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Don’t Overcomplicate Evangelism

“If you build it, they will come.” I like the movie Field of Dreams, but it’s a terrible evangelism strategy for church planters. Most unbelievers have no interest in joining you this Sunday. Simply offering a “good product” isn’t enough in this post-Christian world. It doesn’t matter how cool your venue is, how good your music and coffee are, or how hip your pastor looks. The unbelievers who do show up are there because someone has befriended and invited them outside the walls of a church…
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While Celebrating Progress, IJM Digs Into New Problem

In 2016, the International Justice Mission (IJM) was thrilled with their progress in slowing child sex trafficking on the streets in the Philippines. Over 13 years, they’d helped rescue more than 1,450 victims and put more than 175 traffickers behind bars. They’d lowered the number of minors being trafficked in three major metro areas by an average of almost 80 percent. “In all instances, we see a reduction in the prevalence…

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The Pope Who Would Be King
It was Lord Acton (1834–1902) who famously said, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” What’s often forgotten, however, is that Acton was describing the danger of papal absolutism, a danger David Kertzer chronicles in his outstanding new volume, The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe. Known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Pope Pius XI, The Pope and Mussolini, Kertzer has now captured the tension of the long 19th century, a critical time in European history when dynasties were falling…

The Pope Who Would Be King

The longest occupant of Peter’s Chair (1846–1878) was a study in contradictions.

Can’t Men and Women Be Friends?

We need wisdom to know how to enjoy the blessings of friendship in a way that will honor both

Why the West Is (Likely) Doomed

Our current trajectory is an existential threat to the survival of Western society.

What’s the Point of Wellness if Everyone Dies?

How do we justify frenzied resistance against our own mortality?