As the world debates the US withdrawal, 15 leaders reflect on how they are applying their faith to understand how to best advocate for justice in the aftermath. It will be hard to forget the images of Afghans mobbing outgoing aircraft, some clinging on to planes with their bare hands, in their desperation to leave their country following the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul. President Joe Biden’s follow-through on former President Donald Trump’s planned withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Taliban’s prompt takeover, and the seeming lack of coordination and planning to evacuate translators and others at risk of persecution have sparked intense…

Georgia is suddenly on everyone’s mind, as two runoffs in the increasingly diverse state hold the key to U.S. Senate control.

After many years of diverse career experience, I was excitedly counting down the days until my retirement. I eagerly anticipated being in control of my schedule and time while enjoying a slower pace of life. I envisioned more days devoted to serving in ministry at my church and deepening relationships with family and friends, and I prayed for the Lord to prepare me for these opportune times. And while he did answer that prayer, the opportunities he provided were not the ones for which I had hoped. Instead, the Lord thrust me into a very painful and difficult “wilderness” season…

China’s coronavirus outbreak has raised simple but powerful questions about its style of government, in a system with little room for dissent.

NASA’s Johnson Space Center has recreated its Apollo-era Mission Control to evoke 1969. The exhibit, meticulously restored down to the tan carpeting and gray-green wallpaper, opens to the public June 28 in Houston.

With the need to decide the future relationship of the United Kingdom and the European Union extended for at least several more months, today’s contributor shares how she has been praying in response to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

Alypius was a Roman law student with strong moral convictions. His friends had invited him to the Colosseum to watch the gladiatorial games, but he had refused. Friends are nothing if not persistent, and young Alypius’s friends eventually won him over.   He said he would go, but that he would close his eyes when things got too gory. During the games, a roar exploded from the crowd and Alypius talked himself out of his plan. He opened his eyes. Things would never be the same.   His friend, Augustine, writes in his Confessions,  He fell more dreadfully than the other man whose fall had…

If you’re a small church pastor who’s been frustrated with your inability to gain control of the church, stop trying. There’s a better way. If you’re a control freak, I have one word of advice. Don’t become the pastor of a small church. (Actually, I’d advise you not to pastor any church. We have enough control freaks in the pulpit already.) It’s a common misperception that the smaller a church is, the easier it will be for the pastor to control. The only people who think this have never pastored a small church. Small ≠ Controllable Small churches can be…

Two stories recently stood out to me that, at first, might not seem related, but in truth are. The first featured an “expert” saying that parents should ask their child’s permission before changing their diaper. The second reported on a set of parents going to court to try to evict their 30-year-old son. The loss of parental authority and control within the home is pandemic.

Fellow Texas Baptists cheer on Tammie Jo Shults, who heroically landed Flight 1390 after engine failure. BOERNE, Texas (BP)— When members of First Baptist Church in Boerne, Texas, heard recordings of radio transmissions from a Southwest Airlines pilot who made a harrowing emergency landing this week in Philadelphia, they recognized the voice as one of their own. Tammie Jo Shults—the pilot who guided Flight 1380 to the ground April 17 after a midflight engine failure shot debris through a window, killing one passenger—is a recognizable figure at the Texas Hill Country church, which averages 900 in worship. She has led…

Because he is perfect, God is already everything he should be. He can’t devolve, even for a moment, which means it’s impossible for him to lose perspective or control.