Reporting | Church
Women in China’s House Church Movement Face a Hidden Challenge
Chinese pastors’ wives struggle with something more personal than political oppression.
As the communications director for China Partnership, I hear daily about efforts to train and equip the mostly male pastorate of a rising church movement called Grace to City, which
Opinion | Church
6 Ways Martin Luther Led Me to My Own Personal Reformation
As a young Catholic, learning about the Protestant Reformation dramatically changed my faith.
church. For Luther, discovering that the church was minoring in grace and majoring in works changed his life. It changed mine, too. 2. Grace is amazing. Like
interview | Family
Sanya Richards-Ross: My Abortion Broke Me; God Redeemed Me
The Olympic gold medalist opens up about faith, failure, and grace.
interview | Family. Sanya Richards-Ross: My Abortion Broke Me; God Redeemed Me. The Olympic gold medalist opens up about faith, failure, and grace. I'm just so glad I ran into grace.”.
Reporting | Pop Culture
Millennials Can Leave Evangelicalism. But Not Its Pop Culture.
Does the cottage industry around Christian subculture nostalgia reveal the church’s failures—or its successes?
The nostalgia for Christian pop culture is part of a larger millennial phenomenon, says culture writer Ruth Graham, pointing to reboots of Full House and Will and Grace and Buzzfeed
Opinion | Discipleship
5 Ways to Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolutions
The holy work of change requires a power much greater than personal discipline.
And we need to commit ourselves to community—where other Christians can encourage us, reflect the imago Dei, and remind us of grace when we stumble.
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.
It's my son's face. I wanna see it.”. Micha (pronounced "MY-cah") Boyett is the author of Found: A Story Questions, Grace, and Everyday Prayer. She's
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 this era of racial strife, can we, too, walk in grace and evoke what Chambers calls “a strong family resemblance” to Christ? 3. Read the Bible, but don't stop there.
The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
There, my new friends and I were all literate in the same Protestant way, versed in the biblical trajectory of creation, sin, guilt, grace, redemption, forgiveness.
Reporting | Discipleship
The Sweatiest Bible Class in America
Revelation Wellness puts Scripture at the center of its group fitness program.
them. End the war of trying to find or preserve your younger self and embrace the woman of freedom and grace you already are. Finding freedom. Keeton
Opinion | Family
When Your Marriage Doesn't Measure Up
Comparing your husband to others may be killing your relationship.
wife. Accept Grace, and Offer It Freely. If so, remember that there is an endless ocean of God's grace available to you (and to your spouse also). When
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.
20 years ago. Groups on both sides of the debate often fall short in balancing the age-old tension between law and grace. Progressive Christians have
Opinion | Pop Culture
Embracing Cultural Moments
Using truth and grace to explore hidden cultural divides
Opinion | Pop Culture. Embracing Cultural Moments. Using truth and grace to explore hidden cultural divides. Helen Lee Helen Lee. @HelenLeeBooks Facebook. Grace-Filled Moments.
excerpt | Discipleship
Your Calling Actually Isn’t About You
From our special issue: resisting the draw of self-serving discipleship.
It reveals our false idols, and it forecasts our future. It's a cautionary tale of the life we think we want, and in that sense, it's a grace. 1:9), to “live in the grace of Christ” (Gal.
excerpt | Discipleship
Why Evangelism Requires Both Logic and Loveliness
An apologist argues that beauty and imagination are key to faith formation.
Although I was not interested in apologetic arguments at the time, I had, without knowing it, been experiencing the work of grace through my imagination.
Opinion | Sexuality
The Mystery of My HealingSubscriber access only
Unexplainable relief is a reminder of God’s grace, wholeness, and incarnation.
Unexplainable relief is a reminder of God's grace, wholeness, and incarnation. Not only had I experienced healing, I had also experienced grace, a gift freely given.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Brené Brown: Why We Need to Own Our FailuresSubscriber access only
Our darkest chapters don’t require a Christian rewrite.
community. I found that I trusted non-Christians more than Christians to have more grace and space for my struggle, which I could not dismiss or hide.
Opinion | Discipleship
I’m Trying to Forgive Fidel Castro
As the daughter of a Cuban refugee, I feel torn between hate and grace.
I'm Trying to Forgive Fidel Castro. As the daughter of a Cuban refugee, I feel torn between hate and grace. Rather it means that I affirm the old adage, “but for the grace of God go I.”.
Opinion | former TCW issue
Grace for Our DoubtsSubscriber access only
Author Micha Boyett believes questioning can be an act of faith
Opinion | former TCW issue. Grace for Our Doubts. That is the gift of the Thomas story for me: belief isn't simply all up to Thomas—Christ has loads of grace for him.
Opinion | Sexuality
Why Are Evangelical Women at Planned Parenthood?
What a recent Marie Claire report gets wrong—and right—about evangelicals and abortion.
Yet one of the weaknesses exposed by the Marie Claire report is that the church is doing a miserable job teaching plan A, as well as communicating grace to those who step outside of
interview | Discipleship
Between Two Cultures: How Latina Christians Approach Leadership
Yvette Santana pilots a new project to coalesce Hispanic women.
As an obsessive-compulsive people pleaser (that's a mouthful) I've had to learn to live in grace, to abide there, to really and truly live inside of the grace that God provides to me.