‘Please Don’t Let Them Die in Grief’
Widowed by the genocide against Rwanda's Tutsis 25 years ago, Denise Uwimana made it her life’s mission to promote healing and reconciliation.
our defense. I was disappointed at how church leaders were involved directly or indirectly in the killing. My prayer life became a quarrel with God. I reminded
Cinema of God: Muslims Memorialize Augustine
North African nations bring church father to the silver screen.
Beyond showcasing the life and thought of the great church father, it conveys another important lesson: It is plausible that Augustine resembled the Berbers of today.
Why Augustine’s ‘Come to Jesus’ Moment Tells an Incomplete Story
The same church father who experienced a radical turn to faith also preached a gospel of continual conversion.
will be our delight, till by turning, turning we come 'round right.” Conversion is the refrain of the Christian life. Han-luen Kantzer Komline is an assistant professor of church history and
A New Set of Spotlights on Elisabeth Elliot
What we learn about her life and work from two releases of previously unpublished writings.
We stand up as a body in church—the church that I go to, for example—and we say a Every time things have seemingly fallen apart in my life, I have gone back to those things that do
Transhumanism and the Cult of ‘Better, Faster, Stronger’
Why the church should resist technologies that aim to liberate us from ordinary, embodied life.
Why the church should resist technologies that aim to liberate us from ordinary, embodied life. Transhumanism and the Cult of 'Better, Faster, Stronger'.
Lessons from Evangelicalism’s PR Guru
Mark DeMoss represented Christian organizations through highs and lows, but we’re all tasked with representing Christ.
No aspect of life and work can be ignored without consequence. What your church bathrooms look like can affect my opinion of your church as much as your televised service does.
Five Churches that Shouldn’t Reproduce
There is legitimate reason to caution against a universal plea toward blind reproduction.
Quarantined in a self-prescribed isolation, the narcissistic church asserts that they are the best answer to life's problems, all while a city longingly waits for Jesus.
5 Books That Provide Comfort Amid Terminal Illness
Chosen by Kathryn Butler, trauma surgeon and author of "Between Life and Death: A Gospel-Centered Guide to End-of-Life Medical Care."
Terminal Illness. Chosen by Kathryn Butler, trauma surgeon and author of "Between Life and Death: A Gospel-Centered Guide to End-of-Life Medical Care.".
Churches That Play Together Stay Together
Pastors report the congregational gains of letting loose as a body.
“These are practicing Christians who know the meaning of play—and indeed, half call their home life 'playful,'” according to the report. The same can be said of the church family.
Power and Pastors: Part 1
Recovering A Biblical Understanding of Power
Pastors and church leaders need to realize that leadership is the exercise of power in real life; it is the skill of using power effectively. Therefore, we must
ECFA Suspends Harvest Bible Chapel’s Accreditation
Under James MacDonald, Chicago-area megachurch may have been in “serious violation” of 4 out of 7 stewardship standards, says Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
“During the indefinite suspension, the church may not represent that they are an For example, the church has repeatedly used money donated for one purpose to fulfill other purposes.
Should We Rethink the 30-minute Sermon Lecture?
Our message should encompass both Scripture and our congregants questions.
Being a learner of God's Word and a student of the Life in Christ is crucial for In a church community, our parishioners are participating in all different types of learning experiences: small
Methodism’s Global Reach Has Changed the Denomination
The tradition is largest in the US but today has a strong international presence. How did that happen?
the position of the churches in Africa are much more committed to a biblical, a higher view of biblical authority, as guides their church that has been influential in their church life.
Delivering a Stillborn Baby Taught Me the Transience of Death
When I found out about my daughter's condition, I felt the destruction of my plans and hopes. But this place of limitation also revealed God’s profound love.
My life revolved around my reputation and achievements, my Oxford degrees and my place on the university faculty. I had become joyless, controlled, and predictable.
Power and Pastors: Part 3
Jesus schooled the world on how to understand and exert power.
more time on the candidate's ability to speak than they do on the person's personal life and character. Titus 1:6-9 is another key passage on the qualifications of leaders in the church.
The First Mexican Protestant Loved the Bible
How Ambrosio Gonzales encountered the Word of God and blazed the trail for future Latino converts.
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Just as Ambrosio's life was transformed by reading the Bible, Cuban American church historian and theologian Justo L. González observes a similar phenomenon is his book Mañana: