Helping English Language Learners Excel
Our church family served as a support and bridge for my family and helped us feel welcome in a new community.
Our church family served as a support and bridge for my family and helped us feel welcome in a new community. Helping English Language Learners Excel.
The Crown: Balancing Family and Calling Is a Royal Pain
The Netflix series focuses on the pressure around the monarch's marriage.
Opinion. The Crown: Balancing Family and Calling Is a Royal Pain. Within her family, ascending the throne is often referred to as a death—both for Elizabeth and her father before her.
Four Consistent Conversations We Must Have with Ourselves
As it turns out, talking to ourselves may not be so crazy.
I have regular conversations with myself: at work, at home, in the car … everywhere! Sometimes my family overhears me and it solidifies their belief that I'm just a little bit crazy.
Cohousing: The New American Family
How alternative forms of living are changing communities, challenging the church, and keeping millennials in the fold.
Reporting. Cohousing: The New American Family. Like this DC family, growing numbers of people are finding creative ways to live together and forge new kinds of community.
The Church Is Not a Single-Parent Family
Remembering the spiritual mothers of our faith.
The Church Is Not a Single-Parent Family. Remembering the spiritual mothers of our faith. The Church Is Not a Single-Parent Family. Jesse Freeman / Lightstock.
Sibling Rivalry: From Childhood to the Church
Will they—or will we—ever stop fighting?
Psychology offers us myriad explanations for sibling behavior—everything from birth order to the need to differentiate oneself from the other members of the family.
Four Life Lessons from the Funeral of Cliff Barrows
Billy Graham's long-time song leader and choir director remembered in North Carolina
I'm at Cliff Barrows' funeral right now, struck by how people talk of him—his character, how he loved his family, his integrity, he was not about himself, he focused on Jesus.
My Home Has 'Murder' in Its Name
How Russell Jeung met Jesus among the Southeast Asian gangs of Oakland.
“Since my family has been in California so long,” he says, “we sort of reflect Asian American history. It's also where they can find a sense of family, and even gain income.
Ministering in the Shadow of America's 'Prison City'
What does it mean to 'be the church' when a quarter of your town's population lives behind bars?
Everyone there—friends and family members of the prisoners who will soon be released—joins in. Perhaps one day, he'll be in it. Smartphones, Candy Bars, and Family Reunions.
Diaspora Missions: Who Is Sitting Behind You?
Invite an international student to share a meal with your family.
Diaspora Missions: Who Is Sitting Behind You? Invite an international student to share a meal with your family. They have become like family to us and vice-versa.
My Special Gift to You: A Free, Downloadable Advent Devotional
Nearly two dozen Christian leaders contributed reflections on the birth of Christ
In the past, we've created Speaking the Story at Christmas, a video series to help us begin faith conversations with family, friends, and neighbors during the holiday season.
Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church
During our study, we met Ariana, a seventeen-year-old who had given up hope that her family could provide her with the sense of belonging she craved.