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Real Raisings from the Dead or Fake News?

Falsified resurrection stories should not cause us to discount credible miracle accounts. Around 1960, in the Republic of Congo, a two-year-old girl named Thérèse was bitten by a snake. She cried out for help,...


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Go Ahead. Hire That Housekeeper.

The Christian case for getting domestic help and doing it well. It’s summer now, and as often happens with a change of seasons, our family is swept up in a new flurry of activity....


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The Church’s Sickness Unto Death

Our missional activism threatens to kill us. It doesn’t have to. In my last few essays (here, here, and here) I’ve been arguing that American Christianity, and evangelical Christianity particularly, thinks about the church...


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Trauma: How the Church Can Heal Soul Wounds

Faith communities provide space to lament and compassion in suffering. Trauma knows no boundaries. People of all ethnicities, social economic status, ages, and religions experience trauma. With a world filled with trauma, it is...


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Waging a Smarter War on Porn

It’s a serious problem among evangelicals. But fixating on it might be missing the bigger picture. Porn appears to be overrunning Christian cultures. Some have quietly capitulated. Evangelicalism, however, has not. But conservative Christians...


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