An Admonition from Chuck Colson: You Are A Symbol of Hope
The Charles W. Colson Scholarship was designed to equip former inmates for ministry. Here is Colson's message to the 2006 recipients.
And nobody is free from them. I don't think we're every fully sanctified in this life. I know there are Christian traditions that do believe that. And above all, to stand out as a witness.
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?
Dr. O'Malley: I would say that we stand as part of a Christian community that has its origins in Apostolic Christianity and it's been the witness of the church fathers, the apostles, the
Can Anti-Aging Treatments Offer Abundant Life?
Science seeks to fix aging and death. But a Christian vision of the good life might actually embrace them.
to put off death longer?” On the other hand, Carle noted, the expectation that we should all ability, and productivity—for which the desires for health and longevity often stand as proxy
Why Today’s Generation of High Schoolers Need a Gap Year
Five benefits of taking a year off before college.
While some secular organizations promote gap years primarily because they may help a student stand out in the As Christians, how do we respond to pain and suffering in the world?
How Universalism, ‘the Opiate of the Theologians,’ Went Mainstream
Michael McClymond decries the rising popularity of an idea Christians have rejected for most of church history.
When we turn to universalist “hope” or “hopefulness,” my question is this: Does this “hope While I believe that The Devil's Redemption can stand as a work of historical scholarship, there
How Secularity Will Advance the Gospel of the Kingdom
Religious pluralism has provided space for the Gospel to be heard.
Atheism now has to stand on its own as a competing belief – and it has become an uninteresting So, what about “the rise of the nones?” Why are we seeing a greater percentage of the
One-on-One with Russell Jeung on Emerging Adults in the Church
“This generation is less likely to affiliate with established religious groupings than previous ones, even if they do have a sense of spirituality.”
sexuality, or nationality status. Instead of merely talking about justice, we seek to build solidarity with others as we stand with people in their struggles.
The Anvil of the Evangelical Mind
Schools and scholars can help the Christ-centered movement become all the more Jesusy.
in the power of Christ I'll stand.”. As evangelical composers Bill and Gloria Gaither put it in one of their songs, “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, there's something about that name.” We might say
Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Gospel of Shame-Free Sexuality
We can't defeat shame by whittling down God's law to fit our behavior. We need the good news of God's forgiveness instead.
Weber, the now-famous foul-mouthed, tattoo-festooned recovering alcoholic and former stand-up comic But to hear someone say to a largely secular audience that we need to confess
God is doing a new thing in the millennial generation through his witnesses.
and ever Oh we pour out our praise to You, Jesus Who reigns forever and ever The Lamb of God, the perfect sacrifice, Jesus, hey! (Lindy and the Digital Circuit Riders—Stand In Awe).
Growing old is not what it used to be. For millions of retirees, that may actually be good news.
“People listen to us because we are wise and because we bless, not because of our office or any formal structure of power.”. “Stand up in the presence of the aged,” says Leviticus 19:32.
Judeo-Christian Politics … in Israel?
In historic election granting Netanyahu a record fifth term, the Bible Bloc Party’s vision is struck down but not destroyed.
In historic election granting Netanyahu a record fifth term, the Bible Bloc Party's vision is struck down but not destroyed.
All Faith Groups, Evangelicals Included, Need to Reflect on #MeToo
We are going to hear the voice of survivors, trauma counselors, and Christian leaders who will call evangelicals to a better way.
We are called to suffer with, fight for, and stand among those who have experienced sexual abuse and violence of any kind— childen and adults. May we do no other.
A Voice in the Crowd
What’s good and what’s bad about unpopular opinions.
values,” even if they're only beliefs about which artworks are great enough to stand the test visceral disgust (ie, “Dr. Pimple Popper”) can work to lower those high standards we still have
China Tells Christianity To Be More Chinese
Is this a case of government oppression or the Chinese church coming into its own? How to understand “sinicization.”
Is this a case of government oppression or the Chinese church coming into its own? How to understand “sinicization.”.
Your Plan B Is Still God’s Plan A
What a failed church plant taught me about divine purpose and provision.
We see this in the lives of Job, Ruth, Jonah, and Peter. Job held on to the peace that surpasses all understanding: “I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the
Will Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ on Israel-Palestine Please Evangelicals?
CT asked 11 leaders in US and Middle East to assess the red lines of a peace plan, expected soon after Netanyahu’s coalition wins election.
The United States must show “moral stamina” and stand up for its formal policies. Instead, Trump reversed them. “We should keep our expectations for this plan low.”.
20 Truths from ‘The Louder Song’ by Aubrey Sampson
A sneak-peek of Sampson's new book on lament and hope.
here in this pain, then my entire life of faith–the solid rock upon which I stand–will have 7 – “What's remarkable about Christianity is that we have a King who is also a steadfast, loving