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God Shook My World at an EDM Concert

I was rolling on Ecstasy when the scales suddenly fell from my eyes. I never thought I would become a Christian. I wasn’t raised in church. I grew up believing science had all the answers, that religion was merely...

Should Hymns Keep the Theology of Their Writers?

Experts weighed in. John Piper needed “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” to match a sermon, so he wrote two new Reformed verses. Many of writer Thomas Chisholm’s fellow Methodists, who “sing their theology,” couldn’t sing along. Answers are arranged on...

Gleanings: October 2018

Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our October issue). Israel: Christians worry about official secondary status Israel’s legislature passed a special law this summer officially cementing the nation’s nature as a Jewish state....

Cover Story: God of the Second Shift

The theology of work conversation is thriving. Why are most workers missing from it? Our group was white, college-educated, and passionate about helping people find meaning in their careers. We looked at Josué “Mambo” De León, pastor of a...

Why Does the Red Planet Call to Us?

What space exploration tells us about human curiosity, from Eden to Mars. Blue is the color of Mars at sunset.From the surface, the cold, dim light of the setting sun comes in from the horizon as it competes with...