Reporting | Church
Women in China’s House Church Movement Face a Hidden Challenge
Chinese pastors’ wives struggle with something more personal than political oppression.
Reporting | Church. Women in China's House Church Movement Face a Hidden Challenge. Chinese pastors' wives struggle with something more personal than political oppression.
Reporting | Church
Women Speak Up in #SilenceIsNotSpiritual Campaign
Leaders from Lynne Hybels to Jen Hatmaker want evangelical churches to take a more proactive position on behalf of victims.
statement reads. “We call our pastors, our elders, and our parishioners who have been silent to speak up and stand up for all who experience abuse. There
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
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.
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
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
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
God Came to Me in My Cancer
At a time when I should have felt abandoned by God, I experienced what Augustine called “the sweetness.”
of losing it. So I began to ask friends, theologians, historians, pastors I knew, and nuns I liked, “What am I going to do when it's gone?”. And they knew
Opinion | Church
Six Ways to Support and Challenge Those Who Leave Church
How churchgoers can journey with their “done” brothers and sisters.
of the church, a couple of courageous friends were willing to “go there” with me, gently challenging me to recognize the bitterness I'd been cultivating toward a couple of former pastors.
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.
Opinion | Discipleship
5 Ways to Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolutions
The holy work of change requires a power much greater than personal discipline.
We need to lean into discipleship (from pastors and mentors) as we try to escape our bad habits and addictions. We need to hear the Word preached to deepen our convictions.
Opinion | Family
Your Spouse Doesn’t Need Your Unconditional Support
Sometimes the deepest expression of love comes in the form of difficult-to-hear truths.
Nonprofit leaders, ministry leaders, pastors, academics, and others are all susceptible to wanting to think they already know best and can do whatever they want.
Reporting | Discipleship
The Sweatiest Bible Class in America
Revelation Wellness puts Scripture at the center of its group fitness program.
Pastors led their congregations to collectively shed thousands of pounds, and leaders such as Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, launched programs incorporating the Bible
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
Racial Difference Without Division
The power of an ethnicity-honoring witness.
Some of my biggest advocates have been those who do not share my gender or my ethnic background: white men, black pastors (women and men), and Asian men.
Opinion | Family
When Combat Trauma Tests a Marriage
PTSD impacts not just veterans but their spouses and children too. How can the church help military families heal?
our pews? We fail them if we treat our churches like miniature seminaries, where we simply come to hear good teaching from pastors on Sundays. As
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.
Reporting | Discipleship
The Faith-Work Gap for Professional Women
From our special issue: How the faith group least likely to support working women can do better.
in sermons, Cho says, his church works to highlight strong female figures in the Bible and to highlight women as members, small group leaders, worship leaders, elders, and pastors.
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 | 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