The Politics of Ministry Navigating Power Dynamics and Negotiating Interests

We all need help navigating the politics of ministry.Politics is often considered a dirty word. It brings to mind lies and manipulation, accusations and scandals. But at its most...

Reconstruction A Very Short Introduction

The era known as Reconstruction is one of the unhappiest times in American history. It succeeded in reuniting the nation politically after the Civil War but in little else. Among...

God and Ronald Reagan A Spiritual Life

Ronald Reagan is hailed today for a presidency that restored optimism to America, engendered years of economic prosperity, and helped bring about the fall of the Soviet Union. Yet...

The Prime Number Conspiracy The biggest ideas in math from Quanta Magazine

These stories from Quanta Magazine map the routes of mathematical exploration, showing readers how cutting-edge research is done, while illuminating the productive tension between...

Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy Discovering the Grace of Lament

Lament is how you live between the poles of a hard life and trusting God's goodness. Lament is how we bring our sorrow to God - but it is a neglected dimension of the Christian...

How Can I Be Sure I'm a Christian? What the Bible Says About Assurance of Salvation

Nearly everyone wants to go to heaven when they die. Nearly everyone assumes they will go there. And yet the Bible paints a picture of the "road that leads to eternal life" being...

Masters of the Planet The Search for Our Human Origins

Fifty thousand years ago — merely a blip in evolutionary time — our Homo sapiens ancestors were competing for existence with several other human species, just as their...

A World Ablaze The Rise of Martin Luther and the Birth of the Reformation

October 2017 marks five hundred years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg and launched the Protestant Reformation. At least, that's what the...

Can I Trust the Bible?

There is a common assumption that the Bible is full of errors and contradictions, and that its often-unusual people and events render it useless for today. These ideas are fueled...

Lincoln's Pathfinder John C. Fremont and the Violent Election of 1856

The 1856 presidential race was the most violent peacetime election in American history. War between proslavery and antislavery settlers raged in Kansas; a congressman shot an...

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