October (Web-only) 2023

Signposts for Hispanic Youth Ministry
Signposts for Hispanic Youth Ministry
Trends and challenges facing Latino youth leaders, and what it means for the church’s future.
Jesus Was Civil, Not Polite
Jesus Was Civil, Not Polite
Christ was an exemplar of civility in an age of sociopolitical and religious hypocrisy.
From the Chicago Suburbs to Penang, We Sought to Love Our Neighbors
From the Chicago Suburbs to Penang, We Sought to Love Our Neighbors
Whether hospitality means house parties or intimate gatherings, God’s charge is the same.
I Was Facing a Lifetime in Mental Institutions When God Threw Me a Lifeline
I Was Facing a Lifetime in Mental Institutions When God Threw Me a Lifeline
How he purged the voices in my head telling me I was worthless.
The Opposite of Abuse Is Care
The Opposite of Abuse Is Care
In an age of spiritual abuse scandals, the early church offers a positive model of pastoral authority.
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The History of Chinese Bible Translation Is Full of Cooperation
The History of Chinese Bible Translation Is Full of Cooperation
Western missionaries collaborated with Chinese Christian scholars to translate the Word of God, leading to the achievement of the Union Version.
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Qi Gong: A Form of Exercise or a Doorway into the Spiritual World?
Qi Gong: A Form of Exercise or a Doorway into the Spiritual World?
Christian leaders from mainland China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore weigh in on the ancient Chinese practice—which includes tai chi—and its physical and divine connotations.
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Another Southern Baptist Betrayal
Another Southern Baptist Betrayal
Revelations of a scandalous amicus brief raise the question: Who’s driving the SBC?
Remembering Abouna Samaan, Creator of Cairo’s Cave Church
Remembering Abouna Samaan, Creator of Cairo’s Cave Church
US evangelical leaders and thousands of Copts honor an Orthodox priest whose mountain complex chiseled the glory of God into Egypt’s “Garbage City.”
A Puritan’s Guide to Quieting Our ‘Inner Atheist’
A Puritan’s Guide to Quieting Our ‘Inner Atheist’
Even the most spiritual people can struggle with doubts about God. But how do they overcome them?
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Meet the Christian Love Expert Giving Filipinos Hope About Dating
Meet the Christian Love Expert Giving Filipinos Hope About Dating
Pastor Ronald Molmisa set out to write “Lovestruck” for high school students with love woes. Now it’s a nine-book series and a parachurch ministry.
How to Get Through 2024
How to Get Through 2024
Christians can’t know what’s waiting for us next year. But we can know what kind of people we hope to be when we get there.
When Media Becomes the ‘Prince of the Power of the Air’
When Media Becomes the ‘Prince of the Power of the Air’
Breaking free from disinformation and systemic oppression entails discipling a nation.
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We Must Put Our Body Where Our Mouth Is
We Must Put Our Body Where Our Mouth Is
The path to restoring Christian credibility is paved with embodied action, not empty words.
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You Can Only Break the News of War so Gently
You Can Only Break the News of War so Gently
The Israel-Hamas war is thousands of miles from my daughter—and on her phone. I can’t keep her from the world’s sorrows.
How True Crime Can Create a False Reality
How True Crime Can Create a False Reality
Criminal dramas are becoming more popular today, but at what cost to a Christian’s conscience?
Christian Moms Feel More Pressure to Get It Right
Christian Moms Feel More Pressure to Get It Right
Today’s resources aim to offer reassurance instead of adding to the weight parents already feel.
Advent 2023: The Eternal King Arrives
The Eternal King Arrives
Print copies still available!
Let the Children Play: Their Lives Depend on It
Let the Children Play: Their Lives Depend on It
How the next generation's mental health crisis might recall the timeless values of wandering and wayfinding.
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‘Can You Find the Wolves in This Picture?’
‘Can You Find the Wolves in This Picture?’
Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” probes the unacknowledged darkness in every human heart.
Pray for al-Ahli
Pray for al-Ahli
A historian of Gaza’s only Christian hospital, where scores died in an explosion this week, shares the story of the longstanding refuge.
Antisemitic Violence and Its Shameful Defense
Antisemitic Violence and Its Shameful Defense
Christians must care for both Israeli and Palestinian victims of war—and that means actively rejecting hatred of the Jewish people.
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Remembering ‘Grandma’ Lin Calvert, Missionary Doctor Who Brought Life to Remote Papua New Guinea
Remembering ‘Grandma’ Lin Calvert, Missionary Doctor Who Brought Life to Remote Papua New Guinea
In her 69 years at Kapuna Hospital, Calvert delivered 10,000 babies, saved countless lives, trained healthcare workers, and loved the people.
Christians Have a Duty to Hate the Evil of Hamas
Christians Have a Duty to Hate the Evil of Hamas
The example of Jesus, the teachings of the just war tradition, and Hamas’s own words make this clear.
This Is the Violent World in Which Christ Commands Peace
