How to Regain Cultural Capital
The persecuted church shows the way.
They answer to this hostility with what I describe as “productive perseverance working through community.” They are filled with a deep hope in Christ that drives out fear of man, and
3 Ways Suffering Produces Sanctification
Suffering for the believer is never without purpose.
testing. As we go through trials, we develop greater perseverance to deal with increased challenges. Consider James's words on the subject: Consider
3 Tips for Reaching the Dechurched
Every church should be thinking about how to reach the dechurched
But we're recognizing it takes a long time so everything done needs to be tempered with love and perseverance. This is an issue of patience and endurance with rewards over time.
To Close or Revitalize: That Is the Question—7 Steps to Know
How can you know if it's time for you to revitalize your church or write its eulogy?
It takes leadership, commitment to the mission, and strong ability to lead people to change patterns that have been established over many years, and perseverance to lead through
Pope Apologizes to 'First Evangelicals' for Persecution
The Waldensians suffered years of massacre, rape, and pillaging during the Catholic Church’s attempt to stomp it out.
“The story of the Waldensians is a story of devotion to the Scriptures, and of perseverance—a story that should inspire us all,” wrote Christian History magazine in a 1989 issue devoted
Gifts of the Wilderness
Surprising ways God meets us during desperate and lonely seasons
James, Jesus' own brother, offers this same interpretation of wilderness experiences, arguing that “the testing of your faith produces perseverance” (James 1:3).
Are American Christians Really ‘Persecuted’?
If our overseas brothers and sisters say we are, then we probably are.
While religious liberty is worth protecting, it is not our ultimate goal. Our true goal is perseverance and faithfulness in showing forth the kingdom of God.
A Conversation with Nate Parker about 'The Birth of a Nation'
CT talks to the writer, director, and star of the highly-anticipated film about his faith and race in America.
Nate Parker, who wrote, directed, and stars in the film as Turner, spoke on stage at Sundance after the film about the use of Scripture in the film and how his perseverance during the
How Neuroscience—and the Bible—Explain Shame
Psychiatrist Curt Thompson examines the complicated emotion.
The first verse of Hebrews 12 alludes to a “great cloud of witnesses” that allows us to “run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Who is this “great cloud”?
Q+A with Adam Grant: Does Our Calling Make Us More Creative?
The author of ‘Originals’ talks about how faith factors into our ideas and work.
There's plenty of evidence that those things are useful, but there are so many good examples of people who brought enough grit and perseverance to the table that they were able to
Kids Want What We Teach Them to Want
Habit proves to be powerful liturgy.
Times column, “Putting Grit in Its Place.” Brooks laments that our educational system, with its emphasis on grade-point average, forges “grit”—the mindless perseverance for extrinsic
7 Spiritual Lessons from Running
What hitting the running trail taught me about the Christian life.
Given all the lessons I've learned on the running trail, Hebrews 12:1 resonates deeply with me as it tells us to “run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (Heb. 12:1).