Church Life+Ministry

CT Premiere: ‘See How Good It Is (Psalm 133)’
An already/not yet psalm of unity.
Died: Eberhard Jüngel, Theologian Who Saw Trinity Revealed in the Cross
East German student of Karl Barth and Martin Heidegger believed “God has become speakable.”
Most Kenyan Churches Ban Politicians from Pulpits, Except for Methodists
Evangelicals join Anglicans, Catholics, and Presbyterians in restricting campaigning during worship services.
Josh McDowell Steps Back from Ministry After Race Remarks
“I made comments about race, the Black family, and minorities that were wrong and hurt many people.”
Missionaries Want to Carry the Gospel to the Ends of the Earth. Not COVID-19.
Southern Baptists become first to require vaccines as agencies navigate health requirements and travel restrictions.
SBC Executive Committee Balks at Directive to Open Up to Abuse Investigation
Leaders are still debating whether to hand over privileged materials as survivors and the majority of their own denomination have requested.
CRC Clashes Over Future of Historic Chinese American Church
Once a hub for Reformed thought and a waystation for immigrants, a New York City congregation finds itself at the center of a property dispute.
What’s Lost When Prison Mail Goes Digital?
Christian ministries are concerned about the Biden administration’s efforts to expand a Trump program of scanning letters.
When God Opened a Coliseum, Young Life Ministers Were Ready
For 19 days, two staffers told unaccompanied minors that God is a good father.
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We Are All Baptists Now—So Let’s Not Fight Like It
American democracy and democratized Christianity face a similar crisis of disunity.
Shame Is Often Toxic and Harmful. Sometimes, It’s Just What We Deserve.
A Christian philosopher pushes back on attempts to rid ourselves of this unloved emotion.
I Wasn’t ‘Tough’ Enough for My Street-Fighting Family. God Showed Me I Didn’t Have to Be.
How a quiet, bookish kid came to faith while living among rageaholics.
5 Books That Portray the Priesthood of All Believers
Chosen by Cliff Warner, rector of Christ Church Anglican in Austin, Texas.
The Harvest Is Plentiful, But the Workers Are Divided
Biblical scholars and theologians have different ways of tending their own fields. What can they learn from each other?
What Comes After the Ex-Gay Movement? The Same Thing That Came Before.
Old-school evangelical leaders once knew the value of “care” over “cure.”
What’s True About Christian Fiction
“This Present Darkness” and other bestsellers show us the history of evangelicalism—and how it could be different.
Gary Chapman Doesn’t Know He’s Famous
The top-selling author’s love language books have transformed millions of lives—except, maybe, for his.
Where Billy Graham Is Remembered
The late evangelist is larger than life with monuments, markers, and museums.
Hard-Copy Bibles Aren’t Just Nostalgic
As a seminary professor, I’m requiring the physical book in class. Church should do the same.
The Afghan Immigration Crisis Is Bigger, Faster, More Traumatic. Are Ministries Ready?
Tens of thousands of Afghan evacuees are coming to the US without special status or government funding for resettlement, putting more responsibility on Christian donors and volunteers.

Top Story October 15, 2021

Ronnie Floyd Resigns from SBC Executive Committee
Ronnie Floyd Resigns from SBC Executive Committee
The EC president and CEO says he “will not and cannot” lead after its vote to waive attorney-client privilege.

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