In Xiaolu Guo’s novel “A Lover’s Discourse” two people of different backgrounds are drawn together as Britain moves to isolate itself from Europe.

Two Christian bioethicists on life or death issues that American doctors may soon face. Medical professionals across the US are preparing COVID-19 units in a suspenseful quiet, while others in places like New York are already overwhelmed with patients. The city has ordered hospitals to increase capacity by 50 percent, and they are looking at ways to use temporary facilities, including a recently arrived Navy hospital ship, hastily built field hospitals, and even hotels. In the midst of all this, doctors and nurses are preparing to face agonizing ethical decisions as their Italian counterparts have already in recent weeks. According…

The rain pelts my hands grasping bike handles, soaks my feet inside my leather tennis shoes, freezes my shoulders bent over the handlebars. (I soon learn my raincoat is water-resistant and not waterproof. Oh, an important difference.)

Self-control is in high regard these days. The regard, however, is for a kind of self-control that pushes against outside feedback. It says, I know myself best. So only I can control how I live. But this is not how the Bible talks about self-control in the slightest. The Bible is cautious about the self, recognizing man’s fallen nature and indwelling sin. Scripture urges us to stay in command. In other words, self in self-control is not an exclusive authority to appeal to but a wayward force to exercise control over. Culture at large seems defines to self-control as, “An…

“Blinded by the Light,” like another recent movie, “Yesterday,” is about embracing Western music as a way of transcending racial barriers. 

The Moscow protests show the political awakening of Russia’s professional class after being bluntly snubbed by Moscow city authorities.

Healing is not a miracle reserved for a faithful few or a gift for a specially endowed elite. It is the outcome of fresh spiritual insights that are the divine right of everyone, right here and now.

After a call about an abandoned storage unit, Drexel University’s music department inherited almost 7,000 tapes with hidden gems from David Bowie to Stevie Wonder. This spring, the university released a never-heard-before Nat Turner Rebellion R&B album.

“Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God” Daniel 3:28 (NIV). When you trust God in spite of suffering, you’ll point unbelievers to him. How you handle pain is a great witness to the world. Frankly, you and I aren’t much of a witness when life is good. Anyone can serve God during those times. But tough times are a different…