‘Justice League’ Unites Its Heroes to Save an Erratic, Uneven World  [LINK]
DC’s answer to the MCU wants to show that surrounding darkness can only strengthen heroic light. It only kind of succeeds. This article contains light spoilers for Man of Steel, Batman v Superma... [Read More]
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The Generous Soul  [LINK]
Why overcoming the Scrooge in all of us begins with gratitude. One of my not-so-winsome Christmas traditions involves complaining to family members about the relentlessness of The Christmas Carol. Eve... [Read More]
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Top 10 Misquoted Lines from C. S. Lewis  [LINK]
Our love of Lewis's words doesn't mean we always get them right. C. S. Lewis, described by some as the “patron saint of American evangelicals,” is a very quotable writer, and evangelical C... [Read More]
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It’s Official: Evangelicals Appreciate Chick-fil-A the Most  [LINK]
The popular chain scores big for community impact among Christians, Southerners, and millennials. You could say Chick-fil-A is one of those fast-food restaurants with a cult following. But in this cas... [Read More]
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What Is Your Story? (Part 1) [Gospel Life Podcast]  [LINK]
Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus. What Is Your Story? (Part 1) Christina Walker, associate director of academic programs for the Billy Graham Center at Wheat... [Read More]
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Social Media Rumors Escalate Buddhist-Muslim Violence in Sri Lanka  [LINK]
Screenshot allegedly showing the house of a Sri Lankan Muslim damaged by a mob attack by Sri Lankan Buddhists. Video by Haroon Ali via YouTube. Tensions between Sinhalese Buddhists and members of the ... [Read More]
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Third International Religious Freedom Conference to spotlight persecution of Christians and impending disappearance of Christianity from the holy lands and Middle East  [LINK]
Open Doors, the California-based non-profit that has tracked Christian persecution for the past 25 years, points out that millions of Christians face interrogation, arrest, torture, and/or death becau... [Read More]
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Let’s celebrate the Pilgrims (the Puritans not so much)  [LINK]
(RNS) — The Pilgrims practiced religious tolerance. The Puritans — as 'The Scarlet Letter' and Salem witch trials attest — did not. (COMMENTARY) [Read More]
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Luther, Luther, Luther: He didn’t reform Christianity as much as this guy did  [LINK]
(RNS) — Despite all the hype during the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the spiritual father of Baptists, Huldrych Zwingli, it turns out, is far more important to modern Christianity than ... [Read More]
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Why was Jesus so effective at reaching messy people? [Gospel Life Podcast]  [LINK]
Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus. Why was Jesus so effective at reaching messy people? Daniel Yang, Director of the Send Institute at the Billy Graham Center... [Read More]
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One-on-One with Elmer Towns on His New Paraphrase “The Bible by Jesus”  [LINK]
An extended sermon in the words of the Savior Elmer Towns has a new book that will raise some questions and spark some discussion. He spoke with The Exchange about “The Bible by Jesus” rec... [Read More]
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The Dead White Man Who Could Fix Our Race Problem: Oswald Chambers  [LINK]
As a black woman wrestling with racism in America, I lean on a Scottish theologian’s four key insights. Oswald Chambers didn’t know Lecrae and John Piper. Or your church leader or mine. He... [Read More]
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Community Arts, Visual Artistry, and the Christian Faith  [LINK]
Leah Samuelson is Associate Lecturer of Art at Wheaton College. Community Arts, Visual Artistry, and the Christian Faith In this episode of Theology for Life, Lynn and Ed talk with Leah Samuelson abou... [Read More]
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What Does the Lord Require of You?  [LINK]
Micah’s most beloved verse is more than a spiritual to-do list. In the early 1960s, political writer Hannah Arendt attended the trials of Adolf Eichmann, the German officer who had orchestrated ... [Read More]
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The ’Splainer: Who are you calling a Puritan?  [LINK]
(RNS) Quick — what's the difference between a Puritan and a Pilgrim? Did either of them actually 'land' at Plymouth Rock? And who sat down for the original Thanksgiving? Let us ’Splain ...... [Read More]
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Morocco goes digital to counter radical Islam online  [LINK]
(RNS) — The Mohammadia League of Islamic Scholars, a government research institute leading Morocco’s extensive campaign against violent Muslim extremism, is producing videos and reaching o... [Read More]
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Why we need Robert Bellah’s civil religion today  [LINK]
(RNS) — As we pause for a day of Thanksgiving for national blessings, let us remember that a 'transcendent reference point' is crucial for the health of our bonds as a nation. [Read More]
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Najeeba Syeed wins Auburn Seminary’s Walter Wink Scholar-Activist Award  [LINK]
Auburn Seminary awarded Najeeba Syeed, Esq., its prestigious Walter Wink Scholar-Activist Award for 2017. The award serves to recognize exceptional faith leaders who have dedicated their lives to... [Read More]
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Novelist-as-theologian Marilynne Robinson is changing the way we think about Calvinism  [LINK]
Here is an open-faced confession of interest in Robinson’s fiction, along with an overt plug that readers of “Sightings” pay attention—or more attention—to Robinson. [Read More]
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Why evangelicals might vote for Roy Moore anyway  [LINK]
(RNS) — Conservative Christians have developed a particular intellectual strategy for engaging with others called “presuppositionalism.” [Read More]
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