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.
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.
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 | 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
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.
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.
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
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
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 | Family
Jesus Wants an Awkward Thanksgiving Dinner
Why extending the table involves an uncomfortable hospitality.
Why extending the table involves an uncomfortable hospitality.
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
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
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
How to Liberate Ourselves from the Perils of Platform
For writers, bloggers, and speakers, the pitfalls of self-promotion are offset by a robust vision of women’s gifts in the church.
For writers, bloggers, and speakers, the pitfalls of self-promotion are offset by a robust vision of women's gifts in the church.
Opinion | Discipleship
Six Ways Men Can Support Women's Discipleship
Male clergy and laity who want to enable women's ministry often don't know how to get involved or what to do.
Amanda Edmondson, women's ministry director at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Kentucky, suggests that “when pastors or leaders are gathered to talk about or make plans
Opinion | Discipleship
Why White-Centered Discipleship Hurts Us All
A vision for bringing racial equity to the spiritual training of women.
My friend Reesheda Washington recently launched L!VE Café in Oak Park, Illinois, to provide high-quality coffee as well as high-quality community conversations.
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 | Sexuality
10 Things Sexual Assault Victims Want You to Know
When I posed a question about abuse on Facebook, I was inundated with responses.
When I posed a question about abuse on Facebook, I was inundated with responses.
Opinion | Discipleship
Scoot Over, That’s My Seat
My spot in church is more than just a thoughtless habit.
My spot in church is more than just a thoughtless habit.