On March 16, 1968, American soldiers from Charlie Company were angry about Viet Cong booby traps, frustrated by recent casualties, and still shaken by the Tet Offensive. They took these resentments out on the residents of two hamlets, slaughtering around 500 unarmed women, children, and elderly people in what is known today as the My Lai massacre…

A recent letter from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has become the subject of controversy, after a Vatican office admitted to releasing a photo of the letter blurring some lines. The letter responded to an invitation to review a series of books detailing the theological perspective of Pope Francis. While Benedict declined the invitation…

Four things are true: One, a startup called Nectome plans to embalm the living brains of dying people, with the promise that the preserved tissues might someday be brought back to life. Two, the grim plan has gotten a ton of press coverage in the past few days, ever since MIT Technology Review covered it on Tuesday (March 13). Three…

Speaking Saturday in Pietrelcina, the town where St. Padre Pio was born, Pope Francis encouraged devotion to Holy Mother Church, explaining how despite the imperfection of its members, it was beloved by Padre Pio. “Here [in Pietrelcina, Padre Pio] began to experience the motherhood of the Church, of which he was always a devoted son…

Don’t put Jesus in a box because he won’t stay there.

What is the “baptism of fire” that John the Baptist spoke about? Is this something believer’s must experience? John the Baptist John the Baptist’s ministry was to take place just before Jesus began… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Bible speaks about the New Jerusalem having 12 gates, so why 12 gates? Does this relate to the old city of Jerusalem that originally had 12 gates? A New Heaven and Earth Looking at this present… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

God’s didn’t just put us here on earth to fend for ourselves. No, He also gave us His word to show us not only that we have a Supreme Leader, but that when we look, He shows us how He leads. When we… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

By Nathan Johnson What does this mean in everyday life? How are we to accomplish this task that carries eternal significance? The Bible commands parents to “Train up a child in the way he should go;… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

For almost sixty years of his fruitful career as pastor, writer, and evangelical leader, John Stott used a system of note cards to keep track of quotations and stories that he wanted to use in his sermons and books. With the help of his faithful secretary Frances Whitehead, he filed these cards away in his office at All Souls Langham Place, the church in London where he pastored for many years. Here is one of those note cards, with the topic heading “Agnosticism” in the lower right corner: After he died in 2011, these note cards were collected and transcribed…

Logos March Madness is in the final round. Save 55% on resources eliminated in round 5—or more, with dynamic pricing—then go vote for your champions. It’s a battle between Old and New Testament exegesis in the courses final, and between exegesis and exposition in the commentaries final. Check out the eliminated resources below—all 55% off. Round 5 commentaries—55% off New International Version Application Commentary (42 vols.) Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, focusing on the original meaning of the passage without discussing its…

On Friday the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announced the conclusion of a year-long trial against an archbishop in Guam, stating that he has been found guilty of some charges stemming from allegations of sexual abuse of minors and has been removed from office. A source close to the case has confirmed that the archbishop has already appealed the decision…

Let’s be pro-life in all that we do.

If your religion makes you callous to human suffering, something is seriously out of whack with your priorities.

In 433 A.D., history tells us that St. Patrick was praying for God’s divine protection in his work and ministry while facing powerful enemies. The prayer he wrote is still recited today.

The mind-boggling discoveries of computers and what we—and God?—still may never know. For Pi Day this year, chew on this: Does God know all the digits in pi? Or does he know the answer to the myriad of unresolved mathematical problems out there today? The great fifth-century African bishop Augustine of Hippo surely would have answered with a resounding yes, though other Christian thinkers might disagree. He also would likely have taken interest in recent mathematical discoveries made possible by today’s computers, discoveries that resurrect some of these unresolved problems. In 2016, Swiss mathematician and evangelical Christian Peter Trüb’s computer…

Society’s moral resolve hinges on the interdependence of the sick and the well. Just a few months ago, Britain announced the appointment of a Minister of Loneliness. The post reflects a rising epidemic that’s unique to 21st-century Western society: Many of us are hyperconnected online but simultaneously disconnected from substantive community. We have dozens of “followers” but few true friendships. We can connect with the world with the touch of a button—or the command of our voice—and yet we hardly know our neighbors. The net result? Loneliness. The increasingly common response: suicide. Each year, more than 44,000 people die by…

Missional leaders must cultivate biblically-shaped leadership and the gospel-structured mission. Eighteenth-century pioneer of missional theology, Nicolaus Zinzendorf, once quipped, “Preach the gospel, die and be forgotten.” Zinzendorf accurately describes the posture of the missional leader. We don’t need celebrities that dictate to us what our ministry should look like. We don’t need trends to which we conform our personality. Instead, our ministry must be formed around the principle of John the Baptist: “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). We need to approach leadership with Christ-like humility and pursue the noble labor of gospel ministry. We need to…