Opinion | Church
Swipe Right for Jesus
How Tinder helped me come to terms with my evangelical identity.
Opinion | Church. Swipe Right for Jesus. There's nothing quite like trying to explain the atonement to a brilliant inquisitor who has never heard Jesus' story.
Opinion | Family
Hiding the Full Truth from Kids Is Often Healthy
As our children come of age, how do we talk about the brutal realities of a broken world?
had an affair? Do we explain what it means when our Advent reading describes Rahab, one of the women in Jesus' family tree, as a prostitute? Do we
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.
In his book Redeeming Singleness, Barry Danylak writes about Jesus's poignant statement in Mark 3:34–35, that “whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother.” “Jesus
Opinion | Discipleship
Racial Difference Without Division
The power of an ethnicity-honoring witness.
They talked about what it meant to be Asian American and follow Jesus. Jesus looked beautiful in them. In those crucial years, I became a whole person.
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.
After 50 Years in a Wheelchair, I Still Walk with Jesus. One of the first things I read about healing that really helped was from Mark 1. Jesus has been healing all day long.
Opinion | Family
Minimalism Isn’t the Key to Christmas
We need more than anti-consumerism for a healthy Christian holiday.
In Scripture, Jesus didn't warn against excessive accumulation because it was a mental health hazard. Taking up flesh, Jesus pitched his tent in our neighborhood.
Opinion | Discipleship
The California Fires Are Purifying My Priorities
The threat of disaster forces me to reckon with salvation—mine and others.
As thousands face devastating displacement and loss, Jesus' words to clothe, visit, care for, and feed others in need (Matt. Jesus' response was stunning.
excerpt | Discipleship
How Jesus Discipled Women
In a patriarchal culture, Jesus showed his followers a radically different way to relate and lead.
In a patriarchal culture, Jesus showed his followers a radically different way to relate and lead. excerpt | Discipleship. How Jesus Discipled Women.
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.
God knows we are sinners and can't ever do enough to repair our fallen humanity. That's why he sent us Jesus to be our Savior. 4. Jesus wants to do life with us.
interview | Discipleship
Jesus, the Frybread of Life
How Native InterVarsity is helping college students follow Christ and honor tradition.
interview | Discipleship. Jesus, the Frybread of Life. I'm so excited that our Creator is making the goodness of his son Jesus known among the First People of our land.”.
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.
fables? That the exclusivity of Christianity is intolerant? That Jesus never existed? Or Is it reasonable to believe that Jesus really rose from the dead? And what
Opinion | Family
Miscarriage Changed Me
How trauma and loss deepened my understanding of God’s love.
As my physical and emotional scars were healing, I discovered a deep inner belief living in me: Grounded in my identity as God's beloved through my faith in Jesus, I am loved, valuable
Opinion | Discipleship
CT Women’s Top 10 Articles of 2017: Kay Warren, Joni Eareckson Tada, and More
Readers rank the best posts of the year.
matches the weight of their authority and influence. 5. After 50 Years in a Wheelchair, I Still Walk with Jesus. On the anniversary of the diving accident that
excerpt | Discipleship
Your Calling Actually Isn’t About You
From our special issue: resisting the draw of self-serving discipleship.
life. Each of us is called to follow Jesus. Yet For many of us, we treat Jesus and the church as a means to a more comfortable and sheltered life. In the
Opinion | Family
Family and Politics: Why I'm Against 'Keeping the Peace'
There are times when we need to speak up.
Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers” (Matt. 10:34–39). For his early followers and for us, following Jesus may be the very catalyst of family conflict.
Opinion | Discipleship
The Parable of the Lost Pointer
When Ruby went missing, Jesus’ words struck home.
Opinion | Discipleship. The Parable of the Lost Pointer. When Ruby went missing, Jesus' words struck home. Jesus means these words, found in Luke 15:4, metaphorically.
Opinion | Family
Jesus Wants an Awkward Thanksgiving Dinner
Why extending the table involves an uncomfortable hospitality.
Opinion | Family. Jesus Wants an Awkward Thanksgiving Dinner. I think of Jesus and all the different types of people he ate with: tax collectors and Pharisees and fishermen.
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.
3. Make sure you aren't expecting more (or less) from people than Jesus does. The best example in Scripture is the account of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery in John 8:2–11.
excerpt | Discipleship
God Doesn't Need You to Try So Hard
A spiritual lesson for chronic achievers.
So he became enough for us. Jesus is our enough. The truth that we are not enough and Jesus is enough isn't just good news on the day that God saves us. Learning from Jesus.
Opinion | Family
What the New Midlife Crisis Means for Christian Women
Middle-aged women contending with stress can find solace in this gospel message.
Instead, I need to consistently and compassionately point others—and myself—toward an essential message in the gospel: Jesus' invitations to find life and rest in him.