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Has Kanye Lost His Jesus Complex and Found Christ?
The rapper attributes his turnaround and creative inspiration to godly obedience. It’s been 15 years since Christianity Today reviewed Kanye West’s debut album, The College Dropout—quoting verses from “Jesus Walks” and other God-tinged tracks, while warning that the...
Both Purity Culture and Hook-Up Culture Failed Me
Then I found church fellowship. For evangelicals, the conversation about sexual purity in a libertine age is a perennial one. The purity culture of the ’90s, in particular, casts a long shadow and cycles through the public square on a regular basis. One of the architects of the movement,...
Has Kanye Lost His Jesus Complex and Found Christ?
The rapper attributes his turnaround and creative inspiration to godly obedience. It’s been 15 years since Christianity Today reviewed Kanye West’s debut album, The College Dropout—quoting verses from “Jesus Walks” and other God-tinged tracks, while warning that the...
Are We Morally Distressed by What is Taking Place on Our Border?
The UN Declaration of Human Rights guarantees everyone asylum protection, but Jesus’ commands us to go the extra mile. Jesus was a baby born in the Middle East who became a refugee in Africa because of the rage of a mad king. As a migrant who took shelter in a foreign country, he understood...
The Apostles Never ‘Shared’ the Gospel, and Neither Should We
Why it’s time to retire our favorite evangelistic phrase. For some time now, American Christians have conceived of their witness in terms of “sharing the gospel.” Read any book or listen to any talk on personal evangelism, and you’ll inevitably encounter the phrase. On one...
The Christian CBD Changes Its Name
Christian Book Distributors drops its initials to avoid confusion with the cannabis product. Christian Book Distributors—a direct-mail cataloger and online retailer—has gone by the letters CBD. But the company announced last month it would drop the abbreviation and the word...
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...
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