Hair Styles And Restoration

Beautiful Hair At Any Length Hair length, much like hair color, clothing styles and body art, are all very subjective. In the ever-changing social acceptability, pretty much anything goes now, from blue hair to full sleeve tattoos. Some older generations have some social mores that they cling to, like women over forty shouldn’t have long Read More

North Carolina Sports

Tar Heels’ Athletic Excellence   What do legendary basketball player Michael Jordan, current Colorado Rockies starting catcher Chris Iannetta, the National Football League’s Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor, one of golf’s greats, Davis Love III and soccer phenom Mia Hamm have in common? They are all alumni of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Read More

How To Tell If You Are A Hipster

A Hipster Quiz A Hipster, according to Dictionary.com, is “a person who is stylish, trendy or progressive in an unconventional way; also, a person from the 1950s and 1960s who had a strong sense of alienation from most established social activities and relationships; a beatnik or hippie. “ Hipsters love to break the social norms Read More

How the Spirit Sets Us Up for Holiness

The same Spirit that descended on the disciples at Pentecost empowers our devotion to God. My grandmother was part of a Holiness Pentecostal church. That meant—among many wonderful things—that they believed in entire sanctification. It was thought that in this life Christians could reach a level of personal holiness in which they could stop sinning. Read More

Trump’s Plan to Defund Planned Parenthood Cheers Pro-Life Advocates

Administration prepares to propose Title X funding cuts for abortion providers. Pro-life evangelicals are celebrating another move by the Trump administration to cut federal funding for abortion. According to reports, the White House is expected to announce new regulations prohibiting Planned Parenthood and other entities that make abortion referrals from receiving grant money through Title Read More

Dorothy Sayers Did Not Want to Be a Prophet

Nevertheless, the saucy British writer made the pious vociferously angry. Between 1941 and 1944, C. S. Lewis gave a series of BBC radio talks, eventually published as Mere Christianity, that are the stuff of legend. Less well known today is a series of BBC broadcasts during the same era written by Dorothy L. Sayers: a Read More

The Family Feud that Changed the Shape of Christian Higher Education

What makes a college “evangelical” or “fundamentalist?” The dividing lines weren’t always so clear. Let’s say you attended Wheaton College, Gordon College, or Biola University. Or perhaps you’re an outsider who just thinks highly of those schools. If so, you might be turned off by a book that groups them together under the label “Fundamentalist Read More

Blessed Through Israel: How Guatemala’s Evangelicals Inspired Its Embassy Move

As Pentecostalism rises in Latin America, so does spiritual and political support for the Holy Land. The United States wasn’t the only country to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem this week. Just days after Trump administration officials and American pastors Robert Jeffress and John Hagee attended the historic—and contentious—opening in the holy Read More

Counseling Across America: Regional Snapshots of What Problems Rank Highest

The stigma that was often attached to pursuing mental wellness is slowly going away—and Americans are increasingly taking charge of their mental health because of it. According to a poll by the American Psychological Association, nearly half of American households have someone who has sought out mental health care. The stigma that was often attached Read More

Southern Christianity Is Bigger Than the Bible Belt

A scholar’s journey through the region reveals much more than Baptists and church barbecues. In the spring of 2008, my wife and I loaded up a truck and moved to Tennessee, where I’d taken a job as the religion writer at a newspaper in Nashville. I’ve spent the decade since then covering religion in the Read More

Your Best Years Are Not Behind You

God needs willing workers, not necessarily young ones. I am not 25 anymore, or 45, or even 65. But God doesn’t care. It’s Monday and my phone is ringing. My email inbox is full. My workload is steady. The harvest is ripe, as the Good Book says, and God has work for me to do. Read More

Why Is Our Church Stagnating, and What Do We Do?

Making sure your church is a loving, welcoming environment that genuinely seeks to share the gospel is a great way to address stagnation and to actively pursue growth. When we hear the term “stagnating,” it likely elicits a response from us of something unhealthy and functioning poorly. Although it is sometimes the case that something Read More

God’s Peace Is Not Always God’s

How to know when our feelings are truly from the Spirit. Our deeply reported March cover story examined multiple perspectives on the role of evangelicals in America’s growing commercial surrogacy industry. One supporter of the practice was quoted as saying, “God called me to seek out what seemed like unconventional ways to serve others.” Another Read More

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