With Christmas approaching, Christine Trotter explores part of the story that is usually omitted: Mary travels from Nazareth to Judea to visit her relative Elisabeth, an older woman who speaks prophetically to Mary and informs her that she is pregnant with the Lord. Trotter outlines
Columnist Rodney Kennedy argues that the church has a thinking problem when it comes to the poor. The same ideas keep popping back up generation after generation going all the way back to Pharaoh. So, how do we rewrite the playbook?
Editor Brian Kaylor reflects on the claim that preachers or other Christians should stop being so political. Looking at biblical examples, he argues that living out our faith means being political (but that does not mean one must be partisan).
In the streets of Washington, D.C., we have seen religion used as a political prop and we have seen it exercise its prophetic voice.
Nathan was a court prophet and John the Baptist a wilderness prophet. One was welcome in the precincts of power. Timothy Dalrymple, president and CEO of Christianity Today wonders "if we have too many court prophets in an era when wilderness prophets are needed" in