Tested by Pluralism, American Christianity Fails

Tested by Pluralism, American Christianity Fails

American evangelicals love to love — at times, quite widely. They give generously to “foreign missions,” with hope some unknown, lost souls in faraway lands will be rescued from eternal damnation. Many will take a trip — and pay their own expenses — to help dig a well...
Project Spreads Roma Music for the World to Hear It

Project Spreads Roma Music for the World to Hear It

I still remember our first visit to the Lunik 9 settlement in Kosice, Slovakia. By that time, nearly eight years ago, the neighborhood was already known as one of the largest Roma slums in Central Europe. It seemed out of place – an ugly holdout of poverty in a...
When US Christians Surrender Power to Grow the Gospel

When US Christians Surrender Power to Grow the Gospel

Popular depictions of “ugly Americans” and intolerant missionaries buttress a long tradition of critical scholarship. It is a historiographical strain, says political scientist André Corten, that understands evangelicalism “as a bridgehead of American imperialism, the...