Evangelicalism | Former elders, pastors, and staffers from Chicago’s Harvest Bible Chapel accuse the church of financial mismanagement and a culture of deception and intimidation
Former board members at the Los Angeles–area Christian university worry the school is straying from conservative theology
Movie | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse spins a tale of heroism, friendship, and family bonding
Persecution | An influential house church in China responds to a wave of police detentions
Persecution | An open letter from detained Chinese pastor Wang Yi
Media The cultural revolution demands conformity and denies grace
Sexuality Doctors, scientists, academics, and legal professionals call for a scientific, binary definition of sex
International Plus, a pastor’s bold witness in China
Politics Washington cannot do much to regulate big tech, nor should it, experts say
News | Agony and ecstasy—12 months of turmoil, disaster, death, rescue, victory, and celebration
Obituaries | Extraordinary lives: Billy Graham, George and Barbara Bush, Aretha Franklin, John McCain, Eugene Peterson, and more
China | The growth of surveillance technology is enabling the Chinese government’s rapid transformation into Big Brother
Snapshots of China
China promises to combat opioid drug sales to the United States
An Episcopal church in Manhattan offers prayers for Asia Bibi at a service for persecuted Christians
Counting my blessings in my not-so-normal family life
Luke’s orderly account of Christ’s birth and life is inspiration for Christian reporting and other God-glorifying endeavors
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Nick Eicher and John Stonestreet discuss the Fairness for All plan; Megan Basham reviews a new documentary on the life of Fox News mogul Roger Ailes; and George Grant examines the history of a holiday phrase. Plus: music for the Advent season.
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China | Officials have taken into custody more than 100 members and leaders of Early Rain Covenant Church in a crackdown that began Sunday night
Religion | Major Christian groups endorse framework to expand LGBT rights in exchange for religious protections
News | Remembering an honorable president during a gospel-focused funeral
Family | Ten reasons why parents should offer the gift of a smartphone-free childhood
Religious Liberty | Board refuses to accommodate high school instructor’s Biblical views on sex
The Boy Scouts of America said Wednesday it was exploring all options amid serious financial woes but would not confirm or deny it might apply for
A jury has recommended a sentence of life in prison plus 419 years for a man convicted of murdering a counterprotester at a white nationalist rally
Federal agents thwarted two unconnected but potentially devastating terror attacks in Toledo, Ohio, the FBI and Justice Department announced Monday
Life | California reconsiders college campus abortion bill
A winter storm blanketed five southern U.S. states with snow, sleet, and freezing rain from Saturday into Monday.
Sexuality | Child safety advocates persisted despite the normalization of porn in today’s culture
Drug Abuse | China promises to combat opioid drug sales to the United States
Prosecutors said Wednesday they will seek the death penalty for a U.S. Border Patrol agent who confessed to murdering four prostitutes.
Life | The trial in Belgium over the killing of an autistic woman could have international repercussions
Charities | World Vision’s link to a terror-sponsoring Islamic charity shows the need for transparency in a season of giving
Effective Compassion | From abandonment to abuse to assault to prison to evangelism
Compassion | Congregations that protect illegal immigrants walk a fine legal line
Compassion | Police and experts say the business has moved back out to the streets
Compassion | Governments grapple with how to handle the thousands of migrants ineligible for asylum
Charity | On ‘Giving Tuesday’ in not-so-generous New York, Mormons try to raise money for groups like Catholic Charities via vending machine
Compassion | Making sense of the U.S. response to migrant caravans
Compassion | Midterm results show conservatives softening toward Obamacare
Compassion | Tiny homes that allowed alcohol and drug use did little to help Seattle’s homeless
Education | Recent studies of tuition-free college programs show they don’t help the neediest students
Education | State leaders find common ground in support for early childhood education
Education | Opponents decry the policy, but the Department of Education says it is fairer than before
Education | International study questions conventional wisdom on student-teacher ratios
Higher Education | What was once satirical nonsense is now standard academic fare
News analysis | Death, arrogance, grace, and taxes
Education | Education savings account programs in Arizona and New Mexico suffer midterm setbacks
Education | School funding became a rallying cry this spring but had mixed results at the ballot box Tuesday
Education | Signing—or writing—diversity statements is becoming a common part of the higher ed hiring process
Faith & Inspiration | Evil days may be ahead, but God picked us for such a time as this
Religious Liberty | A Christian homeowner wins the right to share the real meaning of Christmas
Faith & Inspiration | Counting my blessings in my not-so-normal family life
Religion | A new C.S. Lewis letter and the stresses of fame
Faith & Inspiration | Luke’s orderly account of Christ’s birth and life is inspiration for Christian reporting and other God-glorifying endeavors
Religious Liberty | Arizona Supreme Court takes religious liberty case
Indian authorities continued over the weekend to search for a way to recover the body of John Allen Chau, an American Christian missionary who was
Culture | Six trends that are rapidly reshaping the lives of American Christians
Books | History books and hopeful nominations
Music | Listening to the Beatles create ‘the magic circle within a square’
Children's Books | Recent fiction for tweens and teens
Books | The First Testament
In The First Testament, Goldingay tries to defamiliarize the Old Testa
Books | Books to read before I sleep
Television | BBC series Bodyguard offers thrills and intrigue, but with objectionable content
Movie | Transformer and teenager team up to save Earth in sci-fi action flick Bumblebee
Television | Nate Bargatze’s laid-back humor appeals to audiences on both sides of America’s religious and political divides
Time magazine on Tuesday designated jailed and murdered journalists around the world as its 2018 Person of the Year.
