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Partner ContentThe Pandemic May Be Ending, but the Church’s Fight Is Just Beginning
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The Pandemic May Be Ending, but the Church’s Fight Is Just Beginning
A hybrid church is needed to reach, engage, and serve more people.
Gleanings: June 2021
Gleanings: June 2021
The Challenge of Being a Faithful Boss When a Pandemic Nearly Kills Your Industry
The Challenge of Being a Faithful Boss When a Pandemic Nearly Kills Your Industry
A Christian restauranteur relies on God while navigating his first major layoffs, angry customers, closures, and the continued challenges brought on by COVID-19.
Interview: Reopening Muslim Minds to Freedom and Tolerance
Interview: Reopening Muslim Minds to Freedom and Tolerance
Mustafa Akyol explains why his new book explores the history of apostasy laws, the sayings of Muhammad, and the prospects for greater pluralism in the Islamic world.
Act as if You Are Staying in a Community Forever—Even When You’re Not
Act as if You Are Staying in a Community Forever—Even When You’re Not
In "Uprooted," Grace Olmstead makes the argument that we should stick around.
US Evangelicals Promise Prayers and Support for Israel’s New Prime Minister
US Evangelicals Promise Prayers and Support for Israel’s New Prime Minister
Letter welcomes Benjamin Netanyahu’s successor after Friends of Zion founder pledged to oppose the incoming leader.
It’s Never Too Late to Forgive a Flawed Father
It’s Never Too Late to Forgive a Flawed Father—or to Ask How He Got His Scars
What an attention-starved son learned while reconstructing the life of his distant dad.
Critical Race Theory, Sex Abuse, and Southern Baptists
June (Web-only)Episode 269|1 hr 5 min
Critical Race Theory, Sex Abuse, and Southern Baptists
How the denomination confronted controversy at this week’s annual gathering.
Bringing Birth Fathers Back into Adoption Narratives
Bringing Birth Fathers Back into Adoption Narratives
This Father's Day, more families are recognizing the God-given dignity of adoptees’ biological dads.
Supreme Court Sides with Catholic Foster Care Agency
Supreme Court Sides with Catholic Foster Care Agency
But majority declines to revisit rules for religious accommodation, over protests from justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch.
Care About Religious Liberty? Defend Religious Minorities.
Care About Religious Liberty? Defend Religious Minorities.
Why Christians should support the “compelling interest” standard of accommodation.
The Holy Spirit Sets Us Free For Responsibility, Not From It
The Holy Spirit Sets Us Free For Responsibility, Not From It
Pentecostal spirituality calls Christians to the public sphere—to pour our lives out for others.
It’s Okay to Let Your Mind Wander During Prayer
It’s Okay to Let Your Mind Wander During Prayer
Those distractions aren’t failures of focus, but opportunities to trust God with the deepest truths of our hearts.
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How to Fight Peer Pressure Culture in Our Churches
How to Fight Peer Pressure Culture in Our Churches
Recent examples of fallen ministries show us that conformity can be dangerous.
Southern Baptists Approve Major Investigation Into Abuse Response
Southern Baptists Approve Major Investigation Into Abuse Response
Pastors speaking on behalf of victims pushed for a task force to direct inquiry into the Executive Committee.
Lebanon’s Christian Schools Are Full of Muslims—and They Need Help
Lebanon’s Christian Schools Are Full of Muslims—and They Need Help
Devastating deflation means evangelical and Catholic schools can barely pay teachers and keep classes open. Yet it’s cheaper than ever for the global church to support them.
Meet the Conservative Evangelicals Practicing ‘Strategic Hibernation’ in the American Northwest
Meet the Conservative Evangelicals Practicing ‘Strategic Hibernation’ in the American Northwest
They might embrace their marginal status, but they don’t plan on staying marginal forever.
Southern Baptists Elect Ed Litton as New President
Southern Baptists Elect Ed Litton as New President
The Alabama pastor, known for his inclusion of women and work on racial justice, beat out Mike Stone of the Conservative Baptist Network in a runoff.
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The American Church Is a Mess. But I’m Still Hopeful.
The American Church Is a Mess. But I’m Still Hopeful.
Attrition rates and leadership failures are only one part of the story.
New & Noteworthy Books
New & Noteworthy Books
Compiled by Matt Reynolds.
How to Proclaim the Good News in the Fastest-Shrinking and Fastest-Growing Cities in America
How to Proclaim the Good News in the Fastest-Shrinking and Fastest-Growing Cities in America
As the US census charts a decade of dramatic changes, two congregations have lived it.
SBC Polity Gives People in the Pews the Power to Stop Corrupt Leaders
SBC Polity Gives People in the Pews the Power to Stop Corrupt Leaders
This week at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting, attendees will ask for change from the top. But regular members also bear responsibility.
You Ask, We Answer
The Art of PastoringEpisode 23|37 min
You Ask, We Answer
Jared Wilson and Ronnie Martin search the mailbag and answer several questions from the audience.
The Woodstock Generation Swallowed Me Up and Spit Me Out
The Woodstock Generation Swallowed Me Up and Spit Me Out
One summer in a hippie commune soured me on the ’60s counterculture. God met me in my disillusionment.
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It’s the Summer of Weddings. Here Are Other Milestones We Can Celebrate.
It’s the Summer of Weddings. Here Are Other Milestones We Can Celebrate.
The church has a unique opportunity to recognize markers of spiritual growth in our communities.

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