“We’re not done with virtue yet”
Jennifer Boardman has written a collection of brief biographies of various theologians, historians, writers, and activists who have had an impact on the American evangelical church in the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries.
Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! (Part 1)
This article offers a sympathetic critique of the integration of Christian faith and secular forms of knowledge, such as science, as an alternative to the anti-intellectualism of many conservative religious groups in America.
Let’s Not Surrender Science to the Secular World! (Part 2)
This article offers an introduction to Gnosticism, noting how Gnostic attitudes have emerged in contemporary anti-scientific attitudes among some Christians.
The Wardrobe of Easter: Learning God’s Word
An essential aspect of the Christian life is listening to and obeying God's word. As part of a series on "The Wardrobe of Easter," Dale Cooper reflects on the learning and teaching of truth in the...
In this article, Juan Floyd-Thomas reflects on how education is often viewed in the African American community and provides suggestions for planning a Graduation Sunday service.
Worship Resources for Mark 8:27-38
Resources for planning worship and preaching on Mark 8:27-38, along with related texts, including Proverbs 1:20-23, Psalm 19, and James 3:1-12.
Ministry is Not Easier than Theology
This video argues that divinity schools should integrate practical and systematic theology to benefit both disciplines and better prepare students for ministry.
Christian Conscience and Nuclear Escapism
In this 1985 article, Robert Bachelder discusses the conflict between religious principles and participation in nuclear weapons projects, suggesting that the work is necessary but still immoral.
The Philosopher’s Reflections on the Rosary
In this Catholic essay, philosopher Raymond Dennehy reflects on the rosary, suggesting that the mystery of the rosary explicitly shows, in a concrete and human way, the hand of God in our daily lives.
The Presentation of the Lord
This resource provides suggestions for planning worship for the fourth Sunday after Epiphany, including preaching notes for Micah's call to walk with God, Paul's reflection on the foolishness of the gospel, and the Beatitudes.
In this interview, Mark Noll explores the role of evangelicalism within larger Christianity, the two historical definitions of evangelicals, and argues that evangelicalism is "the American brand of Protestant Christianity."
Youth Day: Youth and Health
This sermon starter and commentary on 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 offers worship resources from an African American perspective for a Youth Day service, addressing issues that affect the health of young people.
Educating for the Kingdom
Richard Mouw's message presents a vision for theological education emphasizing restlessness, patience, academic quality, theological integrity, and gentleness.
Postmodernism and Community Memory
This article explores the relationship between Postmodernism and community memory, specifically discussing how it's possible to honor memory while still keeping worship relevant to postmodern people.
Stupid is Repairable: Growing as Thoughtful Followers of Jesus
You can't fix stupid. Or can you? Derek Vreeland offers a hopeful perspective on the process of discipleship that reminds us that the Holy Spirit can renew us to be the best version of ourselves.
A Lesson in Maturity
In this sermon on 1 Corinthians 14:12b-20, Arthur Landwehr uses the examples of several new American religious movements (Scientology, e.g.) to discuss the importance of spiritual maturity.
Freedom in Sola Scriptura
The Bible is our authority for faith and practice, to which tradition, personal experience, and reason ultimately submit. But when our interpretations err, we have the freedom to consult sources of knowledge outside of Scripture.
Science and Religion: Mixed Results
Rusty Pritchard addresses the widespread belief that science and religion are opposed to one another. Scientific studies about the relationship between the two offer mixed results, and Pritchard provides some interpretations of the data.
The Organic Intellectual
David Fitch writes that the church needs theologians who have one foot in the “Ivory Tower” and one foot on the ground in ministry, and can produce theology that moves practice towards emerging social situations.
Thinking as a Christian
An article about thinking as a Christian suggesting that, in a highly polarized world, it is important to remember that the lack of real communication causes a breakdown in civility, and an increase in ignorance.