Month: January 2018

Interview: My Larry Nassar Testimony Went Viral. But There’s More to the Gospel Than Forgiveness.

Former gymnast Rachael Denhollander spent years discovering God’s perspective on sexual abuse. Then her advocacy for survivors cost her her church. Sixteen years after Larry Nassar first sexually abused her, Rachael Denhollander decided to publicly reveal that she had been one of the many victims of the USA Gymnastics team doctor. The former gymnast, who Read More

Dear ‘Whole-Life’ Progressive Evangelicals, Did You Forget ‘Pro-Life’ and the Unborn?

Progressive evangelicals must speak into the abortion debate. On Monday, the Senate voted on a bill—the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act—that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The ballots were cast and counted and ended in a vote of 51-46—an insufficient tally to end the Democratic filibuster for which 60 votes Read More

Understanding Korean-U.S. Relations through a Faith Lens [Theology for Life]

Dr. Kim teaches history at Wheaton College. Understanding Korean-U.S. Relations through a Faith Lens In this episode of Theology for Life, Ed and Lynn talk to Dr. Hanmee Kim about North and South Korea—the history and current reality. What does this mean for Christians today? As we look at history, what do nation-states relationships and Read More

The Enneagram for Pastors

9 different ways pastors look at the world, and what it might mean for your ministry. My husband, Joe, is a pastor. In other words, he is teacher, public speaker, counselor, children’s story teller, youth leader, HR director, master of ceremonies, facilities coordinator, volunteer coordinator, mission trip coordinator, hospital chaplain, creative designer, office equipment technician, Read More

Three European Alliances Warn Evangelical-Catholic Unity Is Going Too Far

World Evangelical Alliance explains why Italy, Spain, and Malta leaders shouldn’t fear that global group has fallen for the ‘Francis effect.’ During last year’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation, many groups examined or asked: Is it over? The loudest “no” has come from the conservative Protestants closest to Rome. Last month, the national evangelical alliances Read More

I Sent My Kids to a ‘Better School.’ But Was It the Right Choice?

As a parent, I feel caught between the needs of my children and the needs of my neighbors. My three kids attend a public school we love. Its year-round calendar is a working parent’s dream. Our oldest is hooked by coding club. Mrs. Brown wows my middle child twice a week when she pulls out Read More

A Wall of Security or a Table of Fellowship?

Matthew Kaemingk makes a political and theological case for welcoming Muslim immigrants. Osama is blind. According to an NPR report, he lost his eyesight in 2012 when a mortar shell exploded nearby, killing everyone around, except him. He, his wife, and four children were Syrian refugees in Jordan for three years before learning the US Read More

After Baptism Gone Wrong, Court Weakens Church Protections

Oklahoma Supreme Court says membership matters most in tortured ex-Muslim’s lawsuit. When churches face lawsuits, does their religious liberty hinge on whether or not their accuser is an official member? Experts are concerned that, in an unusual baptism gone wrong, a state supreme court has decided yes. Nearly a year ago, the Oklahoma Supreme Court Read More

“Family Win” and How Our Churches Care for Each Other and the World

If the whole family doesn’t win, no one wins. A church with ten locations is a lot like a family with ten kids. There is the opportunity for great joy and also the possibility of tremendous chaos. At Community Christian Church, we have both! In an effort to make sure our family of church locations Read More

Political Exegesis: On Mulligans and Turning Cheeks

What Tony Perkins gets almost right and Jerry Falwell Jr. gets wrong. We at CT are reluctant to enter the political fray on most issues because they rarely touch on core causes or issues for us. But when fellow evangelicals start exegeting and applying Scripture in the public square, we think we have something to Read More

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