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What Can Drug-Addicted Doctors Teach Porn-Addicted Pastors?
With the right approach, churches can give struggling ministers a fighting chance.
Infanticide Debate Reflects a New Era for Abortion Politics
As states push for pro-choice protections, Christians have a growing obligation to defend the lives of babies born as “burdens.”
The Best Books Are Companions, Teachers, and Hope-Givers
A conversation on reading with an avid reader, “Book Girl” Sarah Clarkson.
Karen Swallow Prior: Good Books Make Better PeopleSubscriber Access Only
Why history's wisest figures have seen a connection between reading well and living well.
Why Science Can’t Tell Us How to LiveSubscriber Access Only
The quest to detach morality from divine revelation has only led to one dead end after another.
David Foster Wallace Broke My Heart
Ten years after his suicide, I marvel at his genius but mourn the crushing burdens he carried.
Why You Can’t Name the Virtues
Our culture has abandoned a wealth of teaching on character formation. Let’s revive these lost arts.
Why “Finishing Well” Can Never Be Our Main Reason To Behave Morally
We need to behave morally not so we can keep our reputations intact, but because hurting other people is wrong. Always wrong.
A Season of Deep Lament: Heroes and Legends I Knew as a Child
I don’t know that I have many answers, but I know what is true and I must keep holding on.
Has The Rise Of Megachurches Elevated Our Communities?
Communities with successfully growing churches should be feeling the impact of those churches on their overall culture.
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.
Taking the Measure of Trump Country
A writer and a scholar attempt sympathetic portrayals of the president’s rural supporters, but their sympathy only extends so far.
Lead Us Not Into Scandal
While some other evangelicals stumbled in national news, Graham's Modesto Manifesto kept him from falling.
In the Face of Moral Crisis, Churches Can’t Choose ‘Neutrality’Subscriber Access Only
How Civil War–era churches that avoided taking sides on slavery ended up siding with its supporters.
Behavioral Science Catches Up to the Bible
Research is confirming ancient wisdom about human nature. But can it really make us better people?
How Poetry Might Change the Pro-Life Debate
The moral imagination of literature speaks volumes.
Gleanings: September 2017Subscriber Access Only
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our September issue).
'Mommy, Is Gru a Good Guy or a Bad Guy?'
'Despicable Me 3' recalls the Apostle Paul's struggle to 'do the right thing.'
Moral Outrage in America Is Now for Everybody
Gallup finds record-high liberalism on 10 of 19 issues. Yet moderates and liberals are growing more concerned.
What Science Says About the Age of Accountability Subscriber Access Only
The latest research on good, evil, and infants.
Top Story April 18, 2019
Joy, the Overlooked Aspect of the Cross
Joy, the Overlooked Aspect of the Cross
Even in the midst of the sorrow, pain, and shame of the cross, Good Friday is still very good.
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