At the age of 83 in January 2018, international bilingual Christian evangelist Luis Palau, who died March 11, 2021, was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. That startling revelation was the impetus for him to reflect on his adventure-filled life of trusting God from his… Read More »A Life Dedicated to Evangelism: An Interview with Luis Palau
Depending on your perspective, Lenten fasts can seem trivial. What’s the point, exactly, of giving up dessert or alcohol for six weeks? (Is your real goal to lose weight?) Forgoing Facebook or Twitter for Lent may seem worthwhile—but if you return after Easter, what is… Read More »Pandemic and Penitence: COVID-19 Has Re-Ordered What Matters Most
Evangelist Luis Palau has died at age 86 of lung cancer. An immigrant from Argentina who made his home in the United States, Palau became one of Billy Graham’s most prominent successors and shared the gospel in more than 80 countries around the world. His… Read More »Died: Luis Palau, Who Preached the Gospel from Portland to Latin America and Beyond
A generation of female Bible teachers, authors, and ministry leaders saw a place for themselves in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) because of the example set by Beth Moore. Now that Moore no longer sees a place for herself in the denomination, they are continuing… Read More »Beth Moore Inspired Scores of Southern Baptist Women. They Don’t Blame Her for Leaving.
By Yael Eckstein This month, Jews around the world will celebrate the single most important event in the history of Israel and God’s children: Passover or Pesach. In rituals that have spanned generations and survived pogroms, persecutions, and even the Holocaust, we will once again… Read More »Experiencing the Passover
In the late summer of 1949, a troubled Billy Graham left his home in Minneapolis for Southern California to keep a promise made in more optimistic times to Henrietta Mears, the director of Christian education at the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood. Unfortunately, in the… Read More »Without Henrietta Mears, Evangelicalism as We Know It Probably Wouldn’t Exist
Update (March 10): Once the largest apologetics ministry in the world, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) will stop doing apologetics work this year. CEO Sarah Davis announced to staff Wednesday morning that over the next six months, the downsized ministry will remake itself as a… Read More »RZIM Will No Longer Do Apologetics
Some professors at evangelical colleges may be ministers. But they are not all ministers and they’re not ministers just because they teach at a Christian school, the Massachusetts Supreme Court decided last week. The court ruled against Gordon College in a case that could have… Read More »Not All Christian Professors Are Ministers, Mass. Court Rules
Pastors who qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine based on their involvement in medical settings or their role as essential workers hope that getting the shot will allow them to minister to the most vulnerable in person again. But those who fall outside the typical qualifications… Read More »When Can Pastors Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?