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How COVID-19 Reshaped Campus Ministry
As students report high levels of anxiety and isolation in a new InterVarsity survey, ministry leaders look to small groups to provide community for Gen Z.
Ethiopian Christians Take Sides Over Tigray Crisis
As the humanitarian issues escalate in the largely Orthodox north, the conflict tests evangelicals’ loyalty and theology.
140 Nigerian Baptist Students Kidnapped in Kaduna
(UPDATED) “This is a very, very sad situation for us,” says Bethel Baptist pastor and state CAN leader whose son narrowly escaped.
I Was Sick and You Gave Me a WhatsApp Group
In India, Christian volunteers didn’t wait for churches when COVID-19 hit. The resulting Love Your Neighbor Network offers lessons for believers in other countries suffering second waves.
Do Flags Belong in Churches? Pastors Around the World Weigh In.
Christian cases for yes, no, and flying other nations’ flags as congregations balance love of God, neighbor, and country.
America Has Tried Three ‘Narratives of Belonging.’ None Worked as Planned.
How a sober look at failed projects of nationalism can help Christians envision a better way.
At Its Best, American Patriotism Is Blessed with Two-Dimensional Vision
A healthy love of country looks backward and forward, recognizes triumphs and failures, and flows from the head and the heart alike.
Nepal Churches Struggle to Serve as COVID-19 Kills 100+ Pastors
Amid a second wave of infections, Christian leaders wrestle with leadership vacuum and how openly to raise funds to aid neighbors under a suspicious government.
Independence Day Calls Us to the Holy Work of Repair
Our flag symbolizes the beauty of American ideals and the brokenness of our history.
Pew: What India’s Christians, Hindus, Muslims and More Think About Religion
(UPDATED) Pew surveys 30,000 Indians across 6 faiths and 17 languages and finds support for tolerance yet also segregation.
No Longer Evangelical
Is the label 'evangelical' sustainable for Christians in our post-everything world?
First Denomination to Condemn Uyghur Muslim Genocide? Southern Baptists
Such statements that bridge faiths are rare, based on my two decades working on religious freedom. Christians need to make more.
Meritocracy Is a Betrayal of the Protestant Ethic, not a Fulfillment
Why the “rhetoric of rising” is incompatible with Christian views of grace and the common good.
Miami-Area Churches Pray for Miracles, Minister to Rescue Teams After Condo Collapse
Nearby congregations offer snacks and spiritual care to those tasked with “bringing order to the chaos.”
The Story of Same-Sex Marriage, as Told by the Victors
Two new books approvingly chart the legal and cultural path to Obergefell v. Hodges. What can the losing side learn about battles lost, and battles still to come?
Jim Bakker to Pay $156K Over COVID-19 Cure Claim
After settlement, the televangelist and his church can no longer sell his Silver Solution as treatment. His lawyers, though, say state officials “unfairly targeted” the show.
Francis Collins: How Christians Can Help Curb COVID-19
A conversation with the director of the National Institutes of Health.
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Messianic Jews Say ‘Fake Rabbi’ Was Wrong Way to Reach the Ultra-Orthodox
Unpacking the motives of an accused undercover American in Israel and lessons learned for Christians wanting to engage Haredi Jews.
In the Push for Racial Justice, There’s a Middle Path Between Passivity and Aggression
Real moral suasion is about relationship-building, not browbeating.

Top Story July 28, 2021

28 Abducted Baptist School Students Freed in Nigeria
28 Abducted Baptist School Students Freed in Nigeria
Parents reunite with sons and daughters at Bethel high school, yet more than 80 children remain with Kaduna kidnappers.

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