May (Web-only) 2024

Doubting Thomas: Why the Evangelical Crush on Aquinas Needs to Mature
Doubting Thomas: Why the Evangelical Crush on Aquinas Needs to Mature
Thomism is experiencing a renaissance in theology, but there’s a reason it’s controversial.
The Moral Confusion Around Trump’s Felony Conviction
The Moral Confusion Around Trump’s Felony Conviction
Among the former president’s antagonists and admirers alike, there is a great deal of calling evil good and good evil.
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Pakistan’s Christians Fear Forced Marriages. Punjab Court Ruling Brings New Hope
Pakistan’s Christians Fear Forced Marriages. Punjab Court Ruling Brings New Hope
Church leaders and human rights experts weigh in on whether raising the legal age is sufficient in shielding minors.
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Kwame Bediako Still Defines the Debate on African Culture and Christianity
Kwame Bediako Still Defines the Debate on African Culture and Christianity
Seven leaders weigh in on the late Ghanaian scholar’s provocative legacy 20 years after his best-known book.
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How to Flourish as a Creative Minority
How to Flourish as a Creative Minority
An Orthodox Jew advises American evangelicals on how to keep—and pass on—the faith in an increasingly pagan culture.
After Covering Global Disasters for Decades, Nicholas Kristof Is More Hopeful Than Ever
After Covering Global Disasters for Decades, Nicholas Kristof Is More Hopeful Than Ever
The New York Times reporter’s memoir can refine our perspective on pursuing justice in a fallen world.
‘I Thought I’d Be Further Along by Now’
‘I Thought I’d Be Further Along by Now’
An excerpt on risk, worship, and spiritual growth from The Expectation Gap: The Tiny, Vast Space between Our Beliefs and Experience of God.
Boy Meets Girl, Fans Meet Jesus?
Boy Meets Girl, Fans Meet Jesus?
As Christian romances make their way to theaters, their writers are seizing opportunities for evangelism.
To Guard Against the Monsters in My Life, I Became a Monster Myself
To Guard Against the Monsters in My Life, I Became a Monster Myself
A lifestyle of violence and addiction nearly destroyed me, but it brought me to the foot of the cross.
How to Face the Headlines with Hope
How to Face the Headlines with Hope
The Papua New Guinea mudslide is yet another reminder that our world is not as it should be. But take heart! Christ has overcome the world.
Must Worship Songs Be Made by Christians? Brazil’s Pop Stars Prompt Debate
As More Brazilian Pop Stars Praise God with Their Lips, Does It Matter If Hearts Are Far?
Gospel music is soaring in popularity in Brazil, leading artists with little Christian background to release worship songs and pastors to mull motives.
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Mad Max Does Genesis
Mad Max Does Genesis
Furiosa begins with a retelling of the biblical Fall. After its apocalypse comes something new.
Pastors Will Try to Spare South Africa’s Tense Elections from Violence
Pastors Will Try to Spare South Africa’s Tense Elections from Violence
Oscar Siwali is mobilizing conflict mediators as the country goes to the polls. He only wishes his organization could train more.
What I Would Change After 30 Years of Marriage
What I Would Change After 30 Years of Marriage
I should have invited Ruth to our wedding—to acknowledge how much our ordinary moments point to the story of Christ.
In Succor and Silence
In Succor and Silence
On praying past the end of silver linings to a God who often does not answer as I hope.
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In ‘3 Body Problem,’ Our Days Are Numbered
In ‘3 Body Problem,’ Our Days Are Numbered
The Netflix adaptation of an acclaimed Chinese sci-fi series is anxious about time. Christians don’t have to be.
What Believers Can and Can’t Affirm in Those Who Affirm Same-Sex Marriage
What Believers Can and Can’t Affirm in Those Who Affirm Same-Sex Marriage
Rebecca McLaughlin takes care to filter their legitimate claims from their flawed assumptions.
Be Quick to Listen, Slow to ‘Therapy Speak’
Be Quick to Listen, Slow to ‘Therapy Speak’
Using terms like trauma, abuse, and toxic too flippantly has consequences for our relationships.
The Flannery O’Connor Novel That Might Have Been
The Flannery O’Connor Novel That Might Have Been
Her final work was continually revised but never finished. Can we know what she was aiming to achieve?
How to Be a Christian Influencer Worthy of the Name
How to Be a Christian Influencer Worthy of the Name
We do not deserve to wield influence in the church while being simps and sycophants to the secular world.
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I’m a Political Prisoner in Congo. My Ministry Is Thriving.
I’m a Political Prisoner in Congo. My Ministry Is Thriving.
Even as I long for health and freedom, I see the good that God is doing.
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Forrest Frank Is Making the Internet’s Vibiest Christian Music
Forrest Frank Is Making the Internet’s Vibiest Christian Music
His upbeat hits and worship collaborations are capturing younger listeners on social media.
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The Loosening of American Evangelicalism
The Loosening of American Evangelicalism
Long-standing norms against drinking, tattoos, and Catholic-coded church practices have rapidly fallen. What’s going on?
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Don’t Skip Chronicles in Your Bible Reading Plan
Don’t Skip Chronicles in Your Bible Reading Plan
What we can learn from the chronicler’s stories about the kings of Israel.
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The Church Fathers Belong in Creation Debates. But Handle Them with Care.
The Church Fathers Belong in Creation Debates. But Handle Them with Care.
We can humbly seek their wisdom without treating them as mascots for one position or another.
A New Era of AI Is Here, and the Church Is Not Ready
A New Era of AI Is Here, and the Church Is Not Ready
In the uncanny valley of the shadow of data, we should fear no evil—and prepare for a very different future.
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Police Officers Are Burning Out. Can Chaplains Help?
Police Officers Are Burning Out. Can Chaplains Help?
Spiritual care is essential as stressors among law enforcement rise.