This Is the Violent World in Which Christ Commands Peace
The horror of terrorism reminds us anew of how impossible it feels to love our enemies.
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‘No One Will Save You’ Has Evangelical Aliens
‘No One Will Save You’ Has Evangelical Aliens
The new sci-fi horror flick by former missionary kid Brian Duffield has an unusual spiritual spin.
The Obscenity of War in This Present Evil Age
The Obscenity of War in This Present Evil Age
“The last enemy to be destroyed is death,” and that enemy is insurgent in the Israel-Hamas war.
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Should Christians Share a Conference Stage with Theological Opponents?
Should Christians Share a Conference Stage with Theological Opponents?
Jackie Hill Perry, Sean McDowell, and others explain why they appear alongside speakers with different stances and when they’d refuse to join a lineup.
Wither the Poisonous Plant of Hamas
Wither the Poisonous Plant of Hamas
A Palestinian Christian’s view of this week’s tragedy in Israel—and how to address the roots of the problem.
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The Little-Known History of Evangelicals’ Israel Views
The Little-Known History of Evangelicals’ Changing Israel Views
Responses by Christian leaders to today’s war in the Holy Land are 50 years in the making.
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Singapore Is a Fine City—Unless You’re Trying to Talk About Mental Health
Singapore Is a Fine City—Unless You’re Trying to Talk About Mental Health
Pastors and church leaders want to spark more conversations about faith and wellbeing amid the country’s stressful education system.
‘Bothsidesism’ About Hamas Is a Moral Failure
‘Bothsidesism’ About Hamas Is a Moral Failure
Israelis and Palestinians are equally beloved of God. But there’s no moral ambiguity about the genocidal evil of Hamas.
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Why Is One Jewish Family the Subject of So Many Conspiracy Theories?
Why Is One Jewish Family the Subject of So Many Conspiracy Theories?
A new book charts the centuries-long history of the Rothschilds and recurring waves of antisemitism.
The Gospel Comes with a Kids’ Potty
The Gospel Comes with a Kids’ Potty
Child-sized toilets at church tell kids they’re welcome. Why are they so rare?
Let the Reformed of the Lord Say No to Cessationism
Let the Reformed of the Lord Say No to Cessationism
Disbelief in the Spirit’s miraculous work is gaining ground in some Christian circles, but it’s fighting a losing battle.
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American Christians Should Stand with Israel under Attack
American Christians Should Stand with Israel under Attack
While we pray for peace, we need moral clarity about this war.
Should We Welcome Sex Offenders into Our Churches?
Should We Welcome Sex Offenders into Our Churches?
One pastor and his staff considered whether their congregation should accept people with a history of abuse.
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A Virtuous Pagan’s (Accidental) Guide to Building a Healthier Evangelicalism
A Virtuous Pagan’s (Accidental) Guide to Building a Healthier Evangelicalism
Fredrik deBoer’s indictment of his fellow progressives is surprisingly relevant to a very different movement.
Blessed Are the Rich, for They Can Afford to Limit Their Kids’ Screen Time
Blessed Are the Rich, for They Can Afford to Limit Their Kids’ Screen Time
Too much tech is bad for children. But are we only discipling families ‘entrusted with much’?
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The Golden Chain Linking God’s People: Arab Christians Active Since Pentecost
The Golden Chain Linking God’s People: Arab Christians Active Since Pentecost
Three historic Arab theologians show how to explain the Trinity to Muslims and remind modern Christians not to jump straight from Augustine to Reformation Europe.
Worship in a Time of Trauma: New Releases Offer Songs for Healing
Worship in a Time of Trauma: New Releases Offer Songs for Healing
Christian artists open up about mental health, abuse, and loss.
Andy Stanley’s ‘Unconditional’ Contradiction
Andy Stanley’s ‘Unconditional’ Contradiction
The Atlanta-area pastor has said he affirms a New Testament sexual ethic, but his words and deeds have muddled that message.
A Tribute to a Quiet Baseball Star in an Age of Christian Celebrity
A Tribute to a Quiet Baseball Star in an Age of Christian Celebrity
Instead of flashy religiosity, Tim Wakefield had a privately influential faith.
12 Scholars Who Brought the Bible into Chinese
12 Scholars Who Brought the Bible into Chinese
Each had unique translation philosophies, diction preferences, and intended audiences in mind, frameworks that informed how they approached their all-consuming work.
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Christian Whistleblower Who Won $70M Was Motivated by ‘Moral Clarity’
Christian Whistleblower Who Won $70M Was Motivated by ‘Moral Clarity’
Sarah Feinberg said she had the responsibility to do the right thing when she discovered fraud at her government contractor employer.

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For the Warming of the Earth: Worshiping in the Age of Creation Care
For the Warming of the Earth: Worshiping in the Age of Creation Care
Christian artists work at the intersection of music and climate change.

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