How Sunday School Sparked Revival in Egypt's Oldest Church
Inspired by Western missionaries, a humble Coptic cleric gave new life to the ancient church through education.
Girgis remained celibate his entire life and poured himself into a ministry he created almost entirely on his own. A faithful Orthodox Christian and archdeacon in the church, he mingled
The Gospel in Major City Centers
What does it look like for church leaders in Chicagoland and other large cities to actually seek the peace and prosperity of the city?
By consequence, the role of religion in public life has been slowly diminishing, and the church no longer is rated number 19 (of the top 100) as one of the most post-Christian cities in the
A Degree of Contention at Christian Schools
Rise of honorary degrees raises concern about misuse of “Dr.” in ministry.
Warren Throckmorton has followed Christian leaders' use of doctor or PhD to refer to degrees granted from programs that lack accreditation, such as Life Christian University (LCU).
The Increase of Women’s Involvement in Violent Extremism
Christians must reach out to their Muslims neighbors and together prevent extremist abuse and violence.
and feeling my priorities change on a cellular level.” Women are a source of life, often the With an Iranian Muslim father and an American Christian mother, she has lived in the United
I Grew Up in a Ministry Family—and I Hated It
But as I poured out my anger on the world, Jesus was waiting to pour out his perfect love.
Soon I began touring in a band devoted to sharing the gospel. Tested by Praise. Becoming a Christian didn't make my life any easier. In fact, life got a hundred times more difficult.
Christian Artists: Don’t Leave the Bible Behind
Why a Scriptural imagination is essential to the making and enjoying of art.
attractiveness, and so on, all these need to be anchored in the life, death, resurrection from a pre-made philosophy and then simply graft it seamlessly onto a Christian imagination of the
The ‘Protestant Work Ethic’ Really Does Fight Poverty
How Christian discipleship affects household income.
Revolution coincidentally happened to take place in countries rich in Protestant Christian belief. They have found positive correlations between religion and life of an objectively higher
A Conservative Christian Alternative to Panic Politics
Bruce Ashford models a refreshingly amiable approach. But perhaps he could have used a little more fire and brimstone.
or those Americans who think of themselves as residing within the conservative Christian orbit, things their interests and advancing their priorities, even though his personal life does not
20 Truths from Faith Among the Faithless
The life the Bible offers is not one that is safe from the tragedies of the world, but one in which God suffers with us and accompanies us through our hardships.
work: Through cultural stories, we're offered images of the good life: pathways to face opposition, including the cultural opposition Christians face today from a post- Christian world, the
Jonathan Edwards Taught More Than Just an Angry God
The Puritan preacher’s theology actually depends on God’s love, not God’s wrath.
proclamation. The incarnation was an act of passion—an act of affection—and as such, entails an overflow of God's affectionate life within a creaturely register.
New & Noteworthy Fiction
Chosen by Anne Bogel, author of 'I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life' (Baker).
New & Noteworthy Fiction. Chosen by Anne Bogel, author of 'I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life' (Baker). Anne Bogel| June 21, 2018.
Does Evangelism Jeopardize Authentic Artistic Expression?
What an Old Testament artist tells us about aesthetic vocation.
the tabernacle—and later the Temple—stood at the heart of the worshiping life of the the Eastern Orthodox church to the range of music, dance, and drama in Christian worship around
Died: Sam Moore, Who Made Thomas Nelson a Top Christian Publisher
Former CEO spent decades building up company’s offerings of Bibles and bestsellers.
Moore's HarperCollins Christian obituary cited Romans 8:28 as his life verse, quoting the NKJV translation he made a reality: “And we know that all things work together for good to
How Pastors Can Reclaim the Role of Spiritual Parent
I don’t wear a collar, but "Father" is still the best description of my calling.
Emerson said, “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” As parents to their spiritual families, pastors serve as models for the way in which the Christian life is to
20 Truths from Trevin Wax’s This Is Our Time
Evangelism is not just convincing people the gospel is true but also that it is better.
(63); As a Christian, saved by On the flip side, when our society says, “Sex is everything, and this is where I get my identity, my fulfillment, my life,” we say, “Sex is less serious than you
Remembering Bob Buford, the Christian Leader’s Leader
Rick Warren, Matt Chandler, and other Christian leaders share how the innovative Leadership Network founder influenced their ministries.
Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu: Bob Buford believed in me before anyone else. He saw potential and not problems, a preferred future rather than a checkered past. The Life
The Anti-Racism Activist That History Forgot
In the Jim Crow era, an African-American newspaper owner made a biblical case against racism.
AME congregation in 1910 (he would remain a member there for the rest of his life). one consistent theme in Chiles's lifelong anti-racism activism: appeals to the Christian principles of
For Black Evangelicals, How Does Masterpiece Cakeshop Compare to Jim Crow?
Four views on why African American Christians have mixed feelings about the Supreme Court’s first ruling on refusing services for same-sex weddings.
matters most. Kathryn Freeman, director of public policy for the Christian Life Commission of the Baptist General Convention of Texas: Many African Americans