WASHINGTON—House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is set to make a comeback as speaker next year after announcing Wednesday she would limit
A federal judge in Los Angeles on Tuesday ordered pornographic film actress Stephanie Clifford, who goes by the name Stormy Daniels, to pay Preside
The Senate voted 87-13 Tuesday in favor of a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety-net programs for the next five years.
UPDATE: President Donald Trump’s closed-door meeting in Oval Office Tuesday morning with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Cal
The Supreme Court handed Planned Parenthood a legal victory Monday by refusing to take up two funding cases that lower courts decided in the aborti
WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is on the hunt for a new chief of staff after
WASHINGTON—Congress is divided over whether findings by prosecutors
A Russian woman accused of being a secret agent admitted Thursday she conspired to gather intelligence on conservative political groups.
French law enforcement officers on Thursday tracked down and fatally shot the terror suspect in the Strasbourg Christmas market shooting that kille
Chinese authorities have officially charged the lead pastor of Early Rain Covenant Church and sent him to criminal detention following a crackdown
The two warring sides in Yemen have agreed to withdraw their troops from the restive port city of Hodeida, with a cease-fire extending across the e
Pope Francis has removed two cardinals who are facing sexual abuse accusations from his informal Cabinet, the Vatican announced Wednesday.
Chinese officials confirmed Thursday that they have detained a second Canadian citizen amid an ongoing rift over the arrest of a top executive of a
British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday, ensuring she will continue to play an instrumental rol
International | But the British prime minister may survive Wednesday’s no-confidence vote over her handling of Brexit
Science | Researchers messed up the math
Technology | New 911 technology provides first responders with automatic info
Science | A DNA study leads to logical and Biblical—but not popular—conclusions about our origins
Science | The revelation that a Chinese researcher produced gene-edited babies should be a wake-up call over ethics
Three astronauts successfully blasted off to the International Space Station on Monday from Kazakhstan following an aborted mission in October.
Science | Grim predictions are still standard, but climate models are not as definitive as they seem
The Chinese government on Thursday ordered researcher He Jiankui of Shenzhen to halt his experiments after he told a scientific conference in Hong
A Chinese researcher continues to alarm the scientific and bioethics community with claims of being the first in the world to use gene editing
A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the Red Planet Monday.
Marriott on Friday announced a massive data breach that compromised the information of as many as 500 million guests at its Starwood hotels.
General Motors announced Monday plans to lay off up to 14,000 factory and white-collar workers in North America and possibly close five plants.
The Christmas shopping season officially kicks off with Black Friday, but early bird shoppers in stores that opened Thursday evening have already s
Authorities in Japan on Monday arrested Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn on charges he underreported his income and misused company funds.
Amazon announced Tuesday plans to split its highly anticipated second headquarters between New York and northern Virginia.
A ticket bought in South Carolina won the Mega Millions lottery on Tuesday with a final prize of $1.537 billion, lottery officials said.
U.S. stocks are tentatively recovering from a dip last week.
Once America’s retail giant, Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday after 132 years in business.
World stock markets perked up a little Friday morning after heavy losses this week. Major U.S.