Theology+Spirituality

In This Fraught Racial Moment, We Need a Refresher on Human Depravity
We also need a reminder of God’s radical grace.
Monuments Can Be Destroyed, but Not Forgotten
Our most controversial stone statues carry layers of communal history that aren’t easily cast aside.
State of Theology: Evangelicals Hold Steady on Doctrine, More Outspoken on Politics
American evangelicals make mostly incremental changes around some common heresies.
Scripture Won’t Let You Endure Suffering on Your Own
Fellow believers might abandon you or cover you in happy talk. But the Bible offers companionship with saints who know sorrow.
Why Do We Cling to Scripture? Our Lives Depend on It.
More than other groups, black Americans dive deep into the Word.
Politics Has a Strong Grip on Our Hearts. The Gospel’s Grip Should Be Stronger.
How the church can shape public policy without losing its soul.
The Roots of the Black Prophetic Voice
Why the Exodus must remain central to the African American church.
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Women Read the Bible More Than Men. Why?
Best-selling study authors and Bible teachers unpack the factors that drive women to prioritize time in Scripture.
My Savior Had Arrived—but He Wasn’t Elijah Muhammad
Why I left the Nation of Islam to follow Christ.
5 Books on Understanding the Human Brain
Chosen by Bradley L. Sickler, author of "God on the Brain: What Cognitive Science Does (and Does Not) Tell Us about Faith, Human Nature, and the Divine" (Crossway).
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Only the Right Questions Have Answers
Without restitution for harm done, there will never be liberty and justice for all.
2020 Brought Trials for This Patient and Doctor. But Faith and Love Still Grew.
New research defines spiritual fortitude: a quality that can help us face this year’s trauma.
Your Unbelieving Friends Need More Stories Than Syllogisms
Why serving up a diet of hard, rationalistic Christianity might be counterproductive.
Paul’s Word to Police: Protect the Weak
As black Christians have long understood, the New Testament has a strong theology of law enforcement.
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The Old Testament’s Word to Police: You Answer to God’s Higher Court
How biblical law can illuminate today’s debates on law enforcement.
What a Leading Racial Reconciliation Advocate Learned from Her Critics
Brenda Salter McNeil says she put too much faith in an approach that downplayed justice in order to seem nonthreatening.
11 Back-to-School Prayers
Short liturgies for anxious parents, teachers, and students.
QAnon Is a Wolf in Wolf’s Clothing
There’s nothing sheepish about this insidious internet demon.
I Went in Search of My Jewish Heritage. Along the Way, I Found the Messiah.
How a mysterious book inscribed with a mysterious phone number changed the course of my life.

Top Story September 25, 2020

What Pastors See as the ‘New Normal’ for Preaching After the Pandemic
What Pastors See as the ‘New Normal’ for Preaching After the Pandemic
COVID-19’s ministry disruptions are generating lasting insights.

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