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
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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.
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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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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
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 | 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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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!
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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.
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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
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.
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Motherhood Is Physical—and So Is the Gospel
Encountering the Incarnation in birthing, breastfeeding, and bathing.
The sacred hour of Incarnation. Embodied Hope. Incarnation means “embodied in the flesh.” When Jesus was knit together in Mary's womb he was bodied.
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Give Your Kids the Gift of Absence
Time and attention are not the only ways to bless our children.
One of the central tenets of Christianity is the incarnation, the belief that God took on a body in the form of Jesus. And yet Jesus' ministry also took on the form of absence.
The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
I really couldn't see what Flannery's Jesus-obsessed extremists could say to me, a straight-up kid raised on the Westminster Catechism, the illustrated youth Bible with leatherette cover
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Why Advent Is More Jewish Than You Think
As a Messianic Jew, I see the rich origins of this liturgical season.
My husband and I are both Jewish followers of Jesus and wanted our children to connect with the hope and history embedded in both observances.
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In the Valley of Postpartum Depression
Why is it so hard for Christian women to seek help?
For those who love Jesus and want to glorify him, it's embarrassing to admit feeling overwhelmed by the children God gave us. For those who love Jesus
Beth Moore: There’s No Place Like Houston
My hometown is diverse, strong, and faithful. After Harvey, it will never be the same.
I've never known more Jesus-serving, Jesus-loving, people-loving, people-serving folks on earth than right here in my hometown of Houston, Texas.
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God's Feminist Ideals
We're created to be image bearers and justice seekers.
society. Based in part on their understanding of Jesus and the Bible, men and women of faith fought together for women to have the right to vote. This