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James MacDonald Takes ‘Indefinite Sabbatical’ from Harvest Bible Chapel
The founding pastor will step back as his megachurch undergoes a peacemaking process to address criticism.
Asia Rising: The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Hardest to Follow Jesus
China’s church raids drew headlines, but 26 countries—including India—treated Christians worse in 2018.
The Top Reasons Young People Drop Out of Church
Even with 1 in 4 leaving over politics, college kids are more likely to return after a hiatus than leave for good.
Remembering Lamin Sanneh, the World’s Leading Expert on Christianity and Islam in Africa
Scholars explain how a convert “summoned from the margins” of The Gambia became a legend at Yale Divinity School for his curiosity, joy, and deep insights.
Harvest Bible Chapel Wants to Drop Defamation Suit Against Critics
James MacDonald’s church takes unfavorable ruling as “God’s direction” to abandon legal effort against Julie Roys and Elephant’s Debt blog.
From Russia, Without Love: Ukraine Marks Orthodox Christmas with Biggest Schism Since 1054
Eastern Orthodox experts and Protestant neighbors explain impact of Constantinople freeing Kiev from Moscow.
The Gospel in Every Sign Language: Passion Raises $450K for Deaf Bible Translations
Christians in 16 countries will finally get their own versions of New Testament stories.
The 7 People Christians Trust More Than Their Pastors
Gallup’s latest poll finds Americans now believe clergy (at a record low) are nearly as honest and ethical as journalists (at a record high).
Congress’s ‘Other’ Christians: The Fastest-Growing Faith on the Hill
A record 1 in 5 freshman politicians falls into a Protestant catchall category.
Urbana Faces the Challenge of Calling Gen Z to Missions
Despite its lowest attendance in decades, InterVarsity’s historic conference aims to combat student cynicism through scriptural hope.
Heartbeat Bills Used to Divide Pro-Lifers. Here’s Why That’s Changing.Subscriber Access Only
Even the “most restrictive” abortion laws—like one vetoed this week in Ohio—may now have a place in incrementalist strategy.
Building on the Black Church’s Bible LegacySubscriber Access Only
How African Americans outpaced the country in Scripture-savvy—and why ministry leaders expect even more from them.
Should Christians Quote Muhammad?Subscriber Access Only
Asia Bibi’s acquittal may model how to persuade Muslims of religious freedom.
Gleanings: January/February 2019Subscriber Access Only
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our January/February issue).
Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2018
A glimpse at the important excavation work revealed this year.
Ahead of 2019, Bulgaria Rejects Severe Church Restrictions
The new year brings new regulations—but thankfully not the worship and seminary bans evangelicals initially feared.
Keep the X in X-Mas
The abbreviation offends 6 in 10 evangelicals, but its history is deeply Christian
Why a ‘Health and Wealth’ Approach to Scripture Leaves Us More Depressed
Sociologists: The sick and poor are more likely to seek blessings through Bible-reading.
Covenantal Theology: Can Muhammad’s Ancient Promise Inspire Muslim-Christian Peace Today?
To acquit Asia Bibi of blasphemy, Pakistan’s Supreme Court relied on supposed seventh-century treaty by Islam’s prophet.
World Vision Forced Out of Pakistan After 13 Years
The country loses an estimated $130 million in aid by expelling 18 international charities.
Can We Handle the Truth About Racism and the Church?
Can We Handle the Truth About Racism and the Church?
Before racial reconciliation can happen, says Jemar Tisby, American believers need to reckon honestly with the sins of the past.
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