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The Suffering Servant Only Makes Sense in the Context of the Trinity
The historical Christian doctrine helps us to see the goodness of God in Good Friday. Good Friday sermons aren’t always easy to sit through. They’re even tougher to preach. Never have I been more moved or more likely to squirm in my seat in church than on Good Friday. Perhaps...
Transhumanism and the Cult of ‘Better, Faster, Stronger’
Why the church should resist technologies that aim to liberate us from ordinary, embodied life. Amid the pop-culture detritus of my childhood, one unforgettable fragment is the TV series The Six Million Dollar Man. For the children of the 1970s, Steve Austin (played by Lee Majors) was our first...
Theology of the Future
Bible scholars, theologians, and philosophers used to work together. N.T. Wright believes they need to do so again. Stop thinking like children.” Paul’s admonition to the Corinthians is even more urgent for us today. Though they should be like little children when it came to evil, he...
Cinema of God: Muslims Memorialize Augustine
North African nations bring church father to the silver screen. The students at Wheaton College were surprised: Wait, Saint Augustine was African? Shown the international award-winning Augustine: Son of Her Tearsfor a freshman seminar that reads his Confessions, they witnessed history brought to...
Lessons from Evangelicalism’s PR Guru
Mark DeMoss represented Christian organizations through highs and lows, but we’re all tasked with representing Christ. I’ve spent my entire professional life at the intersection of two fields increasingly held in low esteem by much of society: public relations and Christianity. In...
Cinema of God: Muslims Memorialize Augustine
North African nations bring church father to the silver screen. The students at Wheaton College were surprised: Wait, Saint Augustine was African? Shown the international award-winning Augustine: Son of Her Tearsfor a freshman seminar that reads his Confessions, they witnessed history brought to...
Gleanings: March 2019
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our March issue). Asia Bibi exonerated, awaits asylum After eight years in prison and on death row, Asia Bibi no longer faces legal threats over allegations of blasphemy. In January, the Supreme Court upheld her acquittal...
African American Students Respond to Southern Seminary’s Slavery Report
After an unflinching look at its racist past, SBC’s flagship seminary aims to honor a more diverse population on campus. After overhearing a tour guide honoring the early leaders of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary buried in Louisville’s Cave Hill Cemetery, Latevia Priddy felt like...
One-on-One with Dean Inserra on Cultural Christianity
“The biggest barrier to reaching cultural Christians is that there is no clear starting point for a conversation.” Ed: How do you define cultural Christianity? Dean: Cultural Christianity is difficult to define because there is no established category that exists for this religious group. I...
Religious Freedom Isn’t Just for Christians
A Supreme Court cruelty reveals how we can love our neighbors. Had Domineque Ray been a Christian, he’d have been executed with a chaplain kneeling by his side, praying with him. But Domineque Ray was not a Christian, and he did not want a Christian chaplain. He wanted his imam present in...
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