Politics+Current Affairs

When the Government Bans Chaplains from Execution Chambers
A minister to death-row inmates on bearing witness to a prisoner's final moments.
21 Unremarkable Martyrs and Their Remarkable Gifts to the World
A writer goes in search of the young Coptic Christian men executed on film by ISIS.
Half of Pastors Worry Speaking Out on Social Issues Will Offend People
Protestant clergy feel the pressure around addressing LGBT identity and same-sex marriage, but that doesn’t mean they’ll change their message.
Iraqi Christians in the US Face Deportation Again
Some Chaldean detainees lost their chance to fight to stay. But it’s still unclear if their home country will let them back.
Christians Are on All Sides of the Immigration Debate
How the church can help Americans better listen to each other on a radioactive topic.
Pastor Parking Paves the Way for Controversial Church Taxes
Some congregations will file taxes for the first time to comply with a new 21 percent tax on employee parking.
‘Pointless’ Bones, ‘Flawed’ Birth Spacing, and ‘Broken’ Genes
Why our flaws alone can’t disprove God’s purpose.
Why the Admissions Scandal Is Every Parent’s Problem
College bribery cases point to a common idol.
China Shuts Down Another Big Beijing Church
Shouwang Church, which famously kept meeting outdoors after losing its pastor and worship space, is the fourth major unregistered congregation to be forcibly closed in recent months.
One-on-One with Brianna Parker on African-American Millennials and the Church
The pressing questions shaping African-American millennial faith are issues of injustice.
Announcing the Launch of the Global Diaspora Institute
The Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College has partnered with the Global Diaspora Network to launch the Institute.
Has Academic Theology Lost Its Way?
Two theologians ask how their discipline can start mattering to ordinary believers again.
America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
A deeper problem lies beneath recent stories of swelling rivers, soggy small towns, and feel-good relief efforts.
Britain Uses Violent Bible Verses to Deny Iranian Convert Asylum
Latest example of immigration officials deploying Scripture to keep former Muslims out of UK comes as Church of England adds an official Farsi liturgy due to demand.
Evangelicals Show No Decline, Despite Trump and Nones
The 2018 General Social Survey reports American evangelicals holding steady amid growth of the unaffiliated—and a surprising uptick for mainline Protestants.
Francis Chan Explains Why He’ll Share a Stage With Benny Hinn
“There are millions who will never hear strong biblical teaching unless teachers are willing to go.”
LifeWay to Close All 170 Christian Stores
The nation’s biggest Christian retail chain ends its brick-and-mortar operations.
China Tells Christianity To Be More Chinese
Is this a case of government oppression or the Chinese church coming into its own? How to understand “sinicization.”
When Loving Your Neighbor Means Fighting Hookworm in Alabama
In the Black Belt—once cleared for cotton plantations—rural black communities suffer the consequences of poor land stewardship.
Azusa Pacific Drops Ban on Same-Sex Student Relationships, Again
Revised code of conduct shifts in favor of “uniform standards of behavior for all students.”
Top Story April 21, 2019
Why ‘Being Christian Without the Church’ Fails the Good Friday Test
Why ‘Being Christian Without the Church’ Fails the Good Friday Test
According to the gospel of John, the cross casts us into community.
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