Jesus Is Lord. Period.

We’re rendering unto Caesar too much time and attention. Back in the day, the evangelical fantasy went something like this: As you get settled into your airplane seat, you casually remove your Bible from your carry-on. A few moments of solemn reading later, your neighbor taps you on your shoulder. “Pardon me,” he says. “But Read More

Brett Kavanaugh Is a Troubling Supreme Court Pick for Black Christians

I long for the days when Supreme Court judges weren’t viewed as representing a particular ideology. Having worked with Ed Stetzer for the past two years, one thing I have always appreciated about him is his willingness to deal with issues many Evangelicals avoid. His strong stance on immigration issues, the #MeToo movement, and mass Read More

Cover Story: Out of the Flood

Three teens survived a rising river at a Bible camp in Comfort, Texas. Would their faith? Chip Asberry removed his socks and shoes and rolled up his jeans before he stepped out of the van. The 15-year-old looked over his shoulder just as the wave hit. He saw it take one person, then another, then Read More

Pilgrim’s Progress: How Restlessness Leads Us to Jesus

Exile is part of the Christian experience. But our wandering is not without a destination. I’ve lived a tumbleweed life: I’ve had 16 addresses, been employed at 10 full-time jobs, eight part-time jobs, and a bushel basketful of freelance gigs. I’ve belonged to 20 churches and visited too many to count as I’ve searched for Read More

Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Is Brett Kavanaugh, Another Religious Liberty Defender

GOP establishment darling and Court of Appeals judge nominated to fill outgoing Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s critical seat. President Donald Trump has nominated appeal court judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace outgoing Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who after three decades of service, will retire at the end of this month. “Judge Kavanaugh has impeccable Read More

Brett Kavanaugh Is a Good Supreme Court Pick and the Reason Many Voted for Trump

A more conservative court is good for America in many ways. I am glad that President Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Of course, once you say such a thing, half the country flies into a rage. Last night, I tweeted, “I am glad @RealDonaldTrump will be nominating the next Supreme Court Read More

Does Evangelism Jeopardize Authentic Artistic Expression?

What an Old Testament artist tells us about aesthetic vocation. When I was young, my mother made a wreath that was composed of natural materials—pinecones, needles, thistles—gathered from places where we had taken family vacations. Setting aside distinctions between art and craft, it has always been evident to me that the wreath possessed certain artistic Read More

The Implications of Meritocracy on the Church: Grace Erased for Incarcerated Individuals

Punishment devoid of grace is not justice, but vengeance. We gather weekly to worship God, giving honor, praise, and glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We declare the goodness of God through prayers, songs, and sermons. We thank God for the unceasing love, mercy, and grace that’s been extended to us, singing hymns Read More

One-on-One with Keith Getty on Congregational Singing in the Global Church

The very act of congregational worship is a symbol of unity Ed: Where do your ideas come from when you write? Keith Getty: What a wonderful question. Two things, and both are related to my Irish upbringing. First, my musical childhood was church music, classical music, and whatever influences of Irish “folk” music I imbibed. Read More

I Grew Up in a Ministry Family—and I Hated It

But as I poured out my anger on the world, Jesus was waiting to pour out his perfect love. I was born and raised in a Christian home. My great-great-grandfather was Louis Talbot, a famous author, one of the founders of Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology, and a preacher who worked closely alongside Billy Read More

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