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5 Myths Keeping Christians From Caring for Prisoners

A lot has been made in the past couple of years about deep problems in…

Your Valentine’s Day Candy May Be Contributing to Slavery

This time of the year, the candy aisle at grocery stores gets an eye-popping pink…

The Church Must Stand Up for Immigrants and Refugees

“Who is my neighbor?” In the story of the Good Samaritan, we are reminded that…

The Next Steps for the Pro-Life Movement Begin With Adoption

Last weekend, we saw the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. to persuade our…

Holocaust Remembrance Reminds Us To Act

When I get to Dachau (pronounced Dak-ow), the temperature is 32 degrees Fahrenheit. I grab…

There’s a Difference Between Taking a Stand and ‘Causing Division’

In the post-election chaos and divisiveness, one thing has been clear to me: We put…

How to Pray for the Poor and Marginalized

Today we turn to a new page in American history and American Christianity. As we…

The Real Reason to Be Concerned About Russia

Laws introduced in the summer prohibit “missionary activity” outside of registered religious premises. “Anti-extremism” legislation…

14 Stats That Show the Devastating Reality of Modern-Day Slavery

Human trafficking is a silent industry giant. Across the world, millions of people are trafficked…

VR Porn Trends Increased After Christmas

Virtual Reality (VR) devices have been growing increasingly popular in the last two years, with…

Social Media Addiction Is Real. Here’s How You Can Break It

Have you ever noticed that your greatest need can produce your greatest vulnerability? It seems…

Sexual Exploitation and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

I’d always dreamt about traveling to Greece one day. But I never expected that my…

45 Million People Are Still Living in Slavery

Eighth-grade history left a lasting impression on me when I saw real images from the…

Should You Even Care About This Election?

I am a citizen of the United States of America. The 14th Amendment of the…

How to Fight for Peace in a World Addicted to Violence

One year ago, a group of suicide bombers, mass shooters, and kidnappers orchestrated an attack…

Are Refugees Really Dangerous?

Jesus said “love your neighbor” and these days, many of us have reduced this to…

It’s Time to Rethink How We Fight Poverty

Many of us have left a church service with a leaflet asking us to sponsor…

3 Ways You Can Get Involved in the Orphan Crisis

I was in second grade the first time I set foot into an orphanage. My…

Mercy, the Gospel and the Urgency of Criminal Justice Reform

The story I’m most struck by in the Bible is the one of the woman…

It’s Time to Remove the Mental Health Stigma

This week, starting on Labor Day and running through Saturday, is National Suicide Prevention Week.…

Loving Your Enemy, Even When It’s ISIS

“You killed my friend. But I’ve come here to feed you.” Sadiq crouched low, holding…

Teenage Suicide Bomber: The Story the Media Didn’t Show You

The video showed an Iraqi teenager, waist encircled by an explosive belt. He was captured…

There Is No Such Thing as ‘The Voiceless’

It’s a moniker we’ve all heard, “I am the voice of the voiceless,” people claim.…

Why the Term ‘Missionary’ Can Fail Missionaries

“So, you’re gonna be, like, a missionary??” I never knew how to respond. Moving to…

God’s Plan for the Needy? You

I strolled along the sidewalk, five or six paces behind my 3-year-old son, who was…

#Blessed in the Age of Global Poverty

On June 4, 2016, my husband and I were surrounded by our closest friends and…

You Can Help Stop the Spread of Zika

It started last year. Reports of an unusual rise in the number of Brazilian babies…

David Crowder: Christians Have to Speak Up for Refugee Children

A couple of weeks ago, on a hot July Saturday, thousands of people—mostly young people—gathered…

Iraq Is Falling Apart. Here’s What You Can Do.

Just about every day, we see more news about the political and societal instability in…

Justice Is at the Heart of the Gospel

If the myriad of tragic events of the last few weeks has done anything for…

The Massacre the World Ignored

The last month has been a difficult one. A gunman opened fire and murdered 49…

Should Contraceptives Play a Bigger Role in the Pro-Life Movement?

Last month, The Lancet journal revealed the latest results from a study on abortion trends…

What Does Jesus Mean, ‘The Poor Will Always Be With You’?

Can poverty ever be overcome? At first glance, it appears Jesus didn’t think so. After…

Yet Another Study Proves That Systemic Racism Is Real

Years ago, my husband and I spent many hours with close friends planning a racial…

The ‘X-Men’ Controversy Proves Casual Violence Against Women Is Still a Cultural Problem

When Twentieth Century Fox geared up to market the new film in their blockbuster franchise…

Here’s What Jesus Meant When He Said, “Sell Everything And Give It to the Poor.”

For the past few years I have lived in an urban slum community on the…

Why Your Disillusionment Is the Enemy of Change

Teaching kids with special needs in Mexico was one of the first piercing encounters I…

Is ISIS on the Ropes?

During the past couple of years, nothing has dominated the news like ISIS. And in…

The Surprising New Findings that Could Re-Shape the Pro-Life Movement

Last week, The Lancet journal published the results of a global, large-scale study about abortion…

How Learning to Lament Can Help Fight Racism

In 2010, my wife and I adopted a beautiful black girl with tight curly hair…