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Pew: How COVID-19 Changed Faith in 14 Countries
Pew: How COVID-19 Changed Faith in 14 Countries
According to survey of 14,000 people, the pandemic has strengthened religious belief most in US, Spain, and Italy, while South Korea leads in lost faith.
Questions Continue for Women in Complementarian Churches
Questions Continue for Women in Complementarian Churches
Three decades after the Danvers Statement articulated clear gender roles, its application still causes tension.
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Is Your Church Prepared to Be Found?
People in your community are searching for the church, whether they realize it or not.
Where Two or More Are Vaccinated: Advice for Churches in 2021
Where Two or More Are Vaccinated: Advice for Churches in 2021
Five science-based suggestions to gather and worship safely as COVID-19 vaccines roll out.
How American Evangelicals Lost Credibility with the Global Church
Podcast | 1 hr 6 min
How American Evangelicals Lost Credibility with the Global Church
What the last four years have meant for the relationship between US Christians and their brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.
Francis Chan Returns from Hong Kong After Visa Rejected
Francis Chan Returns from Hong Kong After Visa Rejected
The California pastor hopes to return to the small group of house churches he started last year.
When Care Becomes Codependence
Podcast | 31 min
When Care Becomes Codependence
Ronnie Martin and Jared Wilson discuss the difference between sacrificing for your church and becoming its functional savior.
Tolkien Fans Hope to Make Oxford Home a ‘Rivendell’ for Writers
Tolkien Fans Hope to Make Oxford Home a ‘Rivendell’ for Writers
Project Northmoor is fundraising to turn the place where the Catholic author wrote ‘The Lord of the Rings’ into a center for creating faith-inspired fantasy.
Gambia’s Christians Take a Stand in the Public Square
Gambia’s Christians Take a Stand in the Public Square
After generations of avoiding politics, believers come together to work and pray for the nation’s future.
Black Churches Step in to Help Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines
Black Churches Step in to Help Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines
Florida pilot program could become model for other states.
Prayers and Praises from the World’s Hardest Places to Be a Christian
Prayers and Praises from the World’s Hardest Places to Be a Christian
The struggles and joys experienced by believers in 11 nations on Open Doors’ Christian persecution watchlist.
Montenegro’s Churches Get a Religious Freedom Do-Over
Montenegro’s Churches Get a Religious Freedom Do-Over
Property dispute between Orthodox church and government that sparked mass protests in the Balkans ends—for now—with a strengthening of religious rights for evangelicals and other faiths.
SBC President’s Church Reinvestigates Bryan Loritts’s Abuse Response
SBC President’s Church Reinvestigates Bryan Loritts’s Abuse Response
Seven months after hiring Loritts as executive pastor, the Summit Church has commissioned an independent review of how he handled voyeurism incidents at his former church.
The Pro-Life Project Has a Playbook: Racial Justice History
The Pro-Life Project Has a Playbook: Racial Justice History
The anti-racism campaign is a model for the anti-abortion movement.
How Can Christians Stand Against Abortion During the Biden Presidency?
How Can Christians Stand Against Abortion During the Biden Administration?
Advocates offer strategies to uphold the sanctity of the unborn even without the support of Congress and the White House.
Word or Deeds: Shiite Firebrand Pledges to Restore Iraqi Christian Property
Word or Deeds: Shiite Firebrand Pledges to Restore Iraqi Christian Property
Christians welcome the “solidarity” of controversial anti-American politician and militia leader in advance of expected visit by Pope Francis.
Immigration Ministries Praise Biden’s Day One Priority
Immigration Ministries Praise Biden’s Day One Priority
Proposed legislation would give 11 million a path to citizenship and prioritize keeping families together.
Should Christians Worry Free Speech Is Eroding?
Quick to Listen | 1 hr 4 min
Should Christians Worry Free Speech Is Eroding?
What social media companies’ actions toward Trump mean about the state of the First Amendment.
Winston Churchill Fought for ‘Christian Civilization,’ but He Rarely Went to Church
Winston Churchill Fought for ‘Christian Civilization,’ but He Rarely Went to Church
A new biography sorts through the British prime minister’s enigmatic faith.
Russell Moore: From Hesitancy to Wholeheartedness
Adopting Hope | 47 min
Russell Moore: From Hesitancy to Wholeheartedness
How surrendering our identities to God helps our children do the same.
