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.
catechism practice. For resources on conversational apologetics, consider Natasha Crain's Keeping Your Kids on God's Side: 40 Conversations to Help Them Build a Lasting Faith and
The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
excerpt. The Demanding Faith of Flannery O'Connor. Her Christian faith is a demanding one. And then there's that word mystery again, one of her favorites.
Opinion | Discipleship
How to Love Your Ideological Enemy
If hospitality is a model for discipleship, then we need both open doors and clear boundaries.
house of God, bear some responsibility for protecting the doctrinal boundaries of faith and also inviting others into that well-defined place. 1. People who practice hospitable orthodoxy
Opinion | Family
Family and Politics: Why I'm Against 'Keeping the Peace'
There are times when we need to speak up.
Although I've long been passionate about theology and ministry, I've only recently begun the practice of finding my voice—of discerning when and how to put my faith into action in
Opinion | Discipleship
Why Female Theologians Take Flak in the Public Square
The potential rewards of celebrity culture are many, but so are the risks.
Top celebrity theologians—or even those who identify as “faith bloggers”—are able to translate their work into book sales Theology is an embodied practice, not just a mental exercise.
interview | Church
How Churches Can Give Sanctuary and Still Support the Law
800 congregations are working to protect undocumented immigrants. A leader with the New Sanctuary Movement says yours should be one of them.
All these presuppositions come out of letting our faith guide and shape our work. everywhere else in the world and throughout the ages know a lot more about that practice than we as
Opinion | Family
Jesus Wants an Awkward Thanksgiving Dinner
Why extending the table involves an uncomfortable hospitality.
being in real relationship with people in order to both experience and practice hospitality. Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith was recently
Opinion | Family
Dishes, Diapers, and a Deeper Faith
Discover the hidden spiritual opportunities in motherhood.
with friends. Instead of surrendering to loneliness, deepen your faith by revamping isolation into an opportunity to practice solitude. Intentionally focus
interview | Discipleship
After 50 Years in a Wheelchair, I Still Walk with Jesus
On the anniversary of her accident, Joni Eareckson Tada reflects on God’s faithfulness.
I remember going to [faith healer] Kathryn Kuhlman's services. since then, but we still have a long way to go in terms of putting that kind of heart-change into practice, especially in
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.
Although we didn't know each other very well, we committed in faith that together we I began this practice after I learned of a beloved politics professor, David Lumsdaine, who passed
Opinion | Family
Fighting with My Husband and the Work of Shalom
Do I proclaim radical love for the world even as I neglect to care for those closest to me?
In the end, this practice each Sunday—the passing of peace—is a prayer. Believing this is an act of a faith. It takes faith to believe that our little, frail faithfulness can produce fruit.
Opinion | Church
How Trump’s Inauguration Will Catalyze Christian Witness
Now is the time for the church to embrace the radical, ordinary influence of faith.
of all political stripes, the day is simply a new day to practice the radical legitimately, that a presidency under Trump's opponent would hamper the liberties of faith-based institutions and
interview | Discipleship
Jesus, the Frybread of Life
How Native InterVarsity is helping college students follow Christ and honor tradition.
prestige, to overvaluing cleanliness and timeliness. No faith practice escapes the influence of the culture around it. When it comes to which traditional
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.
by Martin Luther's writings, particularly those that condemned monasticism as works-based faith, the nuns a sense of obligation to Katharina, as well as to put into practice the theology
Opinion | Discipleship
I Was an Ash Wednesday Rookie
How the liturgical service enriched my non-liturgical faith.
My husband, Mark, and I both came to faith in the sort of evangelical environment where often save and then burn the branches from the previous year's Palm Sunday—a practice I find
Opinion | Church
My Weird Childhood Faith Isn’t So Weird AnymoreSubscriber access only
Witnessing Christianity’s shift over the charismatic church.
knowledge, and faith—were utterly unremarkable. As I look back on my childhood, although the gifts of the Holy Spirit were dear to us and we deeply believed in their practice, the real
Opinion | Discipleship
Who’s In Charge of the Christian Blogosphere?
The age of the Internet has birthed a crisis of authority, especially for women.
they can teach any doctrine on earth under the banner of Christian faith and orthodoxy. What this looks like in practice will vary dramatically between traditions and must be creatively
Q+A: Why Letting the Dishes Go Can Save Your Soul
In her latest book, Shauna Niequist trades “competition, comparison, and exhaustion for meaning, connection, and unconditional love."
him in the book as saying that “busyness is an illness of the spirit.” How do you practice Sabbath as How does performance pressure impact our faith lives and the faith lives of our kids?
Opinion | Discipleship
5 Women Every Christian Should Know
From Katharina Luther, who escaped a convent and became a radical reformer, to Amanda Berry Smith, an itinerant minister who was born a slave, these women changed history.
businesswoman, astute advisor, trusted confidante, devoted wife and mother, and a woman of unwavering faith. Martin may have married Katharina in order to put into practice what he
Opinion | Pop Culture
Your Calling Isn’t Just Between You and God
How community discernment can help women recognize their gifts.
In my faith tradition—the charismatic, happy-clappy variety—we can play a bit fast and loose with the and they were the ones to call it out, encourage it, give me room to practice it, coach