Why We Need ‘Useless’ People
Babies with Down syndrome are aborted all over the world for being ‘a burden to society.’ Here’s how we can advocate for them.
In a recent NPR interview with host Krista Tippett, the Irish poet Michael Longley made the statement, “Poetry is useless.” He waited a few beats before he explained, “Poetry is without
How Churches Can Give Sanctuary and Still Support the Law
800 congregations are working to protect undocumented immigrants. A leader with the New Sanctuary Movement says yours should be one of them.
interview | Church. How Churches Can Give Sanctuary and Still Support the Law. 800 congregations are working to protect undocumented immigrants.
How to Get Our Girls Into Scripture
Erin Weidemann, founder of Bible Belles, wants to introduce young women to brave female role models.
interview | Family. How to Get Our Girls Into Scripture. Erin Weidemann, founder of Bible Belles, wants to introduce young women to brave female role models.
A Stroke Freed Me to Redefine Beauty
Former model Katherine Wolf reveals how a nearly fatal experience altered her faith.
interview | Discipleship. A Stroke Freed Me to Redefine Beauty. Former model Katherine Wolf reveals how a nearly fatal experience altered her faith. Laura
Talking with My Kids About Death
How my husband and I are fumbling through some of the hardest—and holiest—conversations we’ve ever had.
loved one. “Children are smart and intuitive,” Fletcher said in a phone interview. “The key is being open with them. Ask if they have questions. Tell them
Farewell to TV's Most Powerful Single Ladies
What primetime pioneers Mary Tyler Moore and Lena Dunham teach us about culture-making and Christian influence.
In a recent interview, Dunham recalled how her insistence on frequent nudity almost spoiled her effort to recruit series regular Allison Williams: “She said, 'I don't want to do nudity.' I was
Why Your Deflated Retirement Dream Might Be God’s Open Door
After losing my safety net, I see retirement as meaningful vocation, not permanent vacation.
retirement-as-entitlement. Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church tackles this problem head-on in an interview with Forbes magazine: The word “retirement
Why Abortion Workers Need Our Forgiveness and Support
Some pro-life advocates view Planned Parenthood employees as killers complicit in crimes. Abby Johnson sees them as people worth rescuing.
interview | Discipleship. Why Abortion Workers Need Our Forgiveness and Support. Some pro-life advocates view Planned Parenthood employees as killers complicit in crimes.
Beth Moore: I Found God in ‘Deep Valleys and Difficulties’
The best-selling author and speaker talks about her past and her first-ever work of fiction.
interview | Discipleship. Beth Moore: I Found God in 'Deep Valleys and Difficulties'. The best-selling author and speaker talks about her past and her first-ever work of fiction.
Amena Brown Q+A: Poetry in an Age of Lament
How the spoken-word poet uses art to speak truth about race, faith, and womanhood.
How the spoken-word poet uses art to speak truth about race, faith, and womanhood. Interview by Andrea Palpant Dilley. Image: Mary Caroline Russell. 0; tweet; link; email; print.
Melinda Gates: Why Women Are the Best Investment
Women have the power to transform society. But here’s what they need to make it happen.
“There is a passage in Luke, that you do not put a light under a bushel basket,” said Gates in her CT interview last year. “You put it up for everybody to see.
Phyllis Schlafly Defended Women Like Me
Even with her flaws, the “first lady of the conservative movement” understood a fundamental human desire.
When Steve Inskeep, host of NPR's Morning Edition, announced the news of Schlafly's death, I assumed he would interview an academic happy to expose (with feminist animus) the
What It's Like to Be a Black, Female Pastor in the South
Nicole Massie Martin shares about her unique vocation.
vocation. Interview by Andrea Palpant Dilley. Image: Courtesy of Nicole Massie Martin. 0; tweet; link; email; print. ministry. This interview grew out of that conversation.
'Hillbilly Elegy' Hits Close to Home
What J. D. Vance’s book taught me about my own painful past in rural America.
people on both sides of the political aisle. Rod Dreher's recent interview with Vance was so popular that the site crashed. “It has become by far the most
For Black Women, Looking Tough Takes a Toll
Emotional strength can only hide heartbreak for so long, says pyschologist and theologian Chanequa Walker-Barnes
Interview by Sarah Arthur. Image: Ida Mae Astute / ABC. Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis, and Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, appear alongside the Mothers of the
Q+A: Why Letting the Dishes Go Can Save Your Soul
In her latest book, Shauna Niequist trades “competition, comparison, and exhaustion for meaning, connection, and unconditional love."
fake resting,” practicing the Sabbath (for real), and how as a teenager her parents freed her from being “the perfect pastor's kid.” Half an hour into the phone interview, Niequist's son