Controversy
Illustration by Jeffrey J. Smith

At war with pragmatism

Q&A | It’s important to preach both the law and grace— without the hurdle of pragmatism
by Megan Basham
Posted 8/27/20, 03:33 pm

John MacArthur during his 51 years as pastor of Grace Community Church in suburban Los Angeles has published best-selling books including the MacArthur Study Bible. He’s also chancellor of the Master’s University and Seminary and has a daily broadcast, Grace to You. His church is holding worship services that don’t satisfy the restrictions on church gatherings that Los Angeles County officials have imposed. Here are edited excerpts of our Aug. 11 conversation. 

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Questions about QAnon

Worldview | The apocalyptic internet movement QAnon is gaining followers by the thousands, and churches are slow to respond
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/19/20, 12:29 pm

KELLY WOLFE had been dating her boyfriend since January, but it wasn’t until the pandemic hit that she found out he was deep into QAnon. The apocalyptic internet movement’s central tenet is that a secret Satanic cabal is running the world and using sex trafficking and other nefarious activities to preserve its power.

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The evil within

Religion | Human nature suffers from more than a “mismatch”
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 7/29/20, 11:30 pm

In the dark days of the pandemic, actor John Krasinski premiered a homemade video podcast called Some Good News (or, as it soon became known, SGN). Producing it in his living room with a title card drawn by his school-age daughter, Krasinski walked the nation through the normal highlights of springtime (prom, graduation, weddings), virtual-style. Celebrity friends contributed their talents and viewers contributed short videos, artwork, and inspiring messages.

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