Commentary: Evangelicals and the Republican Reformation

If evangelicals learn from Republicans' polarization, they may once again know what they don’t want to be like and what they don’t want to display, and instead learn how to come together in and under the one name of Jesus Christ.


Guest editorial: Next Supreme Court justice needs devotion to religious freedom

The justice appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace the late Antonin Scalia should appreciate religious freedom much more deeply than Scalia did.


2nd Opinion: Trump and the “decency test”

We appreciate decency. We applaud decency. We teach decency. We seek to develop decency. So why isn’t decency doing better in the presidential race?


Guest editorial: Church leadership lessons from Disney World

To be effective at welcoming guests, congregations need to learn to emphasize interactions rather than transactions.


2nd Opinion: Take a deep breath—over and over

Strengthening the connection between our mind and body can be extremely beneficial to our physical health, our stress levels and our connection to our creator.


2nd Opinion: Beatles, brains, beauty of Christ

By creating neurosonic maps in listeners' brains, music wields enormous power.


Guest editorial: Beware sharks in sheep’s clothing

Charitable contributions from operators of car-title and payday lending stores must not detract faith-based organizations from working for justice on behalf of the poor.


Tribute: Buckner Fanning—San Antonio’s pastor, God’s bandleader

Buckner Fanning was at home everywhere he went. In God’s name and with God’s very presence, Buckner made everyone feel at home.


Guest editorial: Is Sunday the most segmented day of the week?

For centuries, congregations have segmented according to various factors. Today, socio-economics is a primary cause of congregational segmentation.


2nd Opinion: Everybody's a priest vs. submit to spiritual authorities

Pastors may "blow the trumpet," but they're part of an orchestra of fellow priests.

Black Lives Matter

2nd Opinion: Grand-jury reform, Black Lives Matter and pro-life advocacy

Adherence to God’s demand for justice is a mark of discipleship. This includes rejecting both individual acts of injustice, such as favoritism or racist language, and systemic acts of injustice, such as bias in criminal justice, educational inequality or the financial exploitation of the poor.

butting heads

Guest editorial: Them and us?

This election year, we seem obsessed with us against them. We just can't agree on who "they" are or which "us" is us. From BNG.

March for Life

Analysis: Candidates’ abortion positions distort growing consensus

Public debates and political discourse on abortion lags behind the growing national consensus for increased restrictions on terminating pregnancies.

good enough

2nd Opinion: For vision, good enough isn't enough

When it comes to mediocre, good-enough vision, what churches see is what they get.

very afraid

Guest editorial: Addicted to fear

Sadly, Christians are among the leading addicts to fear. From BNG.

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