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.
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
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
Why the Bodily Resurrection Matters—Especially to Women
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.
The Spiritual Gift of Physical Exercise
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
Why It’s a Good Time to Be a Christian Woman
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
Shared Savior, Split Traditions
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
Why Pastors Should Preach About Body Image
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.
Parents: Give Up Your Great Expectations
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
When Rural Traditions Get Hipster Cred
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.
Doctrine in Diapers
In teaching my children about God, I'm not sure who's receiving the greater lesson.
Opinion | Family. Doctrine in Diapers. We learn God's love through the Incarnation, through Jesus' flesh and blood. Doctrine matters, but lived relationships matter more.
Evangelical in Mormon Territory
How being in the religious minority inspired me to listen and learn.
On top of all of that, I've read the three LDS scriptures: The Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price. Not everyone chooses to do all of this, and that's fine.