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We Are All Baptists Now—So Let’s Not Fight Like It
American democracy and democratized Christianity face a similar crisis of disunity.
Philip Yancey, as Few Could Have Imagined Him
The writer’s new memoir sheds light on an upbringing steeped in bigotry and a lifetime of “useful” pain.
Shame Is Often Toxic and Harmful. Sometimes, It’s Just What We Deserve.
A Christian philosopher pushes back on attempts to rid ourselves of this unloved emotion.
William Lane Craig Explores the Headwaters of the Human Race
The philosopher and theologian ventures a new hypothesis on Genesis, human origins, and the historical Adam.
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Crime Might Be Rising Again, As Evangelicals (Inaccurately) Feared All Along
How Christians can respond to their own dread about the last years’ uptick in violence and property damage.
What Comes After the Ex-Gay Movement? The Same Thing That Came Before.
Old-school evangelical leaders once knew the value of “care” over “cure.”
Where Billy Graham Is Remembered
The late evangelist is larger than life with monuments, markers, and museums.
Remembering Rubén Proietti, Unifier of Latin America’s Churches
Respected leader with ACIERA, CONELA, and the Luis Palau Association is the latest of hundreds of pastors in Argentina to die from COVID-19.
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Dennis Hastert, Once an Evangelical Republican Leader, Settles Sex-Abuse Suit
The Wheaton alumnus allegedly stopped paying his victim.
‘Political Evangelicals’? More Trump Supporters Adopt the Label
Surveys show evangelical identity holding steady over the last presidency, but with more complicated partisan connotations for the church.
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Evangelicals Endorse Unprecedented Ecumenical Plea for the Environment
Ahead of a UN climate summit, Catholic, Orthodox, and Anglican leaders jointly promote a “Season of Creation.”
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Evangelical Colleges Join Effort to Promote Faith in the Vaccine
A campaign to educate campuses about COVID-19 vaccination shifts from persuading the hesitant to making it easier for the willing.
Religious Exemption Requests Spike as Employers Mandate Vaccine
Some white evangelicals, the faith group most likely to refuse to get the shot, join thousands in citing “sincerely held” religious beliefs.
Died: David Yonggi Cho, Founder of the World’s Largest Megachurch
The Korean Pentecostal promoted cell groups and gifts of the Holy Spirit for church growth.
RZIM Donors Fight to See If Their Funds Enabled Abuse
A federal judge declined to expedite discovery, but lawyers will ask for 17 years of financial records and hundreds of thousands of documents.
Verdict Nears for Palestinian Accused of Diverting World Vision Funds
Mohammad el-Halabi has refused plea deals that would “pollute” the image of Christian aid organization, lawyer says.
Why 9/11 Brought Neither Unity Nor Revival
Many Christians think spiritual renewal followed the terrorist attacks, but the record shows otherwise.
Colorado Christian School Faces Shutdown Threat Over COVID-19 Response
After a recent outbreak, leaders say they’re prioritizing parental decision-making over county protocols on masking and social distancing.
Good Riddance to the Robert E. Lee Statue
The Civil War pitted principles against community. A Christian vision ties them together again.
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Supreme Court Delays Execution of Inmate Over Pastoral Touch Request
The case, involving a Christian convert and his Southern Baptist minister, is the latest in ongoing First Amendment disputes over the role of clergy in the death chamber.

Top Story October 18, 2021

Ravi Zacharias’s Daughter Steps Down to Launch New Ministry
Ravi Zacharias’s Daughter Steps Down to Launch New Ministry
Exit appears to mark end of internal struggle over RZIM culture review.

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