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What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery

What to Make of Karl Barth’s Steadfast Adultery

Do the recent revelations discredit his theology?

I knew that Karl Barth, arguably the greatest Protestant theologian of the 20th century, had a decades-long affair with his personal assistant, Charlotte von Kirschbaum. But I didn’t know some of the..

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Walking in Obedience to the Promptings of God’s Spirit and His Command to Love: Lessons from Burning Man

Walking in Obedience to the Promptings of God’s Spirit and His Command to Love: Lessons from Burning Man

Many of the people at Burning Man are searching for something to satisfy them spiritually

Burning Man is an annual festival that draws over 70,000 people to the desert of Black Rock City, Nevada, during the week leading up to Labor Day. One of the c..

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Benny Hinn Is My Uncle, but Prosperity Preaching Isn’t for Me

Benny Hinn Is My Uncle, but Prosperity Preaching Isn’t for Me

As part of the family empire, I lived a life of luxury. Then doubts began to surface.

Almost 15 years ago, on a shoreline outside of Athens, Greece, I stood confident in my relationship with the Lord and my ministry trajectory. I was traveling the w..

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Hypocrisy on Display in Hollywood and in Politics: Responding with Anger and Humility

Hypocrisy on Display in Hollywood and in Politics: Responding with Anger and Humility

Integrity is the opposite of hypocrisy.

Hypocrisy. Even the thought of it makes most of us cringe.

And boy was it on display this week on the right and on the left.

For example, Harvey Weinstein was outed as a sexual harasser and an abuser of powe..

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Why Each Day Matters: What Emerson and Mister Rogers Have Taught Me About Life & Gospel Opportunities

Why Each Day Matters: What Emerson and Mister Rogers Have Taught Me About Life & Gospel Opportunities

How are we using our days to point people to Jesus?

In one of his landmark essays, poet Ralph Waldo Emerson writes, “The years teach much which the days never know.” The first time I read these words, I fell in love with them, but I wasn’t sure why…

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Our July/Aug Issue: The Upside of Disruption

Our July/Aug Issue: The Upside of Disruption

How unwelcome change can lead to a fuller life.

Even when we should see them coming, layoffs tend to arrive like a thief in the night. Mine came on Election Day 2008. I was sitting at my desk that morning, still wearing my “I Voted” sticker, when my..

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Evangelicals Tell Trump: Don’t Deport Christians to Face Genocide in Iraq

Evangelicals Tell Trump: Don’t Deport Christians to Face Genocide in Iraq

As outcry over fate of 199 mostly Chaldeans continues, so do ICE arrests.

With the fate of 199 Iraqi nationals on hold while a Detroit court hears a lawsuit, a group of evangelical leaders has sent the Trump administration a simple message: Don’t de..

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The Case for a ‘New Christian Zionism’

The Case for a ‘New Christian Zionism’

Gerald McDermott challenges simplistic thinking about Israel’s past, present, and future.

Christians have never been certain about what to do with Israel. This is certainly the case today. On the one hand, many mainline Protestants treat the nation ..

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Here’s a Resolution: Denominations Should Stop Shooting Themselves in the Foot

Here’s a Resolution: Denominations Should Stop Shooting Themselves in the Foot

The world is watching.

Dwight McKissic called the most recent SBC drama a “24-hour roller coaster ride.”

I called it shooting yourself in the foot. Again. Publicly.

What could have been a Tuesday condemnation of racism became a Wednesday mea culpa..

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Judge Halts Deportations of Detroit Christians to Iraq

Judge Halts Deportations of Detroit Christians to Iraq

Court order gives 100-plus Chaldeans two weeks to make their case.

More than 100 Iraqi Christians arrested in immigration raids earlier this month will get to stay in the United States—at least for another two weeks, according to an order issued yes..

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