As the US marks Martin Luther King Jr Day, PAUL HARVEY, professor of American History at the University of Colorado, looks - i n an article first published on The Conversation  - at the relationship between Rev Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, and theologian and mystic Howard Thurman...

In an article first published on The Conversation, US academic RICHARD FLORY looks at how California's mega-churches have influenced Christian culture, both elsewhere in the US but also around the world...

SANDRA JOLLEY and KRISTINA ARRIAGA, vice chairwomen of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, write about the plight of imprisoned Prebysterian cleric Andrew Brunson...

TIM REID, of persecuted church support and advocacy organisation Open Doors Australia & New Zealand, says Christians in countries like Australia have much to learn from their persecuted brethren...

US columnist THOMAS REESE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, says Christians in the US should be leading the charge in support of the immigrants known as 'Dreamers'...

Boston-based academic WENDY CADGE, in an article first published on The Conversation, looks at how airport chapels have changed in the US since the first was established in 1951...

Sight editor DAVID ADAMS reflects on 2017 and the upcoming year at Sight...

US Catholic priest THOMAS REESE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, responds to the recommendations of Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse...

TOM VERDE, in an article first published on Religion News Service, puts forward the arguments against having guns in church in the wake of the recent shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas...

Writing from Jerusalem in an article first published by Religion News Servie, Rev JOHNNIE MOORE, an informal spokesperson for the evangelicals who advise the Trump administration, says evangelicals support US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel "precisely because of their concern for the Palestinians"...

Writing from London, MAL FLETCHER says it's time social media companies admitted the effects their products have on our brains...

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For January and February, 2018, we're reading Timothy Keller's book, Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God
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