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Pariah and Paragon
Women in ministry are often held to two extremes at once.
complex human experiences and increases the pressure to succeed because we no longer stand for ourselves, but for everyone “like us.” Worse, there's little space for grace when you
Use Your Strength to Serve Others
How to gracefully embrace your role as the strongest person in the room
I didn't realize I had shut them down. As I grew to understand myself better and learned from my mistakes, I developed more skill in finessing strength with grace and wisdom.
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists
When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel?
Preaching Grace Rather Than To-Do Lists. When we share five ways to be a better parent, what are we communicating about the gospel? Read as Single
Discomfort Clarified My Calling
Tense conversations about race led Riana Shaw Robinson to become a bridge-builder.
on my daughter's birthday,” Robinson told me, “I am overcome with emotion as I remember all of the ways that I have [experienced] and continue to experience God's grace, mercy, love
The 10 Percent Grace Rule: Judging Without Being Judgmental
As Christians and as consumers of content, how do we balance wise discernment with forgiveness and grace?
As Christians and as consumers of content, how do we balance wise discernment with forgiveness and grace? Christian grace? The 10% Grace Rule.
Clues for Your Calling
Understanding your spiritual gifts can help you determine the work to which God has called you.
Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. 0; tweet; email; print. The New Testament teaches us that God in his grace and power has poured out gifts and roles among his people.
The Power of Women Helping Each Other
Follow the example of Harriet Tubman.
Going Back to Help Others. I have several friends and partners in ministry who by the grace of God have been delivered from a lifestyle of substance abuse and violence.
The Sound of My Voice
Discover the value of your unique voice.
Your life is comprised of a set of circumstances and events unique to you. No one on the planet will ever live your beautiful, exhausting, tumultuous, grace-filled, or anxious life.
Let's Stop Adding ‘Yeah, But’ to Simple Declarations of Grace
Sometimes grace needs to take an uninterrupted victory lap through our lives.
Overcoming the 'Yeah, But' of Grace. 'But' is a strong word. Sometimes grace needs to take an uninterrupted victory lap through our lives. Grace Comes After 'But', Not Before It.
Your Most Undervalued Role
The slow, small, but immeasurably sacred work of pastoral care.
“Here,” we say, “drink some cool water. Let me help you rest your soul.” Then we dispense grace—sometimes like medicine, sometime like perfume. Grace opens a lot of doors.
Does Your Church Have the Right Model?
How to decide.
The loosely connected congregations within Trinity Grace Church, Tyson's New York City church plant, benefit from shared resources and friendly collaboration, but they aren't beholden
The Success Affair
Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?
turned into a bomb. It almost destroyed his life and marriage. By the grace of God, he will recover and again be faithful and effective. But what a painful
How Culture Affects Our Expectations of Leaders
Gender, ethnic, and socioeconomic biases affect how we lead and follow.
John Zayas, pastor of Grace and Peace Church in urban Chicago, says, “They want to know that someone knows what's going on!” Expressions of leadership develop within the context
The Struggle to Find a Mentor
If you still haven’t found your ideal mentor, consider these new models of mentoring.
She would be wise, discerning, and nurturing. She would be devoted to Christ, with a contagious faith. She would speak hard truths with gentle grace.
How to Spot Rising Women Leaders
If we want to see more women leaders in the church, we need to look for them.
Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print. I sat in the front row listening intently to a woman who taught from the Bible with wisdom, grace, and knowledge.
Can We Stop the Fall from Grace?
It’s unwise to believe we can fight temptation in our own power.
Can We Stop the Fall from Grace? It's unwise to believe we can fight temptation in our own power. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print.
How I Leverage My Autism for Pastoral Ministry
My life-changing diagnosis forced me to learn myself—and my ministry role—all over again.
ministry. Like Paul, I have learned to allow would-be weaknesses to become the platform for God's grace to be seen through my life and ministry. Autistic