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.
Speaking about poorly prepared missionaries, for example, he said, “To ignore all the vast and competent literature relative to every country under Heaven today and to go to work for
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Why Evangelism Requires Both Logic and Loveliness
An apologist argues that beauty and imagination are key to faith formation.
Literature, music, and the visual arts may come readily to mind as modes of imaginative engagement, but it's also worth considering an often overlooked form of apologetics: architecture
Opinion | Family
The Gift of Mom Guilt
Hearing God’s call in a "lean in" or "opt out" world.
anguish over their competing responsibilities. Literature discussing the tension litters bookshelves and clutters inboxes. Conversations with women at
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Searching for Christian Heroines from History? Look to the Early Church
How women were instrumental to the rise of Christianity.
Feminists have shone the spotlight on history and literature, demonstrating how the oppression of women is deeply entrenched, systemically permeating political structures, domestic life
The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
In her writing, O'Connor made belief believable.
Opinion | Discipleship
The Parable of the Lost Pointer
When Ruby went missing, Jesus’ words struck home.
Southern Baptist Convention. She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me and Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More.
Opinion | Discipleship
What Feminism Owes to the Protestant Reformation
Listening to marginalized voices isn’t a liberal or a conservative idea—it’s a fundamentally Christian one.
because of illiteracy or inferior education, domestic obligations, or the apathy (or antipathy) of their culture to a “scribbling woman,” the canon of English literature, as traditionally
Opinion | Pop Culture
Christians Can’t Ignore ‘Fun Home’ and Other Controversial BooksSubscriber access only
Alison Bechdel's memoir doesn't endorse sexual brokenness. Ultimately, it exposes it.
After praising his essay and sharing it with my own students, I found myself in the midst of a bigger discussion about Fun Home, cultural engagement, literature, pornography, and
Opinion | Discipleship
How to Love Your Ideological Enemy
If hospitality is a model for discipleship, then we need both open doors and clear boundaries.
Southern Baptist Convention. She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me and Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More.
Opinion | Sexuality
10 Things Sexual Assault Victims Want You to Know
When I posed a question about abuse on Facebook, I was inundated with responses.
She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me andFierce Convictions—The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More: Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist.
Reporting | Church
Study: Female Pastors Are on the Rise
And so are our impossible expectations for them.
to know how much each of these elements factor into congregants' criticism, but it's helpful to consider how Barna's results fit within the broader body of literature exploring perceptions
Reporting | Church
It Doesn't Pay to Go on Maternity Leave at Most Evangelical Seminaries
On Christian campuses, unofficial flexibility is more common than extra benefits for new parents.
policies. Emily Dolan Gierer has a PhD in American literature from the University of Connecticut and is finishing an MDiv at Yale Divinity School. She
Opinion | Pop Culture
21 Books Worth Giving as Christmas Gifts
Holiday book list: CT Women writers recommend their favorites.
I love hefty classic literature (think Brothers Karamazov and War and Peace) but there is no work I love more than Kristin Lavransdatter by Nobel Prize–winning writer Sigrid Undset.
Reporting | Sexuality
Let's Kiss Dating Hello
A sociologist reveals her research about 'ring by spring' culture on a Christian college campus.
However, the sociological literature is very clear on the implications of younger marriages, and I think we need to consider the science behind those studies when addressing marriage
A Lament for Louisiana After the Floods
As I grieve the tragedy in my home state, I’ve found solace in a surprising place.
Jessica Mesman Griffith is the author of three books, including Love and Salt: A Spiritual Friendship in Letters, which won the 2014 Christopher Award for “literature that affirms the
Quit Calling Them 'Chick Flicks'
With the female-fronted 'Ghostbusters,' it's time to celebrate women in movies.
job in the narrative. I can say from experience that girls need female characters to look up to in film, literature, and other art media. As an avid reader
Opinion | Pop Culture
Read, Write, WorshipSubscriber access only
Finding God between the lines of literature.
Read, Write, Worship. Finding God between the lines of literature. In a series called By Heart, The Atlantic features authors' reflections on their favorite passages of literature.
Opinion | Sexuality
Lent in the Shadow of Cancer
Three writers reflect on breast cancer, bodies, and resurrection hope.
Press, January 2016). Anya Silver's poem, "Ash Wednesday," is reprinted from the journal Christianity and Literature, Fall 2007. Used by permission.
Opinion | Sexuality
Changing Minds on Abortion
5 former abortion advocates speak out
“Everything was nice and clean,” she said, and the director “was so friendly,” offering her literature, free condoms, and a convincing rationalization for abortion. “I was sold!” she said.
Opinion | Pop Culture
15 Books That Are Good Enough to GiveSubscriber access only
Holiday book list: Her.meneutics writers recommend their favorites.
literary history. The son of a US poet laureate, Eberhart grew up in the company of some of the biggest names in 20th-century American literature. His