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Open Letter to John Piper on White Evangelicalism and Multiethnic Relations
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Lecrae, Truth’s Table, and an Asian American ministry leader Dear John Piper, In your Desiring God article, you wrote how you didn’t know what Lecrae’s “loosening from ‘white evangelicalism’ means for multi-ethnic relations.” I’d like to attempt to address this. Before I do, I’d like to offer up a definition of terms. Evangelicalism: 1) a […]

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International Adoptions Drop to New Low as Evangelical Funding Spikes
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Churches continue to rally for orphan care while the State Department addresses global restrictions. The number of international adoptions hit a historic low last year, despite growing attention toward orphan care among US evangelicals. Americans adopted 5,372 children in the year ending September 2016, down from a 35-year low the 12 months before. The number […]

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A Roman Catholic Appreciation of Justification by Faith
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Both traditions can appreciate Luther’s famous dictum as a recovery, not a discovery. Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk, famously broke with the Roman Catholic Church, primarily over the doctrine of justification. Luther insisted salvation came through sola fide (faith alone), but Catholic leadership disagreed and excommunicated Luther for his views. So, […]

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Why Female Theologians Take Flak in the Public Square
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The potential rewards of celebrity culture are many, but so are the risks. When Tish Harrison Warren’s article “Who’s In Charge of the Christian Blogosphere?” crossed my Twitter feed last spring, I braced myself for a strong response. In the piece, Warren claims that the blogosphere has exposed a longstanding authority crisis within evangelicalism, especially […]

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Confessions of a Christian Prepper
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My hope shouldn’t lie in survival skills and stockpiles. “You could be forgiven for thinking apocalyptic thoughts,” writes The New York Times in response to recent disasters. With multiple earthquakes, successive hurricanes, fires raging in the Northwest and California, as well as escalating tensions with North Korea, the last few months have brought an onslaught […]

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Interview: Q&A: Ministering to Gang Members Is God’s Work
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Why a juvenile justice advocate builds relationships with Chicago’s most vulnerable young men. In the final two years of his presidency, Barack Obama declared October National Youth Justice Awareness Month—and with good reason. The United States has the highest rate of youth confinement of any developed country, with more than 173 of every 100,000 minors […]

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700 Club Interactive – October 3, 2017
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A man with a 500-year prison sentence and his mission to bring “dead things to life.”

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Think Fake News Is Scary? Try False Teaching
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We learn to spot a lie by studying the truth. The headline hit my Facebook feed at the peak of lake season: “Freshwater Shark Caught in Lake Lewisville.” Purportedly, a shocked fisherman landed a shark in the lake adjacent to my town. By the time the local news debunked the story, it had been shared […]

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The Helpful History of Minority Demonstrations
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John Richards responds to Ed Stetzer’s article on Kaepernick’s protest This weekend, President Trump fired the tweet heard ‘round the sports world. And the sports world—specifically NFL players and owners—responded with protests and demonstrations. As he is apt to do, Ed penned a very thoughtful response to the controversy and proposed a Christian response. I’m […]

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‘First Reformed’ Imagines a Stunning Dark Night of the Soul
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At long last, Paul Schrader’s cinematic masterpiece. I have been waiting most of my adult life for Paul Schrader to direct a great film. In 1972, at the age of 36, Schrader penned a small, academic tome about the films of Robert Bresson, Carl Theodor Dreyer, and Yasujirō Ozu called Transcendental Style in Film. Two […]

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‘Twin Peaks: The Return’ Gets Cosmic Conflict Disturbingly Right
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David Lynch’s cult-classic revival is exactly as imaginative—and as uncomfortable—as it always needed to be. “Should we watch Twin Peaks: The Return?” Now that all 18 episodes of David Lynch’s long-awaited television series are available for binge-viewing on Showtime, I’m fumbling with insufficient answers to this question. As I formulate replies, I feel myself fracture […]

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Dear Secretary Tillerson: Don’t Downsize Religion in Foreign Affairs
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Closing the RGA is much more than a bureaucratic loss; it impacts our Christian brothers and sisters around the globe. As an evangelical leader, one of the few times I had direct access to the previous Secretary of State, John Kerry, was in a meeting put together by Special Advisor Shaun Casey, then head of […]

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No, the World Won't End Next Week and There's No Such Thing as a Christian Numerologist
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If we start speaking up about bad “Christian” reporting, maybe people will do it less. Again, we must deal with fake news. I’ve written on this numerous times before here and here, and undoubtedly, this won’t be the last time. In this case, it’s making Christians look silly. Again. But, there it is on the […]

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Protestants: The Most ‘Catholic’ of Christians
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New confession by high-profile theologians gives post-Reformation unity a URL. The most obvious effect of the Reformation—which celebrates its 500th anniversary this year—is division. It is estimated that more than 33,000 different Christian denominations now exist throughout the world, and much of this is blamed on the Reformation. While not everyone thinks this is a […]

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700 Club Interactive – September 5, 2017
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A convicted felon turned successful CEO says five bold choices can redefine your life.

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Interview: Keith and Kristyn Getty: Singing Isn’t Just for Sunday
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Why congregational worship is a feast we prepare all week long. The Christian musical landscape includes dozens of widely known worship leaders and recording artists but comparatively few hymn writers. Of these, Keith and Kristyn Getty are preeminent. Their songs are enormously popular (over 40 million people sing “In Christ Alone” in church services each […]

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A Prayer and Confession of the Church in America During These Days
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A prayer of Daniel as a model of repentance. As I write this, I am reflecting on what took place two weeks ago in Charlottesville, Virginia. My heart breaks over the division, hatred, and strife that we face in this country over the issue of race. I freely confess that I’m no expert or wise […]

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God Hears Your Back-to-School Prayers
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A new school year brings more challenges and opportunities for Christians in education. The sight of the school supplies section is enough to cue a combination of excitement and anxiety for kids, parents, and teachers counting down to the first day of school. In addition to the practical preparation for another school year, we find […]

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700 Club Interactive – August 29, 2017
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A 9-year-old’s body is burned 100% and yet he overcomes life’s challenges by faith.

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Thoughts on Discipleship from a Marine Conservationist
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Why changing hearts is hard and how Christ overcomes that. When I left university, I was a budding conservationist armed with good intentions, theoretical head knowledge, and an enthusiasm to change the world. I then entered a real world where human hearts were not so easy to sway. After firsthand experience in a variety of […]

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3 ABNY Social Realities Shaping North American Missions
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The New Testament Church was birthed in the messiness of a religiously pluralistic society. “Already but not yet” (ABNY) is a phrase which arises out of a system of Christian thought called kingdom theology. It captures the notion that God’s kingdom was inaugurated in Jesus’ death and resurrection and that this kingdom is already here […]

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Black and White Christian Leaders Lament Charlottesville
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Conference call tries to turn ‘pain and anger’ into ‘resolve and commitment.’ They’re angry and sad and scared. About a dozen Christian leaders shared their reactions to Charlottesville on a Friday conference call organized by Civilitas Group president Doug Birdsall. “We want to hear of the pain and anger from African American leaders, and we […]

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No, Christians Don’t See the Eclipse as a Sign of an Immediate Apocalypse (Except for a Few Odd Ones)
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You will know when the end comes. Hello Christian leads with the headline, “Greg Laurie Explains the Prophetic Significance of the Solar Eclipse and North Korea.” Well, you can tell from the title of my article that I think seeing the eclipse as a sign is silly and unhelpful to the reputation of Christians. So, […]

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