President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference contributes to a new series Leadership is perhaps the most commonly written about subject on planet earth, and yet it is likely the least understood and most difficult skill to master. What’s more, the vast majority of leadership literature is framed in purely secular terms, which not
Why your identity isn’t rooted in possessions and appearances. There is only one question: Who are you? Everything else in life flows from that one question. That is true whether you are a person of faith or not; the identity question is the question. In fact, every religion, every denial of religion, and every philosophy
How Tinder helped me come to terms with my evangelical identity. In 2016 and 2017, when the term “evangelical” was flung from putrid trenches on television news networks and Twitter, I ducked. By “ducked,” I mean that dropped the word “evangelical” from my vocabulary in every social setting. Although my theological convictions were still solidly
US removes deportation protections from largely evangelical group of 200,000 Salvadorans. The Trump administration’s latest change in immigration policy has shaken the believers and converts from El Salvador who fill Spanish-speaking evangelical churches in the United States. The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday that it would end temporary protected status (TPS) for the roughly
Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly…online Dr. Ed Stetzer wrote a post not too long ago declaring that we are a sent people. He reminds us that Jesus “is calling for those who will go into their neighborhoods and communities to bring the liberating and reconciling message of Jesus.” To this, I say, “Amen!” I
In God there is no darkness, but in the darkness of the South Pole I found God everywhere. The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station sits upon two miles of glacial ice at the bottom of the world. It is one of the remotest places on the planet, more than 800 miles from the nearest human beings.
This year’s State Department rankings come six weeks after the new congressional deadline. Two weeks ago, the US State Department released its list of countries of particular concern (CPC)—a compilation of nations that have “engaged in or tolerated particularly severe violations of religious freedom.” The list contains the same names as last year: Burma, China,
The 99-year-old proved the power of kids ministry and got millions going to church on weeknights. If you’ve ever played in Game Square, memorized John 3:16 with hand motions, or scored prizes with Awana Bucks, you have the late Arthur Rorheim to thank. The Chicago youth minister who co-created the Awana program and served the
Enlightenment-era pastors didn’t oppose modern science. They helped advance it. The scientific revolution hit Western Christendom hard. Nicolaus Copernicus hypothesized that Earth was not at the center of the universe and, with the emergence of his 1543 publication De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium, a bitter struggle ensued between Christianity and science to shape the reigning worldview.
“It’s possible for a church with deep resources for doing good to get co-opted by nationalism. I don’t want that to happen now.” Tim Keller’s national reputation doesn’t come from his political positions. As the founder and newly retired senior pastor of New York City’s Redeemer Presbyterian, his claims to fame come from his thoughtful