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Q+A: The Story Behind the Jesus Storybook Bible
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Q+A: The Story Behind the Jesus Storybook Bible


Feb 5 2016
Sally Lloyd-Jones wrote a kids Bible so popular that they’re releasing an adult version.

Sally Lloyd-Jones is not just any children’s author. Like C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, her writing is beloved by children and adults alike, with her bestselling Jesus Storybook Bible selling over 2 million copies to date and ranking as the most popular children’s ...

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We Don’t Age Out of Our Sexuality


Feb 4 2016
Balancing love, desire, and the demands of midlife.
We Don’t Age Out of Our Sexuality
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This post is part of a weekly Her.meneutics series called The Sex We Don’t Talk About, designed to feature female perspectives on aspects of sex and sexuality that can go overlooked in the church.

During the season 6 premiere of Downton Abbey, head housekeeper Mrs. ...

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Why I Gave in to Barbie, Even Before Her Size Change


Feb 3 2016
Barbie teaches my girls to play. I’ll let other examples teach them about being a woman.
Why I Gave in to Barbie, Even Before Her Size Change
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After 57 years, Barbie has a new shape. Several, actually.

In an effort to boost declining sales, Mattel unveiled curvy, petite, and tall Barbies late last month. These new dolls will be sold alongside traditional Barbies. While mothers around the country will appreciate ...

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Give Us a King!: Leadership Theory for Election Season


Feb 2 2016
Historic trends bring context to Trump’s confounding popularity.
Give Us a King!: Leadership Theory for Election Season
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Thousands of political pundits, commentators, writers, and bloggers have attempted to understand and explain Donald Trump’s appeal. As a registered Independent, I’ve struggled alongside them. What would make people—and 37 percent of evangelical Christians ...

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Confessions of a (Sinful) Overachiever


Feb 1 2016
Praise or mockery: The problem with our reactions to “super-moms.”
Confessions of a (Sinful) Overachiever
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Someone once told me that in another life and time I could have been a good monk. (The thought had crossed my mind too—albeit, I saw myself as a nun instead.) The truth is, I enjoy the disciplined Christian life. I embrace prayer, study, and fasting as ordinary means ...

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To the Confused, Apathetic, and Undecided Christian Voters


Jan 29 2016
Our political engagement matters to our country, our neighbors, and God.
To the Confused, Apathetic, and Undecided Christian Voters
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As we approach the start of primary season, it has become impossible to avoid signs of the upcoming presidential election. Amid the events, commercials, articles, and memes, I noticed one “campaign” making waves: IDK Not Trump Tho.

Comedian Dave Ross coined ...

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Racial Reconciliation Knows No Borders


Jan 28 2016
How I came to see the church’s prophetic work on race as a global issue.
Racial Reconciliation Knows No Borders
Brenda Salter McNeil

“Where have you been? Why haven’t you helped us?​” Mavis shouted at us.

Twenty years ago my husband and I found ourselves in the British city of Birmingham, the second most populous urban area in the United Kingdom, and home to a large number of Jamaican ...

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