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Is Racial Justice Becoming a Priority for Evangelical Voters?
LifeWay Research measures political support for the issue for the first time. Most evangelicals don’t consider themselves single-issue voters, and new data suggests racial justice may play a big role in political conversations among believers. According to a LifeWay Research survey, a...
History Is Important in Times of Despair
God has already revealed himself in Christ, and Christ promises to be with us. “I just don’t believe anymore.” These were the last words I would have thought would come out of my long-time prayer partner’s mouth. Yes, she has had some challenges recently, but nothing...
Duke-UNC Middle East Studies Center Flagged for Anti-Christian Bias
The Department of Education called out the program for sidelining non-Muslim faiths—but even Christians wonder whether the feds should oversee college curricula. Certain evangelicals have long complained about bias in American universities. The government may now be doing something about...
Evangelical Advocates Feel the Sting of More Trump Refugee Cuts
It’s the third consecutive year that the administration has reduced resettlement totals to record lows. The Trump administration’s decision to once again cut the US refugee ceiling didn’t come as a surprise after significant reductions in 2017 and 2018, but as one evangelical...
Missionary Deaths Mark End of Era
Ann Hill and Dan Coker were the vanguard of Churches of Christ missions to Latin America. Sixty years after a Churches of Christ missions team first went to Guatemala, two of its pioneering missionaries died within one week of each other. Ann Roberts Hill died in Abilene, Texas, on September 12...
20 Truths from ‘The Church on Mission’
Dr. Craig Ott digs into the relationship between the church and the transformation of the world. 1. “God has created the church and commissioned the church for his purposes. That calling is spelled out for us in the Scriptures, and our role as his people is to clearly discern that calling....
The Prophetic Voice of Hong Kong’s Protesters
The political forces in the region also pose an existential threat to the church. The people of Hong Kong have protested for greater freedoms for years, but the latest demonstrations represent a historic outcry. Since 1997, July 1 has marked the anniversary of Hong Kong’s return as a...
Tithing Over Text Is Now a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry
Digital giving is boosting the church’s bottom line—as well as companies like Pushpay and Tithe.ly, who process the donations. A crowd of 1,300 gathered last May in an auditorium in Dallas to hear megachurch pastors and ministry leaders talk about casting vision, building church...
Why Chris Tomlin Still Dominates Both Radio and Sunday Morning
Today’s most-sung worship anthems come from relatively few songwriters—half are by top hitmakers Tomlin, Hillsong, Bethel Music, and Matt Redman. Each week, most churches across America turn to a relatively narrow list of songs to give voice to the congregations’ corporate praise...
Faithful Chick-fil-A Fans Sue San Antonio Over Airport Ban
A new religious liberty law in Texas bars the government from penalizing over charitable donations. Less than a week after Texas enacted the so-called Save Chick-fil-A bill—which prohibits government entities from taking adverse action against a person based on their support of religious...
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