Some Christians Are Turning Over a New Leaf with CBD Oil

Those using the hemp-based product often find relief amid a lack of understanding and regulation. Mandy Van Schyndel remembers May 16, 2018, as the day her daughter Emma laughed for the first time. A remarkable milestone for an 18-month-old who start


The Christian Backstory of Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protests

How the church played a role in the fight for voting rights.  In April, nine Hong Kong activists were convicted for participating in the pro-democracy Occupy Central and Umbrella Movement protests. One of those was a Baptist pastor, Chu Yiu-Ming. In


How We Have Forgotten God

Evangelical faith is no longer characterized by its initial passion. The longing to know and love God, to bask in his presence, is core to evangelical life and faith as I understand it. The famous Bebbington quadrilateral describes evangelicals as th


A Major New Study Asks: How Does Church Affect Marital Health?

A recent report suggests that highly religious couples have better relationships and better sex. Domestic violence, however, is the same for them as their less religious neighbors. Charlie and Marty Coe recently celebrated their 50th wedding annivers


Did God Endow All His Creatures with an Appreciation of Beauty?

When it seems the whole world suffers, animals are still offering praise. There’s no shortage of ugliness in our world. A quick scan of today’s environmental headlines reveals any number of horrors: burnt-out Californian forests, flooded


How Can Today’s Pro-Life Christians Build Trust in the Movement?

Four leaders share their vision for what demonstrating pro-life convictions really looks like. The recent debates over anti-abortion legislation advancing in states like Alabama, Missouri, and Georgia—some of the strictest bans in the country,


Why Jesus Couldn’t Do Miracles in His Hometown

The lack of signs and wonders in Nazareth says more about Jesus than about people’s lack of faith. Off the shores of the Philippines, a fisherman discovered a very large, misshapen pearl. It was not pretty. It looked more like an amoeba, with blobs


India Is Not Protecting Its Christians

How a radical Hindu movement has persecuted the church and the country’s other religious minorities. On Thursday, Indians will learn the results of their country’s massive national elections. For the past five years, the country has been gove


Interview: Why Character Is Making a Comeback

Character formation isn’t just an individual process, says Anne Snyder. It requires institutions. In a media landscape awash in flame wars and polarizing punditry, it’s a bit surprising that the topic of character formation is making a comeba


I Used to Hide My Shame. Now I Take Shelter Under the Gospel.

How a gay atheist teenager discovered Jesus and stopped living undercover. Bill, I’m gay.” The word vomited out of my mouth. I had never actually said it before. Not out loud, at least. We were in a mostly empty chapel on the grounds of t