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What Edith Blumhofer Taught Me on Writing About Strong Women
A tribute to a pathbreaking Pentecostal historian who also knew the value of a cannoli to a grad student.
Died: Jack Van Impe, Televangelist Who Saw Signs of End Times
Every week for more than 30 years, he interpreted headlines in light of prophecy.
Who Evangelicals Lost in 2019
Remembering scholar Lamin Sanneh, theologian Jean Vanier, evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, and others.
Died: Reinhard Bonnke, Record-Setting Evangelist to Africa
Founder of Christ for All Nations, the German Pentecostal held one of the biggest evangelism crusades in history.
Died: Phillip E. Johnson, Lawyer Who Put Darwin on Trial
With landmark book, he became “chief architect and guiding light” of the intelligent design movement.
Died: Cain Hope Felder, Scholar Who Lifted Up the Black People in the Bible
His pioneering work showed Scripture is full of racial diversity.
Died: Jesse Miranda, Hispanic Evangelicals’ Bridge-Builder
The ministry founder, educator, and Assemblies of God leader elevated the voices of his community and paved the way for future leaders.
Died: Apologist Norman Geisler, Who Didn’t Have ‘Enough Faith to Be an Atheist’
The masterful theologian leaves behind nearly 130 titles and a global impact.
Died: Lloyd John Ogilvie, Celebrated Preacher and Senate Chaplain
The lifelong leader and teacher encouraged pastors and politicians alike to “Let God Love” them.
Died: Warren Wiersbe, Preachers’ Favorite Bible Commentator
The prolific author and pastor taught Christians how to “Be” in the Word.
Died: Robert Finley, Reformer of Foreign Missions
After preaching at Billy Graham rallies and revivals in Asia, the Christian Aid Mission founder introduced new emphasis on supporting indigenous missionaries.
Died: Yechiel Eckstein, Rabbi Who Rallied Evangelical Support for Israel
Founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews overcame longstanding tensions and brought in $140 million a year for Holy Land projects.
Remembering Lamin Sanneh, the World’s Leading Expert on Christianity and Islam in Africa
Scholars explain how a convert “summoned from the margins” of The Gambia became a legend at Yale Divinity School for his curiosity, joy, and deep insights.
Kurt Kaiser Passes Away, But His Music Will Pass It On
From Word Music to Baylor University, Christian composer leaves a legacy of hundreds of songs.
Died: James Earl Massey, the Church of God’s ‘Prince of Preachers’
The influential leader kept teaching—and learning—homiletics over his 70-year career.
Died: Sam Moore, Who Made Thomas Nelson a Top Christian Publisher
Former CEO spent decades building up company’s offerings of Bibles and bestsellers.
Died: David Hesselgrave, Scholar Who Made Missions Cross-Cultural
The Evangelical Missiological Society founder changed how we think of contextualizing the gospel.
Remembering Bob Buford, the Christian Leader’s Leader
Rick Warren, Matt Chandler, and other Christian leaders share how the innovative Leadership Network founder influenced their ministries.
Here’s How America Is Praising Its Best-Known Preacher: Billy Graham
The late, great evangelist is garnering countless tributes after his death at 99.
Evangelist Billy Graham Has Died
'America's pastor' shaped modern evangelicalism.

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How the Umbrella Movement Spurred Hong Kong’s Digital Witness
How the Umbrella Movement Spurred Hong Kong’s Digital Witness
Faced with political division and government oversight, the church began to develop richer and wider-reaching online public theology.

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