Speaking Out

Chinese Christians Deserve a Better Label Than ‘Persecuted’
Xi's government isn't friendly to religion. But its actions shouldn't color how we think of believers there.
Political Riptides Rip Us Apart
A religious undercurrent mandates we stay calm and not panic as cultural oceans roil.
Coronavirus Church Closures Are Not Persecution
Restrictions on worship are unsettling and, in some cases, illegal. But American Christians must protect the intensity and veracity of the term.
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The Pandemic Sent Thousands of Orphans Back to Their Families. Let’s Keep Them There.
The coronavirus outbreak will be either the worst or the best thing to happen to the world’s institutionalized children. It’s our choice.
Evangelical Witness Is Compromised. We Need Repentance and Renewal.
The National Association of Evangelicals calls Christians to affirm their moral leadership.
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I Can Pray Heartily for the President and Still Hold Him Accountable
How Trump’s illness has (and hasn’t) changed the way I intercede for leaders.
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The Supreme Court Needs to Be Less Central to American Public Life
Here’s what evangelicals should expect—and not expect—from the highest court in the land.
Christian Colleges Are in Crisis. Here’s What That Means for the Church.
If we save them, our schools can be beacons of light for the Christian community.
I’ve Experienced This Cultural Moment Before … in Russia
Why America today feels like Russia in the early ’90s and why that’s an opportunity for Christians.
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6 Reasons Christians Worldwide Thank God for J.I. Packer
As an evangelical leader in the Global South, I see how Packer brought credibility and renewal to churches in Sri Lanka and other nations.
American History Is Not Canceled
While Christians can’t erase the church’s slaveholding past, we can change the symbols, statues, and namesakes we celebrate.
What the Ministerial Exception Will Mean for Religious Employers
For Christians who despaired over recent Supreme Court rulings, the Our Lady of Guadalupe decision has a lot to offer.
Families Keep Going, In Pandemic and Health
Our households are bearing the brunt of COVID-19 shutdowns. It’s time for new levels of creativity, flexibility, and support.
5 Pandemic Lessons from Eurasia’s Evangelical Churches
How congregations in the former Soviet Union are responding to the coronavirus challenge can help the global church think better about buildings, young professionals, and persecution.
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Bostock Is as Bad as You Think
We cannot stake religious liberty on a "wait and see" approach.
LGBT Rights Ruling Isn’t the Beginning of the End for Religious Liberty
Social conservatives liked Neil Gorsuch before they didn’t. Maybe they were right the first time.
Jesus and the Disinherited
Howard Thurman still speaks to the church.
Burl Cain Promises ‘Good Praying’ for Mississippi Prisons. It’s Not Enough.
For too long, evangelicals have compromised with the punitive politics of law and order.
A Soul Check for White Christians
In the words of MLK, "There comes a time when silence is betrayal."
White Pastors: Our Decision to Show Up Matters
It takes humility to be an ally. Even if we make mistakes, we need to do it.

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