- Thailand Arrests 63 Chinese Christians Seeking AsylumThe “Mayflower church” members, who first sought refuge in South Korea, fear repatriation to China after finding sponsors in Texas.
This Palm Sunday, Ponder Donkeys, Not BranchesFor his entry into Jerusalem, Jesus picked a symbol of lowliness rather than military might.
- Saudi Arabia Embraced Coptic Christmas. Could Its First Church Be Next?Bishop tells the story of decade-long development of pastoral visits to Egyptian Christians, amid speculation of the kingdom’s steps toward religious freedom.
Resisting the Impulse of Self-OptimizationIn Lent, we realign our identity in Christ and recover our sense of being loved into existence by our Creator.
Go Ahead. Get Mad at God for the Nashville Shooting.In the face of tragedy, Christ welcomes our confusion and anger.
- European Evangelicals Organize Against AbuseFrom curriculum to call lines, churches focus on safety and prevention.
- Why Nepali Christians Can’t Bury Their DeadInside the ongoing struggle of Kathmandu Valley evangelicals to secure a cemetery and avoid cremation.
- Presbyterian School Mourns 6 Dead in Nashville ShootingVictims include the head of school and the 9-year-old daughter of the church’s lead pastor.español
Easter and the Tomb Sweeping Festival Share a Nerdy ConnectionThe Jesuits reformed the Western calendar. Then they attempted to do the same in China.简体中文繁體中文
- I Met God on the Mountaintop of RitualHow liturgy can lead to an encounter with the Lord.
- Gen Z Christians Want Leaders to Keep It RealThat means dropping the façade and admitting their own struggles.
- These 3 Japanese Christian Women Changed Their CountryMeet an early evangelist, an education reformer, and a preacher who held Bible studies with the royal family.
- Christians, Stop ‘Giving Up God’ for LentIn an age of functional atheism, ‘tis the season for traditional fasting and prayer.
- Company that Trademarked ‘Worship Leader’ Makes Others Drop the TermPopular meme accounts lose social media pages after being reported by Authentic Media, which says it coined the phrase.
- Former SBC Pastor Johnny Hunt Sues Denomination He Once LedHunt admits to “kissing and some awkward fondling” but alleges defamation after the account was reported in last year’s Guidepost abuse investigation.
Should Evangelicals Observe Lent? What 6 Brazilian Theologians SayHow the church can serve and worship in the period between Carnival and Easter.Português
- Russian Christians Make Theological Case for PeaceAnonymous Christmas condemnation of invasion offers insight into antiwar movement as it seeks reconciliation with Ukrainian believers—who want names.
- Rick Warren: The Great Commission’s ‘Go and Teach’ Applies to WomenThe former pastor of ex-SBC Saddleback shares why his views on women changed.españolPortuguêsFrançais
We Lose Culture Wars by Putting Them On TrialInstead of prosecutors trying to win arguments, we’re supposed to be defending what actually matters.
- Evangelicals Are the Most Beloved US Faith Group Among EvangelicalsAnd among the worst-rated by everybody else.
News & Reporting
- Nondenominational Churches Are Adding Millions of Members. Where Are They Coming From?It’s not mainline traditions anymore.
- With Gen Z, Women Are No Longer More Religious than MenYounger generations see female nones on the rise.
- Trading Spaces: Inner City Helps the SuburbsSuburban poor change the direction of ministry.
- Persecution Prompts Missions Agency to TransformOperation Mobilization India transforms itself into a local witness.
- Constructing PeaceOne Olympic athlete's efforts to build relationships between Sudan's Christians and Muslims.
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