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New Parents: Your Sex Lives Are Going to Change
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New Parents: Your Sex Lives Are Going to Change


Sep 4 2015
How healthier expectations for marriage might keep us away from Ashley Madison.

I’ve followed the coverage of the Ashley Madison list, each scandalous revelation exposing yet another seemingly wholesome family man with a wandering eye. We know by now that many Christians, and our leaders, visited this site. Sadly, sin can be a great equalizer as ...

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Above All Evil: God’s Purposes Through the Wild, Weird Arc of History


Sep 3 2015
The unlikely rescue of Jews in China points to a Power beyond our understanding.
Above All Evil: God’s Purposes Through the Wild, Weird Arc of History
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A global survey found that almost half of adults had never heard of the Holocaust. In Asia that number exceeds 75 percent, with the vast majority questioning the accuracy of historical accounts.

Today, few in the East or West remember that the strategic port city of Shanghai, ...

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The Latino Protestants In Our Backyards


Sep 2 2015
The church has the chance to learn from our immigrant neighbors.
The Latino Protestants In Our Backyards
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Today’s post comes from one of the winners of the Her.meneutics Summer Writing Contest, responding to the question, “What do you wish the local church knew?” Winning entries will appear on the site each Wednesday through Labor Day. –Kate

I know a ...

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I’m a Feminist. How Come My Boys Are Such Boys?


Sep 1 2015
What raising sons taught this egalitarian mom about gender.
I’m a Feminist. How Come My Boys Are Such Boys?
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When my older son was a toddler, he played with baby dolls, given to him by my mother. He’d push them around in the little stroller I’d found at a thrift store. He fed them toy bottles. When his brother was born, he sometimes wore one in a little sling, mimicking ...

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Persecuted, Abused, Displaced: The Christian Women Who Somehow Still Stand Strong


Aug 28 2015
A religious freedom advocate looks at the factors that keep faith communities resilient in conflict.
Persecuted, Abused, Displaced: The Christian Women Who Somehow Still Stand Strong
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If you want to understand international affairs, you have to understand religion. One significant and threatening example: the ongoing campaigns by extremist groups like ISIS to gain power and terrorize their opposition based on religious ideology. In these instances, young ...

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America’s Reading Crisis Is Much Worse Than You Think


Aug 26 2015
A teacher's plea for the church to give the gift of literacy.
America’s Reading Crisis Is Much Worse Than You Think
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Today’s post comes from one of the winners of the Her.meneutics Summer Writing Contest, responding to the question, “What do you wish the local church knew?” Winning entries will appear on the site each Wednesday through Labor Day. –Kate

I spent ...

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Humbled By Motherhood


Aug 25 2015
I thought starting a nonprofit was hard. Then I had a baby.
Humbled By Motherhood

Starting a nonprofit to deliver water and AIDS services to more than 1 million people in Africa was the hardest thing I’d ever done. At 22, I co-founded Blood:Water with the band Jars of Clay. Over the past decade, I’ve spent my days on tour buses and airplanes ...

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