Is Female Genital Mutilation an Islamic Problem?

Two Michigan doctors and a spouse are being charged in the nation’s first federal criminal prosecution involving female genital mutilation (FGM), and the State Department wants to make sure we don’t get the wrong idea. “When we think of female genital mutilation, we usually think of African cultures and non-Christian religions,” says A. Renee Bergstrom,

Q Conference Reflects Maturity of Movement

Imagine a conference of rapid-fire TED-like talks on the intersection of faith and culture and you have an idea of what the annual Q Conference is like. For the past 10 years, Q has gathered hundreds of Christian leaders to this unique event.  But this year’s Q Conference in Nashville was bigger than ever with

Why Christians Should Eat a Seder Meal

On Monday, my family will be celebrating a Seder meal with Jewish believing friends of ours who co-lead a small group with us at our church. We have celebrated Seder meals before and have found that the experience deepens our appreciation and understanding for Jesus as our Passover lamb. However, Christianity Today just published a

Why I Loved The Shack Despite Its Flaws

I was prepared to hate The Shack. I had never read the book. I read the reviews first and figured I’d hate it, so I passed. For starters, The Shack portrays each member of the Trinity in human form. God the Father is an African-American woman; the Son is a Middle-Eastern man; and the Holy

Seeking Truth: Christian Terrorism Expert Warns Against Admitting Refugees

Christians are divided over whether to support President Trump’s tighter limits and restrictions on refugees coming into the country.  Some say Trump’s harder line violates Jesus’ commandment to welcome the stranger, while others say it’s necessary to protect citizens, which is government’s God-given role. I’ll discuss the issue with Christian leaders on both sides of