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

Demonic Cheese-Donkeys and Immortal Peacocks: Augustine Does Science

How a church father loved God with his rational mind. Augustine of Hippo (AD 354–430) loved God with all his mind—his rational mind, his scientific mind. Yes, that’s right: History remembers him as the revered church father, brilliant theologian, and ground-breaking philosopher, but what is perhaps not so well known is that he was, at Read More

Interview: A Member of the ‘Little Rock Nine’ Counts Her Blessings, One by One

Melba Beals describes how faith helped her flourish amid many trials. Melba Pattillo Beals received a Congressional Gold Medal for her part in the Little Rock Nine, the group of African American students who brought about the 1957 integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas—an experience recounted in her first memoir, Warriors Don’t Read More

The Multiplying Leader

Founder of The Unstuck Group is the third entry in a new series. I’ve always believed healthy leadership in the church is less about the leader and more about those being led. The real leadership development ‘win’ happens when all of God’s people are fully equipped to do his work. That means we should be Read More

Sam Brownback Finally Confirmed as America’s Religious Freedom Ambassador

After a tight Senate vote, evangelicals are celebrating the Kansas governor’s new role. The US Senate finally confirmed Sam Brownback as America’s next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom Wednesday evening, six months after President Donald Trump tapped the Kansas Republican for the job. The chamber voted 50–49—calling on Vice President Mike Pence to break a Read More

Translating the N. T. Wright and David Bentley Hart Tussle

The recent New Testament dust-up between big-name scholars reminds us how hard—and important—Bible translation can be. Individual translations of the Bible have a long history in Western Christianity, stretching back to Jerome’s Latin translation, the Vulgate. Notable members of this auspicious tradition include William Tyndale, John Wycliffe, and Martin Luther. Much more recently, figures such Read More

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