Meeting Palestinian Christian Elias Chacour was a catalyst for deeper reflection on the radical good news of Jesus’ life and teachings. Prior to meeting him, my understanding of the gospel was based in experiences of white, suburban evangelicalism, rather than in the literal oppression and physical confinement of many who live at the margins.Read more ›
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In 1993 Aladdin was just another Disney story of a prince and a princess. Sure it was set in the Theocractic Iran, the main characters were part of a Muslim aristocracy, and justice was measured out with the sword. But that didn’t seem to matter back then. Post 9-11 Disney would likely think twice before releasing a blockbuster with all Muslim characters.Read more ›
Julia was the quintessential Christian in high school; her peers even nicknamed her Julia Christ Superstar. But what happens to someone like this when complexities of the world and ambiguities of faith led her to bigger questions, to a place where “just believe” doesn’t cut it anymore?Read more ›
It’s rare to attend a concert where the opening act is so compelling that you wish it were the main event. As James Vincent McMorrow — the opening act — walked off the concert stage, those of us in attendance watched jaws hit the floor in a state of reverent awe. His latest album leaves us just as spellbound.Read more ›
Attending a mostly white evangelical College as an African American male with roots in the historic Black church resulted in a paradoxical shift in my Christian faith. It was a time that I matured spiritually while simultaneously growing increasingly disillusioned with evangelicalism.Read more ›
A young evangelicals’ prayer for John Piper, Rob Bell and Christians everywhere in the midst of conflict with one another — with hope for resolution, reconciliation, and restoration.Read more ›