Pope, Criticizing Narrow Focus, Calls for Church as ‘Home for All’
Laurie Goodstein, New York Times

Six months into his papacy, Pope Francis sent shock waves through the Roman Catholic church on Thursday with the publication of his remarks that the church had grown “obsessed” with abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that he had chosen not to talk about those issues despite recriminations from critics.

Did the Apostle Paul Suffer From Stage Fright?
Stephen H. Webb, First Things

If Paul suffered from stage fright, then the incongruities between Acts and his letters make a lot of sense. In fact, they disappear altogether.

Can Evangelical Chaplains Serve God and Country?—The Crisis Arrives
Albert Mohler

Can chaplains committed to historic biblical Christianity serve in the United States military?

Hopeful News from the Marriage Front
Rachel Lu, Crisis Magazine

America is a pro-marriage country. After debating the value of matrimony for several decades, Americans have come down firmly in favor of tying the knot. Cue the wedding bells.