Stop Apologizing for Apologetics

But it might be time for it to grow up. In an episode of the second season of the Netflix series Stranger Things, the four junior-high heroes of the hit series dress up as characters from Ghostbusters for Halloween. In their ghost-fighting jumpsuits


Loving Our Neighbors Knows No Borders—Even Political Ones

Along the way, we may be able to show people Jesus. The recent immigration controversy—about the administration’s decision to separate children from their parents at the border—has ended, at least for now, with President Trump&rsquo


Surprise! A Conference for Gay Christians Has Sparked Controversy

Why Revoice has stirred debate about temptation and sin. Here’s how the Revoice Conference describes itself: “Supporting, encouraging, and empowering gay, lesbian, same-sex-attracted, and other LGBT Christians so they can flourish while o


John MacArthur's ‘Statement on Social Justice’ Is Aggravating Evangelicals

Christians are talking past each other once again. What’s going on? Last week, John MacArthur and a dozen other Christian leaders launched a website presenting The Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel. In the statement, the signatories


Interview: Eugene Peterson: A Monk Out of Habit

What spirituality has to do with place, creativity, community, and subversion. If Eugene H. Peterson was not a Presbyterian, he might be a monk. His best-known books, from A Long Obedience in the Same Direction to Earth and Altar, deal with the pract


The Strange Journey of Christian Rock and Roll

Randall Stephens’s history pays attention to political and cultural flash points—without losing focus on the music itself. Every few years, it seems, what some call the “mainstream media” rediscover Christian rock. Sometimes it&rs


Spiritual Revolutionaries in an Age of Despair

These practices of Anna and Simeon kept them faithful in a time of seeming hopelessness. Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. (Luke