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Sexual Violence: Whose Fault Is It?
In case it's not crystal clear, let us be emphatic: The sole individual responsible for sexual violence is the perpetrator. In the movie Good Will Hunting, there is a poignant scene in which Will (Matt Damon) talks with his therapist Sean (Robin Williams) while Sean cradles Will’s...
It’s Time for Correctional Ministry to Wade into Deeper Water
People who are hurt the worst need the best discipleship. Correctional ministry, whether a juvenile hall, jail, or prison, is shallow by design. This is in large part due to the correctional setting itself: limited time frames for ministry availability, lack of quiet and secure meeting spaces...
The Advantage of Being a Minority: An Immigrant’s Missional Narrative
In God’s kingdom, a person becomes weak in order for their life to help others. “Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and...
Hillsong’s Global Appeal, Explained by Sociologists
Australian worship movement flourishes in both post-communist Budapest and post-church Seattle because it confronts the historical establishment. “What are you saying? What are you thinking? What are you doing?” The man on stage flashes a toothy smile as he scans the thousands of...
For Christian Women, Persecution Looks Like Rape
Around the globe, female followers of the faith suffer sexual violence, forced marriage, forced abortions, travel bans, and trafficking. For years, Nigerian doctor Rebecca Dali has cared for her country’s poor and widows. But it was her most recent efforts—reintegrating former Boko...
‘I Was a TSA Agent, and You Fed Me’
Ten places where churches are helping unpaid and furloughed federal employees during the partial government shutdown. “Rise mercifully upon our darkened hearts, and deliver us from the trench warfare of yet another government shutdown,” Senate Chaplain Barry Black prayed on the final...
One-on-One with Jamie Aten on ‘A Walking Disaster’
"It is through our weakness that we are able to experience God’s strength more fully." Ed: How did you first get involved in doing disaster work? Jamie: I didn’t set out to do disaster work. While I was studying to be a psychologist, I had planned on studying rural mental health...
Margaret Feinberg: Scripture Is My Food for Thought
A conversation with the author of ‘Taste and See: Discovering God among Butchers, Bakers, and Fresh Food Makers.’ Margaret Feinberg longs to see Christians awaken to the culinary themes in Scripture. “Once you start looking for food in the Bible,” she says, “you discover...
A Time for War and a Time for Peace
Evangelical attitudes on foreign policy are more complicated than the warmonger stereotype suggests. Since the 1980s, white evangelicals have been among the most ardent supporters of the Republican Party and an aggressive foreign policy. From Ronald Reagan confronting the Soviet Union to George...
Going Dutch: Netherlands Imports Nashville Statement Controversy
Latest translation of US evangelical document on LGBT issues divides Dutch Bible Belt and leads to criminal threats against a Christian politician. When the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) debuted its treatise on gender and sexuality at a Southern Baptist conference in 2017, the...
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