The rumors are true. The panoramic new novel from Jonathan Franzen is about, among many other things, a church youth group. Crossroads, the name of both the book and the group, may even be the finest work of fiction ever written on the subject. Which… Read More »One of 2021’s Best Novels Revolves Around … a Church Youth Group?
Ukraine celebrates Christmas twice, honoring both the Eastern and Western church calendars. Yet this season, Pentecostals spent the week leading up to December 25 in prayer and fasting while Baptists did the same from Christmas Day to New Year’s Day. The reason: tens of thousands… Read More »On Ukraine-Russia Border, Evangelicals Endure as Invasion Looms
This is the one-hundred-ninetieth 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 — Turning the Calendar
Fans have prayed for years for Big Daddy Weave bassist Jay Weaver as he endured chronic health conditions and multiple hospitalizations. This week, his brother and the band’s frontman Mike Weaver announced that “those prayers for healing can turn into prayers for thanksgiving now that… Read More »Big Daddy Weave Bassist Jay Weaver Dies at 42
Why are parents the most important figures shaping the religious lives and futures of their children in the United States? The primary and powerful role of parents in religious socialization may seem obvious to readers today. But that is because we are familiar with our… Read More »Parents Set the Pace for Their Adult Children’s Religious Life
Frank Barker Jr., the founding pastor of one of the flagship congregations of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), died on December 27. He would have turned 90 this month. Barker started Briarwood Presbyterian Church in a storefront in a Birmingham suburb and grew it… Read More »Died: Frank Barker Jr., PCA Founder with Passion for Evangelism
The Dakatcha Woodland is home to Africa’s tiniest owl; a long-legged shrew with golden fur found nowhere else on earth; and weaver birds so rare it took Kenyan ornithologist Colin Jackson 13 years to track down their breeding grounds. The East African habitat, which stretch… Read More »Conservation Group Tries One More Thing to Preserve an African Woodland: Prayer
Howard Keller would like to get out of Joliet Prison someday. If he did get out, he’d like to go back to Chicago and buy a pair of hair clippers. Then he’d open his own barber shop. He’d like to tell folks what he’s learned… Read More »Illinois Eliminated Parole in 1978. These Christians Want to Bring it Back.
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I used to be a lifetime reader of time management books. After the world shut down in March 2020, I got out of my pajamas to meet the challenge of an open schedule. I believed every article telling me that this was the propitious moment… Read More »There’s No Such Thing as Time Management