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Growing Word-Rooted Christians in Chicago

With a population close to 10 million, the Chicago metropolitan area is America’s largest Midwestern city and third largest overall. Known for its architecture, deep dish pizza, avid sports fans, and sprawling suburbs, the Windy City also boasts a sizable Christian population. While only about half of the residents in Seattle (52 percent) and San Francisco (48 percent) identify as Christians, 71 percent of Chicagoans call themselves Christians (a large portion of these are Catholic; Chicago has one…
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Your Kids Are Not Projects or Burdens. They Are Gifts.

A sweet friend said she enjoyed watching my wife and me smile and wave and delight on the Sundays when our 5-year-old daughter sings in the children’s choir. Indeed, there is a deep joy—a gleeful celebration—in watching our little angel sing praises to the Lord, complete with hand motions. But there is both beauty and sorrow behind our elation. You see, my wife and I didn’t expect our children to live…

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Why We Can’t Unhitch from the Old Testament
Few would disagree that we’re now living in an effectively post-Christian world. Secularism is on the rise, church attendance is in decline, and hostility to Christian values is ever-increasing. In light of this foreboding landscape, it’s appropriate to ask whether the church is on the right track. Have we missed something? Are we doing something incorrectly that we need to change? Andy Stanley’s latest volume, Irresistible: Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleashed for the World, answers that question with a resounding “yes.” We have been on the wrong track, and we need to change if we’re going to reach the…

Why We Can’t Unhitch from the Old Testament

We can be so eager to oppose any and all obstacles to Christianity, that we end up, unwittingly, opposing

The Difficult Prophet and Tim Keller’s Legacy

The mercy of God is greater than our prodigal ways.

American Evangelicals through a Global Lens

American evangelicals are a complicated people in a complicated world.

A Guide for Skeptics Intrigued by Jesus

We may be done with religion, but we’re not yet done with Jesus. Not yet.