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Patrons’ Saints: Christians Turn to Patreon, Substack, and Kickstarter
Patrons’ Saints: Christians Turn to Patreon, Substack, and Kickstarter
As more evangelical figures embrace crowdfunding, is the format demanding too much of them?
Mexican Worship Leader Layla de la Garza on the Power of ‘Sung Theology’
Mexican Worship Leader Layla de la Garza on the Power of ‘Sung Theology’
Despite the lingering stereotypes, the Monterrey-based singer and minister set out to prove contemporary worship services can hold to the authority of Scripture.
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More Literal Than Thou
Who wins in the race for the most accurate Bible translation?
Biden Names First Muslim Religious Freedom Ambassador
Biden Names First Muslim Religious Freedom Ambassador
(UPDATED) 12 Christian IRF advocates praise Rashad Hussain, Obama’s OIC envoy, for his credentials and credibility. Two USCIRF commissioners and antisemitism envoy also named.
Died: H. Eddie Fox, Who Urged Methodists to Share Their Faith
Died: H. Eddie Fox, Who Urged Methodists to Share Their Faith
The ministry leader believed declining US churches could be revitalized by hearing Wesleyans “with a different accent.”
This Land Is Your Land, Say More Churches in Canada Than in US
This Land Is Your Land, Say More Churches in Canada Than in US
CRC congregations weigh land acknowledgements amid rising awareness of indigenous injustices on both sides of the border.
Before Simone Biles Becomes Christians’ Next Sports Metaphor
Quick To ListenEpisode 275|1 hr 2 min
Before Simone Biles Becomes Christians’ Next Sports Metaphor
Does our discussion of the gymnast’s mental struggles convey a biblical sense of mind and body?
Simone Biles’s Critics Miss the Bigger Story of Bodily Abuse
Simone Biles’s Critics Miss the Bigger Story of Bodily Abuse
Some see the Olympic gymnast as a self-serving athlete. But her withdrawal from competition is a model for how to honor rather than disdain our bodies.
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Bible Museum Must Send One More Artifact Back to Iraq
Bible Museum Must Send One More Artifact Back to Iraq
Update: Judge rules epic of Gilgamesh fragment belongs in Iraq.
One Solution to Social Conflict: Tell War Stories. But Tell Them Well.
One Solution to Social Conflict: Tell War Stories. But Tell Them Well.
The book of Samuel shows us how to reconcile our differences through redemptive storytelling.
New Evidence Points to Old Motive in 1985 Church Murders
New Evidence Points to Old Motive in 1985 Church Murders
A South Georgia prosecutor is considering whether two Baptists were killed because they were Black.
The CRT Debate Distracts from God’s Justice
The CRT Debate Distracts from God’s Justice
In the conflict over racial issues, “just preach the gospel” misses the gospel.
A Billion Views of Hope
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A Billion Views of Hope
Kristina Kuzmic, ‘the mother of all mom bloggers,’ lifts others up by being hilariously transparent about her own imperfections.
Christian Wedding Site Designer Loses Appeal Case
Christian Wedding Site Designer Loses Appeal Case
While a baker from the same state won his challenge, court upholds Colorado anti-discrimination requirements for the owner of a creative agency.
Facing Allegations, Anglicans Want to Change Their Abuse Response
Faced with Allegations, Anglicans Want to Change the Trajectory of Abuse Response
Mishandled case in Wheaton has been a wake-up call for the relatively young denomination.
Announcing Christianity Today’s International Essay Contest
Announcing Christianity Today’s International Essay Contest
We're looking for wisdom, perspective, and theological understanding from Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Bahasa Indonesian writers.
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The River of Justice Flows Downhill
The River of Justice Flows Downhill
We can make modest progress through human effort, but only God can deliver true equity.
The Things We Do To Women
The Things We Do To Women
When churches use sexuality to foster and motivate male commitment, women find themselves on the losing end.
28 Abducted Baptist School Students Freed in Nigeria
28 Abducted Baptist School Students Freed in Nigeria
Parents reunite with sons and daughters at Bethel high school, yet more than 80 children remain with Kaduna kidnappers.
Former Mars Hill Elders:  Mark Driscoll Is Still ‘Unrepentant,’ Unfit to Pastor
Former Mars Hill Elders: Mark Driscoll Is Still ‘Unrepentant,’ Unfit to Pastor
Dozens of leaders from the preacher’s former congregation are calling for him to resign from The Trinity Church, where departing members are raising familiar concerns.
