Hiding from God (and neighbor) is dehumanizing, but honest prayer and confession bring healing and freedom. In February 1995, I confessed my sins publicly in front of 500 fellow students at the University of Texas at Austin. This took place at a concert of prayer sponsored by a parachurch campus ministry. Standing on the auditorium stage of a large classroom, I confessed the sins of lust, pride, impatience, anger, and others I have now forgotten. While I had previously confessed my sins to a pastor or a group of friends, I had never confessed my sins publicly. (It is rather…

Amid the pandemic, NAE president says “the scientific community and people of faith really should serve as collaborators.” While church leaders adjust services to help contain the spread of coronavirus, the pandemic has also prompted them to tackle another task: communicate a message that elevates both faith and science. For pastors across Christian denominations, rising public anxiety over coronavirus only reinforces the importance of believing in God while heeding the advice of public health experts. “Science is a wonderful arena of truth and understanding truth. It is an amazing tool that can help human flourishing. We just believe it can’t…

Rwanda, often held up as a success story, is detaining homeless children in abuse conditions, Human Rights Watch said in a report published Jan. 27.