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Everyone on earth will experience pain and suffering. But, as bestselling author Tullian Tchividjian explains,God wants to prepare believers for their own day of difficulty. The story of Job shows them how.
Fidel Castro banned religion when he first took over but in recent years the regime has been more tolerant.
Some mainline congregations have seen a bump in attendance since the election. But the most powerful changes to come may be theological.
WE WANT TO BELIEVE WE’RE ALL BASICALLY the same and want the same things, but what if we’re not? Islam, in both theory and practice, is exceptional in how it relates to politics. Because of its outsize role in law and governance, Islam has been—and
The world seems to be getting more empathetic. Americans donate to charity at record rates. People feel the pain of suffering in geographically distant countries brought to our attention by advances in communications and transportation. Violence, see
When Allison Basinger got back to her office, she lay down on the floor, as though she’d suffered a migraine or toughed out a marathon. In fact, she had just finished a session with SAFEHOME, a Kansas City-area organization that supports teenage surv
DONALD TRUMP’S SON ERIC WAS GLOWING when he sat down at a Cleveland restaurant next to Orlando pastor Paula White. “Your prayer did it, Paula,” Eric told her. The younger Trump’s teleprompter had broken the night before as he prepared to address the
LILY ROTHMAN WHEN A GROUP OF SALT LAKE CITY women drew national media coverage in the 1870s for speaking out in support of what they called plural marriage, the idea of polygamy wasn’t the only thing that shocked observers. Some wondered how women w
I once spent an afternoon on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee, atop the mount where Jesus is believed to have preached his most famous sermon. It was an infernally hot day, and the sanctuary where I sat was crowded with Christian pilgrims
SARAH BEGLEY IN HER NEW NOVEL THE Wonder, Emma Donoghue (Room) again tells the story of a woman struggling to protect a vulnerable child. Anna O’Donnell is a Catholic girl in 1850s Ireland who has not eaten since her 11th birthday, four months befor
TEXAN JUSTIN NORMAND SENDS A MESSAGE OF UNITY TO MUSLIMS IN HIS COMMUNITY—AND FINDS SUPPORT FROM AROUND THE WORLD
A new book argues for the value of owning up to your imperfections.
QASIM RASHID One of the high marks of Islam that the Prophet Muhammad taught is that loyalty to your country is part of your faith. I can sympathize with the anger and fear that many have: I’m a person of color; I’m a Muslim; I have young children.
THE PATTERN IS TRAGICALLY FAMILIAR: A TROUBLED person with a criminal past attacks in the name of ISIS. San Bernardino, Calif.; Orlando; and perhaps now Nice, France. They are not ISIS, exactly, but ISIS-ish—men and women who have no organizational t
The Egyptian government is looking to women preachers as part of its campaign to reform religious discourse, but many are unhappy with the move.