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PA Special Congressional Race Too Close to Call
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PA Special Congressional Race Too Close to Call

In a race down to the wire, Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone battled for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District’s House seat Tuesday night in an election too close to call. Nearly three hours after polls closed and with 100 percent of precincts reporting, unofficial results had Lamb leading Saccone by 579 votes. Some absentee ballots…

Ambassador on the Race Conversation Today
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Ambassador on the Race Conversation Today

William “Duce” Branch—Christian hip hop artist—on how the race conversation in the church does not always reflect the gospel truths that Christians hold together. Editors’ note: We invite you to join the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and The Gospel Coalition at a special event, “MLK50: Gospel Reflections from the Mountaintop,” taking place April 3–4, 2018,…

3 Reasons to Hire Women to Do Ministry in the Local Church
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3 Reasons to Hire Women to Do Ministry in the Local Church

I recently spoke with some women, all of whom—eight or more years after seminary or Bible school graduation—are still seeking ministry jobs. At any given time, there are only a handful of such jobs available, and the number drops steeply in complementarian churches (my own tradition). Though women are attending seminary at higher rates (compare 1975 to 2016), the number of…

‘A Wrinkle in Time’ is Surprisingly Flat
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‘A Wrinkle in Time’ is Surprisingly Flat

For a film that explores multiple dimensions of time and space, A Wrinkle in Time is disappointingly flat. I have no sentimental attachment to the book: I read it as an adult, so I have no childhood nostalgia to make the changes from page to screen more painful. But the general flattening felt like a…

I Am Gomer
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I Am Gomer

“The people of Israel are not idolaters simply because they are bored with worshiping God. Rather, they pursue other gods for the same reason that you pursue other gods. They believe that those gods will give them what they want. Underneath idolatry is the problem of broken desire.” — Mark Vroegop Text: Hosea 2–3 Preached: September 17,…

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