Most schools opt to strongly encourage inoculation and continue safety measures. Only one of the roughly 140 US schools that belong to the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) is planning to require students to receive COVID-19 vaccines before starting school in the fall: Seattle Pacific University. The rest will “strongly encourage” vaccines, according to CCCU spokeswoman Greta Hays, while leaving the ultimate decision up to individual students and their families. While the evangelical institutions want to ensure campus-wide health and administrators widely support inoculations, they are also concerned about the impact vaccine requirements would have on enrollment. At…

The world is shaking. And we feel it. New patterns of living and moving, thinking and speaking. As the COVID-19 global pandemic shuts businesses and schools, recreation areas and churches, we are left with the question: to what will we turn for community, for comfort, for truth? In what new ways will we spend our time? How will we confront our idols? How will we cope?

An intentional degree is one in which people who have gone before you have thought deeply on it and created a curriculum to give you greater direction. I write often about movements that are lay led and not requiring formal theological education. I though it might be helpful to explain that, in many circumsances, it is exactly what you might need. You will probably not be surprised that I think thing. I’ve earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, with much of my programs in cohorts with other students. I loved the journey to get each degree. These programs /…

In our minds and out on social media is far too common. However, the things we say and do on social media give others a glimpse into our walk with the Lord, so be careful.

(UPDATED) On the first VaLENTine’s Day since WWII, it appears chocolate and alcohol will be absent from many dates. Once again, you can follow in real time what Twitter users say they are giving up for Lent, which this year begins on Wednesday, February 14. Last year, food items were three times as popular to abstain from as technology items or personal habits, according to 73,334 tweets analyzed by OpenBible.info’s Stephen Smith during the week of Ash Wednesday 2017. Alcohol ranked No. 1 for the first time since his project began in 2009. This year, the creator of the Twitter…