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The Puritans Had Two Shots at Building a Godly Society
In both England and America, their political experiments collapsed. But they left behind a spiritual legacy that still inspires.
One-on-One with Jeffrey Barbeau on Methodism
“In many parts of the world, the teaching and preaching of Methodists set the stage for the astronomical growth of Pentecostalism.”
Evangelical Advocates Feel the Sting of More Trump Refugee Cuts
It’s the third consecutive year that the administration has reduced resettlement totals to record lows.
Honduran Youth Pastor Wins Asylum
Once threatened by gangs, the Central American minister is safe for now, but he says his heart is still with those who are not.
‘Evangelical’ Isn’t Code for White and RepublicanSubscriber Access Only
The movement is richer and more diverse than media portrayals suggest.
Is American Christianity on Its Last Legs? The Data Say Otherwise.
Two new books push back on Chicken-Little narratives of evangelical decline.
4 Ways Muslims’ Religious Freedom Fight Now Sounds Familiar to Evangelicals
The two faiths have endured similar legal backlash—underscoring the importance of advocating for religious freedom for all.
In Search of a Better Land: A World on the Move and a Church on Mission
Three takeaways from my time with the North America Diaspora Strategy Group.
What 1619 Means for Christian History
How Catholics and Reformers reacted to the transatlantic slave trade.
What Missionaries Can Teach Us in Post-Christian America
Three things American Christians can glean from our brothers and sisters on international missions.
America Needed Spies During World War II. Many Missionaries Were Ready and Willing.
They regretted some of what they were asked to do, but they thought defending democracy was worth it.
Fixing the Fellowship Deficit in America’s Struggling CommunitiesSubscriber Access Only
Why collapsing cities and towns need something more than a better economy or a bigger government.
Put Not Your Trust in Credentials
Chris Arnade’s moving account of “back-row America” made me reconsider my own definition of success.
World Vision Helped Evangelicals Become Social Activists—Within Limits
A new history tracks the uneasy alliance between the organization and its core supporters.
Drilling for Oil, Contending for Truth
A historian shows how the pursuit of God and “black gold” went hand in hand—and how it changed the shape of American Christianity.
Seeing Immigrants Through God’s Eyes
Why their stories are always relevant, no matter the politics of immigration.
A New Recipe for Ending HungerSubscriber Access Only
We have a crisis too large for any one church, nonprofit, or government agency to handle on its own, says food policy expert Jeremy Everett.
Are Guns Inherently Evil?
Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin envision a future without firearms. Should believers rally to their cause?
Understanding our History: How Imperfect Patriots Changed America for the Better
Some reflections on divine providence.
Waging a Smarter War on PornSubscriber Access Only
It’s a serious problem among evangelicals. But fixating on it might be missing the bigger picture.
Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help
Syrian Christians Brave Insecurity to Stay Behind and Help
Preemptive Love’s Jeremy Courtney says despite the Turkey deal, “This crisis shows no sign of letting up, and we can’t either.”
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