The Other Benedict Option: Humility
What a sixth-century monk can teach all of us about public engagement
Consider the well-known Christ-hymn of Philippians 2. There, Paul commends the Philippians to imitate Jesus' humble example, giving up status and power to live a life of self-denial
Fear, Power, Nostalgia, and the 81 Percent
An evangelical historian searches for the roots of Trump-friendly evangelicalism.
mixed evangelism with party politics during the ill-fated Nixon administration. He quotes conservative pundit Cal Thomas's critique of the Moral Majority's quest for power: “Christian faith
John Inazu: Why I’m Still Confident About ‘Confident Pluralism’
The past two years have only strengthened my belief that tolerance, humility, and patience can help heal our fractious public life.
The weakening of major institutions (in politics, education, the media, and religion) and the continued rise When it comes to the law, we must insist that those in power protect our ability
Bill Hybels Resigns from Willow Creek
Megachurch pastor “accelerates” October retirement weeks after former colleagues went public with misconduct allegations.
Bill Hybels Resigns from Willow Creek. Megachurch pastor “accelerates” October retirement weeks after former colleagues went public with misconduct allegations.
Make American Politics Hopeful Again
How the call to “carry one another’s burdens” breaks down partisan stalemates.
self-interested politics. Yes, to carry another's burden is a risk, but so is continuing to pursue a vision of politics that is solely about accumulating power.
Isaac Backus: An 18th-Century Evangelical with 21st-Century Wisdom
On questions of race, religious liberty, and political power, the Baptist preacher should be our guiding light.
In the process, Backus navigated national politics (when they were only just beginning) without selling But he was sensitive about the relationship of faith institutions to seats of power.
One-on-One with Caleb Kaltenbach on ‘God of Tomorrow’
Our current and future circumstances don’t negate God’s power, plan, or promises.
However, our current and future circumstances don't negate God's power, plan, or promises. Ed: When we talk about engaging society, a big part of the tension is in politics, but you say
The Power of Our Inability
The glory and failing of the human body—it’s all God’s grace.
The Power of Our Inability. The glory and failing of the human body—it's all God's grace. “My power is made perfect in weakness,” God tells Paul (2 Cor. 12:7–9).
Women Are the Talk of 2018’s Southern Baptist Annual Meeting
Both officially and unofficially, leaders of America’s largest Protestant denomination turn their attention to better responses to sexism and abuse.
We need to convey to the world that we care for women more than we care for our positions of power,” said Austin pastor Matt Carter, speaking Monday on a panel on abuse in the lead
Bethel Church Survives Redding Carr Fire, But Still Faces Heat
Social media debate on intersection of disaster relief and theology echoes Osteen-Harvey episode.
Competing narratives of God's modus operandi and the power of faith increasingly cloud the digital air in times of intense heartbreak— a cautionary tale of how Christians of different
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The Power of Small Groups
They can create community that can change lives.
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The Power of Small Groups Leer en Español. They can create community that can change lives. Small groups have the power to radically change lives.
Jesus Is Lord. Period.
We’re rendering unto Caesar too much time and attention.
But Winn compellingly argues that the passage more importantly uses Roman political ideology to stress both Jesus' power and his suffering, rather than (as many Mark scholars have
The Biggest Loser in the Alabama Election
It’s not Republicans or Democrats, but Christian witness.
Clearly, there are moments on the Left in which partisans are too weak to resist the temptation to entrust themselves to the power politics of the moment instead of “to him who judges