The Benedict Option’s Blind Spots
A vibrant church in America learns from global and local leaders.
The New Testament provides a model of persevering faith, creativity, and community. Anyone seeking a more dynamic, transformational, risk-taking church in America will humbly learn
I Survived Katrina and Cancer
Here's what I learned.
The church has long taught fortitude as the virtue of adversity and as a fruit of resilience is expediting recovery, fortitude places greater value on endurance and persevering through long
How to Regain Cultural Capital
The persecuted church shows the power of community amid social hostility.
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The life and history of the church proves that there will always be those who wish to not our main concern, it can be a powerful byproduct of these kinds of persevering communities that
We Need Mentors in Our Spiritual Lives, Too
Diverse relationships within the church help teach and train.
Mary gained wisdom from persevering through life. regularly taught women's Bible studies, homeschooled her children, and was devoted to serving midshipmen, her church, and her
God Has a Confusing Plan for Your Life
The believer's call is never to certainty, but to faith.
Swoboda (a pastor at Theophilus, a Portland church, and a teacher at George Fox and Fuller It isn't just sin and disbelief, but faith—even the stoutest, most persevering faith—that takes
Why I Stayed in a Predominantly White Church
Sacrificing comfort, gaining unity. A guest post by Trillia Newbell.
I'm convinced many of our problems with the church result from running away from difficult or uncomfortable situations rather than persevering through them.
When Your Child Is a Prodigal
We’ve been waiting 15 years, and there’s no “happy ending” in sight.
We placed a high priority on both church involvement and community service. In our context, always protecting, trusting, hoping, and persevering doesn't exempt us from living with
The Key to Making a Difference in the World
Key speakers at the famous conference seem to agree.
what evangelical passion—for evangelism, social justice, the environment, rebuilding the church (yes, these There's a reason one of the most effective and persevering activists of our
Adoption: Not a Justice Cause But a Spiritual Reality
Together for Adoption responds to Megan Hill's recent Her.meneutics post.
If we want that type of movement to happen within the church, and to happen in a But the theology of adoption can equip Christians to have a persevering love with children who resist
Strong Is the New Skinny
A fitness movement that pushes women to understand the power of their own bodies? I’m in.
body, food. I learned that strength is about testing limits and persevering through weakness—lessons that serve me well in every area of my life. I learned
Is Jesus Camp Objective? Or Unfair?
Christians debate the documentary Jesus Camp; even Ted Haggard joins the fray. The Black Dahlia takes us to the dark side, while Gridiron Gang and Everyone's Hero make sports fans and families cheer. Plus: The Last Kiss, and more reviews of Lassie and Hollywoodland.
a thousand miles to help Babe Ruth's New York Yankees win the World Series, he lives out an inspiring adventure that teaches him, and us, lessons about persevering against all odds.
I Am David Is Like a Passion Cast Party
Religious press critics consider I Am David, Closer, House of Flying Daggers, and Blade: Trinity. Plus, more reviews of Christmas with the Kranks, A Very Long Engagement, Finding Neverland, Kinsey, and National Treasure.
By painting such a dismal picture of love as practiced outside of God's perfect plan, Closer comes very close to proving His point: that a monogamous, persevering commitment to
movies? What is it about persevering through the long, lean times when change seems impossible, that makes us better people in the long run? What
The Lima Bean Gospel
The Good News is so much bigger than we make it out to be.
If, by contrast, such voices called the church in America to give away its Christmas billions testimony to the immensity and scope of the gospel if we lived out persevering, sacrificial love