Books

Report: So-Called Christians Have Sense of Humor
The Babylon Bee lampoons evangelical culture and teaches us to lighten up, already.
One-on-One with Glenn Daman on ‘The Forgotten Church’
The presence of the rural church is critical if the gospel is to make an impact in the community.
Taking the Measure of Trump Country
A writer and a scholar attempt sympathetic portrayals of the president’s rural supporters, but their sympathy only extends so far.
One-on-One with Adam Ford on ‘How to Be a Perfect Christian’
The idea behind the book is to use satire to magnify aspects of Christian living in order to get a better look at them.
One-on-One with Brian Dembowczyk on ‘Cornerstones’
Cornerstones is a discipleship tool for parents to use with their children and an approachable systematic theology book for parents.
One-on-One with Scot McKnight on ‘Open to the Spirit’
The Holy Spirit’s involvement in our lives through the cultivation of holiness, spiritual gifts, and worship.
Rosaria Butterfield: Christian Hospitality Is Radically Different from ‘Southern Hospitality’
It has nothing to do with entertainment—and everything to do with addressing the crisis of unbelief.
The Origin Story of Martin Luther King Jr.Subscriber Access Only
How the civil-rights hero honed his preaching skills and prophetic vision at a Northern liberal seminary.
‘These Bombs Led Me to Christ’
The “Napalm Girl” from a famous Vietnam War photo tells her story of coming to faith.
Southern Christianity Is Bigger Than the Bible BeltSubscriber Access Only
A scholar’s journey through the region reveals much more than Baptists and church barbecues.
The Two Kinds of Government That Show Up in the Bible
They have different responses to God. And He has different responses to them.
New & Noteworthy Books
The quest for the historical apostles, exporing Noah's flood, and rediscovering the gospel at the Lord's table.
The Global Scourge of Violence Against WomenSubscriber Access Only
From sex-selective abortion to sexual abuse, it encompasses the entire female life cycle.
Reading Together, Early Church StyleSubscriber Access Only
New historical research by Brian J. Wright shows that early Christians were surprisingly bookish.
How Freedom Became an American Idol
Once a people view themselves as their own highest authority, whatever they most value becomes their god. And that god will rule their nation.
Tyndale Sued by Boy Who Didn’t Come Back from Heaven
Subject of retracted afterlife account demands damages for using his name.
Jack Deere Went Through Hell to Come to Faith
The theologian’s memoir is refreshingly raw about the wounds he’s suffered—and the wounds he’s inflicted.
The Sacred Gift of Selfies
Craig Detweiler sees spiritual significance underneath the stereotypes.
Marilynne Robinson’s Celebration of Humanity Is Brilliant but Incomplete
Insights from some of her heroes, like John Calvin and the Puritans, would help round out the picture.
John Perkins Has Hope for Racial Reconciliation. Do We?
The civil rights hero delivers his “final manifesto” on race and the church’s call to unity.
Top Story June 19, 2018
Sunday Church Services Are Not About You
Sunday Church Services Are Not About You
Six tangible ways congregations can shift their gatherings from me to us.
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