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
How to Talk About Race with Your Kids
Children naturally notice differences—and that is a good thing.
I believe that all parents should have this sort of “talk” with their children, and for Christians, we should start with the basic truth about sin. We are all sinners
Opinion | Church
Lamenting Las Vegas: How Country Music Marks an American Tragedy
After a mass shooting, we can find solace in an art form steeped in Scripture.
But as an avid country music fan, I'm inclined to think about the genre itself and how country music gives us a script for understanding grief, healing, and human sin.
interview | Discipleship
After 50 Years in a Wheelchair, I Still Walk with Jesus
On the anniversary of her accident, Joni Eareckson Tada reflects on God’s faithfulness.
Throughout your journey with quadriplegia, you've interacted with people who link suffering to sin or who've taught that having “enough faith” leads to miraculous healing.
The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
There, my new friends and I were all literate in the same Protestant way, versed in the biblical trajectory of creation, sin, guilt, grace, redemption, forgiveness.
Opinion | Sexuality
Finding My 'True Self' As a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
In my young-adult struggle with sexual identity, both legalistic condemnation and progressive license left me floundering.
My need to talk through those feelings was preemptively crushed by my belief that homosexuality was close to being an unpardonable sin—worse than any other form of sexual
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.
who teach them. As we challenge the sin of misogyny, how do we also encourage women like these to feel valued in the work of caretaking? It starts
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 | 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 | Pop Culture
Taylor Swift Breaks the Silence
Her recent legal case underscores the value of speaking out about sexual assault.
“If we follow the trail of abused women in Scripture, we see both sin against women as well as the ways God speaks to condemn and restrain it,” writes Wendy Alsup.
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 | 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 | 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 | Sexuality
Why Are Evangelical Women at Planned Parenthood?
What a recent Marie Claire report gets wrong—and right—about evangelicals and abortion.
Something is seriously wrong when women expect to face shame in the Christian community, even if they confess their sin and embrace the life within them.
Opinion | former TCW issue
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 | 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 | 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 | 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.
Opinion | former TCW issue
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 | Family
When Your Spouse Is Mentally Ill
My husband’s schizoaffective disorder devastated our family. Here’s what I’ve learned in the years since he was first diagnosed.
Most of all, I had to cling to the knowledge that Christ had paid the penalty for my sin, and I could come to God boldly and confidently to find help in my time of need.