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Korean Megachurches Debate If Pastors’ Kids Can Inherit Pulpits
Myungsung, the world’s largest Presbyterian church, awaits denominational court ruling on pastoral succession. “You’ve heard that our church is very big. Very large,” said the pastor emeritus of the world’s largest Presbyterian church at the 2018 commencement of...
Jenni Catron on Women in Leadership and Leadership Burnout, Part 2
“Where I see women in leadership either pull back, step down, or burn out, is when they don’t have peers and mentors.” Ed: As a leader who has served large churches and other organizations, what are the differences and similarities particular to women leaders at higher levels? Do you think...
A Deeper Look at Immigration & Potential Targets of the ICE Raids
Religion plays a key role in American immigration politics. This should come as no shock, but immigration is President Trump’s signature issue. He campaigned on building a wall that Mexico would pay for. ICE enforcement has ramped up dramatically with the number of daily immigrants...
Partisan Evangelicals and the Burning of the Mission Field
When Christians opt for political power, the gospel mission is undermined. If the social media experiment was intended to connect and enlighten the world, it appears to have failed, and failed spectacularly. Our social connectivity has actually produced a more disconnected, isolated and...
Predators and Prey: Was Death Part of God’s Plan All Along?
Q&A: A theologian finds God’s care amidst suffering in an evolutionary creation. Last month, scientists proposed a new ancestor of all life: a tiny, versatile organism akin to a stem cell. It would truly be an awesome God who could bring about all lifeforms from such a tiny creature,...
Boarding School for Missionary Kids Uncovers Dozens of Abuse Allegations
The Christian Academy in Japan investigates reports of sexual misconduct and “severe beatings” by faculty spanning from the 1950s to 1990s The Christian Academy in Japan, a suburban Tokyo school founded in 1950 as a boarding school for the children of Christian missionaries, is investigating...
Epstein, Abuse, & the Log in Our Own Eye: It's Not Just Out There
Jeffrey Epstein's case is disturbing—and in some ways it mirrors the abuse crisis in the church. Just last week, news surfaced of the arrest of financier Jeffrey Epstein for running a child trafficking enterprise that allowed him to sexually abuse girls as young as 14. When federal agents...
No Matter Where You Are, Religious Freedom Is Getting Worse
A decade of analysis from Pew details what global faith leaders already know: From China to Europe, from the Middle East to the US, persecution is climbing. Ahead of a US State Department gathering being touted as “the biggest religious freedom event ever,” a new report showcases how...
Are Evangelicals More Empathetic?
Analysis on recent survey results may provide Christians with some encouragement—and reproof. I got some terrific responses to my previous articlethat focused on how religious faith can lead to an increased level of altruistic behavior among various religious traditions. The surprising...
Interview: Proving That God Exists Without Opening a Bible
How human reason alone can lay a pathway from doubt to belief. Many skeptics are open to the possibility that God exists, but they’re uncomfortable affirming it on the basis of biblical authority or faith alone. The good news, says Azusa Pacific University philosophy professor Joshua...
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