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Southern Christianity Is Bigger Than the Bible BeltSubscriber Access Only
A scholar’s journey through the region reveals much more than Baptists and church barbecues.
Get Thee a Flawed Wife
A letter of encouragement—and realism—to Christian men considering marriage.
The Sacred Gift of Selfies
Craig Detweiler sees spiritual significance underneath the stereotypes.
Tales from a ‘Billy Graham Kid’
From my earliest days, Mr. Graham shaped my life and my calling.
Not-So-White Evangelicalism: How Conservative Denominations Actually Fare Better on Diversity
Study examines multiethnic friendships and worship among American churchgoers.
3 Tips for Hosting an Outstanding Church Dinner or Potluck
Use the dinner table like Jesus did.
‘It’ Is Big-Budget Horror with a Surprising Amount of Heart
The latest Stephen King adaptation’s success has more to do with the friendship it celebrates than the scares it delivers. 
Because God Is: A Tribute to Robert W. Jenson (1930-2017)
Over 5 years of weekly dinners, ‘America’s Theologian’ became a mentor and a dear friend.
Thou Shalt Not Bail
The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture. But is it Christian?
People Aren't Projects
...and other lessons I learned as a rural pastor.
How I Found a Support Network
5 ways I formed a group of women leaders around me
Band of Sisters
How I moved from a lone ranger to intentionally amplifying the work of other women leaders
Uniting a Violence-Plagued City in Prayer
Neither death threats nor tepid response discouraged two pastors from praying over every murder site in their city for years.
No More Frenemies in Ministry
Rather than see other women leaders as competition, we can serve as advocates and allies for one another.
Henri Nouwen’s Weakness Was His StrengthSubscriber Access Only
How a gifted, high-achieving spiritual guide learned to share his wounds with others.
I Went From Fighting in a Cage to Living in a Hut
How an MMA fighter found Jesus—and discovered his calling in the Congo.
Arrival’s Terrifying Vision of a Global ‘Unfriending’
Although caused by aliens, the breakdown in communication in Arrival feels all too familiar.
Please Don’t Make Me Feel Used
Crossing the line between friendship and ministry
A Pastor's Final Blessing
A minister to those at sea gives one last benediction.
The Value of Friends Who Don’t Look, Think, or Vote Like You DoSubscriber Access Only
When you limit your social circles, you limit your opportunities to grow.
‘Evangelical’ Isn’t Code for White and Republican
‘Evangelical’ Isn’t Code for White and Republican
The movement is richer and more diverse than media portrayals suggest.
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