Tragically, many Christians—or at least those who identify as Christians—have given up the Bible without a whimper of protest. Biblical illiteracy is running rampant. No wonder our culture is awash in confusion.
Overall, the country's "non-metro" areas have lost an average of 43,000 residents every year since 2010. So it's hardly surprising that urban and suburban ministry is a focus for so many. But what about the lost sheep scattered in the countryside? Their churches are shrinking and their pastors are disappearing.
If you've ever wondered what it would look like for someone to take up the Lord on His offer, literally, then I invite you—no, make that I urge you—to see a fantastic new documentary called "Mully." The title won't bowl you over, but I am pretty sure the film will.
Sometimes, holding on to faith in God can be hard. But then again, so can holding on to faith in no God.
The world needs hope. Which is why I'm glad WORLD Magazine has announced the winner of its Hope Awards!
These days, colleges expect their students to drink like fish and hook up frequently. And they're just trying to keep a lid on it. Sort of.
If you think North Korea's dictators are bad for the world, just imagine what it's like to be a Christian there. Operation World says that although no one really knows their true number, there could be as many as 350,000 underground Christians. Where did they all come from, and how do they survive?
I told you about the move to extend the so-called "right to die" to mentally ill people back in May. I told you back then that it was a terrible idea, and now that I've seen the rationale fully set forth, I'm looking for a word that's stronger than "terrible."
President Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to a seat on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Barrett is a Catholic, which wouldn't be an issue if she were the kind of Catholic whose faith is so private, as the old joke goes, that she wouldn't impose it on herself.
There have been vast improvements in human flourishing worldwide. Yet why do a vanishingly small six percent of Americans think the world as a whole is becoming a better place? We can blame the press for overplaying the worst stories but the blame also falls on our shoulders.
What gives human life value? How we answer that question will determine who lives and who dies. The way we decide who lives and who dies these days is getting nightmarishly scary.
Despite the tremendous strides America has made in pursuing racial reconciliation and equality in recent decades, once again overt racism has reared its ugly head.
Christianity is an historical faith. It tells the story of God's actions in human history, not some mythical "once upon a time." It shouldn't surprise anyone when archaeologists discover evidence that confirms this fact.
Imagine the best memories of your youth. Now imagine all of them replaced by a screen. Unless we can outsmart phones, this will be reality for a generation.
European leaders are begging their fellow citizens to have children. But it seems like a "Do as we say, not as we do," kind of message. From Tokyo to London, people are having fewer and fewer children: In some cases, they're having barely half as many kids as are needed to maintain a stable population without relying on mass immigration.
You can't always believe what you read in the press, particularly when it comes to the Bible. Open it up, and do your own fact-check. Reporters miss things.
The opioid epidemic is delivering tragedy and pain to families across the country. Here's how one such family has responded in Christ.
Many churches today "don't know what to do with the single and childless." What should the church do to ensure that singles are every bit as much a part of the life of the church as married folks?
Have you ever noticed that those who run from God because they want to pursue happiness apart from Him and His plan for their lives are actually some of the angriest, most unhappy people around?
What happens when a civilization forgets — or rejects — its roots? We're seeing it right now.
If the books of the Bible could vote, which would be most likely to cast a Republican ballot? According to one professor at Yale Divinity School, the book of Proverbs would be a card-carrying member of the GOP.
Are you too attached to your stuff? Did you ever consider that piles of clutter may affect your spiritual life?
No matter the crisis, when Christians take the love of Jesus to the hurting and suffering, hope and transformation are sure to follow.
The pressure on Christians to wave the rainbow flag may be new, but the issue is as old as the church.
Why should we actively and publicly defend religious freedom? We'll look to the Apostle Paul for an answer.