The Pay Gap Is Worse for Pastor-Moms
How being married with kids complicates church compensation.
Reporting | Church. The Pay Gap Is Worse for Pastor-Moms. How being married with kids complicates church compensation. Kate Shellnutt Kate
Thou Shalt Not Bail
The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture. But is it Christian?
and the ruination of all we hold dear,” as Brooks points out, but our habits of excuse making are not without cost and consequence, especially in a community like the local church.
Why Evangelism Requires Both Logic and Loveliness
An apologist argues that beauty and imagination are key to faith formation.
Traditional church architecture and imagery is a language developed over the centuries of the church's life, varying in its dialect in different times and places, but with a common
What the Single in Your Pew Needs from You
Singles are on the rise. Here’s what forward-looking churches need to know.
Opinion | Church. What the Single in Your Pew Needs from You. Singles are on the rise. Here's marrieds. The church, however, doesn't reflect those numbers.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Women’s Discipleship In-Depth
Our Amplify Women series.
Rather than contain the conversation in one piece, we offer a multiplicity of voices on various topics that all intersect at the nexus point of women's discipleship and the church.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.