Category: Christianity

‘Little Girls Need Their Daddy’

Billy Graham’s children are thankful for their father; they just wish he’d been around more. When Franklin Graham was five, his famous father was in Australia for six months preaching at a Billy Graham Crusade. Like many youngsters, “I’d wake up in the morning, go down the hall and crawl into bed with Mama,” Franklin Read More

In the Face of Moral Crisis, Churches Can’t Choose ‘Neutrality’

How Civil War–era churches that avoided taking sides on slavery ended up siding with its supporters. In antebellum and Civil War–era America, churches and denominations along the border between North and South voiced what would have been considered “moderate” opinions on slavery. But as April Holm shows in A Kingdom Divided, neutrality was attractive but Read More

10 Bible Translations You’ve Never Heard Of

Why we should read lesser-known versions of the Bible. English readers have access to more translations of the Bible than readers of any other language. The American Bible Society estimates that there have been around 900 full and partial biblical translations into English. Naturally, that staggering number isn’t readily available, but you can easily order Read More

Beth Moore: My 5 Keys to Accountability

In this celebrity culture, it’s easy for a servant to lose her way. These few habits keep our eyes on Jesus. Recent conversations on social media and elsewhere have been sounding alarms on the toxicity of celebrity culture within the body of Christ. I was asked to chime in on the subject by sharing several Read More

An Iranian Refugee’s Terrible Journey to God

I survived snowy mountains, a filthy prison, and an abusive husband. Then I discovered who had protected me all along. When Arif marched up to me in church, it was obvious that he was angry. With his eyes narrowed in hate and his long beard trembling with rage, he was incensed that I, a Christian Read More

Farm Boy: How Billy Graham Became a Preacher

A boyhood in rural North Carolina shaped the evangelist his entire life. If you go to Charlotte, North Carolina, you will find that the farmland where Billy Graham grew up has been transformed. The rolling fields of the early-20th-century agricultural South have morphed into the strip malls, office buildings, and subdivisions of the New South. Read More

Bill Hybels Resigns from Willow Creek

Megachurch pastor “accelerates” October retirement weeks after former colleagues went public with misconduct allegations. Bill Hybels has stepped down as senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, the Chicago-area megachurch he founded over 40 years ago, citing the controversy over recent allegations against him. Many in the wider Christian community have been confused by those Read More

Is the Body That ‘Betrayed’ Me Still ‘Very Good’?

What the incarnation affirms about the reality of God’s creation. I tend to sympathize with the Gnostics most in the morning. It’s currently common to deride these early heretics for despising our physicality and rejecting the goodness of creation. But when I wake up and tenderly place my feet on the ground, breathing slowly as Read More

One-on-One with Eric Geiger: Why Are Leaders Ruining Their Lives?

A timely book as leaders are stepping away from their roles due to moral failure or accusations of moral failure. Ed: You recently wrote a book about people ruining their lives, and you called it an implosion. Why did you use that term? Eric: Demolition experts can take a building down two ways: they can Read More

Engaging Culture Well: How to Share Your Faith Critically and Contextually Today

How to speak truth and trust God to change hearts and minds. In every time period and historical context during which it has been shared, the gospel has confronted culture in one way or another. During the years of Christ’s ministry, it challenged the mistreatment of the poor. During the Reformation, it drove Martin Luther Read More

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