Month: April 2020

  • Seeing My Child Face Death Made Me Rethink the Passion

    The Cross secured our salvation. But Jesus’ fate still breaks the Father’s heart. After I gave a lecture on the Old Testament, one of my students came up to me…

  • How Early Christians Handled Their ‘COVID-19’

    Those in the early church faced two life-threatening epidemics within its first 200 years. Today, most of us sit confined in our homes, unsure of how widespread the COVID-19 virus…

  • Praying the Names of God: Hope Is Brightness That Can’t Be Quenched

    By Ann Spangler People’s names in the ancient world did more than simply distinguish one person from another. They often conveyed the essential nature and character of a person. This…

  • Joy Comes in the Morning

    Joy invades the most sorrowful spaces. It reminds us that beauty and goodness and life can grow even in the most unpromising soil. Today’s musical pairing is Saint-Saëns’ The Swan…

  • God Proved His Love Toward Us

    By O.S. Hawkins God proved his love toward us. He did not prove it by writing “I love you” in flaming letters across the sky. Instead, in “the fullness of…

  • Asian Americans Call on the Church to Preach Against Coronavirus Racism

    Hundreds of Christian leaders sign a landmark statement denouncing spike in xenophobia. Inspired by their convictions around human dignity and their hope in the body of Christ, Asian American believers…

  • Free Download of the New Song: Yes Amen

    The Bible consistently communicates the fact that God is our source of certainty in uncertain times. When a pandemic strikes, when the economy falters, when today is nothing like we…

  • Survey: Churches Pivoting, Anxious, and Getting on Mission

    Over 1500 church leaders responded to our Covid-19 Church Survey. The coronavirus COVID-19 creeped onto the world scene only a few months ago and has spread at breakneck speed, disrupting…

  • Facebook Live Bloopers: Church Edition

    Church leaders are navigating new digital waters, with some hilarious results. Megan Castellan has been livestreaming morning prayer from home every day through the coronavirus pandemic for her parishioners at…

  • Praying the Names of God: Our Hope for Years to Come

    By Ann Spangler People’s names in the ancient world did more than simply distinguish one person from another. They often conveyed the essential nature and character of a person. This…