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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?Subscriber Access Only
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?
Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2017
A glimpse at the important excavation work revealed this year.
The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick DouglassSubscriber Access Only
The great abolitionist spoke words of rebuke—and hope—to a slaveholding society.
Evangelicalism Is Far Deeper, Wider, and Greater Than the Foibles of the MomentSubscriber Access Only
An excerpt from 'Still Evangelical?'
Lovers, Fighters, and the World They Made
Alec Ryrie explores the emotional bonds that have held the Protestant family together for 500 years.
Which Came First, Christmas or Consumerism?
Judith Flanders teases out the surprising mix of religious and secular elements in many beloved holiday customs.
Thomas Forsyth Torrance
Ecumenical Theologian
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Jesus Showed Up in My Anatomy Lab
Jesus Showed Up in My Anatomy Lab
What dissecting bodies taught me about the passion story and life after death.
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