Died: James Earl Massey, the Church of God’s ‘Prince of Preachers’

The influential leader kept teaching—and learning—homiletics over his 70-year career. Preacher James Earl Massey, whose pastoral cadence went out over radio waves and across dozens of seminary chapels during his seven decades in ministry, died Sunday at age 88. Massey is remembered as one of the most influential voices in the Church of God movement—a Read More

Stopping Government Overreach: SCOTUS Rules Against California and for the Free Speech of Pro-Life Alternatives

One of the central rights of the constitution is freedom of expression, particularly as it relates to religion. Today the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) in a case likely to have significant impact in debates on abortion and free speech. The Court agreed with NIFLA Read More

HQ Trivial?

Ministries find a central hub is less and less essential to taking the gospel global. When the owners of Ralph D. Winter’s missions mecca opted to sell much of it, they weren’t just parting from the California campus that long housed the late missiologist’s US Center for World Mission (now Frontier Ventures). Frontier Ventures and Read More

The Increase of Women’s Involvement in Violent Extremism

Christians must reach out to their Muslims neighbors and together prevent extremist abuse and violence. While there is growing interest in the #METOO and #TIMESUP movements, and rightly so, we must not forget the women who are subjected to religious-based violence every day of their lives. Gender equality is not only defined by glass ceilings, Read More

A Conservative Christian Alternative to Panic Politics

Bruce Ashford models a refreshingly amiable approach. But perhaps he could have used a little more fire and brimstone. For those Americans who think of themselves as residing within the conservative Christian orbit, things might feel a bit odd these days. On the one hand, they have a president who is rather explicit about protecting Read More

The Best Gift for Dad This Father’s Day? Diaper Duty

I discovered the deepest joys of fatherhood in the mundane work of domestic life. Attend church on Mother’s Day and you’ll hear how great mom is. Attend on Father’s Day and—if you hear anything about fathers at all—you’ll hear how today’s fathers need to step up and provide. I suspect that the attitude we take Read More

Canada’s Supreme Court Rejects Country’s Only Christian Law School

Trinity Western University’s loss over its LGBT stance is seen as a blow to religious freedom. Trinity Western University has lost a years-long legal fight to launch what would be the only Christian law school in Canada. The Supreme Court of Canada considered a pair of appeals cases involving regional law societies that refused to Read More

Earn a Global Leadership Certificate and More in Partnership with Wheaton College and the Global Leadership Summit

Whether you are a business leader, a community leader, a pastor, or a parent who wants to lead your family well, there is a place for you in the partnership between The Global Leadership Summit and Wheaton College. I truly believe that each of us, working together, can use our leadership influence to transform the Read More

10 New or Lesser-Known Female Theologians Worth Knowing

More and more evangelical women are pursuing higher education in theology. Here are a few you haven’t heard of yet. This spring, InterVarsity Press launched the #ReadWomen project. We’d like to contribute to the discussion by introducing you to 10 female theologians on our radar. The obvious question, of course, is how we identified our Read More

World Refugee Day 2018: ‘Welcoming the Stranger’ Meets ‘Zero Tolerance’

Christians pray for asylum seekers and defend family unity amid US policy changes. While the United States continues its “zero tolerance” crackdown on asylum seekers crossing the border, churches across the country and around the world are rallying to support millions displaced by the global refugee crisis. This week, the Trump administration pulled protections for Read More

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