Biden Invokes Augustine in Call for American Unity
Biden Invokes Augustine in Call for American Unity
Prayers, Bible verses, and reference to the ‘City of God’ set the stage for the inauguration of a Catholic president.
What the Black Robe Regiment Misses About Revolutionary Pastors
What the Black Robe Regiment Misses About Revolutionary Pastors
Christians calling for clergy to rise up against the government should take a closer look at the complex approaches by America’s early preachers.
Failed Trump Prophecies Offer a Lesson in Humility
Failed Trump Prophecies Offer a Lesson in Humility
Instead of persecuting prophets who have apologized, we might do better to join them.
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Stephen Lungu, Africa’s Enterprising Evangelist, Dies of COVID-19
Stephen Lungu, Africa’s Enterprising Evangelist, Dies of COVID-19
Coronavirus claims life of Malawi leader known as the “Billy Graham of Africa.”
Two Pastors Join SBC President Race
Two Pastors Join SBC President Race
One is known for his involvement in racial reconciliation efforts, and the other is a founding member of the anti-“woke” Conservative Baptist Network.
10 Best Practices for Improving Religious Freedom in Complicated Places
10 Best Practices for Improving Religious Freedom in Complicated Countries
Lessons we learned from helping Vietnam become the first country to be peaceably removed from the United States’ blacklist of the worst persecutors of Christians and other believers.
Biden’s Big Bible Is Heavy with History, Symbolism
Biden’s Big Bible Is Heavy with History, Symbolism
Experts say the second Catholic president is pointing to American tradition and deep personal roots.
Makoto Fujimura: What Is Broken Becomes Beautiful
Cultivated | 38 min
Makoto Fujimura: What Is Broken Becomes Beautiful
Suffering led him to an ancient Japanese art form and a profound vision of healing.
Stay True (And Maybe Stop Yelling)
Stay True (And Maybe Stop Yelling)
Ronnie Martin and Jared Wilson encourage pastors to remain faithful to Scripture while still revealing their personalities through their preaching.
Survey: Black Churches Become a Greater Refuge Amid Political Powerlessness
Survey: Black Churches Become a Greater Refuge Amid Political Powerlessness
In 2020, black churchgoers felt more disempowered than black Americans overall, Barna Group reports.
‘Paul and the Gift’ Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving
‘Paul and the Gift’ Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving
Theologian John Barclay distills and updates his game-changing study of God’s “incongruous” grace in Christ.
It’s Not Enough to Preach Racial Justice. We Need to Champion Policy Change.
It’s Not Enough to Preach Racial Justice. We Need to Champion Policy Change.
The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. reminds us to push past tweetable quotes and ‘big talk’ to practice true Christlike love.
March for Life Plans Disrupted by DC Security Concerns
March for Life Plans Disrupted by DC Security Concerns
The annual event is asking participants to “stay home” for the first time since Roe v. Wade.
Only Biblical Peacemaking Resolves Racial and Political Injustice
Only Biblical Peacemaking Resolves Racial and Political Injustice
No other group is better situated to bring healing to this land than the church.
The Majority of American Megachurches Are Now Multiracial
The Majority of American Megachurches Are Now Multiracial
‘The most segregated hour of the week’ isn’t as segregated as it used to be, study finds.
‘Soul’ and the Purpose-Driven Generation
‘Soul’ and the Purpose-Driven Generation
Disney Pixar’s latest film reminds us that life is meaningful beyond achieving our goals or saving the world.
Herman Bavinck’s Balancing Act, and Ours
Herman Bavinck’s Balancing Act, and Ours
As a new biography shows, the Dutch Reformed theologian was adept at navigating perennial tensions of Christ and culture.
Houston Megachurch Pastor Sentenced to Prison Over $3.5M Fraud Scheme
Houston Megachurch Pastor Sentenced to Prison Over $3.5M Fraud Scheme
Church leaders believe entrepreneurial pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell already accounted for the wrong by apologizing and repaying investors.
Trump and Biden Disagree on Sanctions. So Do Evangelicals Outside the US.
Trump and Biden Disagree on Sanctions. So Do Evangelicals Outside the US.
Longstanding foreign policy tool impacts national economies. But evangelicals from US to Syria and Iran differ on who deserves blame.

Top Story January 27, 2021

Pew: How COVID-19 Changed Faith in 14 Countries
Pew: How COVID-19 Changed Faith in 14 Countries
According to survey of 14,000 people, the pandemic has strengthened religious belief most in US, Spain, and Italy, while South Korea leads in lost faith.

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