A debate over “untethered empathy” underscores how departing leaders, including John Piper’s successor, approached hot-button issues like race and abuse. This was supposed to be a landmark year for Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, as the historic congregation, best known for John Piper’s 33-year tenure as pastor, marked its 150th anniversary. Bethlehem College and Seminary (BCS)—which grew from the church’s lay training institute to an accredited program—also has reason to celebrate. This fall, the school will inaugurate its second president, 10 years after its first graduating class. Ahead of the commemorations, though, the community finds itself in the midst of…

Chinese and Indian soldiers fought Monday along the disputed border in the Galwan Valley. Beijing is increasingly pressing its territorial claims.

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In Jakarta, thousands protested a law they say hampers the state’s anti-corruption agency and demanded a delay for a bill that would violate rights.

Back channels between adversaries help limit tensions, and can pave the way toward peace. But they’re missing from this round of U.S.-Iran tensions.

The two-night Democratic debates in Miami highlighted the divide between pragmatists and progressives. But offstage, there was more common ground.