Reporting | Family
Survey: Being a Pastor’s Wife Is Good for Faith, Bad for Friendship
Though expectations have shifted, spouses still feel the weight of church drama.
Today's generation of pastors' wives fill a different role than the dressed-up, casserole-toting caricature that came before them, but they still feel the pressures of being married to ministry
Reporting | Church
The Pay Gap Is Worse for Pastor-Moms
How being married with kids complicates church compensation.
Even in the church, where marriage and families are celebrated— and, in many traditions, expected—female pastors are paid disproportionally smaller salaries if they're married with
Reporting | Church
Study: Female Pastors Are on the Rise
And so are our impossible expectations for them.
Reporting | Church. Study: Female Pastors Are on the Rise. And tomorrow.”. One trend the Barna Group noted is the slow and steady rise of female pastors.
Reporting | Church
Female Pastors Bring Hope to War-Torn Middle East Churches
Syria and Lebanon celebrate the historic ordination of a pair of faithful clergy.
Reporting | Church. Female Pastors Bring Hope to War-Torn Middle East Churches. Syria and Lebanon celebrate the historic ordination of a pair of faithful clergy.
Opinion | Discipleship
Six Ways Men Can Support Women's Discipleship
Male clergy and laity who want to enable women's ministry often don't know how to get involved or what to do.
After speaking with close to half a dozen pastors and even more women's ministry leaders, I offer the following invitations to male clergy and laity: 1. Read
Opinion | Discipleship
Are Smart, Educated Women Still Called to the Church Nursery?
For women like me, children’s ministry can seem like low-level work for the least experienced.
When asked how pastors might best equip women in their discipleship of children, Denton responded that we need to “elevate youth and children's ministry more generally.” “It seems
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.
intellectual autonomy. You might revisit the conversation from time to time and/or point them toward helpful people, pastors, books, or online resources. When
interview | Discipleship
Between Two Cultures: How Latina Christians Approach Leadership
Yvette Santana pilots a new project to coalesce Hispanic women.
“We want to create a network for Latina pastor's wives and lead female pastors, as they have such a unique role in the kingdom.”. I am particularly burdened for pastors' wives.
Opinion | Sexuality
Pastors, Power, and PrettinessSubscriber access only
When good compliments go bad.
Opinion | Sexuality. Pastors, Power, and Prettiness. When good compliments go bad. Moreover, it sets a dangerous example for other men and other pastors to follow.
interview | Discipleship
How a Disney Ballerina Ended Up Fighting Modern Slavery
A director of church mobilization for International Justice Mission says women can’t have it all, but they can have something better.
God to show me what was next. Then one of the pastors at my church asked me to be his assistant. He took a risk on me. I had never sat behind a computer
Opinion | Church
When Mother’s Day Feels Like a Minefield
Let's reimagine ways we can honor mothers without wounding others.
tending a home. Some pastors go so far as to say or imply that a life of motherhood and housekeeping is a woman's highest calling. Judy, a theologian
Opinion | Family
When ‘You’re Pregnant’ Feels Like Bad News
How can the church help those who are grieving motherhood?
Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission, speaks often about unwed, unplanned pregnancies and encourages pastors to do the same so that the
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.
Through God's work in our lives, we've beaten the odds that divorce would be the outcome of our ill-advised union.
Opinion | Discipleship
Who’s In Charge of the Christian Blogosphere?
The age of the Internet has birthed a crisis of authority, especially for women.
Christian bloggers and conference speakers have become a sort of cyber-age equivalent to megachurch pastors, garnering huge followings based on a cult of personality and holding
Opinion | Sexuality
Why Pastors Should Preach About Body ImageSubscriber access only
Our obsession with appearance has theological ramifications for both women and men.
Why Pastors Should Preach About Body Image. For these two reasons—physical and spiritual—Christians need pastors to talk openly and thoughtfully about body image.
Opinion | Family
The Pastor’s Wife EffectSubscriber access only
Pastors' wives don’t need reverence. They need friendship.
The Pastor's Wife Effect. Pastors' wives don't need reverence. But in the church, the old-school pedestal often remains. When pastors' wives walk up, the conversation goes quiet.
Opinion | Discipleship
How Discipleship Is Transforming Nairobi, One Woman at a Time
Women in urban East Africa face challenges that are both unique and universal.
and Rwanda. I lecture at the International Leadership University, which seeks to train pastors and leaders within the city and from around Africa. And
Reporting | Discipleship
4 Things Beth Moore Taught Me About Writing
What the biggest name in women’s Bible studies wants the next generation to know.
similar advice. He encourages pastors to pursue an MDiv because even if that level of education isn't required for employment, it's useful for service. He
Opinion | Discipleship
Why White-Centered Discipleship Hurts Us All
A vision for bringing racial equity to the spiritual training of women.
As Joshua Lazard wrote in his recent thought-provoking post, “How 'Race Tests' Maintain Evangelical Segregation,” “When the representation of holiness—in pastors, lay leaders and
interview | Discipleship
The Great Female Commission
Mentorship expert Natasha Sistrunk Robinson on how to draw all women into the work of discipleship.
black churches in the country. The church is 214 years old, and they've only had six pastors and never had a church split. Do we think the evangelical