Fed up with the high cost of living, many young London renters are taking advantage of the pandemic to relocate to smaller cities and towns.

Letters to the editor for the November 2, 2020 weekly magazine. Readers discuss life after prison, waking up to inequality among women, and more.

With a simple phone call, programs across the U.S. offer older adults social outlets. It’s going so well, some cities may make the outreach permanent.

In times of pandemic we are called to live differently. Laura Sumpter is a grade school teacher and is sharing what she is learning during this time.

Coronavirus has triggered calls for U.S. health care reform, but this isn’t the first time. Postwar policy laid the groundwork for Medicare.

In these days of stay-at-home orders and quarantines, there have been a good many blogs and social media posts on how believers can still work hard and use their time well. And rightly so (2 Thessalonians 3:6-12)! A hearty yes and amen! Some of us are tempted to idleness and laziness. We need such a tonic. But without an ounce of contradiction, some of us need a different tonic. Work has ruled our lives. Our kids’ extracurriculars mean we can’t remember the last time we’ve sat at the table for a family dinner. Late at night we lay in bed…

After years of “playing it cool” with my unbelieving friends, I can tell you: It only gets weirder to talk about faith the longer you wait. ­­ Last January, I made an unusual resolution. On New Year’s Day, like many people, I peel the plastic off a new planner and imagine its pages filled with earnest but unlikely ambitions, from reading the Bible cover to cover to praying the Examen every night. But last year, instead of changing a daily practice, I set out to change a pattern: I would begin to speak openly about my Christian faith. Doing so…

By Jason Cruise At five years old my world was filled with the smell of oak trees, the sight of my daddy’s 30-30, the sounds of my granddaddy’s old green truck, and the thrill of going to a cabin where we would journey out to pursue the elusive whitetail. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Adventurer Bear Grylls Depends on God for His Strength] I loved the journey as much as the hunt. Bouncing around the seat of the truck while daddy battled the rut-studded roads that beat me to death on the way to the cabin was as much…

Wolf advocates have crafted a ballot initiative proposal that, if approved, would direct the state wildlife agency to manage a reintroduction program.

In 2 Corinthians 6:16-18 we read some of the most intimate, caring, and loving aspects of our relationship with God our Father. Here, our Father calls us out of darkness to come into His light; He calls us out of uncleanness to come into His purity; He calls us out of the yoke of bondage to come into His rest; He calls us out of lawlessness to come into His righteousness; He calls us out of idolatry to come into His presence; He calls us out of Satan’s domain to come into union with His Son. When we respond to…

Sometimes life throws curve balls, hands us difficult decisions, and asks us to deal with complicated relationships. We want to respond Biblically and choose wisely. We search the Scriptures. We pray. But if you’re like me, sometimes you just want to pick up the phone and let God tell you what to do. I’ve recently concluded that if I could pick up my phone and ask God for advice, He would always give me the same answer. Whether it’s a major decision, a tough relationship, the need to respond properly to the various curve balls that come, His answer would…

Christians belong in the space of need and desperation because we carry a message of hope that is vitally needed in those contexts. Multiple voices have articulated a burden for this area, and they are no longer distant and inaudible. Many of these leaders grew up in rural areas and have answered God’s call to return and minister there. In his book, Transforming Church in Rural America: Breaking All the Rurals, Shannon O’Dell writes, For centuries, the rural church has been isolated and insulated from the greater Body of Christ by the sheer realities of geography. Those days are gone….

In reality, rural America is in a perilous position — perhaps in greater danger of decay and decline than many cities. Misconception #2: Idyllic Life The second misconception is that rural America is doing fine, while the inner cities alone are in decline. Though the general population of rural communities is diverse, there are challenges that are increasingly pervasive and common among many of these people groups. This is due in part to national trends in population migration. Over the past century, the U.S. has seen ongoing urbanization. In 1900, roughly 35 percent of the population lived in metropolitan areas….

Life is full of options. Many decisions involve a choice between following God’s way or our own.

The reality is, Christians are interlopers. We are strangers and foreigners. As Christians, I believe we should always be more driven by our missionary identity than we are by our national identity, our political identity, our environmental identity, our social identity, or even our church identity. Don’t get me wrong. We ought to love our church. (I know I love my church.) And the Church (with capital C) is the bride of Christ, destined for eternity with God. But here on earth we must face the reality that our culture is not to be our primary identity. Our culture is…