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Searching for Christian Heroines from History? Look to the Early Church
How women were instrumental to the rise of Christianity.
By telling the stories of Christian women in the patristic period—and taking seriously their Christian beliefs (doctrine, worship, Scripture, and community)—we can remember a fuller and
excerpt | Discipleship
Why Evangelism Requires Both Logic and Loveliness
An apologist argues that beauty and imagination are key to faith formation.
Imaginative engagement, through literature and the arts, is not a substitute for teaching about doctrine, but it helps us see what doctrine means—and to desire to learn more.
Opinion | Discipleship
Who’s In Charge of the Christian Blogosphere?
The age of the Internet has birthed a crisis of authority, especially for women.
and power. Otherwise, they can teach any doctrine on earth under the banner of Christian faith and orthodoxy. Responding to the crisis. What is needed
Opinion | Sexuality
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.
2–11. While the Pharisees wanted to debate doctrine, Jesus wanted to minister to the image bearer thrust before him in a most vulnerable state. He was
Opinion | Church
Why Being a Woman in Seminary Is Worth the Work
It's not always easy to get there, but the blogosphere needs more of us.
territory. I thought, How in the world is this possible? To that point, I had practiced theology largely by intuition and absorbed biblical doctrine by osmosis. My
Reporting | Discipleship
4 Things Beth Moore Taught Me About Writing
What the biggest name in women’s Bible studies wants the next generation to know.
If pastors are tasked with teaching doctrine and theology, then there needs to be a level of mastery that's higher than what they communicate and expect from those whom they teach.”.
We Need More Politics on Social Media, Not Less
How our feeds feed popular opinion.
People will know us by our fruit (Matt. 7:16). We can continue to help each other understand doctrine and how it should be applied, and the Internet affords more opportunities to do this.
What It's Like to Be a Black, Female Pastor in the South
Nicole Massie Martin shares about her unique vocation.
your message to them? One of the intentional choices I made in the book was to say, “This is not about doctrine of ordination. This is about maximizing
Why Complementarian Men Need Complementarian Women
In the midst of our civil war on the Trinity, we need to put down our arms and remember that men and women are in this together.
As much as theologians thirst for these kinds of deep dives into doctrine, declaring one another heretics isn't all fun and games. What is the path forward?
Opinion | Sexuality
Full-Color Faith
Why we champion Beautiful Orthodoxy
A fence, Chesterton explained, surrounded the children in order to protect them. “Doctrine and discipline may be walls; but they are the walls of a playground,” Chesterton asserted.
Opinion | Sexuality
What Could Possibly Be Wrong with Christian Masturbation?
In both marriage and singleness, our bodies are not just for ourselves.
11), man and God. The doctrine of the Trinity teaches us that relationship, union with the Other, is part of the inner life of the One God. In this sense, Christianity
Opinion | Discipleship
Put Down the Church Attendance Scorecard
Shame and peer pressure don’t lead to healthy discipleship.
Church leaders have the right and responsibility to stake their congregation's identity on church doctrine, expressed through clear, specific teaching applied in the local body.
Opinion | Sexuality
Why the Bodily Resurrection Matters—Especially to WomenSubscriber access only
In a time when Christian women are tempted to view their bodies with shame or with utility, the foundational doctrine is more important than ever.
In a time when Christian women are tempted to view their bodies with shame or with utility, the foundational doctrine is more important than ever. Opinion | Sexuality.
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The Spiritual Gift of Physical ExerciseSubscriber access only
This is the day the Lord has made. Let us workout and be glad in it.
value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” As Paul advised Christians to be trained in good doctrine and discernment
Opinion | Sexuality
Why It’s a Good Time to Be a Christian WomanSubscriber access only
New opportunities affirm the unique giftedness we’ve always had.
Titles by Christian women—addressing topics like biblical literacy, desire, fear, and the doctrine of grace—are read and endorsed by male and female leaders; on Her.meneutics, about
Opinion | Pop Culture
Shared Savior, Split TraditionsSubscriber access only
Why I try to be generous to Christians who see some important things differently.
The distinctives of our traditions meant that at core, we had intense disagreements over doctrine (especially over the nature and practice of the sacraments) and other controversial
Opinion | Pop Culture
All God’s Children: The Spiritual Cost of Opportunity InequalitySubscriber access only
Christians help bridge the gap by making the local church really local.
church leaders. This focus on the opportunity gap relates directly to our desire for human flourishing and the Christian doctrine of imago Dei. Addressing
Opinion | Family
Parents: Give Up Your Great ExpectationsSubscriber access only
Embracing the imago Dei over childhood milestones.
they were intended to be. The doctrine of the imago Dei must animate our understanding of kids no matter who they are. All human beings, male and
Opinion | Sexuality
Why Pastors Should Preach About Body ImageSubscriber access only
Our obsession with appearance has theological ramifications for both women and men.
Body image and the doctrine of creation. A robust doctrine of creation helps us to think about our bodies as intentionally designed by God. · Body image and love of neighbor.
Opinion | Sexuality
When Rural Traditions Get Hipster CredSubscriber access only
Food trends overlook the economic pressures of their origins.
differences. It also explains the doctrine of local church ministry—how God's universal church expresses itself in specific geographic and cultural locations.