Their Faith to Receive Federal Funds?
Rather than follow the equal protections secured in Supreme Court decisions, the Biden administration opted for a complicated and soul-killing alternative.
Why Every Day This Week Is Holy
Why Every Day This Week Is Holy
Christians should celebrate from Palm to Easter Sunday—and everything in between.
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Make the Internet Modest Again
Make the Internet Modest Again
We gained an audience but overexposed our souls.
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Fasting from Food in a Land of Plenty
Fasting from Food in a Land of Plenty
Abstaining from eating confronts the cultural lies we believe about our bodies.
Harnessing the Power of Europe’s Migrant Churches
Harnessing the Power of Europe’s Migrant Churches
A seminary professor from Sierra Leone shares how African arrivals are changing the church in Belgium and the rest of the continent.
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Let’s Not Give Up Meetings on the Church Calendar
Let’s Not Give Up Meetings on the Church Calendar
What if we ordered our habitual gatherings around Christ and the gospel story more than twice a year?
As Freedoms Shrink in Hong Kong, One Christian Media Editor Explains Why He Stays
As Freedoms Shrink in Hong Kong, One Christian Media Editor Explains Why He Stays
Christian journalism has become even more important after the government passed a tough new national security law.
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Honey, We Shrunk the Family
Honey, We Shrunk the Family
Timothy P. Carney’s Family Unfriendly explores plunging American fertility and how to get out of the baby bust.
Metaphors Have a Power That’s More Than Metaphorical
Metaphors Have a Power That’s More Than Metaphorical
Joy Clarkson peels back the veil of overfamiliarity from commonplace expressions and images.
The Witness of Women Is Written on the Walls
The Witness of Women Is Written on the Walls
I needed female heroes, and I found them in ancient churches.
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The Body of Christ Cannot Be Mummified
The Body of Christ Cannot Be Mummified
An oft-forgotten mummy in Scripture teaches us how idolatry deadens, but Jesus awakens.
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Single Christians Have Common Needs—the Same Needs All Christians Have
Single Christians Have Common Needs—the Same Needs All Christians Have
Anna Broadway’s survey of global singleness challenges a marriage status hierarchy within the church.
Bad News May Be a Burning Bush
Bad News May Be a Burning Bush
I understand frustration with media negativity. But bad news may be God’s invitation to work alongside him.
Come, Follow Me: Brazil’s Christian Influencers Outcompete Pastors for Attention
Come, Follow Me: Brazil’s Christian Influencers Outcompete Pastors for Attention
Evangelical leaders warn against spiritual immaturity and economic impulses in the social media landscape. 
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Reading the Bible With Women
Reading the Bible With Women
The caricature of Rahab and other female characters in Scripture often sidelines their contribution.
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Tradwife Content Offers Fundamentalism Fit for Instagram
Tradwife Content Offers Fundamentalism Fit for Instagram
The latest influencer movement wants to “bring back” a narrow vision of biblical womanhood with pretty pictures, long dresses, and homemade bread.
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How (Not) to Talk About ‘Christian Nationalism’
How (Not) to Talk About ‘Christian Nationalism’
The phrase is increasingly useless—unfairly applied to ordinary Christians yet too weak to sufficiently condemn “another gospel” in our midst.
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My Disabled Son Is the Image of God
My Disabled Son Is the Image of God
As a pastor, I’ve wrestled with the theological implications of my child’s disability.
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Mamie Johnston: A Brave Missionary in Manchuria
Mamie Johnston: A Brave Missionary in Manchuria
Bandits, Japanese invaders, and Communists all threatened her life. Her dedication never wavered.
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Ezekiel’s Visions, AI’s Revisions
Ezekiel’s Visions, AI’s Revisions
I asked ChatGPT to illustrate passages from the Old Testament prophet, and the results raise important questions for the church.
Why John MacArthur Is Wrong About MLK
Why John MacArthur Is Wrong About MLK
The prominent pastor’s claim that Martin Luther King Jr. was “not a Christian” is not only ahistorical. It misses God’s heart for justice.
Fasting for God’s Kingdom
Fasting for God’s Kingdom
How the Muslim month of Ramadan transformed my understanding of fasting, prayer, and Lent.
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Remembering Canadian Politician Brian Mulroney, Who Opened Doors for Evangelicals
Remembering Canadian Politician Brian Mulroney, Who Opened Doors for Evangelicals
The late prime minister welcomed our engagement at a crucial time—and changed my mind about public witness.
How Evangelicals Became a Voting Bloc
How Evangelicals Became a Voting Bloc
Evangelical voters’ focus on policy over character came much earlier than you think.
Your Politics May Be Less Bible-Based than You Think
Your Politics May Be Less Bible-Based than You Think
Preston Sprinkle’s Exiles is a bracing call to return to Scripture, but some of his specific political applications are dubious.
Brazilian Evangelicals Bring Their Political Playbook to Portugal
Brazilian Evangelicals Bring Their Political Playbook to Portugal
Immigrants from South America are a growing force in churches on the other side of the Atlantic. But their electoral initiative is viewed with reservations.
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American Democracy Is in Trouble. No, Not Like That.
American Democracy Is in Trouble. No, Not Like That.
Ill-defined talk about Christian nationalism misses a more serious threat: Christian leaders neglecting the real concerns of the laity.

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Panic Won’t Protect the Planet Well
Panic Won’t Protect the Planet Well
I grew up as a climate change denier. Now I understand we must care for God’s creation and people alike.

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