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Love That Will Not Let Go
Mary Magdalene both clung to the risen Christ and went out to bear witness. Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”). Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me … Go instead to my...
At Notre Dame, Good Friday Came Early
The cathedral’s famous Gothic form, which proclaimed Christ in shape and structure, will never die. Gothic architecture has long reached where Christian missionaries would go but are not permitted: the minds and hearts of the faithless. The world’s grief over the flames at Notre-Dame de...
The Three Horizons of Old Testament Prophecy
The prophets launch their words into the future. Where do they land? A frequently challenging part of Scripture for many Christians is the Old Testament prophets. Sometimes, understanding their message can be a little confusing. Especially, when that message might apply (or is applied) to the...
Learning to Love Modern Day Lepers
As Christian doctors and development workers take on tuberculosis, trust is key to the cure. “It would be better to die than to suffer this way,” Fathia says, wiping her hands together with finality. She sits across from me at the Caritas medical center in Djibouti, crying. I’m...
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...
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