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A Christian History of Pandemics
How the church has responded to disease throughout the centuries.
Plagues and Isolation? The Church Has Been Here Before.
Introducing “Prayer amid Pandemic,” a new podcast where we learn from our sisters and brothers in faith who wrestled with outbreaks and sickness.
5 Single Women I Want to Be When I Grow Up
During Women’s History Month, I celebrate the unattached females who shaped the church.
Died: Vinson Synan, Historian Who Saw Breadth of Pentecostalism
In scholarship and ministry, he argued for an expansive and expanding Spirit-filled Christianity across traditions.
What Edith Blumhofer Taught Me on Writing About Strong Women
A tribute to a pathbreaking Pentecostal historian who also knew the value of a cannoli to a grad student.
25 Black Theologians Who Have Grown Our Faith
Scholars and authors reflect on the significance of African American leaders in the church.
Black History Month: 20 Stories Christians Should Know
Meet the leaders, activists, ministers, and artists who changed the church and the world.
Are Nationalism and Populism the Cure for What Ails the West?
The “strong gods” of old are knocking at the door. We ought to be wary of letting them inside.
Christianity’s Influence on World History Is Real but Easily Overstated
Did the teachings of Jesus launch a sweeping revolution in human consciousness? Maybe, but we need better evidence.
Billy Graham Center Archives Continuing to Preserve Evangelical History
Although the BGC Archives is open to the public and welcomes unexpected visitors, it remains one of Wheaton’s best-kept secrets.   
Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2019
A glimpse at the important excavation work revealed this year.
The Business of Evangelical Book Publishing Is Business
Or is it faith? Or some complex combination of both?
Amid Christian Crackdown, China Recognizes Missionary Lottie Moon’s Church
The historic designation comes as the government shuts down fellow Christian congregations in the province, leaving advocates to wonder whether it represents propaganda or progress.
When the Shepherds Spy on the Sheep
In communist East Germany, the church was supposed to be a refuge from the government’s godlike gaze. But the secret police managed to bribe and flatter their way in.
Remembering Larry Hurtado, Leading Researcher of Early Christian Worship
The Edinburgh New Testament professor modeled faithful scholarship with his work on historic devotion to Jesus.
The First Christian
Mary’s preeminent example as a Christ follower neither began nor ended at Christmas.
You Can’t Reject a Faith You Never Knew
Historian Alec Ryrie offers a revisionist take on the roots of unbelief. But there’s another story that needs telling.
‘Religion Poisons Everything’
Three things not to say when responding to severe criticisms of Christianity.
Five Ways We Misunderstand American Religious History
From religious liberty to religious violence, it helps to get our facts straight.
Does Socialism Have to Be ‘Godless’?
How an earlier generation of believers stretched the boundaries of faith-based political imagination.

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In Pandemic and in Health, I Make This Vow
In Pandemic and in Health, I Make This Vow
Engaged Americans are grappling with foiled wedding plans. But Christian couples face unique moral challenges.

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