Christian Life

Taking the Measure of Trump Country

A writer and a scholar attempt sympathetic portrayals of the president’s rural supporters, but their sympathy only extends so far. The torrent of words brought forth by the election of Donald Trump has turned modern political discourse into a daily obstacle course, dizzying in its movement from one news cycle to the next. Setting aside […]

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How History’s Revivals Teach Us to Pray

The case for communing with God in a daring and agonizing way. From 1949 to 1952, the unthinkable unfolded on Scottish islands known as the Hebrides: revival! Seemingly out of nowhere, a spiritual awakening swept across the islands of Lewis and Harris, replacing post–World War II despair and depression with earnest, zealous faith. Some historians […]

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When Billy Took Britain by Storm

Graham’s London crusade birthed an evangelical ministry of global proportions. In March 1952, while still a layman, I was fortunate enough to be invited to a gathering of 750 evangelical leaders, not-quite-leaders, and not-yet-leaders at Church House in central London. We gathered to hear a 35-year-old American evangelist speak and answer questions about his burgeoning […]

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Southern Baptist Women Launch Petition Against Paige Patterson

Controversy over past remarks leads Southwestern Seminary to announce a special board meeting. A growing group of Southern Baptist women called for Paige Patterson to be removed as president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) on Sunday, due to what they claimed was his “unbiblical view of authority, womanhood, and sexuality.” Patterson, one of the […]

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When Billy Took Britain by Storm

Graham’s London crusade birthed an evangelical ministry of global proportions. In March 1952, while still a layman, I was fortunate enough to be invited to a gathering of 750 evangelical leaders, not-quite-leaders, and not-yet-leaders at Church House in central London. We gathered to hear a 35-year-old American evangelist speak and answer questions about his burgeoning […]

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Church Massacre Shakes Central African Capital

Priest among 16 killed during Mass at Bangui Catholic church which suffered a similar attack in May 2014. At least 24 people are feared killed and more than 100 injured following a fresh outbreak of violence in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). Until recent weeks, the capital had been considered a […]

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Trump Reveals White House Faith Initiative on National Day of Prayer

Annual observance concludes with Southern Baptist leader Ronnie Floyd interviewing Frank and Sherri Pomeroy from First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. President Donald Trump has once again marked the National Day of Prayer with a new policy designed to protect faith groups and their involvement with the American government. Joined by his evangelical advisers and […]

Christian Life

Taking the Measure of Trump Country

A writer and a scholar attempt sympathetic portrayals of the president’s rural supporters, but their sympathy only extends so far. The torrent of words brought forth by the election of Donald Trump has turned modern political discourse into a daily obstacle course, dizzying in its movement from one news cycle to the next. Setting aside […]

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Responding to Moral Failure in Church Leaders

Christians and church leaders must listen, address real issues, take action, and bring judgment. The most recent rash of moral failures, accusations, and heartbreak over sin and human frailty is upon us. Ed Stetzer shared some very helpful reflections on this topic recently. Every time this topic hits the church (and world), I find myself […]