Theology+Spirituality

Your Empty Nest Is God’s Opportunity
Four ways to rethink your post-parenting years in light of the Great Commission.
A Carol for the DespairingSubscriber Access Only
Penned during the Civil War, Longfellow's "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" is a carol for our age.
Our December Issue: Peace on Earth
We could all use a little this Advent season.
I Was a Comedian First and an Atheist Second
Until God showed me that there’s more to life than making people laugh.
How to Tell the Difference Between a Prophet and a CrankSubscriber Access Only
Truly biblical prophecy strengthens the church—without adding anything to the Bible.
Fleming Rutledge: John the Baptist Points to the Real Hope of Advent
We’re not awaiting a helpless baby, but a righteous and powerful judge.
Missionaries Live in Difficult Places, and They Need Your PrayersSubscriber Access Only
We're familiar with the idea of culture shock, but we often overlook the impact of culture stress.
Eugene Peterson Wanted to Know Your NameSubscriber Access Only
How, the late pastor asked, can you shepherd a flock you don't know?
Paul Got a Personal Preview of the Judgment DaySubscriber Access Only
Which is one reason “the day of the Lord” figured so prominently in his letters.
The Culture Wars Are Ancient History
Today’s fights over the religion in the public square are replays of fights from two thousand years ago.
The Gospel Work of SongSubscriber Access Only
Why we need to remember the God-given language of music.
This Thanksgiving, I’m Thankful for Difficult People
The surprising context for the holiday Lincoln instituted is a good reminder to us today.
Fostering an Attitude of Gratitude
Changing our posture towards God’s goodness in our lives will begin us on the path towards a changed heart.
The Gift of Seeing
To see the potential and dignity in every person is a gift we must receive and then cultivate. 
The Most Famous Metaphor of American Exceptionalism Is a Warning, Not a Boast
John Winthrop’s “city upon a hill” language wasn’t meant to puff up his hearers with pride but to send a chill down their spines.
Give Thanks for What Others Have That You Don’t
This Thanksgiving, praise God for other people’s blessings—even the ones you wish for.
Why Prayer Is Still Public Schools’ Best Hope
The founder of Teachers Who Pray calls public education “America’s biggest mission field.”
Populism vs. Progressivism: Who Knows Best?
Opposing types of knowledge are at the heart of today’s polarization. How does a Christian decide?
Live at the Intersection of Grace and Truth
We don’t get to pick "either/or." It is a distinctly "both/and" proposition.
Why ‘Passing on the Faith’ Fails Our Kids
Young adults often leave the church after high school. The problem lies close to home.
Reading The Jesus Storybook Bible in Iceland
Reading The Jesus Storybook Bible in Iceland
In the world’s most bookish country, evangelicals are taking up the ministry of translation.
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