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Can We Handle the Truth About Racism and the Church?

Before racial reconciliation can happen, says Jemar Tisby, American believers need to reckon honestly with the sins of the past. At the climax of the 1992 classic A Few Good Men, Colonel Nathan Jessup (Jack Nicholson) famously screams, “You...

Clean Water or the Gospel?

The answer is both. Today, there are 844 million people around the world without access to clean water; 2.5 billion do not use a toilet to manage their waste. And 3.4 billion people are unreached with the gospel. The...

How to Lead Well as a Church Planting Leader

Three tips from my own experience as a church planting leader. Many frequently joke about the turnover rate in church planting leadership. It seems that whenever I’m at a conference or church event, someone new will come up and...

Your Plan B Is Still God’s Plan A

What a failed church plant taught me about divine purpose and provision. In 2015, my husband and I moved from rural Pennsylvania and left a church we loved to do something risky—plant a new church in suburban Texas. Our...

What Humans Have That Machines Don’t

How a theology of personhood cuts against the mechanical metaphors we use to describe ourselves. As a literature and theology teacher, I train my students to see and hear metaphors, which are not just a matter of language. As...

Running from the Light—and the Snakes

An opera heroine’s conflict with her faith and family has dangerously high stakes. Serpent-handling churches are, for obvious reasons, perpetually fascinating to those outside them. They’ve been the subject of books, documentaries, songs, photography exhibits, and a reality show....