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The Culture Wars Are Ancient HistorySubscriber Access Only
Today’s fights over the religion in the public square are replays of fights from two thousand years ago.
The Most Famous Metaphor of American Exceptionalism Is a Warning, Not a Boast
John Winthrop’s “city upon a hill” language wasn’t meant to puff up his hearers with pride but to send a chill down their spines.
When Christian Practices Hurt Other People
Baptism, prayer, and Communion can all go “wayward,” says Lauren Winner. Should we blame the sinful practitioners or the practices themselves?
These Pastors Loved America So Much, They Wanted It to Stay British
Why the Christian case against the Revolutionary War deserves better than mockery and neglect.
When the Bible and Humanity Collide
Scripture's role in American history turned my feel-good project on its head.
Why Science Can’t Tell Us How to LiveSubscriber Access Only
The quest to detach morality from divine revelation has only led to one dead end after another.
She Shaped Me: 10 Exemplars of Faith
Christian leaders reflect on the women from history who’ve influenced them.
God Shook My World at an EDM Concert
I was rolling on Ecstasy when the scales suddenly fell from my eyes.
Let’s Quit the Tug-of-War over Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Legacy
How the German martyr’s example has been used—and abused—in American public discourse.
Myers-Briggs and Other Mirrors for the Soul
A new history of the ubiquitous personality test sheds light on what it can and can’t deliver.
The Female Martyrs’ #MeToo Message
What happened when early Christian women took a stand.
The Maker of the Maker of Middle-earth
There’s something missing from Oxford’s splendid new Tolkien exhibit.
Look Outside America for Fresh Insight on American EvangelicalsSubscriber Access Only
Melani McAlister’s new history aims to capture what the familiar political story leaves out.
What We Lose When Hymnbooks Disappear
Tangible objects of faith play an essential role in binding a community of believers together.
A Bright Future Rooted in a Distant Past
As we look forward, our present activity must be rooted in God’s kingdom work throughout redemptive history.
Jesus Befriended Prostitutes. So This Victorian-Era Woman Did Too.
Josephine Butler’s faith prompted her to challenge the status quo of her day.
The Eternal Gospel Meets the Modern World
How the earliest evangelicals struggled to leave their imprint on emerging trends in science, law, and culture.
Fear, Power, Nostalgia, and the 81 Percent
An evangelical historian searches for the roots of Trump-friendly evangelicalism.
You Can’t Have Racial Justice Without a Bloody CrossSubscriber Access Only
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove’s necessary rebuke on race rests on a sadly truncated gospel.
Imagining a Virtuous Capitalism
Free-market ideas grew in a religious and moral soil. We need to replant them there.
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1 in 10 Young Protestants Have Left a Church Over Abuse
1 in 10 Young Protestants Have Left a Church Over Abuse
As the generation most likely to report experiencing misconduct and least likely to tolerate it, Christians under 35 stand to shape how congregations respond.
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