How Christians Are Rebuilding a Relationship with Colorado Springs
How Christians Are Rebuilding a Relationship with Colorado Springs
It’s one thing to tell the city that you’re there for its good. It’s another to show it.
As Denominations Decline, Faith Looks Different in Nashville
As Denominations Decline, Faith Looks Different in Nashville
In the Music City, CCM sales outpace country albums.
Cheer on These Christian Olympians from Around the World
Cheer on These Christian Olympians from Around the World
Meet the women and men who make their faith a priority as they compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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Billionaires Are Traveling to Space. Should Christians Celebrate?
Quick To ListenEpisode 274|1 hr 1 min
Billionaires Are Traveling to Space. Should Christians Celebrate?
Weighing whether discovery in the heavens is money well spent or if their riches are better invested at home.
From Eric Liddell to Allyson Felix: Why Faithful Fans Are Drawn to Olympians
From Eric Liddell to Allyson Felix: Why Faithful Fans Are Drawn to Olympians
Christian athletes testify to the gospel in competition and beyond.
On Answering with Gentleness and Respect
On Answering with Gentleness and Respect
Christians are called to good-faith interactions online.
Christian and Muslim Leaders Agree on Legitimacy of Evangelism
Christian and Muslim Leaders Agree on Legitimacy of Evangelism
World Evangelical Alliance and Nahdlatul Ulama sign the Nation’s Mosque Statement on sidelines of the 2021 International Religious Freedom Summit, seeking a “harmonious world order.”
Platt’s McLean Bible Church Hit With Attempted Takeover, Lawsuit
Platt’s McLean Bible Church Hit With Attempted Takeover, Lawsuit from Opposition
The suburban DC megachurch’s recent scuffle over race and politics is symptomatic of a broader evangelical rift.
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Trusting God with Your Illness Is No Prescription for Passivity
Trusting God with Your Illness Is No Prescription for Passivity
Early Americans bore energetic witness to bodily suffering. What can their example teach believers today?
A Dozen Female Victims Sue Liberty University Over Abuse Policies
A Dozen Female Victims Sue Liberty University Over Abuse Policies
The college is looking into “deeply troubling” allegations from victims who say its procedures were “enabling on-campus rapes.”
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Georgia Church Loses Pastor, Then Its Assets, to Regional UMC Leaders
Georgia Church Loses Pastor, Then Its Assets, to Regional UMC Leaders
Conservative Methodists worry about their place in the denomination ahead of delayed plans for a split over LGBT issues.
Tweeting While Black
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Tweeting While Black
Esau McCaulley on interpreting Scripture and making social media less confrontational, more invitational.
Cuban Christians Connect Prayers to Protests
Cuban Christians Connect Prayers to Protests
United more than ever across denominations, many evangelicals want “homeland and life” over “homeland or death.”
The Mountain Goats’ Latest Pandemic Release Looks into the Darkness
The Mountain Goats’ Latest Pandemic Release Looks into the Darkness
In “Dark in Here,” singer John Darnielle explores a bleak but enchanted world—all the way back to the biblical story of Jonah.
After Challenging Season, World Relief Names New President
After Challenging Season, World Relief Names New President
Myal Greene is optimistic about resuming robust refugee resettlement programs under the Biden administration.
New & Noteworthy Fiction
New & Noteworthy Fiction
Chosen by Davis Bunn, bestselling author and writer in residence at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University.
Summit Produces a ‘Pentecost’ Moment for International Religious Freedom
Summit Produces a ‘Pentecost’ Moment for International Religious Freedom
First IRF summit led by civilians not governments pulls off bipartisan participation as attendees welcome news on next ambassador.
Court Upholds Ruling in Favor of InterVarsity at U of Iowa
Court Upholds Ruling in Favor of InterVarsity at U of Iowa
“We are hard-pressed to find a clearer example of viewpoint discrimination.”
Is Jemar Tisby’s Bestselling Book About Racism a Fluke?
Is Jemar Tisby’s Bestselling Book About Racism a Fluke?
Publishers tried for years to get evangelical readers to care. Then one succeeded.
One Easy Trick to See If You’re Reading the Bible Right
One Easy Trick to See If You’re Reading the Bible Right
I knew Scripture was inerrant and inspired, but didn’t let it move me to devotion.
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Patrons’ Saints: Christians Turn to Patreon, Substack, and Kickstarter
Patrons’ Saints: Christians Turn to Patreon, Substack, and Kickstarter
As more evangelical figures embrace crowdfunding, is the format demanding too much of them?

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