Jump directly to the content
Home > Archives > 2014

2014

Displaying 1–15 of 222 ARTICLES
Sort by:
Page: 123...15

Even on Thanksgiving, It’s Okay to Ask for More


Nov 26 2014
How our requests to God can actually fuel our gratefulness.
Even on Thanksgiving, It’s Okay to Ask for More
Laura Bittner / Flickr

The family sits down, lights the candles, admires the turkey, and begins the generations-old family liturgy: I’m thankful for family. I’m thankful for friends. For a house and a job. For this delicious food. But what if, in addition to naming our ...

Continue Reading

Waiting on Thankfulness


Nov 25 2014
How God works in us during times when we can’t muster gratitude.
Waiting on Thankfulness
duoduomollie / Flickr

We’d been home for months when this curious stranger approached me with eyes full of questions. “Where are they from?” and “Are they siblings?” and “Are they all yours?” stumbled out of her mouth. I was trying to shield ...

Continue Reading

The Missing Voice in the Adoption Conversation


Nov 24 2014
How our language would change if we heard more from adoptees.
The Missing Voice in the Adoption Conversation
Courtesy of Angela Tucker

November is National Adoption Month. Along with church observations of Orphan Sunday and the newly founded World Adoption Day, this is a time when adoptive parents talk, tweet, and blog to share their experiences and celebrate the families they’ve grown ...

Continue Reading

The Benefits of Having Other People Raise Your Kids


Nov 21 2014
Why doing it all alone isn’t the best (or most biblical) parenting strategy.
The Benefits of Having Other People Raise Your Kids
Matt Molinari / Flickr

I sat across from my husband with tears in my eyes as I confessed my horrible failure. I needed my son to spend more time in childcare, and it felt like a personal deficiency. I only have one kid, after all, so why couldn’t I keep up? Why couldn’t ...

Continue Reading

What to Do When You Don’t Know a Family’s Immigration Status


Nov 20 2014
Amid the confusion over immigration laws, here are five things you should know.
What to Do When You Don’t Know a Family’s Immigration Status
alberth2 / Flickr

After speaking to a Sunday school class about immigration, a woman asked if she could talk to me. She pulled me aside and whispered, “I think there’s a girl in my daughter’s class this year who is, umm, not legal. What should I do?”

She ...

Continue Reading

Christine Caine: Would God Give Me Ministry and Marriage?


Nov 19 2014
How God multiplies our loves and passions.
Christine Caine: Would God Give Me Ministry and Marriage?
Courtesy of Christine Caine

When you are passionate about someone or something, you do not take no for an answer. You are unstoppable in your determination to find a way. You get creative. Passion drove Nick to get up at five in the morning to get to the pool before me. Passion drove ...

Continue Reading

The Christian Editor Behind the South's Sweetest Wedding Mag


Nov 18 2014
Talking perfectionism, marriage, and faith with entrepreneur and new author Lara Casey.
The Christian Editor Behind the South's Sweetest Wedding Mag
Faith Teasley Photography

In today’s booming wedding industry, Southern Weddings magazine editor Lara Casey tries to skip over popular trends to focus on the meaningful parts of marriage: the love stories, family ties, and old traditions.

A Christian who sees her work as ministry, ...

Continue Reading

‘Jane the Virgin’ Pokes Serious Holes Through Our Reasons to Wait


Nov 17 2014
What a goofy CW comedy gets right about abstinence.
‘Jane the Virgin’ Pokes Serious Holes Through Our Reasons to Wait
The CW

Christians tend to take the subject of virginity very seriously. So it’s a little weird to admit that The CW’s new show Jane the Virgin—based on a Spanish telenovela with a ridiculous premise (we’ll get to that later)—might be ...

Continue Reading

Porn and the Singleness Panic


Nov 14 2014
Why the state of marriage doesn’t mean we lower our standards.
Porn and the Singleness Panic
Emilio Labrador / Flickr

In a society that largely champions sexual expression, including pornography, it is heartening to hear someone acknowledge its detriments. That’s why I was initially glad to see sociologist Mark Regnerus’s recent article in First Things.

“Revelations ...

Continue Reading

Sorry for Getting Excited to Shop at Target


Nov 13 2014
How the fear of being ‘basic’ relates to ordinary Christian faithfulness.
Sorry for Getting Excited to Shop at Target
pagedooley / Flickr

Last week, Rebekah Lyons opened the second Q Women conference by addressing calling—a popular topic lately among evangelical women. In the midst of discussing the prompting of the Holy Spirit and the discernment of our gifts, Lyons confessed her sense ...

Continue Reading

Christian Cries for Justice Can Save Women of All Faiths


Nov 12 2014
Our call to rally against persecution extends beyond the church.
Christian Cries for Justice Can Save Women of All Faiths
Bernd Schwabe / Wikimedia

Christians have rallied around the stories of our sisters across the globe who’ve faced horrific punishments for their faith, from Meriam Ibrahim in Sudan to Asia Bibi in Pakistan. While the church is rightly concerned with the persecution and eradication ...

Continue Reading

Why Bankrupt Detroit Needs Art More than Ever


Nov 11 2014
Seeing God’s design in blighted neighborhoods.
Why Bankrupt Detroit Needs Art More than Ever
Matt Taylor / Flickr

National headlines declare that the long-troubled city of Detroit is at last revitalizing, as decisions and dollars get poured into its future… and the arts in particular.

This year, officials launched a $650 million project for a new entertainment ...

Continue Reading

Hope for More Diverse Conference Lineups


Nov 10 2014
How our exposure to minority voices can lead to greater shifts in the church.
Hope for More Diverse Conference Lineups
Cydcor / Flickr

Dear evangelical conference planners: Thank you for your diversity statements. Thank you for inviting feedback. Thank you for listening.

In response to concerns over lack of diversity at past conferences, the Leadership Network released a statement to say, ...

Continue Reading

The Calvinist on the Bestseller List


Nov 7 2014
Marilynne Robinson’s rich, grace-filled prose strikes again.
The Calvinist on the Bestseller List
Brian Ray / AP

Given the dramatic and oft-noted rise of the religious "nones," Marilynne Robinson's sterling reputation and popularity as a novelist and essayist—not merely among Christians, but among critics and readers of every faith and no faith—is ...

Continue Reading

God’s Grace Through the Pain of Pregnancy


Nov 6 2014
Nine months can feel like a long, dark valley.
God’s Grace Through the Pain of Pregnancy
Big D2112 / Flickr

Millions of women here in the United States experience infertility or an impaired ability to get pregnant, in addition to staggering numbers of couples across the globe and in developing countries in particular. No doubt for many of these women, the pain and suffering ...

Continue Reading
Displaying 1–15 of 222 ARTICLES
Sort by:
Page: 123...15
Include results from Christianity Today
Browse Archives:

So Hot Right Now

Not All Vulnerability Is Brave

We don’t have to expose our deepest secrets with every speech and blog post.

What We're Reading

CT eBooks and Bible Studies