The Chronicles

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The Truth about Suicide

More and more Americans are taking their own lives. How the church can step up. In 2015, more than 44,000 Americans died by suicide—one death every 12 minutes, as the Department of Health and Human Services put it. The overall suicide rate has grown by nearly 30 percent over the past 15 years, prompting some […]

A Punk Rock Rebel Returns to Church

I was parked between “spiritual but not religious” and “New Age dilettante” when depression threw me into God’s arms. I have always been a person of gloom. Even as a small child, I suffered bouts of depression salted with anxiety before I even knew what the words meant. From toddlerhood on, insomnia overtook me as […]

The Rural Church: A Special House of Prayer

An excerpt from “God’s Country.” I like to fancy myself a rural contemplative, which is to say that I like to walk around town trying to pay attention to Jesus. I sing when I take out the trash. I recite Scripture when I hoe weeds. I liturgize when I mow the lawn. This is my […]

Interview: Stephen Mansfield: Why So Many Conservative Christians Wanted a ‘Pagan Brawler’ in the White House

And how their choice of Trump has affected the church since last year’s election. Election 2016 ended a year ago, but its effects on American culture, including the American church, persist. Many are still asking how Donald Trump became president, and what part evangelical Christians played in making that happen. Stephen Mansfield, author of bestselling […]

Today’s Church Needs the ‘Timeless Spirit’ of Pietism

Why a centuries-old reform movement might hold the key to transforming our world, one renewed heart at a time. Given reports of declining religious affiliation and rising social tension, it’s no surprise that 2017 has offered up a catalog of books charting the future of the Western church. How can we not only survive this […]

‘The Affair’ Season 4 Spoilers: Are Noah and Juliette Over?

Noah (Dominic West) and Juliette (Irène Jacob) have allegedly parted ways in the upcoming season of “The Affair.”

New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Live Stream Free (FS1): Watch MLB Playoffs ALCS Game 6 Online

The New York Yankees and the Houston Astros will meet at Minute Maid Park on Friday night in a huge Game 6 for their MLB 2017 Playoffs American League Championship Series as the Yankees look to complete their astonishing comeback and claim the pennant.

‘The Affair’ Season 4 Spoilers: Are Noah and Juliette Over?

Noah (Dominic West) and Juliette (Irène Jacob) have allegedly parted ways in the upcoming season of “The Affair.”

Ed Sheeran Cancels Asian Tour Dates After Bike Accident, Says He Went to the Pub Before the Hospital

Ed Sheeran has canceled some tour dates in Asia due to injuries he sustained after a bike accident.

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner News: Newly Engaged Couple Spotted in Paris

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are engaged.

‘Far Cry 5’ News, Release Date: Collector’s Edition Now Available at GameStop

Fans of “Far Cry” will have to wait until February 2018 for the release of the fifth installment of the game series. Ahead of its release, Ubisoft has announced that it will make available in the U.S. a couple of Collector’s Editions of the game, which will contain some exciting stuff but will probably burn […]

‘Victorious’ Reunion News: Elizabeth Gillies ‘So Down’ to Revive Nickelodeon Series

Fans of the Emmy-nominated Nickelodeon series “Victorious” were disappointed when the show got canceled back in 2013. But with the ongoing trend of revivals and reboots taking over, is there hope for a “Victorious” reunion?

Facebook Rolls Out ‘Explore Feed’ to Site’s Mobile and Browser Versions; New Feature Looks to Be Ad-Free for Now

Facebook has started the official rollout of their new “Explore Feed” feature, a feed of posts and links customized for each user. The new content stream can be viewed on the desktop and mobile, and it rolled out last Wednesday, Oct. 18.

‘TsukiPro The Animation’ Episode 4 Spoilers: Growth to Take Center Stage Next

The preparations for the upcoming end-of-the-year concert continue on the Japanese music-themed anime series, “TsukiPro the Animation.”

Google Pixel 2 vs. iPhone 8: Which Phone Has the Better Camera and Portrait Mode?

Google Pixel 2 is now out and ready for some real-world user reviews. One of the first things that users and media outlets did is to check out the new camera, especially compared to the dual-camera iPhone 8 Plus.

‘Just Because!’ Episode 4 Spoilers: Eita’s High School Life to Get Even More Complicated as the Third Semester Begins?

What was supposed to have been an uneventful third semester in his last year in high school seems to continue growing into a rather complicated affair for the transfer student Eita Izumi on the Japanese slice-of-life anime series, “Just Because!”

Brooklyn Nets Guard Jeremy Lin Out for the Season With Ruptured Patella Tendon

Jeremy Lin was diagnosed with a ruptured patella tendon of the right knee and he’s expected to miss the remainder of the season.

Christians Could Return to Middle East, Thanks to Trump (Deportations)

Emptied Arab churches prepare for a rare task: making room. When Haitham Jazrawi started working at Kirkuk Presbyterian Church in Iraq in 1991, there were 72 families. Today, there are still 72 families—but only two of the originals remain. During his 26-year tenure as caretaker and then pastor, Jazrawi has seen a turnover of more […]

20 Truths from “Sing!”

When we sing we witness to the people in our church who are yet to believe Sing! How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family, and Church We are a singing people because it is how God has created us. It’s what we do. And when we do, we’re simply joining in with what the rest of […]

The Unsettling Truth Behind the #MeToo Movement

Creating a safer world for women means talking about our vulnerability. I was somewhere in the North Carolina mountains, driving down a long stretch of highway on a cold December night, when my predicament hit me. It was past midnight and I was alone, over a hundred miles from home. And of course, my cell […]

Movie-Filtering Service Files for Bankruptcy to Pause Copyright Fight

Faith and family-friendly VidAngel turns to Chapter 11 protections. VidAngel, a movie-filtering site backed by pro-family evangelical groups, declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week so it can continue development during its ongoing copyright battle with Hollywood studios. The company was forced to take down its customizable video rental service last December after Disney, Lucasfilm, Warner […]

International Adoptions Drop to New Low as Evangelical Funding Spikes

Churches continue to rally for orphan care while the State Department addresses global restrictions. The number of international adoptions hit a historic low last year, despite growing attention toward orphan care among US evangelicals. Americans adopted 5,372 children in the year ending September 2016, down from a 35-year low the 12 months before. The number […]

Open Letter to John Piper on White Evangelicalism and Multiethnic Relations

Lecrae, Truth’s Table, and an Asian American ministry leader Dear John Piper, In your Desiring God article, you wrote how you didn’t know what Lecrae’s “loosening from ‘white evangelicalism’ means for multi-ethnic relations.” I’d like to attempt to address this. Before I do, I’d like to offer up a definition of terms. Evangelicalism: 1) a […]

Engaging in Dialogue: A Response from a Former Marine, Police Officer, and Pastor on Kaepernick

When one person’s rights are violated, everyone’s rights are in jeopardy. As I understand it, Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the playing of the National Anthem was birthed from a conversation between him and an Army Green Beret member during the time when Kaepernick was sitting in protest of what he viewed as unfair […]

A Theology Lesson from Quantum Physics

What beaming a proton to space has to do with salvation. When news broke this summer that Chinese scientists had engineered the successful “teleportation” of a photon over a distance greater than 300 miles, Star Trek fans around the globe rejoiced. It was, however, a belated celebration: Teleportation has been around as a serious theory […]

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