Faith & Religion

New Year’s resolution

Evangelicalism | Let’s strive to be branches
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/16/16, 11:00 am

First question in the famous Westminster Shorter Catechism: “What is the chief end of man?” Answer: “To glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.”

Over the past decade many evangelicals have sounded alarms about low church involvement among millennials (commonly defined as those born from 1982 through 2000). Others say the situation isn’t so dire: With young people marrying and having children later, reattaching to churches will also come later.

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Hope Voskamp

Upside-down kingdom

Q&A | The transformative power of broken living
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/29/16, 02:45 pm

Christian author Ann Voskamp lives in Ontario, Canada, with her farmer-husband Darryl and seven children, whom she homeschools. Her first book, One Thousand Gifts, was a bestseller. Six years later comes a second, The Broken Way. Here are edited excerpts of the conversation we had in New York City just before the U.S. presidential election.

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Prayers and perspective

Religion | Evangelical reactions to Donald Trump’s election
by James Bruce
Posted 11/21/16, 06:26 pm

In November’s postelection discussions, evangelical leaders showed unity in one way: Trump adherents and Trump critics both prayed for the president-elect. Mike Huckabee: “Those who prayed for Trump to win must pray for him to lead with dignity, justice, and strength.” Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler: “We must now pray that God will use Donald Trump and lead him to guide our nation well, with justice and righteousness.”

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