Walking together
We All Walk BetweenHow my husband’s same-sex attraction is leading me to spiritual renewal.

Last week, PARSE highlighted an important story from Aidyn Sevilla—a gay Christian in a straight marriage, asking what discipleship looks like for him. Today, we share a response from Aidyn's wife Joy, who has had a difficult path of her own to walk. I hope that read ...

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Falling up
Are We Failing at Failing?Finding freedom from our slavery to success.
Are We Failing at Failing?

For many Christian leaders, "failure" is a scary, dirty word; the true "f-bomb." After all, in a ministry culture obsessed with image, success, and results, few things are more frightening. Today, my friend J.R. Briggs, a theme contributor in this month's ...

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Passionate
Friday Five: Andreas J. KöstenbergerUnderstanding the Holy Week by understanding Scripture
Friday Five: Andreas J. Köstenberger

Andreas Köstenberger is senior research professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and author (with Justin Taylor) of The Final Days of Jesus. Today, we ask Andreas about how understanding ...

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The gay and narrow?
I Walk Between (Part 2)I’m gay, a Christian, and in a straight marriage. What does discipleship look like for me?
I Walk Between (Part 2)

Here's Part 2 of a unique story. Today, Aidyn talks about tension and our common, difficult path of discipleship. (Be sure to read Part 1 if you haven't yet. It's necessary context.) EDIT: Don't miss this follow-up response from Aidyn's wife Joy. -Paul

I've ...

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Ecce links.
Wednesday Link List: Colbert on CBS, Johnny "Herod" Rotten, and Mommy Bloggers Links for what ails you.
Wednesday Link List: Colbert on CBS, Johnny "Herod" Rotten, and Mommy Bloggers

I'm writing this assuming everyone survived the prophetic implications of the blood moon, but maybe the April 15 income tax deadline was a form of judgment.

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The gay and narrow?
I Walk Between (Part 1)I’m gay, a Christian, and in a straight marriage. What does discipleship look like for me?
I Walk Between (Part 1)

Open cultural conversations about sexuality highlight our need to listen well, walk humbly, and skillfully navigate complex stories. Leaders—how good are you at joining a fellow disciple in the tensions of real life? Enjoy and reflect on this candid piece from my good ...

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Open Skye
Friday Five Interview: Skye JethaniMoving beyond a Christianity fueled by fear.
Friday Five Interview: Skye Jethani

Skye Jethani is the executive editor of Leadership Journal, an ordained pastor, and the author of With and Futureville. He co-hosts the weekly Phil Vischer Podcast and speaks regularly at churches, conferences, and colleges.

Today we talk with Skye about cultural engagement, ...

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