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One-on-One with Scot McKnight on ‘Open to the Spirit’
The Holy Spirit’s involvement in our lives through the cultivation of holiness, spiritual gifts, and worship. Ed: You say that the secret to experiencing the Christian life is allowing the Holy Spirit to empower us to live as God wants us to live. Why do you think so many Christians today are...
When the Rohingya Came, This Christian Hospital Was Ready
After decades shut out of refugee camps, medical missionaries in Bangladesh offer expert care to those who fled Myanmar. It wasn’t that Memorial Christian Hospital in southeastern Bangladesh had no warning. Steve Kelley, a surgeon at the Baptist facility, got a call from Doctors Without...
It’s Not Billy Graham Rule or Bust
15 ways my husband and I guard our marriage while still loving our friends of the opposite sex. With recent allegations of indiscretion against a prominent megachurch pastor, some Christian leaders have doubled down on the so-called Billy Graham Rule, which dictates that men and women should...
Is Your Church Really Focused on Evangelism? Maybe Not.
For pastors, avoiding the topic of evangelism cannot become the default choice. Evangelism has the ability to make some of us very uncomfortable. We worry about offending people. We agonize over saying something wrong, unorthodox, or unhelpful that might end up leading someone further from...
The Myth of the Holy Hierarchy
Remembering UK scientist R. J. “Sam” Berry (1934–2018), a real scientist with real faith. “As a Christian at university, I was faced with a hierarchy of possibilities. The really holy people became missionaries, the rather holy people were ordained, and the fairly holy people became...
5,000 Pastors Rally to Defend Housing Tax Break Ruled Unconstitutional
Appeal: Exemptions do more than just save pastors $800 million a year. When a pastor responds to late-night prayer request or invites congregants to his home for Bible study, is he just doing his job or going beyond the call of duty? That’s not a question for the federal government to...
Bethel Music and Bieber Sang It. But Do We Really Believe in ‘Reckless Love’?
Worship experts weigh in on the theology beneath Cory Asbury’s chart-topping hit. Bethel Music’s Cory Asbury hit it big with his song about the “the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God.” “Reckless Love” reached No. 1 for Christian airplay last week,...
One-on-One with Sam Chan on Evangelism in a Skeptical World
The essence of evangelism is the gospel message—true for all peoples, all places, and all times. Sam Chan, a practicing medical doctor and a public evangelist with City Bible Forum in Sydney, Australia, recently wrote Evangelism in a Skeptical World: How to Make the Unbelievable News about...
Interview: Rosaria Butterfield: Christian Hospitality Is Radically Different from ‘Southern Hospitality’
It has nothing to do with entertainment—and everything to do with addressing the crisis of unbelief. Before Rosaria Butterfield became a popular Christian author, she was a tenured professor at Syracuse University, a lesbian feminist fighting to advance the cause of LGBTQ equality, and an...
Sectarian Cinema: Oscars Highlight Muslim Defense of Persecuted Christians
Watu Wote joins other films attempting what African sermons cannot. Two years ago, the heroic actions of some Kenyan Muslims brought their majority-Christian nation together. The Oscar-nominated film depiction of that heroism may do so again—if many people watch. Watu Wote is a fictional...
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