Who Was Lady Jane Grey, the 9-Day Queen?

Not enough people knew about Lady Jane Grey, a daughter of the Reformatino. A historian walks us through the details of her final day.

How the Christian Right Discovered Abortion Rights and Transformed the Culture Wars

“While conservative Christians remain an important part of our politics, their politics are quite different today than they were a generation or two ago.”

David Powlison on 6 Books Every Pastor Would Benefit from Reading

Here are six books—a classic from the sixth century, two novels, and three books from theologians—that can help us care for our brothers and sisters in need.

Sitting Down with John Piper to Talk about the Role of History and Biography in the Life and Ministry of a Pastor

If you had an hour to ask John Piper anything you wanted about history and biography, what would you ask? I recently had that opportunity.

The Theology and True-Life Tragedy behind Hallmark’s Hit Show, “When Calls the Heart”

Historians of evangelical Christianity almost never mention her name, but Janette Oke has had a profound and under-appreciated influence on many evangelicals, shaping their imagination.

How God Used the Radical Gift of Ordinary Hospitality to Win Rosaria Butterfield to Christ

A beautiful introduction to Rosaria Butterfield’s new book, “The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World.”

The Most Misunderstood Poem in American Culture

Robert Frost’s famous poem isn’t a salute to can-do individualism; it’s a commentary on the self-deception we practice when constructing the story of our own lives.

50 Years Ago Tonight: The Final Speech of Martin Luther King Jr.

“Although millions of Americans know something about ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,’ relatively few understand it well. Repeated endlessly on television and YouTube is a snippet of its final two minutes.” But there is more to the speech than that: a Bible-drenched oration on behalf of justice.

The Final Week of Jesus: Sunday (April 5, AD 33)

He is Risen! Risen indeed!

The Final Week of Jesus: Saturday (April 4, AD 33)

Each day this week I’ll post a video on what happened during the original Easter week of April, AD 33. The video above is the entry for Saturday.
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