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How Can We Cultivate a Sense of ‘Belonging’ in Our Gospel Witness?
Belonging is one of the great longings of the human soul.
This may even be family members. Just because someone is in a family, he or she may not feel like he or she belongs. I think of friends who are the only
Advent: The Birth of Christ Is Too Big for One Day
Why our family is celebrating Advent this year.
Why our family is celebrating Advent this year. It's been a helpful way for our family to slow down, take a step back, and recognize the deep meaning behind the Christmas tradition.
Evangelicals and Domestic Violence: Are Christian Men More Abusive?
A sociologist looks at the data on domestic abuse against women.
As a sociologist who studies family and marriage trends, I predict that in the coming years, we'll see a growing wave of mainstream media and academic stories contending that religion
How the Coming of the Son Brings Hope to the Fatherless
An overlooked prophecy points to the family togetherness we crave at Christmas.
How the Coming of the Son Brings Hope to the Fatherless. An overlooked prophecy points to the family togetherness we crave at Christmas. Esau McCaulley
Christmas, Christ, and Tamales
Tamales are the vivid recollection of our family’s unity during Christmas time.
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Español. Tamales are the vivid recollection of our family's unity during Christmas time. room. Family members greeted one another with kisses and hugs.
Lovers, Fighters, and the World They Made
Alec Ryrie explores the emotional bonds that have held the Protestant family together for 500 years.
Alec Ryrie explores the emotional bonds that have held the Protestant family together for 500 years. Lovers, Fighters, and the World They Made. A Family Affair.
American Family Values Increasingly Focus on Finances
Study of Trump and Clinton voters finds the economy spilling more into home life.
Study of Trump and Clinton voters finds the economy spilling more into home life.
The Problem of Suicide: How is the Church Caring for those Impacted?
A church without the broken is a broken church.
Protestant churchgoers who have had a family member or friend pass away due to suicide were asked to share who was aware of the person's struggles at that time.
I’m a White Mom of Beautiful ‘Colored’ Boys
As a bi-racial family, how should we raise our children?
As a bi-racial family, how should we raise our children? We are both olive. Until our second son was born—the black son—no one ever saw our family as bi-racial.
Your Spouse Doesn’t Need Your Unconditional Support
Sometimes the deepest expression of love comes in the form of difficult-to-hear truths.
Opinion | Family. Your Spouse Doesn't Need Your Unconditional Support. “He'll come in [to my home office] and stop me and ask me to spend time with family,” she said.
How to Be Busy but in Balance
Work is good; too much good can be bad.
There are times when my work encroaches upon my time with my family. For others, they need to rest more. They need to find more time for family, friends, and more.
The African Diaspora (Part 1): A Brief History and Lessons
Immigrant lessons from Joseph, Daniel, Esther, and Nehemiah
For others, the promise of a better life for their family is hard to resist. 41:43). In that role, he prepared Egypt for a devastating famine and saved his own family.
When Combat Trauma Tests a Marriage
PTSD impacts not just veterans but their spouses and children too. How can the church help military families heal?
Opinion | Family. Personality changes, constant criticism, and angry outbursts can be common for PTSD sufferers—and can be frightening and devastating for the entire family.
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Why some Christian poverty experts believe we should give cash to the poor, no strings attached.
He loved the goat, mainly because it was not for him but given in his name to an impoverished family in Kenya. That Kenyan goat launched a Christmas tradition for my family.
The Martyr’s Oath, an Interview with Johnnie Moore on the Persecuted Church
The persecuted church calls the free church to live for the Jesus they are willing to die for
We met one newly-converted Syrian family who welcomed a threat of martyrdom from a family member but refused a threat of crucifixion because they said, “We felt so unworthy to die
Pastors, Here’s a Novel Idea: Invite Newcomers to Lunch
Include church members that are good at making people feel welcome
And what if you have only seen one visiting family or individual every two weeks? One good approach is to designate a leader in the church who will
How to Care for Abuse Survivors in Your Congregation
Practical ways to care for the wounded.
In his book, Mending the Soul, Steven Tracy writes that “an incident in King David's family gives a remarkable picture of dynamics of families in which abuse takes place.
Rural Stories: Books to Challenge, Inspire, and Encourage the Small Town Pastor
Donnie Griggs, J.D. Vance, and Winn Collier
that offers a first-hand look into the harsh realities that many families in small town and rural America face is JD Vance's bestselling Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in
Three Reasons You Should Go Trick or Treating
Halloween can be a time to be on mission and build relationships that will deepen throughout the year.
And it's just that—your family's decision. My family does not promote holiday myths (as in, our kids did not believe in Santa Claus), but we do participate in trick or treating.
Another Shooting, This Time in a Church. How Should We Respond?
We don't have answers; Christ offers hope and grace and peace.
disconnect. What this little church family in Texas can teach us is that our love for our Lord is our ultimate purpose in life—as I like to say, making much of Him.
Christianity Today’s 2018 Book Awards
Christianity Today’s 2018 Book Awards
Our picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.
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