Christianity Today (Biblical)
New historical research by Brian J. Wright shows that early Christians were surprisingly bookish. Brian J.
As Christian Zionism influences US policy in Israel, Palestinian evangelicals seek greater acceptance from the American church. Fares Abraham grew up in the West Bank village of Beit Sahour, where tradition says the angels sang Peace on Earth to the startled shepherds. But his clearest memory is of his mother shot in the back by an Israeli soldier as she shuffled him and the neighborhood kids into her house during the first intifada (uprising).
The life the Bible offers is not one that is safe from the tragedies of the world, but one in which God suffers with us and accompanies us through our hardships. 1. Secularism denies real transcendence.
Whether we wear a uniform or not, we all have sacrificial service to offer. Memorial Day likely conjures up memories for all of us. Mine start from when I was too young to know what the day meant.
What dissecting bodies taught me about the passion story and life after death. I sigh and look at the remains on the table in front of me: a pile of bones, muscles, ligaments, and organs. They are signs of dissecting, learning, and integrating knowledge.
Huckabee is far from the only Christian Zionist to appropriate the ancient ritual horn. Mike Huckabee, one of several American Christians in Jerusalem for the opening of the US embassy last week, announced that he planned to commemorate the occasion on live TV with a Hebrew greeting and by blowing a shofar. The shofar, an obscure instrument made of a rams horn and traditionally blown during the Jewish High Holidays, has made its way into evangelical hands in recent decades.
Learning how to navigate through failure is a crucial element of success. Learning how to navigate through failure is a crucial element of success. We know this to be true in the business world, in ministry, in our family relationships, and in pretty much every arena of our lives.
A rap artist reflects on her latest album and what it means to walk away from the vultures of culture. Jackie Hill Perry describes herself as a rapper, writer, teacher, and poet. On May 11, just days before the birth of her second child, she released her newest album, Crescendo (Humble Beast Records), a follow up to The Art of Joy.
Evangelicals, we can no longer say sexual misconduct is just a Roman Catholic problem. The last few weeks have been excruciating for the Southern Baptist Convention and for the larger evangelical movement. It is as if bombs are dropping and God alone knows how many will fall and where they will land.
Hard times require honest conversations. Three weeks ago, I published an article that called on Paige Patterson to do the right thing for the Southern Baptist Convention and retire. Between that article, and last nights events, much has happened.
A challenging new landscape for Christian graduate education forces major moves. Fuller Theological Seminary announced plans this week to sell its 70-year-old Pasadena, California, campus and move to a new location designed to facilitate its expanded online education offerings in the wake of shifting enrollment. The decision to leave its main campus for a site in Pomona, California (about 30 miles away), follows downsizing efforts at the countrys largest multidenominational seminary, which last summer announced plans to close three of its eight satellite campuses and to cut degree options at two more.
Decision follows Southern Baptist leader's apology to women for past comments. He clarified. He defended.
David Hesselgrave is considered the founding dean of modern evangelical missiology. Nearly a decade ago I had the privilege of co-editing a book alongside Dr. David Hesselgrave called MissionShift: Global Mission Issues in the Third Millennium.
The Evangelical Missiological Society founder changed how we think of contextualizing the gospel. David Hesselgrave, the driving force behind the evangelical study of missions in the 20th century, died this week at age 94. Hesselgrave built the missions program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) and cofounded the Evangelical Missiological Society, teaching generations of scholars and missions workers around the world more effective ways to share the gospel across cultures (as referenced in the titles of his popular textbooks: Planting Churches Cross-Culturally; Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally; Counseling Cross-Culturally).
New offerings and global reach prompt more institutions to adopt university designation. Almost 900 students graduated this past weekend from Calvin College, taking home diplomas that in just a couple years will be relics from the schools history. Two weeks ago, the Christian liberal arts college announced plans to change its name to Calvin University by 2020.
How to understand the catastrophe of 1948 and its impact on today's Israel. On April 18, the fifth day of the Hebrew month of Iyar, Israelis celebrated the 70th anniversary of their countrys founding. On May 14, Palestinians commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe), the year they lost their homeland to a foreign invader.
The end of school invites retrospection. But we have something better to look forward to. About a week before my eldest child went to college, my family and I took him out for Sunday lunch.
The key is not the total suspension of confidence or even certainty, but rather the judicious placement of confidence and trust. The commitment of American evangelicals towards gospel propagation is evident from their dominant presence in Protestant mission (vast majority of U.S.
Throughout American history, groups have given it different, often conflicting meanings. Can they all be right? Lewis Carrolls novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There contains a famous snippet of dialogue between a maddeningly vague Humpty Dumpty and an increasingly puzzled Alice. Humpty insists that by the word glory he means a powerful argument, and Alice counters that glory doesnt mean that.
Nazarene officials say 'God is still in control' after regional leaders die on the way home from Havana retreat. A group of Cuban church leaders died in a plane crash Friday on the way home from a denominational retreat in Havana. The ten married couples, several of them co-pastors, from Holgun in East Cuba, had spent three days at a Nazarene seminary in the islands capital.