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‘I Believed That I Would See Her Again’

‘I Believed That I Would See Her Again’

A Christian theologian recounts how her mother’s death affirmed her faith and belief in the afterlife.
Evangelical Leader Franklin Graham Responds to Critics of Samaritan's Purse Central Park Field Hospital

Evangelical Leader Franklin Graham Responds to Critics of Samaritan's Purse Central Park Field Hospital

His critics accuse him of discriminating against L.G.B.T. people. “Just because I don’t agree doesn’t mean I’m against them,” he said.
Christianity Gets Weird

Christianity Gets Weird

Modern life is ugly, brutal and barren. Maybe you should try a Latin Mass.
Coronavirus Reopenings: Many Churches Consider Plans to Pray in Person

Coronavirus Reopenings: Many Churches Consider Plans to Pray in Person

Many churches across the country, closed for physical worship for nearly two months, are contemplating what’s next.
Coronavirus Reopenings: Many Churches Consider Plans to Pray in Person

Coronavirus Reopenings: Many Churches Consider Plans to Pray in Person

Many churches across the country, closed for physical worship for nearly two months, are contemplating what’s next.
Sewer Cleaners Wanted in Pakistan: Only Christians Need Apply.

Sewer Cleaners Wanted in Pakistan: Only Christians Need Apply.

In Pakistan, descendants of lower-caste Hindus who converted to Christianity centuries ago still find themselves marginalized, relegated to dirty jobs and grim fates.
Sewer Cleaners Wanted in Pakistan: Only Christians Need Apply.

Sewer Cleaners Wanted in Pakistan: Only Christians Need Apply.

In Pakistan, descendants of lower-caste Hindus who converted to Christianity centuries ago still find themselves marginalized, relegated to dirty jobs and grim fates.
How Coronavirus Made Our Church Stronger

How Coronavirus Made Our Church Stronger

We may not be able to worship together, but that doesn’t mean we can’t act in concert.
This Earth Day, We Should Repent

This Earth Day, We Should Repent

It’s time to consider a new kind of declaration. A declaration of responsibility.
Franklin Graham Says He Is Being Harassed Over Central Park Hospital

Franklin Graham Says He Is Being Harassed Over Central Park Hospital

The evangelical leader’s relief group has been criticized for requiring workers at its field hospital to say they oppose same-sex marriage.
Their Calling Was to Lay Hands on the Sick. Then Came the Coronavirus.

Their Calling Was to Lay Hands on the Sick. Then Came the Coronavirus.

How the pandemic transformed the lives and ministry of eight Manhattan friars, and what their example can teach the rest of us.
On Easter Sunday, Christians Remember: ‘We Will Rise Out of the Dust’

On Easter Sunday, Christians Remember: ‘We Will Rise Out of the Dust’

Amid a pandemic, millions of Americans refashioned rituals and grasped for hope in the story of Jesus’ resurrection.
On Easter Sunday, Christians Remember: ‘We Will Rise Out of the Dust’

On Easter Sunday, Christians Remember: ‘We Will Rise Out of the Dust’

Amid a pandemic, millions of Americans refashioned rituals and grasped for hope in the story of Jesus’ resurrection.
The Coronavirus and the Will of God

The Coronavirus and the Will of God

The purpose of suffering may be mysterious, but the search for meaning is obligatory.
The World Is Empty Now. How Should We Fill It?

The World Is Empty Now. How Should We Fill It?

The void created by this crisis may be an unexpected gift.
Christian Ministry During the Coronavirus: 'Life Jackets of Hope in a Sea of Despair’

Christian Ministry During the Coronavirus: 'Life Jackets of Hope in a Sea of Despair’

“I feel like I’m handing out life jackets of hope in a sea of despair.”

Searching for a Jesus Who Looks More Like Me

A writer’s Easter pilgrimage, from Jordan to Jamaica, to find a multiethnic image of Christ.
We Will Need New Ways to Grieve

We Will Need New Ways to Grieve

After presiding over our church’s memorial service for my friend, I realized I needed my own ritual to mark the loss.
In God We Divide

In God We Divide

The political dimensions of worship have never been greater.
Where Is God in a Pandemic?

Where Is God in a Pandemic?

The honest answer is: We don’t know. But even non-Christians may find understanding in the life of Jesus.