Despite Disappointing Some, New Mark Manuscript Is Earliest Yet

Bible scholars have been waiting for the Gospel fragment’s publication for years. The Egypt Exploration Society has recently published a Greek papyrus that is likely the earliest fragment of the Gospel of Mark, dating it from between A.D. 150&ndash

What Are Christians to Make of Jordan Peterson?

An introduction to one of the most controversial public intellectuals of our time. He’s a Canadian psychology professor. A YouTube star. A bestselling author. He’s Jordan Peterson. Here’s how New York Times columnist David Brooks de

Are Southern Baptists Experiencing a #MeToo Moment?

It’s been a crazy week for America’s largest Protestant denomination. It’s been quite a week for Southern Baptists. Since this podcast was recorded, Baptist Press reported that a senior professor of evangelism and student ministry a

Why So Many Christians Sound the Jewish Shofar in Israel

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

Al Mohler: The Humiliation of the Southern Baptist Convention

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

Beyond the Nakba: 7 Ways Christians Can Affirm a Positive Future for Palestinians

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 country’s founding. On May 14, Palestinians commemorat

God Hates Gun Violence

We American Christians have a biblical call to reduce firearm deaths in our land. Violence enters the human story from nearly the beginning: “While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him” (Gen. 4:8). The Gen

Dorothy Sayers Did Not Want to Be a Prophet

Nevertheless, the saucy British writer made the pious vociferously angry. Between 1941 and 1944, C. S. Lewis gave a series of BBC radio talks, eventually published as Mere Christianity, that are the stuff of legend. Less well known today is a series

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Is Not a Ministry Guide

The infamous pyramid was never an accurate description of how people act, let alone a guide to discipleship. You may have been told once or twice: “People can’t hear the gospel if they’re hungry.” I’ve read it dozens of