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 | 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
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 | 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
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
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 | 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
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 | 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
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
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 | 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
Reporting | Family
The Key to Raising Kind Kids
Harvard psychologist Richard Weissbourd says it’s closer than you think.
also have to reckon with the same challenge faced by every parent: teaching our kids to practice empathy and kindness toward those unlike us, including those outside our faith tradition
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
Opinion | Discipleship
Why Advent Is More Jewish Than You Think
As a Messianic Jew, I see the rich origins of this liturgical season.
Advent was the period in which these believers received instruction about the faith. Church leaders recognized that the practice of spiritual readiness applied just as strongly to the birth
Opinion | Sexuality
Full-Color Faith
Why we champion Beautiful Orthodoxy
Opinion | Sexuality. Full-Color Faith. Why we champion Beautiful I believe that, like that ink-drawn napkin, we end up living a black and white faith. What if the gospel
Opinion | former TCW issue
Why Are Women Leaving the Church?Subscriber access only
The reasons behind the exodus
I think the real value in faith of any kind is that it provides a constant reminder that there is which she says mostly just means she doesn't attend any sort of service or practice a personal