How Discipleship Is Transforming Nairobi, One Woman at a Time
Women in urban East Africa face challenges that are both unique and universal.
Women in urban East Africa face challenges that are both unique and universal. Although women in Africa are hungry for this holistic discipleship, many of them don't have access to it.
The Three Myths of Cohabitation
Sociologist Bradford Wilcox reports the surprising results of his new international study on cohabitation and its impact on kids.
When you look internationally at trends, what you see is that there are a number of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, such as South Africa, and Latin America, like Colombia, that now
Tampons Are a Justice Issue
While reporting in sub-Saharan Africa, I discovered the 'period problem' and why solutions are tough to come by.
While reporting in sub-Saharan Africa, I discovered the 'period problem' and why solutions are tough to come by. Reporting | Church. Tampons Are a Justice Issue.
5 Women Every Christian Should Know
From Katharina Luther, who escaped a convent and became a radical reformer, to Amanda Berry Smith, an itinerant minister who was born a slave, these women changed history.
She dreamed of serving as a missionary in Africa, but upon applying to the mission board of the Presbyterian Church, she was told there were no openings for “Negro missionaries” in
How Moving to Kenya Made Me a Less Fearful Parent
Things shifted when I noticed my preschooler handles daily life in Africa better than I do.
How Moving to Kenya Made Me a Less Fearful Parent. Things shifted when I noticed my preschooler handles daily life in Africa better than I do. Dorcas
Sandals Instead of Sponsorships: The Sseko Story
Behind the fair-trade company that’s helping educate women in Uganda.
her eye at Old Navy and Madewell, she opted to pay more for a pair from Sseko Designs, a company that ensures workers a fair wage and supports college-bound women in East Africa
Seminary Is Not About Me
What I learned from Bible students in Rwanda.
I had come halfway around the world with a group of photographers to interview Pastor Charles Buregeya Mugisha, founder of Africa New Life Ministries and Africa College of Theology
Why Corruption Is an Urgent Justice Issue
While living abroad, I discovered the corrosive effects of corruption and the suffering it causes.
Today, the outflow of money from Africa through illicit channels is seven times the amount coming in through trade and aid, seriously stymying economic development efforts.
When You've Been Wronged
Is forgiveness more important than justice?
In his book No Future Without Forgiveness, Bishop Desmond Tutu writes about the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa.
In a time of digital consumption, here’s how the church can lead the way on healthy media fasting.
In a time of digital consumption, here's how the church can lead the way on healthy media fasting. Christina Crook. Image: Africa Studio / Shutterstock. 0; tweet; link; email; print.
Ebola and the Clean Water Crisis
How Christian orgs in Africa are shifting from development to emergency relief to help fight the outbreak.
How Christian orgs in Africa are shifting from development to emergency relief to help fight the outbreak. Reporting | Sexuality. Ebola and the Clean Water Crisis.
'Get the Girl to Do It'
What 'Hidden Figures' reveals about race, women, and how our sons see our daughters.
Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015. Even growing up in far-flung apartheid South Africa, I'd heard of John Glenn and Alan Shepard. But like most people, I
Our Top 10 Articles of 2016
Readers and editors rank the best posts of the year.
Tampons Are a Justice Issue (Ruth Moon Mari) While reporting in sub-Saharan Africa, I discovered the 'period problem' and why solutions are tough to come by.
Another Chance to Be Afraid—and Trust God
A Christian mom fighting fear in East Africa.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Another Chance to Be Afraid—and Trust God. A Christian mom fighting fear in East Africa. Rachel Pieh Jones, guest writer. Image
Are Religious Kids Meaner or Nicer?
A Christian sociologist responds to two contradictory studies and what they tell us about science.
The authors of the study, Jean Decety and his colleagues, conducted experiments with young children from the United States, Canada, Turkey, Jordan, South Africa, and China and
Refugees Are People—Not Numbers
Bianca Juarez Olthoff on how we can respond to the global crisis
The Syrian refugee crisis is a problem of enormous proportions with more than 4.5 million Syrians now in North Africa, Lebanon, Greece, and Europe.
When Missions Opportunities Aren’t Pretty
The topics that make us uncomfortable can spur the church to action.
The procedure is performed on nearly 3 million girls in Africa every year, according to the World Health Organization. More than 125 million girls and