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Why God Still Works Through Fools Like Samson

The deeply flawed Old Testament “hero” was set apart for a very specific purpose. Growing up in church as a scrawny kid, I was captured by stories of David slaying Goliath, Gideon defeating the Midianites, and especially Samson taking...

Gleanings: May 2018

Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our May issue). Supreme Court hears pregnancy centers’ plight The US Supreme Court will decide in June whether pregnancy resource centers in California must post notices advertising...

Rwanda Weeds the Church Plants

Thousands of churches closed in attempt to curb bad buildings—and bad preaching. Authorities have closed more than 6,000 churches across Rwanda, including 714 in the capital city of Kigali, in the span of two months for failing to comply...

The Origin Story of Martin Luther King Jr.

How the civil-rights hero honed his preaching skills and prophetic vision at a Northern liberal seminary. In this age of the blockbuster superhero movie, audiences have come to expect the hero’s origin story. Why does he wear that cape?...

‘These Bombs Led Me to Christ’

The “Napalm Girl” from a famous Vietnam War photo tells her story of coming to faith. You have seen my picture a thousand times. It’s a picture that made the world gasp—a picture that defined my life. I am...