Finding My ‘True Self’ As a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
In my young-adult struggle with sexual identity, both legalistic condemnation and progressive license left me floundering.
As Christians debate homosexuality in the context of our current culture, the church—like the rest of our country—is experiencing growing division and is now sharply polarized over an
Middle-Aged Women Face a Crisis of Discipleship
Are churches missing out on discipling those in midlife?
Four years ago, I asked readers of my blog over age 40 to respond to my informal survey about their relationship with the local church. After querying
Why Are Evangelical Women at Planned Parenthood?
What a recent Marie Claire report gets wrong—and right—about evangelicals and abortion.
Christian. What made her story even more troubling was that the person who had driven Jackie to Planned Parenthood was a friend from church. Her
Happy Birthday, Dear Church
Why Pentecost Sunday is worth celebrating.
Opinion | Church. Happy Birthday, Dear Church. However, if you attend a non-liturgical church, you may have no idea when Pentecost Sunday occurs.
Six Ways Men Can Support Women's Discipleship
Male clergy and laity who want to enable women's ministry often don't know how to get involved or what to do.
Today, Trillia Newbell invites men in the church to support women's discipleship. 2. Enable the older women in your church to disciple the younger women.
Why White-Centered Discipleship Hurts Us All
A vision for bringing racial equity to the spiritual training of women.
Similarly, we in the church don't always pursue that which could truly be healing and transformational because we don't know what is standing in our way.
How Brainy Women Benefit the Church
A recent study suggests that intelligence is often associated with masculinity, not femininity.
Opinion. How Brainy Women Benefit the Church. A recent study suggests that intelligence is often associated with masculinity, not femininity. Hannah
When Mother’s Day Feels Like a Minefield
Let's reimagine ways we can honor mothers without wounding others.
Opinion | Church. After reading their stories, it became clear to me: Mother's Day Sunday is, for many, the single most painful day of the entire church year. Like salt in a wound.
The Great Female Commission
Mentorship expert Natasha Sistrunk Robinson on how to draw all women into the work of discipleship.
speaks here about how to empower women across cultural divides, how to mentor millennials, and how to learn from the legacy of the African American church, where discipleship
Female Pastors Bring Hope to War-Torn Middle East Churches
Syria and Lebanon celebrate the historic ordination of a pair of faithful clergy.
Reporting | Church. Female Pastors Bring Hope to War-Torn Middle East Churches. Syria and Lebanon celebrate the historic ordination of a pair of faithful clergy.
How a Disney Ballerina Ended Up Fighting Modern Slavery
A director of church mobilization for International Justice Mission says women can’t have it all, but they can have something better.
A director of church mobilization for International Justice Mission says women can't have it all, but they can have something better. interview | Discipleship.
How to Liberate Ourselves from the Perils of Platform
For writers, bloggers, and speakers, the pitfalls of self-promotion are offset by a robust vision of women’s gifts in the church.
For writers, bloggers, and speakers, the pitfalls of self-promotion are offset by a robust vision of women's gifts in the church. Opinion | Discipleship. How
Scoot Over, That’s My Seat
My spot in church is more than just a thoughtless habit.
Scoot Over, That's My Seat. My spot in church is more than just a thoughtless habit. On a recent Sunday evening, most of my church's pews were already filled when I arrived.
How Discipleship Is Transforming Nairobi, One Woman at a Time
Women in urban East Africa face challenges that are both unique and universal.
This week wraps up our #AmplifyWomen series. As an organization that represents the global church, Christianity Today is committed to platforming voices from around the world.
When ‘You’re Pregnant’ Feels Like Bad News
How can the church help those who are grieving motherhood?
Opinion | Family. When 'You're Pregnant' Feels Like Bad News. How can the church help those who are grieving motherhood? Unintended pregnancies in the church.
6 Things Your Church Can Do During the Refugee Ban
The recent executive order has thrust refugees and resettlement agencies into limbo. Here’s how you can help.
Opinion | Church. 6 Things Your Church Can Do During the Refugee Ban. Drawing on my recent experiences with refugees, here are six suggestions for how your church can respond:
10 Things Sexual Assault Victims Want You to Know
When I posed a question about abuse on Facebook, I was inundated with responses.
I wonder if I am partially to blame for that. 9. Sexual abuse can happen within the church. I was 15. He was 25. 10. The church's response can both harm and help.
How Single Women Became an Unstoppable Force in Bible Translation
Female missionaries have propelled the movement to bring Scripture to every tribe and tongue.
Reporting | Church. How Single Women Became an Unstoppable Force in Bible Translation. She married last month for the first time; her husband is a widower she met at church.
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. “People who never thought much about the immigrant community before now really care,” says Salvatierra, a pastor with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.