Opinion | Discipleship
Online Tribalism Threatens Women’s Ministry
From our special issue: reflections on discipleship in a fractured age.
Lee uses this scene to show the disparity between the white citizens' sense of their own compassion and their neglect of justice in their local community.
Opinion | Church
Get Thee to a Swanky Tourist Trap
What missions-oriented evangelicals gain from seeing the richer side of a poorer country.
a poor developing country that you visit expecting to go without toilet paper, running water, and internet for a few weeks while you dig a well or work at a vision clinic in a rural community
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.
Even from a distance, prayer has the potential to expand your child's community and to bring who “fail.” One of them, Tom (a pseudonym), was devastated by his loss of the fellowship.
Opinion | Discipleship
Confessions of a Christian Prepper
My hope shouldn’t lie in survival skills and stockpiles.
sufficient. I have to balance readiness with relinquishment, and I have to do it the context of both community (the here and now) and eternity (the not yet).
interview | Family
The Turquoise Table Movement Wants You
Kristin Schell invites believers to trade entertaining for simple front-yard hospitality.
She was a reliable hostess in her Austin community, a thrower of book clubs, barbecues, and neighborhood Bible studies. Get to know the rhythms of your own community.
Reporting | Discipleship
Cohousing: The New American Family
How alternative forms of living are changing communities, challenging the church, and keeping millennials in the fold.
The Fellowship for Intentional Community—which supports “people who live together or share common facilities and who regularly associate with each other on the basis of explicit
Opinion | Family
Jesus Wants an Awkward Thanksgiving Dinner
Why extending the table involves an uncomfortable hospitality.
Why extending the table involves an uncomfortable hospitality.
Reporting | Family
The Key to Raising Kind Kids
Harvard psychologist Richard Weissbourd says it’s closer than you think.
Students were three times more likely to agree than disagree with this statement: “My parents are prouder if I get good grades in my classes than if I'm a caring community member in
Opinion | Church
What the Single in Your Pew Needs from You
Singles are on the rise. Here’s what forward-looking churches need to know.
alike, can learn something from putting aside our preconceptions and simply being in community with one made up of people, all of them made in God's image and worthy of fellowship.
Opinion | Pop Culture
'To the Bone' Is Big on Anorexia and Lean on Healing
The new Netflix film seems more aspirational than instructional.
image of herself. I believe that is very near to the image of Narcissus himself. The film suggests that community plays a key role in healing. Instead of the
interview | Discipleship
I Met the Man Who Killed My Entire Family
How Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza found forgiveness.
The community tribunals in Rwanda have held people accountable and allowed others to extend forgiveness. How have they affected the country's trajectory? I'm really proud.
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.
every trial, every uneasiness, every darkness and desolation with both your hands, as a blessed opportunity … of dying to self, and entering into a fuller fellowship with your Savior.
Let Them Bake Cakes
The Great British Baking Show teaches me about offering and receiving friendship in a fractured world.
an arduous journey; they had to wade through camps and bureaucracies to make it all the way here, to the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, where they are the first of their community to be
Opinion | Discipleship
Thou Shalt Not Bail
The bailing trend is an understandable byproduct of a busy culture. But is it Christian?
of morality and the ruination of all we hold dear,” as Brooks points out, but our habits of excuse making are not without cost and consequence, especially in a community like the local
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.
There, I was introduced to a progressive Christian community that not only talked openly about homosexuality but also celebrated it as another expression of love given to us by an
Reporting | Discipleship
Belong Tour Canceled by New Owners
Jen Hatmaker broke the news a month before the first event.
Jen Hatmaker broke the news a month before the first event.
Opinion | Discipleship
Middle-Aged Women Face a Crisis of Discipleship
Are churches missing out on discipling those in midlife?
gives older members a way to provide practical care for other members of their congregation or community and also offers high-quality training, support, and fellowship opportunities for
McDonald’s May Be the Most Welcoming Spot in Your Neighborhood
A fast-food skeptic finds lessons on community in an unexpected place.
A fast-food skeptic finds lessons on community in an unexpected place. A local ministry recently opened a new community center in my neighborhood on the West Side of Chicago.
Opinion | Sexuality
Christian Community Doesn’t Require Our Blind TrustSubscriber access only
Discernment and judgment must come first.
Opinion | Sexuality. Christian Community Doesn't Require Our Blind Trust. Discernment and judgment must come first. Maureen Garcia, guest writer. Image
Opinion | Pop Culture
Why We Want to Return to Stars Hollow
The weirdest part of the Gilmore Girls hometown? How they did community right.
The weirdest part of the Gilmore Girls hometown? How they did community right. Stars Hollow reminds us how overwhelming authentic community can be.