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To Further Religious Freedom Among Muslims, Can Women Succeed Where Men Have Not?
Films, courses, and dialogue groups invite—rather than confront—Islamic societies toward greater openness. But will accompanying “intersectionality” undercut support?
Hide It Under a Bushel? Maybe.
Take it from the “secret disciples” who buried Jesus: Sometimes it’s prudent to stay mum about your faith.
Terrorists Target Palm Sunday Church Service in Indonesia
(UPDATED) Suicide bomb attack on Catholic Mass in Makassar, South Sulawesi, injures 20. Authorities blame local ISIS affiliate.
Silent No More: Political Activism in the Asian American Church
Are Asian American Christians ready to engage in public demonstrations for social justice?
Christian Baker Sued Again for Refusing to Bake a Cake
Masterpiece Cakeshop owner is now in a legal battle with a customer who put in an order to celebrate her gender transition.
Why I Agreed to Receive Financial Help from Someone Who Needed It Herself
My pride was blinding me to an important truth: that healthy relationships revolve around mutuality, not one-sided generosity.
Study: Today’s Pastoral Counseling Is More Fluent in Psychology
Journal documents how clergy adapted as more people turned to therapy over religion.
Died: Ruth Montaño, Religious Freedom Fighter for Non-Catholic Bolivians
Cochabamba lawyer secured passage of 2019 landmark law protecting evangelicals and other religious minorities from discrimination in Andean nation.
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The Future of UK Apologetics: From Big Brands to Locals in Pubs
I studied with RZIM and interviewed Ravi Zacharias. I asked Alister McGrath what comes next.
Beat, Pray, Give: Catholics Want More Done for Persecuted Christians
Survey finds surge in US concern for the global church in need, in run-up to Pope Francis’ visit to Iraq.
Sri Lanka Mulls Banning Burqas and Closing 1,000 Madrassas
Local evangelical alliance favors religious freedom for Muslim women in majority-Buddhist island nation.
Dead Sea Scrolls Discovery Reveals New Details About the Bible’s Earliest Translations
Tiny fragments of the Minor Prophets in Greek show that scribes adapted texts in similar ways to our contemporary versions.
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Many Adventists in Asia and Africa Believe You Must Be Vegan to Be Saved
(UPDATED) As the church’s global growth continues, leaders must disentangle its “health message” from views on salvation.
Russell Moore: Real Christian Courage Looks like Elijah at His Most Pathetic
My caution to those who “stand for truth” by calling down “fire from heaven” upon its enemies.
Streaming in the Desert: Middle East Discipleship On-Demand
Christian broadcaster SAT-7 tries to balance security and isolation in letting the Arab world binge watch programs of hope.
Is COVID-19 God’s Punishment? African Christians Debate as Their Presidents Die
The deaths of Tanzania’s John Magufuli, announced today, and Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza last summer feed discussion over God’s approach to corporate sin and repentance.
Religion, Race, and the Atlanta Murders
Untangling the multiple layers of today’s tragedy.
LifeWay Research: U.S. Protestant Pastors See Gender Change as Immoral
As gender fluidity grows more accepted in wider culture, most Protestant pastors remain traditional.
Black Pastors Push for Compromise Rather than Equality Act
Dozens of leaders are advocating for the Fairness for All proposal, which would match LGBT protections with religious exemptions.
Did You Go to Church Last Week? Might Depend on Who’s Asking.
Why religion polling methods are changing.

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Five Ways Biblical Geography Shapes Our View of God’s Mission
Five Ways Biblical Geography Shapes Our View of God’s Mission
Tracing the terrain of Scripture’s stories shows us how God works in our physical world.

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