Opinion | Discipleship
Confessions of a Christian Prepper
My hope shouldn’t lie in survival skills and stockpiles.
providence? Existential dread comes easily to me—although I fear disaster more than death. By some standards, I'm a doomsday prepper in waiting.
Opinion | Family
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.
Opinion | Family. Talking with My Kids About Death. Cara Meredith. Image: Shutterstock. 0; tweet; link; email; print. Conversations about death have become the weekly norm in our house
Opinion | Family
Breast Cancer Marred My Picture-Perfect Marriage
How we found God’s mercy as we faced deep division we’d never experienced before.
Her death drew me to Jesus.” The comment from an acquaintance was meant to be an encouragement, but what I heard was, “My friend had to die so I could fall in love with Jesus.” It
Opinion | Church
The Surprisingly Positive Legacy of the Kermit Gosnell Case
How the worst of the abortion industry brought out the best of pro-life advocacy.
“Her death was the direct result of deliberate and dangerous conduct by Gosnell and his staff. They consciously disregarded the unjustifiable risk that their conduct would cause death.”.
Opinion | Discipleship
Embracing Valentine’s Day Disappointment
Why a holiday of unmet expectations leads me to the Resurrection.
Paul writes in his letter to the Romans that “neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything
interview | Discipleship
Q&A: Ministering to Gang Members Is God’s Work
Why a juvenile justice advocate builds relationships with Chicago’s most vulnerable young men.
at an event that weekend. How has his death affected you this past year? I have made it my mission to tell Jonathan's story. Once he completed parole
Opinion | Discipleship
I Was an Ash Wednesday Rookie
How the liturgical service enriched my non-liturgical faith.
At one point, completely exasperated, I demanded of her, “Why in the world would you want to see a movie that portrays the death of children as entertainment?”.
Are We Distracting Ourselves to Death?
How technology-driven "hyperreality" hijacks our attention and makes us numb to real-life dangers.
Are We Distracting Ourselves to Death? How television. Even so, Postman's concern about technology's role in “amusing ourselves to death” was prophetic.
Opinion | Discipleship
I’m Trying to Forgive Fidel Castro
As the daughter of a Cuban refugee, I feel torn between hate and grace.
statements. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement about Castro's death that praised Castro's love for the Cuban people. President
The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
Before her death at 39, Flannery predicted that nobody would write her biography, since lives spent between the house and the chicken yard do not make exciting copy.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Art of Darkness: Angelina Jolie’s Latest Film Succeeds at Personalizing Genocide
What "First They Killed My Father" tells me about suffering and the imago Dei.
her joy and turn quiet, inward, ever watchful—sometimes slipping into a vivid dream of longing, sometimes fixating on tiny details— feels akin to watching someone experience death.
excerpt | Family
Belonging Is About More Than Biology
As an adoptee and adoptive mom, God is teaching me about his welcoming love.
Her birth mother had died of AIDS. It felt like we had snatched her from death and disease, from a life defined by a hospice order and lived out in a small orphanage.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Taylor Swift Breaks the Silence
Her recent legal case underscores the value of speaking out about sexual assault.
“If the girl who was violated was not married or engaged, the penalty was not death but a fine and the loss of the right of divorce,” says Gary Hall, former professor of Old Testament and
interview | Discipleship
I Met the Man Who Killed My Entire Family
How Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza found forgiveness.
What else was going through my mind? “Look, we're done; they're going to kill us.” The Hutu were hunting us so we were scared to death and had anger.
Old Hollywood’s Abortion Secret
What a culture of death tells us about a culture of life.
Old Hollywood's Abortion Secret. What a culture of death tells us about a culture of life. Gina Dalfonzo. Image: Eric Carpenter for MGM / Wikimedia Commons. 0; tweet; link; email; print.
Opinion | Family
Marriage Lessons from the Luthers
Katharina and Martin Luther lived 500 years ago, but they can teach us much about how to live well in our own modern-day marriages.
“Not that I am insensible to the emotions of the flesh, being neither wood nor stone,” he wrote to a friend, “but because I have no desire to [marry], and daily expect to die a heretic's death
Opinion | Sexuality
Lent in the Shadow of Cancer
Three writers reflect on breast cancer, bodies, and resurrection hope.
mortality. What do the death and resurrection of Jesus look like from the valley of the shadow? faith. I know that my own death could reasonably occur at any time.
Opinion | Sexuality
Messages from the Edge: Suicide Notes on Social Media
How Facebook turns the left-behind into horrified witnesses.
in real time on my newsfeed: the timid, then panicked inquiries about her welfare, the frantic attempts to pinpoint her location for the authorities, and then finally, the death knell blow
Opinion | Pop Culture
Let the Boston Bomber LiveSubscriber access only
Why I oppose the death penalty, even for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Let the Boston Bomber Live. Why I oppose the death penalty, even for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Today, a judge in Boston will officially sentence him to death.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Stop Asking ‘What Would MLK Do?’
Our speculation ignores the tragic reality of his death.
Our speculation ignores the tragic reality of his death. It's so much easier to think of King's death as inevitable, as that of a martyr, a heroic end to a life of public service.