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Bible Museum Must Send One More Artifact Back to Iraq
Auction house covered up false purchase history for Gilgamesh tablet, US Attorney alleges.
Scholar Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Ancient Bible Texts from Oxford
Dirk Obbink accused of selling papyrus fragments to Hobby Lobby and California collector.
Houston Pastor Pleads Guilty in $3.5M Bond Fraud Scheme Targeting Elderly
Kirbyjon Caldwell has led the UMC’s biggest African American megachurch for decades.
Ex-Christian Post Publisher, Bible College Convicted in $35M Fraud Scheme
The money laundering case left a Christian media network out of business and Olivet University owing $1.25 million.
SBC Recalls ‘Year of Waking Up’ Since Abuse Investigation
Attention turns to a committee that could identify offending churches, a new measure put in place following the landmark Houston Chronicle series.
Pretending to be a Pentecostal Preacher Is Not a Good Way to Interrogate Suspected Terrorists
A Guantanamo Bay report reminds us our desperation has led to dark places.
Half of US Churches Now Enlist Armed Security
Survey: Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Baptist churches are most likely to have church volunteers carry guns.
The Old Testament and Holy War Texts
Texts in the Old Testament about holy war and war rape continue to challenge evangelical thinking.
Evangelicals Support Prison Reform in Theory, But Less in Practice
Survey shows optimism for the potential for redemption and restoration, though most churches aren’t involved in criminal justice efforts.
Amid Abuse Scandals, Legal Challenges Test Clergy Reporting Exemptions
Implications for church leaders loom as Montana reverses $35M judgment and other states continue tightening reporting laws.
A Foster Mother, a Murderer, and a Seemingly Simple YesSubscriber Access Only
How a shocking gesture of grace changed them both from the inside out.
Recent Shootings Spur Pastors to Call Out White Supremacy
For many evangelicals, it’s time to name the evil beneath the violence.
Jesus Gave Me What Boozing and Brawling Couldn’tSubscriber Access Only
My journey from the criminal underworld to the foot of the cross.
South Pacific Churches Targeted in Billion-Dollar Cryptocurrency Scam
High-tech con used trusted pastors in Samoa and New Zealand to trick hundreds of congregants into investments that have gone nowhere.
Who’s to Blame When the Shooter Is One of Our Own?
The latest synagogue attack has shaken fellow Orthodox Presbyterians—but it implicates all of us living in a fallen world and divisive culture.
I Marked People for Death. Jesus Marked Me for Life.
How a gang leader found salvation in prison.
After Major Investigation, Southern Baptists Confront the Abuse Crisis They Knew Was Coming
The Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News collect 380 allegations spanning 20 states in an unprecedented look at sexual misconduct across the denomination.
Prison Was My First Pulpit
Linda Barkman was incarcerated after the man she lived with murdered her toddler. But she turned hardship into ministry.
Gab, the Pittsburgh Shooting, and the Danger of Echo Chambers
Gab is a cesspool of racism, not a free speech cause.
Black Pastors Debate Partnering with Trump on Prison Reform
Why African-American Christians are divided over working with this White House.

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How I Explained Beirut’s Explosion to My Kids
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As Christian parents, our children must know we will keep them safe. But that does not mean keeping them comfortable.

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