Opinion | Church
Six Ways to Support and Challenge Those Who Leave Church
How churchgoers can journey with their “done” brothers and sisters.
In my own struggle with the church, the thoughtful, mature fellowship of a few good friends and to mark a person's departure in a “state of the church” community meeting, congregational
Opinion | Church
I Sent My Kids to a ‘Better School.’ But Was It the Right Choice?
As a parent, I feel caught between the needs of my children and the needs of my neighbors.
Finally, we took interest in new monasticism, the movement of Christians (Shane Claiborne, DL Mayfield, and others) who live in community to practice discipleship and share life with
Opinion | Discipleship
God Came to Me in My Cancer
At a time when I should have felt abandoned by God, I experienced what Augustine called “the sweetness.”
At a time when I should have felt abandoned by God, I experienced what Augustine called “the sweetness.”.
Opinion | Discipleship
5 Ways to Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolutions
The holy work of change requires a power much greater than personal discipline.
addictions may need serious pastoral council. The church community, in particular, offers a unique context for this accountability. We need to lean into
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 | 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
How to Celebrate Christmas as a Cultural Minority
Christians abroad and Muslims at home helped me find the holy day in the holiday.
how faith communities celebrate holidays—by bringing us back to the roots of what we believe and underscoring how we express those beliefs thoughtfully in diverse community.
Opinion | Family
Minimalism Isn’t the Key to Christmas
We need more than anti-consumerism for a healthy Christian holiday.
We need more than anti-consumerism for a healthy Christian holiday.
Opinion | Family
This Christmas, I’m Defining Family by My Single Friends
Blood relatives are key to the holiday. But I share a deeper DNA with the body of Christ.
Blood relatives are key to the holiday. But I share a deeper DNA with the body of Christ.
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 | Church
The Dead White Man Who Could Fix Our Race Problem: Oswald Chambers
As a black woman wrestling with racism in America, I lean on a Scottish theologian’s four key insights.
In churches, where potluck dinners in fellowship halls used to be standard practice, it's much like Chambers, Palmer claims that “as we become disillusioned with community and more
Opinion | Family
What the New Midlife Crisis Means for Christian Women
Middle-aged women contending with stress can find solace in this gospel message.
Middle-aged women contending with stress can find solace in this gospel message.
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 | Pop Culture
‘Wonder’ Reveals the Face of True Human Strength
What the box-office hit tells us about beauty, weakness, and the imago Dei.
Every person orbiting around Auggie Pullman—from the bully to the new best friend at school—is flawed, in need, and struggling to navigate human 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
Reporting | Discipleship
The Sweatiest Bible Class in America
Revelation Wellness puts Scripture at the center of its group fitness program.
based options mirrors the industry as a whole, as consumers (especially millennials) opt to sweat in boutique fitness studios and group classes, seeking the community and specialized
interview | Discipleship
Jesus, the Frybread of Life
How Native InterVarsity is helping college students follow Christ and honor tradition.
or “What would make them feel welcome in my fellowship?” And that's where I start coaching—once that light is turned on. I coach staff on how to enter the Native community on campus
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
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 | 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.