As the shadow of the cross loomed, Jesus shared some of His final hours with His closest friends. They sat with Him, unaware of what would happen the next day, and He served them, taught them, and prayed for them. What would it have been like in that quiet upper room, without even a house servant to wash their feet? Did they realize this was not a typical Passover meal? In his book Lessons from the Upper Room: The Heart of the Savior, Sinclair Ferguson explores Jesus’ Farewell Discourse (John 13-17), painting vivid pictures of the intimate moments between Jesus…

The band reflects on 20 years of wrestling with spirituality and faith and making music. There has never been a Christian band like mewithoutYou. Then again, there’s no such thing as a Christian band, and mewithoutYou doesn’t actually exist. I mean, yes, there’s a group of men who have been playing music under this name for the last 20 years, who recently announced their intention to disband, and who will play the first two of a hoped-for series of farewell shows this weekend. Both live shows sold out in Philadelphia, their hometown, but are available via livestream on the web….

Turkey faces the prospect of a massive wave of refugees from the battle for Syria’s Idlib province. It needs the world’s help to continue its generosity as a host to displaced Syrians.