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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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
I’m Not Called to Keep My Kids from Danger
I can’t keep my kids safe. But I can prepare them for a life of faithfulness.
Six years before we made this life-changing decision to move, we heard John Piper preach a sermon on Hebrews 13:12–14 and how Jesus suffers “outside the city gate in order to
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
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 | 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
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
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 | 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.
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.
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 | Discipleship
Why I Continue to Call God ‘Father’
I’m sympathetic to the arguments for female pronouns. But the linguistic alternatives leave behind a profound truth.
challenge. So if God is not to be called Father—as Scripture, Jesus, and church tradition do; no small thing—then what do we call God? The answer varies.
Opinion | Family
Book List: Our Favorite New Releases for Kids
10 faith-enriching picture books.
much more. It is the apex of the Christian year—the holy day when celebrate the triumph of the empty tomb and Jesus' victory over sin and death. Yet
Kay Warren: 'We Were in Marital Hell'
Through God's work in our lives, we've beaten the odds that divorce would be the outcome of our ill-advised union.
It was clearly taboo for a Christian young woman who sincerely wanted to live a pure and holy life for Jesus, but somehow one night I picked it up and looked at it. I love Jesus!
I Saw Jesus in Detention
We’re all so busy debating immigration policy that we’ve forgotten something essential.
I Saw Jesus in Detention. We're all so busy debating immigration policy that we've forgotten something essential. I imagined Jesus sitting on the other side of the glass.
interview | Discipleship
I Met the Man Who Killed My Entire Family
How Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculee Ilibagiza found forgiveness.
But the Lord's Prayer was given by Jesus; I couldn't find a reason to argue with it. But after that, I recognized that Jesus gave the prayer, that he is God and I am human.