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With an Eye to Mission and Money, More Evangelical Universities Go Green
New financing mechanisms reduce the cost of reducing emissions.
Just Laws Alone Won’t Save Us
In this polarized moment, strong legislation isn’t a substitute for wise and discerning leaders.
White Southern Evangelicals Are Leaving the Church
Data suggests that, when their attendance drops, these nominal Christians become hyper-individualistic, devoted to law and order, cynical about systems, and distrustful of others.
When ‘Pro-Life’ Isn’t Enough: Abortion ‘Abolitionists’ Speak Up
Most Christians in the movement disagree with a vocal minority that pushes to criminalize women and opposes legal measures short of outright bans.
Ron Sider Was the Real Deal
As a friend of the late seminary professor, I saw up close his deep character and life-long care for the disenfranchised.
Nicky Gumbel’s Fitting Farewell to HTB Church: ‘The Best Is Yet to Come’
Retirement sermon and celebration of Holy Trinity Brompton vicar and Alpha Course pioneer reminds us that good and faithful servants still exist.
Died: Carey Latimore IV, Historian who Held Up Black Christians’ Unshakable Faith
He saw African American history as a “window into the essence of the gospel.”
Beyond Pope’s Apology, Indigenous Christians Carve Own Path to Healing
Recovering languages and contextualizing theology help Canada's First Nations communities reconcile faith and culture after residential schools made them "hate the name of Jesus."
Could the Climate Crisis Make Religion Even Crazier?
Extreme weather changes can prompt people to seek out extreme solutions and saviors.
Religious Liberty Firm Goes Global with 1,500 International Cases
The Christian legal advocates with Alliance Defending Freedom are now working in over a hundred countries.
Jesus Frees Men and Women to Ask ‘How Can I Serve?’ Not ‘Who’s in Charge?’
Our view of gender roles and relations should begin with Christ’s pattern of humility.
Did the Best Chess Player in the World Just Give Up?
Magnus Carlsen challenges our understanding of both human greatness and limitation.
Nigerian Christians Protest Muslim-Muslim Ticket as a ‘Declaration of War’
Major political parties try to maximize the northern Muslim vote to rule Africa’s most-populous nation. Will a third-party presidential candidate reap the benefit of Christian frustration?
Why Taiwan Loves This Canadian Missionary Dentist
George Leslie Mackay arrived in Taiwan 150 years ago and is still beloved there today.
全国性的悲剧后美国人仍然会听布道, 但其语调已不再一样
Let’s Talk About Race like Believers, Not Babel-ers
In Christ, we can handle even the toughest conversations without speaking past one another.
Single, Evangelical Women Are Counting the Cost of Staying in Church
A sociologist explores some of the factors driving them away, but her “accrued resentments” get in the way of a fair picture.

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A Shelf Called Remember: How Frederick Buechner Built Up My Faith
A Shelf Called Remember: How Frederick Buechner Built Up My Faith
The late writer’s books upended the way I think about almost everything.

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