News: The Bigger Story Behind Jen Hatmaker

The benefits and challenges of women’s ministry in the age of bestsellers, viral blog posts, and inspirational conferences. The most influential women’s leader at your church may be someone who has never stepped inside its sanctuary. It may b


500 Years After Luther, We Still Feel the Pressure to Be Justified

Luther’s law/gospel insight is as brilliant as ever—especially in 21st century America. Playmobil, the German toy company, made unexpected headlines in 2015 when it released a limited edition Martin Luther figurine. Outside of how smiley


This Year's Summer Jam Is All About the Love of God

In “Coloring Book,” Chance the Rapper is honest about his flaws, his faith, and the reality of growing up on Chicago’s South Side. Chance the Rapper and his Chicago White Sox cap are inseparable. It’s a staple in his concert w


After 40 Girls Die in Orphanage Fire, Guatemala Asks Evangelicals for Advice

Tragedy becomes impetus for reforms sought by Christian experts. Earlier this month, a fire at an orphanage outside of Guatemala’s capital caught international attention. Forty children died of carbon monoxide poisoning and burns; the tragic ev


Directions: You're Divorced—Can You Remarry?

Q: The New Testament seems to support divorce for a narrow range of reasons, but does it support remarriage?—K.A.Miller, Wheaton, Illinois A: There are three New Testament passages that bear most directly on the subject of divorce and remarriag


The Gospel of Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook and others have started to imitate, but can’t replace, church community. From the late 1980s, many churches made the decision to run like businesses and now, in a surprising twist, businesses in 2017 are running like churches. At Facebook&


The Cautionary Tale of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker

Their sins and scandals were extreme, but it’s too easy to dismiss them as an aberration. The apostle Paul considered himself the “chief of sinners,” but then again, he never met Jim Bakker. The latter’s ministry got off to an inn


The (Other) Lord of Martin Luther’s Life

What we know—and what we can guess—about the reformer’s wife, Katharina von Bora. How do you write a book about a woman whose life story is vitally important to world history, yet almost completely unknown? It’s hard to overestima


God’s Man, for God’s Work: A Tribute to R. C. Sproul (1939-2017)

Ligonier Ministries founder was a category 5 hurricane of declaration, persuasion, and instruction. It is singularly appropriate that R. C. Sproul would go home to be with the Lord in 2017, the year in which we are remembering Martin Luther’s p


Interview: My Larry Nassar Testimony Went Viral. But There’s More to the Gospel Than Forgiveness.

Former gymnast Rachael Denhollander spent years discovering God’s perspective on sexual abuse. Then her advocacy for survivors cost her her church. Sixteen years after Larry Nassar first sexually abused her, Rachael Denhollander decided to publicly