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Adoption Was Beautiful, Precious, and God-Ordained. Then I Adopted. – ChristianityToday.com

A few months into the COVID-19 pandemic, after putting my three kids to bed one night, I streamed a National Theatre production of Jane Eyre while squeezing in some exercise on our stationary bike. A chill crept through me as I found myself identifying not with Jane but with her vindictive aunt, who unwillingly becomes Jane’s adoptive mother.I was horrified to share Mrs. Reed’s resentment toward Jane for being an […]

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God’s Promises Are Clearest When We Turn Out the Ligh… – ChristianityToday.com

It’s hard not to be sentimental about a Northern Hemisphere December, with its snow (or in the American South, where I live, its relative cool), its coziness, and of course, the Christmas decorations. Twinkling lights transform city streets into galaxies, and an ornamented Christmas tree fills my living room with the scent of pine needles.On top of that tree rests a star. Some people cap their trees with an angel, […]

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The False Christianity of “He Gets Us” – Crisis Magazine

The “He Gets Us” advertisements do not display true Christianity but, instead, a regime-approved Christianity.On Sunday night, millions of Americans turned on their televisions to participate in the quasi-religious celebration of the 58th Super Bowl. As all viewers had their eyes turned toward another Chiefs vs. 49ers game or Taylor Swift’s box-suite antics, the National Football League subjected everyone to the infamous, liberal “He Gets Us” advertisements.  The “He Gets Us” ads created a massive uproar […]

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Dr. Gina Ann Zurlo (STH'17) Publishes Global Christianity: A Guide to the World's Largest Religion from Afghanistan to … – Boston University

Boston University School of Theology745 Commonwealth AvenueBoston, MA 02215Dr. Gina Ann Zurlo (STH’17)  authored the 2022 text: Global Christianity: A Guide to the World’s Largest Religion from Afghanistan to ZimbabweThe book description states:“Explore Christian life in every corner of the world.Christianity is now a majority-global South religion, with more believers living in Africa, Asia, and Latin America than in Europe and North America. However, most Americans have little exposure to Christians […]

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I Started Attending Diwali Parties to Break Out o… – ChristianityToday.com

“We have turned into the kind of Indians we have always hated.”I cringed. I couldn’t believe my husband would say something like this—at least out loud. But inside, I agreed.Though we are both ethnically Indian, I grew up in the Middle East among other Indian immigrants, while my husband was born and raised in India in a town where his family has lived for generations.We’ve both been living in the […]

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My Top 5 Books on the Sinicization of Christianit… – ChristianityToday.com

The following books are selected by Fenggang Yang, a professor of sociology and the founding director of the Center on Religion and the Global East at Purdue University. He is the author of Chinese Christians in America: Conversion, Assimilation, and Adhesive Identities, Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule, and Atlas of Religion in China: Social and Geographical Contexts.The word Sinicization usually means assimilation into Chinese culture, particularly […]

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The Unusual Epistle that Helps Me Counsel on Sexu… – ChristianityToday.com

In this Close Reading series, biblical scholars reflect on a passage in their area of expertise that has been formational in their own discipleship and continues to speak to them today.I had just finished a class lecture on the theology of sin in the New Testament, and a student wanted to continue the conversation after class. Her pensive expression gave me some alarm. My mind began to race through all […]

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October 2023 | The Magazine – ChristianityToday.com

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Lifeway Research: 8 encouraging trends in global Christianity for 2024 – baptistmessenger.com

Select PagePosted by Aaron Earls | Jan 31, 2024 | Culture & Oklahoma, FeatureOur view of Christianity is limited. We often only directly observe and experience the movement of God’s Kingdom in our local context. Even mission trips to other areas only give us a brief glimpse at the work of Christ somewhere else.We can expand our gaze across time by reading church history and seeing how God moved in previous generations. […]

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