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 | 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
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
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
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 | 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.
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.
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 | 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
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 | 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 | 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
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