Opinion | Family
God Hears Your Back-to-School Prayers
A new school year brings more challenges and opportunities for Christians in education.
Opinion | Family. God Hears Your Back-to-School Prayers. A new school year brings more challenges and opportunities for Christians in education. Andrea
Reporting | Church
Forgive Us Our Debts: How Christian College Grads Pay the Price
Evangelical schools work to capture the real cost of student loans.
University. Even with nearly $2,000 a month in student loan payments, the Parkers will still be paying off their undergrad education well into their 50s.
Reporting | Discipleship
5 Female Change Makers
Meet the nonprofit leaders featured in our special issue.
calling in the nonprofit sector often involves “wrestling with the question of what makes you angry,” explains Andrea Ramirez, executive director of the Faith and Education Coalition of
interview | Family
The Three Myths of Cohabitation
Sociologist Bradford Wilcox reports the surprising results of his new international study on cohabitation and its impact on kids.
In the vast majority of countries that we looked at in Europe, at all education levels, people who are married when they have kids are markedly more stable than people who are
Opinion | Discipleship
5 Things You Should Know Before You Send Your Kid to College
A college administrator offers counsel on coming of age and higher ed.
0; tweet; link; email; print. Twenty-seven years ago this month, my mother dropped me off at Gordon College for La Vida, Gordon's required outdoor wilderness education program.
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.
Many married evangelical women—with or without children— shoulder domestic responsibilities and therefore don't have time for seminary (or higher education more generally).
Reporting | Discipleship
The Faith-Work Gap for Professional Women
From our special issue: How the faith group least likely to support working women can do better.
For all of women's gains in higher education, politics, and business over the past century, the barriers women face at work are so perennial as to seem rather permanent.
Opinion | Family
Never on Pause
In seasons of unpaid work or at-home care, your calling is still significant.
The general argument is that an education . From this perspective, the talents, education, and potential income productivity of at-home women are seen as assets wasted on mundanity.
Opinion | Family
I’m Not Called to Keep My Kids from Danger
I can’t keep my kids safe. But I can prepare them for a life of faithfulness.
abandonment, and pain. For us, moving “outside the camp” meant contending with guns, limited government, lack of healthcare, and low-quality education. It also
interview | Discipleship
Let’s Save the University from Secular Privilege
The academy has lost its pluralism. Here’s how the church can help find it.
Mary Poplin, who teaches at the Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California, has spent most of her professional career studying education, worldviews, and most recently
Reporting | Church
Women in China’s House Church Movement Face a Hidden Challenge
Chinese pastors’ wives struggle with something more personal than political oppression.
Legalism within the Chinese church and Marxist pragmatism within the Chinese public education system leave the children of believers without a robust understanding of grace.
Opinion | Family
Seminary Is Not About Me
What I learned from Bible students in Rwanda.
During class, students shared with us the great sacrifices of time and money they had made to pursue biblical education. A mother of two kids who served
Opinion | Church
With Rising Teen Suicides, the Church Cannot Afford Mixed Messages on Mental Health
How ministries can play a role in getting youth the support they need.
Her essays and reviews have appeared in The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Adoptive Families, and Mennonite World Review, among others.
Opinion | Church
God Made Our Brains to Need Others
Both science and Scripture invite us to share our suffering.
Joy has come in unlikely venues, like the dingy cottage where my husband and I moved after placing his seminary education on hold to attend to my declining health.
Opinion | Sexuality
Why Are Evangelical Women at Planned Parenthood?
What a recent Marie Claire report gets wrong—and right—about evangelicals and abortion.
The data source is the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, an organization that opposes abstinence- only education and promotes widespread use of
Opinion | Discipleship
Are Smart, Educated Women Still Called to the Church Nursery?
For women like me, children’s ministry can seem like low-level work for the least experienced.
In England, Melanie Lacy, author of the New City Catechism curriculum, has dedicated her theological education and career to the discipleship of youth and to the formation of those
interview | Discipleship
Between Two Cultures: How Latina Christians Approach Leadership
Yvette Santana pilots a new project to coalesce Hispanic women.
the kingdom.”. Andrea Ramirez, executive director of the Faith and Education Coalition of the NHCLC, interviewed Santana on her unique work. Can
Opinion | Discipleship
Online Tribalism Threatens Women’s Ministry
From our special issue: reflections on discipleship in a fractured age.
and faithful service. As more women achieve higher levels of education, there is increasing demand for intellectually challenging resources. And as the
Opinion | Discipleship
Six Ways to Inspire Confident, Contagious Faith in Your Kids
How do we help children and teens contend with the big questions? An apologist offers her take.
This approach—sometimes referred to as the Socratic method of education—involves asking them deeper questions on a regular basis and giving them space to respond.
Opinion | Discipleship
How Discipleship Is Transforming Nairobi, One Woman at a Time
Women in urban East Africa face challenges that are both unique and universal.
Years ago, I was among the few girls to complete my secondary education and qualify to join the university—probably only the second girl from my village to do so—but even so, I was