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The Eternal Gospel Meets the Modern World
How the earliest evangelicals struggled to leave their imprint on emerging trends in science, law, and culture.
Fear, Power, Nostalgia, and the 81 Percent
An evangelical historian searches for the roots of Trump-friendly evangelicalism.
You Can’t Have Racial Justice Without a Bloody CrossSubscriber Access Only
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove’s necessary rebuke on race rests on a sadly truncated gospel.
Imagining a Virtuous Capitalism
Free-market ideas grew in a religious and moral soil. We need to replant them there.
A Preacher, a Businessman, and Their ‘Crusade of Mercy’
How American evangelicals became major players in the work of global charity.
The Anti-Racism Activist That History Forgot
In the Jim Crow era, an African-American newspaper owner made a biblical case against racism.
You Keep Using That Word, ‘Christian’
Throughout American history, groups have given it different, often conflicting meanings. Can they all be right?
Dorothy Sayers Did Not Want to Be a ProphetSubscriber Access Only
Nevertheless, the saucy British writer made the pious vociferously angry.
The Many Surprises of 20th-Century ChristianitySubscriber Access Only
Brian Stanley’s global history makes connections and draws lessons that others are apt to miss.
The Family Feud that Changed the Shape of Christian Higher Education
What makes a college “evangelical” or “fundamentalist?” The dividing lines weren’t always so clear.
Whatever Happened to Gifts of Language, Prophecy, and Healing?
Let’s ask the early church fathers.
What Is Evangelicalism?
A simple definition based in doctrine, history, or sociology won’t do. But a vibrant stream really does exist.
How a Humble Evangelist Changed Christianity As We Know It
Churches were divided. Believers eschewed cultural influence. Liberal modernism was on the move. Then God made Billy Graham.
How History’s Revivals Teach Us to PraySubscriber Access Only
The case for communing with God in a daring and agonizing way.
How Christian Faith Led a Single Woman to Defy Chairman MaoSubscriber Access Only
Lin Zhao’s faith led her to embrace China's Communist movement—then pay the ultimate price for opposing it.
Why the Enslaved Adopted the Religion of Their Masters—and Transformed It
The story of early African-American Christianity proves the power of the Resurrection against oppression.
Kenneth Pike and the Making of Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL International
How a man rejected by the China Inland Mission became one of the most significant figures in modern missions.
Demonic Cheese-Donkeys and Immortal Peacocks: Augustine Does Science
How a church father loved God with his rational mind.
The Religious Conflict at the Heart of Our Culture Wars
How theological differences over sex have fueled some of the bitterest political fights of the past century and more.
Hiding the Full Truth from Kids Is Often Healthy
As our children come of age, how do we talk about the brutal realities of a broken world?
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The ‘Protestant Work Ethic’ Really Does Fight Poverty
The ‘Protestant Work Ethic’ Really Does Fight Poverty
How Christian discipleship affects household income.
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