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The Road from Damascus: How a Syrian Christian Spoke at Harvard’s Commencement
From Homs to Harvard Divinity to Fuller Seminary, Tony Amoury Alkhoury trusts God to “bring life out of deadly events.” Following Turkey’s recent incursion into Syria and establishment of a “safe zone” in coordination with Russia, the beleaguered nation faces another...
My Advice to Struggling Artists: Seek First God’s Kingdom
The key to creativity is worship and prayer. A few years ago, I walked into Cason Cooley’s studio in East Nashville—a warm room strung with lights and jammed full of guitars and pianos and books—and sat down with my friends to start a new project. I looked around, thinking...
Despite HHS Change, Christian Foster Agencies Still Fight LGBT Requirements
The new federal policy doesn’t stop legal battles on the state and local levels. Evangelicals celebrated the recent news that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will no longer enforce an Obama-era mandate that required foster and adoption agencies receiving federal funds to...
Split the Cedars of Lebanon: Evangelicals Balance Prayer, Protest, and Politics in Ongoing Uprising
With a prayer tent going up in Beirut square, participants see a “spiritual dimension” to anti-corruption demonstrations. At first, it was two high school girls. The education minister in Lebanon had just canceled classes nationwide due to an explosion of popular anger at proposed taxes....
What Kanye West’s Sunday Service Taught Me About Grace
When I visited Kanye's Sunday Service, I was met by contradiction, a mix of characters, and a spiritual lesson. It’s Sunday morning and I’m on my way to worship service—a normal part of my weekend routine except for the fact that it’s 4 a.m., I’m embarking on a...
Another Way for Immigration Reform? How Evangelicals Can Help Lead It
Evangelical Call for Restitution-Based Immigration Reform allows evangelicals to voice their support. This August, after more than three decades in the United States, 66-year-old pastor’s wife Julita Bartolome was deported. Her U.S. citizen husband, a Baptist pastor and a custodian at...
The Motivation of Transformation
Personal transformation had powerful missionary implications.   Before and after pictures are compelling. In a glimpse they communicate that something—often someone’s life—has changed. Lost in all of the talk about evangelism and mission is the fact that, far too often,...
A Report from the Religious Liberty Front Lines
An experienced litigator explains why believers and nonbelievers alike have a stake in defending America’s “first freedom.” As a leading attorney for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Luke Goodrich has helped litigate some of the most important religious liberty cases heard by the...
US Pastor Still Detained in India, Awaiting December Trial
Bryan Nerren “always knew the danger” of missions in South Asia but longed to see revival in Nepal. Each year, when Tennessee pastor Bryan Nerren delivered the closing message at a conference for Nepali Christian leaders in South Asia, he called them to persist in ministry despite the...
The Cross Is Our Stairway to Heaven
Our salvation comes not from someone on our level, but from someone infinitely above it. One of the most common evangelistic tools is a simple drawing of two cliffs with a chasm between. On one cliff is a figure representing the sinner, and on the other a figure representing God. What can span...
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