The second coming of Jesus Christ is absolutely foundational to the Gospel, which concerns not only the birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension of God the Son but also His return. This event and the doctrines that surround it are integral to “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). Though Christ’s return is both a main thing and a plain thing in Scripture, enough views on the second coming have circulated over the years to cause confusion and, indeed, to induce conflict among those who share convictions about Scripture’s inerrancy and the event’s imminency….

AMLO, as Mexico’s president is known, vowed to reduce violence and protect human rights. One year in, many say they’re still waiting for change.

Fixing the nation’s crumbling network of roads, bridges, and tunnels is one issue Republicans and Democrats can agree on. President Donald Trump will be sitting down with Democratic leaders this week to search for solutions amid competing priorities.

Sociologists evaluate the progress and future of the evangelical push for church diversity. The multiethnic church movement is working: Protestant churches in the US have become three times more likely to be racially diverse than they were 20 years ago. The percentage of Protestant churches where no one racial group makes up more than 80 percent of the congregation tripled from 4 percent in 1998 to 12 percent in 2012, according to new research out this week from Baylor University. Evangelicals and Pentecostals show even higher levels of diverse churches, up to 15 percent and 16 percent, respectively. Overall, nearly…

Father in heaven, when the thought of thee awakens in our soul, let it not waken as an agitated bird which flutters confusedly about, but as a child waking from sleep with a celestial smile.” — Søren Kierkegaard Kierkegaard, the nineteenth-century Danish philosopher and theologian, is a misunderstood titan among Christian writers. Born to a pious Lutheran family in Copenhagen, Kierkegaard was raised in affluence—reading literature, attending plays, and rubbing elbows with cultured elites. By his twenties, Kierkegaard was moving down the same path as others in the upper echelons of Danish society. He attended the School of Civic Virtue…