The Robust Faith of George III
The “mad” ruler of England during the American Revolution led a life of impressive personal piety.
with the governance of his kingdom, republican leaders in the 13 colonies wanted to frame their new and lasting nation under a now-persevering separation of church and state.
Seven Myths Perpetuated by Missions People
Like being one degree off course, the negative outcomes increase in severity.
assume that the mission field is a frontline while your home church neighborhood is This is because persevering through trial, error, and occasional ambiguity contributes significantly to
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I Am a Survivor of Pastoral Exhaustion
Four insights that keep me from going down that road again.
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reaching numerical goals; it is persevering. I learned to resist the model of being evaluated only by the number of attendees, new members, baptisms, or conversions I had in the church.
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
After 50 Years in a Wheelchair, I Still Walk with Jesus
On the anniversary of her accident, Joni Eareckson Tada reflects on God’s faithfulness.
They show the church how God's power can be released through weakness, and we all need examples of that. We need to see people who are smiling and persevering and enduring
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
A Walking Disaster
How a hurricane helped me weather my battle with cancer.
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
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.
My Bitter Quesadilla
When a close friend left my church, I faced the inevitability of relational failure.
And failed. We planted that church. It fizzled. Keep trying. Failure to Stop Trying. To be sure, taking initiative, entering risk, and persevering are excellent responses to failure.
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