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Evangelicals Show No Decline, Despite Trump and Nones
The 2018 General Social Survey reports American evangelicals holding steady amid growth of the unaffiliated—and a surprising uptick for mainline Protestants. Evangelicals in the United States are holding steady at just under a quarter of the population, according to the latest biennial...
Britain Uses Violent Bible Verses to Deny Iranian Convert Asylum
Latest example of immigration officials deploying Scripture to keep former Muslims out of UK comes as Church of England adds an official Farsi liturgy due to demand. The British government has been using the Bible against Christians seeking asylum after converting from Islam—most recently,...
Seven Surprising Ways to Prepare Yourself to Share the Gospel
What does it mean to be prepared to share the gospel? Anyone who has been around the church for any length of time has heard the exhortation written in 1 Peter 3:15: “But in your hearts, revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason...
Has Academic Theology Lost Its Way?
Two theologians ask how their discipline can start mattering to ordinary believers again. Something is rotten in the state of academic theology. That, at least, is the bold claim that Miroslav Volf and Matthew Croasmun advance in their compelling new book, For the Life of the World: Theology...
US Catholics Now as Concerned About Persecution as Climate Change or Refugees
But more than a third incorrectly believe Christians suffer less than half of world’s religious freedom violations. American Catholics are growing more concerned about the fate of the world—and with it, Christian persecution. More than 9 in 10 now identify persecution as either...
Announcing the Launch of the Global Diaspora Institute
The Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College has partnered with the Global Diaspora Network to launch the Institute. With migration becoming a megatrend of our times, the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College has entered into a partnership with the Global Diaspora Network to launch a Global...
An Admonition from Chuck Colson: You Are A Symbol of Hope
The Charles W. Colson Scholarship was designed to equip former inmates for ministry. Here is Colson's message to the 2006 recipients. Hi. I'm Chuck Colson. I'm glad to have this opportunity by way of this video to bring a message to all of you who are Colson Scholars at Wheaton....
America’s Farming Crisis, Laid Bare by Midwest Floods
A deeper problem lies beneath recent stories of swelling rivers, soggy small towns, and feel-good relief efforts. The fields where my grandfather and his brothers once played football are currently covered by several feet of water. My grandpa Bert was born in a small Nebraska town called...
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...
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