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Can Preachers Make an Impact in a Post-Christian World?

Herman Bavinck’s advice to 19th century pastors still holds true today. In post-Christian Britain—a culture where few people listen to any kind of public speaking, sacred or secular—Rev. Michael Curry’s royal wedding sermon succeeded in capturing the public imagination in a way that few had expected. For many Brits, the royal wedding’s most unexpected outcome […]

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The Great Commission Starts in Your Backyard

For parents, our most important mission field is closer than we think. According to a recent Barna report on spiritual conversations in a digital age, children who grow up regularly talking about faith and seeing their parents integrate faith into everyday life are much more likely to continue being actively engaged in their faith as […]

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A Degree of Contention at Christian Schools

Rise of honorary degrees raises concern about misuse of “Dr.” in ministry. What do figures as wide-ranging as Billy Graham, Rick and Kay Warren, Fred Rogers, and Donald Trump have in common? All have been awarded honorary doctorates by Christian colleges. Each spring, another batch of distinguished guests receives these symbolic degrees. Among others this […]

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Brett Kavanaugh Is a Troubling Supreme Court Pick for Black Christians

I long for the days when Supreme Court judges weren’t viewed as representing a particular ideology. Having worked with Ed Stetzer for the past two years, one thing I have always appreciated about him is his willingness to deal with issues many Evangelicals avoid. His strong stance on immigration issues, the #MeToo movement, and mass […]

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Cover Story: Out of the Flood

Three teens survived a rising river at a Bible camp in Comfort, Texas. Would their faith? Chip Asberry removed his socks and shoes and rolled up his jeans before he stepped out of the van. The 15-year-old looked over his shoulder just as the wave hit. He saw it take one person, then another, then […]

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Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Is Brett Kavanaugh, Another Religious Liberty Defender

GOP establishment darling and Court of Appeals judge nominated to fill outgoing Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s critical seat. President Donald Trump has nominated appeal court judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace outgoing Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who after three decades of service, will retire at the end of this month. “Judge Kavanaugh has impeccable […]

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One-on-One with Keith Getty on Congregational Singing in the Global Church

The very act of congregational worship is a symbol of unity Ed: Where do your ideas come from when you write? Keith Getty: What a wonderful question. Two things, and both are related to my Irish upbringing. First, my musical childhood was church music, classical music, and whatever influences of Irish “folk” music I imbibed. […]