Church Life+Ministry

India’s Christians Brace for 2024 Election Results
Church leaders mobilized prayer for parliament and state elections, knowing the question wasn’t whether Hindu nationalists would win but the size of their mandate.
Died: Lin Chih-Ping, Taiwan’s ‘Fool for Life’ Who Shared ‘Cosmic Light’ Through Eclectic Ministry
The entrepreneur and social services leader had a unique vision for sharing the gospel and reaching people holistically.
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.
Died: Sam Butcher, Artist Who Created Precious Moments
His porcelain figurines sold millions while he built a church inspired by the Sistine Chapel.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anglican Bishop Removed as Clergy Call for Transparency in Investigation
While the ACNA hasn’t offered public updates on a trial for Stewart Ruch’s abuse response, Todd Atkinson, a bishop appointed to assist him, has been deposed over inappropriate relationships.
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?
DOJ Issues First Indictment in Southern Baptist Investigation
A former official at Southwestern Seminary has been charged with falsifying records in the federal probe into the denomination’s abuse response.
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.
Moral Failures by Christian Leaders Are a Huge Problem. Can New Standards Help?
ECFA is adding leadership integrity to its accountability criteria.
The Loosening of American Evangelicalism
Long-standing norms against drinking, tattoos, and Catholic-coded church practices have rapidly fallen. What’s going on?
Don’t Skip Chronicles in Your Bible Reading Plan
What we can learn from the chronicler’s stories about the kings of Israel.
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
In the uncanny valley of the shadow of data, we should fear no evil—and prepare for a very different future.
Police Officers Are Burning Out. Can Chaplains Help?
Spiritual care is essential as stressors among law enforcement rise.
The Caregiving Boom Needs Spiritual Support
By calling or circumstance, millions in the “sandwich generation” feel the weight and cost of tending to aging relatives.

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