The Miracle of the Ear
The Miracle of the Ear
Speech was not God’s only miracle at Pentecost. The Spirit also gave the gift of understanding, overcoming division and contempt.
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The Sustaining Breath of God
The Sustaining Breath of God
As a physician, I witness countless first and last breaths. As a Christian, I am constantly reminded of how God breathes life into us through his Spirit.
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Would Tim Keller Care If We Weren’t Still Talking About Him? Probably Not.
Would Tim Keller Care If We Weren’t Still Talking About Him? Probably Not.
For all his greatness, we should most seek to imitate the late pastor’s humility and indifference to fame.
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Pascal Is More Than His Most Famous Argument
Pascal Is More Than His Most Famous Argument
The wager only scratches the surface of his relevance to a post-Christian era.
‘Young Sheldon’ Is Ending. So Is Its Idea of Science Versus Religion.
‘Young Sheldon’ Is Ending. So Is Its Idea of Science Versus Religion.
For seven seasons, the show has offered a clichéd (and nostalgic) vision of how atheists and believers relate to each other.
In the Beginning, Did God Make ‘Sky Father’ and ‘Earth Mother’?
In the Beginning, Did God Make ‘Sky Father’ and ‘Earth Mother’?
Māori Christians in New Zealand bristle at newly translated portions of the Bible that use the names of local deities.
Can You Serve Christ and Confucius?
Can You Serve Christ and Confucius?
Asian Christians must navigate ethical dilemmas in everyday life. This recent book can help.
Why the Pacific Islands Are 90 Percent Christian
Why the Pacific Islands Are 90 Percent Christian
It wasn’t only because of missionaries from the West, says a Tongan Australian theologian.
Rage Against the Apple Machine
Rage Against the Apple Machine
The controversial iPad ad proves that technology can indeed flatten—or crush—what is real.
Christians Shouldn’t Run from a ‘Negative World.’ But They Can Depend on It Less.
Christians Shouldn’t Run from a ‘Negative World.’ But They Can Depend on It Less.
Aaron Renn outlines individual, institutional, and missional strategies for adapting to a hostile culture.
Free Webinar: Peaceful Preaching in Polarized Times
Peaceful Preaching in Polarized Times
Learn how to navigate the divide in this free webinar from PreachingToday
‘I Knew I Would Pay a Price for My Faith’: China Releases Missionary After Seven Years
‘I Knew I Would Pay a Price for My Faith’: China Releases Missionary After Seven Years
John Sanqiang Cao shares how hand-copied Bible verses, prayers, and a mother’s love buoyed him during his imprisonment.
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Reality Is Now a Diss Track
Reality Is Now a Diss Track
Drake and Kendrick Lamar’s rivalry reveals our craving for controversy—and what’s lost when community is based on shared hatred, not love.
I Didn’t Want a Baby. I Wanted This Baby.
I Didn’t Want a Baby. I Wanted This Baby.
Mourning miscarriage means acknowledging the particular life that’s been lost.
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Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Train
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Train
I’m learning that motherhood is less about technique and more about wisdom and formation.
Bringing the City of God to the Cities of Earth
Bringing the City of God to the Cities of Earth
Christian urban designers and developers explain how their faith affects their work—and how their work affects your faith.
Digital Lectors for a Postliterate Age
Digital Lectors for a Postliterate Age
Postliterate people still need God’s Word, and online Bible ventures have found eager listeners.
Marilynne Robinson Reads Genesis Without Anxiety
Marilynne Robinson Reads Genesis Without Anxiety
Unperturbed by debates over the book’s relationship to modern thought, she helps us appreciate its marriage of literary structure and theological claims.
Yes, Paul Really Taught Mutual Submission
Yes, Paul Really Taught Mutual Submission
Why Wayne Grudem’s interpretation of Ephesians 5:21 is untenable.
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The Key to Fighting Sex Trafficking? Showing Up.
The Key to Fighting Sex Trafficking? Showing Up.
Indonesia's Compassion First isn’t knocking down doors, but caring for victims and tutoring at-risk youth living in cemeteries.
Let the Neurodivergent Children Come to Me
Let the Neurodivergent Children Come to Me
Gentle parenting is one tool to train up children who have disabilities with love and wisdom.
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Chinese Christians Have Conflicted Feelings About ‘Saving Face’
Chinese Christians Have Conflicted Feelings About ‘Saving Face’
Though a significant part of their culture, not all feel like it best honors how God wants conflict dealt with.
Conservative Methodists, Unite
Conservative Methodists, Unite
After this week’s UMC votes on LGBTQ issues, African Methodists should join American conservatives in the new Global Methodist denomination.
Why Almost Nobody Likes a Politician Shooting Her Dog
Why Almost Nobody Likes a Politician Shooting Her Dog
The widespread outrage over Kristi Noem’s book should awaken moral responsibility—not just toward pets but for one another.
The Basketball Team Created to Represent God
The Basketball Team Created to Represent God
The Dallas Mavericks were intended to be the first Christian team in the NBA.
The Anxious Church
The Anxious Church
Why the church has struggled to address mental illness well and how we can care better.
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Finding a (Real) Christian College
Finding a (Real) Christian College
A professor explains why examining a school’s doctrinal statement isn’t enough.
Particular Wrongs Need Particular Remedies
Particular Wrongs Need Particular Remedies
Every sin requires Christ’s atonement. But the Bible shows God punishing—and repairing—different sins differently.
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Top Story June 14, 2024

PCA Will Investigate ‘Jesus Calling’ Book
PCA Will Investigate ‘Jesus Calling’ Book
The author of the bestseller died last year. The investigation will determine if the book is appropriate for Christians.

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