I played softball in a community league when I was a teenager. A few of us went to the same school, but we didn’t know each other the first time we stepped out under the lights together. We were strangers in gray polyester uniforms and… Read More »We Really Are on the Same Team
An aerial view of Christian Aid Ministries headquarters in Titanyen, Haiti, on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.Haitians protest carrying a banner with a message that reads in Creole: “No to kidnappings, no to violence against women ! Long live Christian Aid Ministries,” demanding the release of… Read More »Haiti Gang Threatens to Kill Kidnapped Missionaries over Million Dollar Ransoms
Mike Christian and his wife lead a small congregation called the Afghan-American Church of the Bay Area. But their main ministry is not gathering with a dozen or so Afghan believers during the week. It is engaging with the tens of thousands of Afghan seekers… Read More »More Afghan Muslims Are Questioning Faith. These Christians Are Ready to Answer.
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On Saturday, a gang kidnapped 17 North American missionaries in Haiti as the party returned from an orphanage in a suburb of Port-au-Prince. Since then, the group, known as 400 Mawozo, has demanded a ransom of $17 million for the victims—who include five men, seven… Read More »Does God Really Want Missionaries to Risk Their Lives?
The popular reformed evangelical pastors conference Together for the Gospel (T4G) will hold its final gathering in April 2022, following the departure of one of its founders, Albert Mohler. Cofounders Mark Dever and Ligon Duncan announced Thursday that after 16 years of putting on the… Read More »T4G Conference Will End in 2022
This piece was adapted from Russell Moore’s newsletter. Subscribe here. A year ago last week, my father died. If anything, the one-year anniversary was even more grief inducing than the actual day of his death. I suppose that’s because, a year ago, I plunged immediately… Read More »My Dad Taught Me How to Love the Exvangelical
Some years ago, a survey estimated that 85 percent of clergy are uncomfortable talking about money. My dad was in the 15 percent. Before he was a Methodist pastor, he was a chemist at Union Carbide, supervising the making of Glad bags. As I was… Read More »7 Church History Insights on Stewarding Money Well
This is the one-hundred-seventy-ninth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive… Read More »How to Live the Bible — The End of the World
Leaders from Ireland’s main Christian traditions will host a “Service of Reflection and Hope” in Armagh, Northern Ireland on October 21, 2021, marking 100 years since “the partition of Ireland and the formation of Northern Ireland.” But the churches’ service has become controversial, underscoring tensions… Read More »100 Years After Ireland’s Divide, Church Cooperation Is Better Than Ever