The Lord wants our protest. But it seems some of us have neglected the ancient art of lamenting evil. At the moment, our world is on fire with social unrest, racial injustice, and an unrelenting pandemic that’s constantly wearing us out. We’ve just reached another grim milestone of 800,000 deaths in our country—so many that we risk becoming numb to it all. It feels like this suffering is shaking all that can be shaken, right to the core (Heb. 12:25–29). Because of the global fragility we are all collectively experiencing, I would guess I am not alone in feeling a…

A Korean pastor helped birth one of the world’s largest charities. Why did he disappear from history? Several years ago, I sat on the top floor of World Vision’s nine-story office building on Yeouido Island in Seoul, South Korea. It was located blocks from the National Assembly and was dwarfed by soaring skyscrapers in the nation’s main political and financial district. The real estate was elite. The building, befitting a humanitarian nonprofit organization, was not. I interviewed a series of Korean executives over bottles of orange juice, surrounded by sturdy vintage furniture from the 1970s. I had traveled to Korea…

Jacob and Esau get all the attention. Yet it’s another pair of brothers who reveal the heart of the biblical story. There are two pairs of twins in Genesis, but most of us only notice the first. Jacob and Esau get the headlines: the smooth wheeler-dealer who becomes the father of the Israelites and his hairy, oafish twin who gets tricked out of his birthright for a bowl of soup. By contrast, Perez and Zerah (Gen. 38) fly under the radar. They don’t appear in kids’ Bibles, or even sermons. Yet in many ways, they summarize the biblical story more…

The presence of the rural church is critical if the gospel is to make an impact in the community. One-on-One with Glenn Daman on ‘The Forgotten Church’ Ed: How did you come to write The Forgotten Church? Glenn: I was initially approached by Moody Publishers in 2016 to write a book highlighting the struggles and issues that are confronting rural America and how the rural church is an important part of the universal church community. It is my hope and prayer that this book would accomplish three purposes. First, that it would help raise the awareness in the broader evangelical…