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Bethlehem Is More Than a Sentimental Backdrop to Christmas in the West
How Christians are celebrating the holiday in the town of Jesus’ birth—and across the broader Middle East.
When I Didn’t Want Christmas to Come
A holiday spent in grief helped me to take Christ’s coming more seriously.
The Cross Is God’s Answer to Black Rage
How Christ’s death and resurrection speak to the particular suffering of African Americans.
Christianity Isn’t ‘Becoming’ Global. It Always Has Been.
Why this misperception poses a stumbling block to the spread of the gospel.
Mental Illness and the ‘Medical Theodicy’ Trap
Why do we feel such a palpable sense of spiritual relief when the problem is with the body rather than the mind?
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Churches: Don’t Worship—or Serve—Until You’re Blue in the Face
Maintaining a balance between gathering and scattering is the key to avoiding spiritual pneumonia.
Science and Scripture Agree: Singing Lifts Our Spirits
Why Christians erupt in song, even when hope seems lost.
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How to Diagnose an Ailing Soul
Pastors who rush in with the wrong treatment court spiritual disaster.
Our Olive-Skinned Gospel
As a Middle Easterner, I can't read the Bible without a smile of recognition crawling across my face.
Whatever Your Secret Sins, the Psalms Will Give You the Courage to Come Clean
Hiding from God (and neighbor) is dehumanizing, but honest prayer and confession bring healing and freedom.
My Generation Prized ‘Authenticity.’ Why I’ve Come to Love Wearing a Mask.
I'm only my truest self when I'm playing the role of disciple.
Beth Moore: God Uses Your Mistakes for Good
In the Lord’s economy, nothing is wasted—not even rotten fruit.
Pastors Need Friends Born for Adversity
When beloved congregants turned on me, who could I trust for advice?
What If I’m Not the ‘Submissive’ Type?
I used to be repulsed by Ephesians 5. Then I learned to see Paul’s instructions through a gospel lens.
Nobodies Were the First to Know
When God announced the birth of Christ to sweaty, uncouth shepherds, he signaled something important about the kind of Messiah he was sending.
Theologians: Don’t Lose Sight of Theology’s Most Basic Task
Students and teachers alike need to remember the difference between knowing theology and knowing God.
My Advice to Struggling Artists: Seek First God’s Kingdom
The key to creativity is worship and prayer.
My Road to Emmaus Ran Through East Los Angeles
Suffering and ministry turmoil left me devastated. Jesus met me there.
The Early Church Thrived Amid Secularism and Shows How We Can, Too
The pre-Christendom church managed to avoid both isolationism and accommodationism. Their model gives us a map for post-Christendom challenges.
David Platt: In a Tiny House on a Remote Mountainside, I Saw the Church as God Designed It
Those who come have very little. But they have everything they need.

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The Pro-Life Project Has a Playbook: Racial Justice History
The Pro-Life Project Has a Playbook: Racial Justice History
The anti-racism campaign is a model for the anti-abortion movement.

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