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The Bonhoeffer That History Overlooked
In 1946, a man named Ernst Lohmeyer disappeared from East Germany. It took me three decades to piece together his story.
In Charleston, Racial Healing Meant More Than Hugs and Unity Marches
As the first anniversary of the 2015 church massacre neared, public shows of support masked private tensions. But cracks were appearing in the city’s segregated silos.
How Road Trips Teach Me to Trust Jesus
As I approach this season of pilgrimage, Scripture offers me a theology of travel.
The Gospel Calls Us to Perfection, Not Perfectionism
Holiness is a hard challenge. The key is surrender, not striving.
Sabbath Rest: Not Just for Grownups
I want my children to know how to work hard. I also want them to know that hard work doesn’t define them.
The Three-Letter Word That Undergirds Gospel Living
Loving across our differences requires the power of paradox.
Why I Always Pray at the End of the DaySubscriber Access Only
We didn't accomplish everything we should have. God reminds us we didn't need to.
What Is Cultural Apologetics?
Effective apologetics today requires a genuine missionary encounter.
What the Kingdom of God Is Like
The kingdom was central to Jesus’ teaching, but it can be divisive for his followers.
God Saved Me From Suicide
I wanted nothing to do with faith. That changed the night I tried to take my own life.
The Three Horizons of Old Testament Prophecy
The prophets launch their words into the future. Where do they land?
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.
What Shakespeare Taught Me About Ash Wednesday
On the first day of Lent, I’m reminded of a love that “alters not” and “bears it out even to the edge of doom.”
To Reach Unsaved Christians, First Help Them Get Lost
People who claim Christianity but lack gospel awareness present a unique evangelistic challenge.
Praising God Saves Me In My Pain
In the face of illness, death, and disability, Lamentations gives me a script for how to suffer.
A Caution to ‘Nice’ Christians
When we don't confront sin, in others and in ourselves, we commit spiritual malpractice.
Ten Theses on Creation and Evolution That (Most) Evangelicals Can Support
We won’t achieve perfect unanimity on every contested topic.
Russell Moore: Putting the Family First Puts the Church at Odds with JesusSubscriber Access Only
He came to divide sons from their fathers and daughters from their mothers—not to promote “family values.”
Fleming Rutledge: John the Baptist Points to the Real Hope of AdventSubscriber Access Only
We’re not awaiting a helpless baby, but a righteous and powerful judge.
Missionaries Live in Difficult Places, and They Need Your PrayersSubscriber Access Only
We're familiar with the idea of culture shock, but we often overlook the impact of culture stress.
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The Purpose of the World: To Become the Church
The Purpose of the World: To Become the Church
Paul on “good works”—and my replies to initial critiques of this series.
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