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  • Despite COVID-19, Evangelicals Mobilize for Mission in Europe

    In challenging circumstances, European evangelicals share a message of hope. As the coronavirus pandemic continues its relentless march across the world, Europe battles a frightening second wave. New lockdowns, overwhelmed…

  • Listening to Podcasts Makes Us Better Preachers

    How the popular audio genre can help pastors fine-tune sermon preparation and delivery. Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend may seem like odd preparation for preaching. But I’ve found the podcast…

  • Bethlehem’s Inns Are Empty This Christmas

    Tourism to the biblical city celebrated as Jesus’ birthplace remains halted with West Bank under lockdown. The coronavirus has cast a pall over Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, all but shutting…

  • God Pops Up: Southeast Asia

    When the government blocked his Christian radio station, Chanda had to find another way to spread the good news of Jesus. His answer came on a microchip. This strategic work…

  • Advent: Living Hope

    Advent devotional readings from Christianity Today. What does it mean to have hope amid trying times? Hope is more than a feeling; it isn’t simply being perpetually optimistic or having…

  • Dave Chappelle Is the Cultural Pastor America Needs

    Let incisive comedy give us “eyes to see.” The weekend after the election, I was exhausted like the rest of the country, and my spirit was in need of a…

  • US Megachurches Are Getting Bigger and Thinking Smaller

    Church growth has corresponded with a huge jump in multisite locations and deeper engagement in small groups. Megachurches have gotten so big over the years that they’ve outgrown their sanctuaries.…

  • Why We Can’t Stop Talking about ‘Hipster’ Pastors

    Hillsong’s celebrity pastors remind us how style can be both a status symbol and liability in ministry. The episode and transcript will be available on Wednesday. At the beginning of…

  • SCOTUS Gets It Right on Religious Liberty: Church IS Essential, a Guest Article from John Inazu

    But the right outcome here doesn’t mean all restrictions are invalid or that churches should reopen. Last night, the Supreme Court issued injunctive relief to houses of worship challenging New…

  • Tigray Crisis Tests Ethiopian Christians Along Tribal Lines

    As Abiy’s military closes in on TPLF forces, thousands flee to Sudan. The jagged rock spires and steep mountains of the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia are home to some…