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Opinion | Discipleship
Call Out Locker Room Talk for the Sin That It Is
We can’t excuse inconsistent principles in our politicians or in each other.
Opinion | Discipleship. Call Out Locker Room Talk for the Sin That It Is. We The very phrase “locker room talk” operates much the way sin operates. Give
Opinion | Family
When ‘You’re Pregnant’ Feels Like Bad News
How can the church help those who are grieving motherhood?
21). In terms of these desires, encouraging honesty doesn't mean overlooking sin, but rather humbly and gently calling each other to repentance. But
Opinion | Discipleship
How to Liberate Ourselves from the Perils of Platform
For writers, bloggers, and speakers, the pitfalls of self-promotion are offset by a robust vision of women’s gifts in the church.
Both Edmondson and Uwan affirm the value of praying and acknowledging that platforms are, “by nature, glory thieves.” But if the mere presence of sin invalidates the calling, then none
Opinion | Discipleship
How to Escape America’s Anger Problem
In this rancorous post-election season, some women are turning to tried-and-true solutions.
As people of faith, we have a name for this kind of excessive anger—sin—and we also have a script for how to respond to it. The Bible is replete with warnings about over-the-top anger.
Opinion | Family
Easter 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
Opinion | Pop Culture
Sin Gone ViralSubscriber access only
How Internet outrage hits deep.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Sin Gone Viral. How Internet outrage hits deep. Less has been written about a different aspect of Internet rage: what it teaches us about the nature of sin.
Opinion | Family
When I Didn’t Love My Adopted Child
After welcoming our new daughter, I saw my sin more clearly than ever before.
After welcoming our new daughter, I saw my sin more clearly than ever before. I wish my sin was easier to eradicate, but God continues to root it out of me.
Opinion | Sexuality
My Dad, the Sinner and SaintSubscriber access only
How I learned to see my father as more than his unfaithful past.
Meanwhile, those of us hurt by his sin were left to make sense of it all. What was happening? But he began to talk openly about his sin in a way he never had—even if only in spurts.
Opinion | formertcwissue
When Does the Bible Allow Divorce?
Scripture’s guidance for broken, hurting marriages
She says, “In Matthew 19:9, Jesus forbids divorce 'except for unchastity.'” She explains, “When a spouse breaks the marriage covenant through sexual sin—porneia—there are biblical
Opinion | Family
Confessions of a (Sinful) Overachiever
Praise or mockery: The problem with our reactions to “super-moms.”
It's admirable—if not for the pesky tendency to pride myself by the praise of these efforts. No doubt, sin easily besets even our most righteous inclinations.
excerpt | Discipleship
God's Feminist Ideals
We're created to be image bearers and justice seekers.
ability. But sin entered the world, and the inherent dignity of men and women has often gotten lost as corrupt people with power oppress others without it.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Q+A: The Story Behind the Jesus Storybook Bible
Sally Lloyd-Jones wrote a kids Bible so popular that they’re releasing an adult version.
Can you tell us a bit about why, instead of talking about sin, or wrath, or repentance, you talked so much about emotional responses instead: God's heartbreak, or our own hearts melting
Opinion | formertcwissue
Our “Holy” SinsSubscriber access only
Daring to face what we tend to ignore
“YES, JESUS LOVES ME. THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO!”. From defiance to deception, varieties of sin abound. So why, then, is there even such a thing as “eusebeigenic sin”?
Opinion | Sexuality
Your Husband’s Infidelity Is Not Your FaultSubscriber access only
Adultery comes from a greedy heart, not an insufficient wife.
His Sin, His Responsibility. Blaming a woman for a man's sin is as old as the Garden of Eden. And, like all sin, the more lust is indulged, the less it satisfies.
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.
The pregnancy, which ended in miscarriage at 14 weeks, was painful, hard on my twiggy body, and emotional beyond description. Growing up, sexual sin was all around me.
Reporting | Family
The Key to Raising Kind Kids
Harvard psychologist Richard Weissbourd says it’s closer than you think.
Although we often caricature Puritan parents as stern, strict people scaring their children from sin, Mintz believes the Puritan contribution to parenting isn't their rules but rather their
interview | Church
How Churches Can Give Sanctuary and Still Support the Law
800 congregations are working to protect undocumented immigrants. A leader with the New Sanctuary Movement says yours should be one of them.
We must look at people's sin honestly, but we must also believe people can change in a moment, that everyone is made in the image of God and is capable of sudden acts of sacrificial
Opinion | Sexuality
God Loves My Fat Body As It IsSubscriber access only
My weight does not hurt my witness.
Still, some Christians hold on to some negative stereotypes that intertwine fat with sin in ways that clearly counter the efforts of the fat acceptance movement.
Opinion | Sexuality
Taking Creative Liberties With CreationSubscriber access only
Does Wm. Paul Young’s Eve go too far?
creation and fall. Through the narrative, Young describes sin as our turning away from a face-to-face, personal relationship with God. Like Adam and
Opinion | Family
Before I Could Forgive, I Had to Lament
I needed to do more than hide my bruises and cover my pain.
“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you” (Matt. 6:14). Jesus forgave others not by ignoring their sin but by lamenting it.
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