Opinion | Discipleship
Why Female Theologians Take Flak in the Public Square
The potential rewards of celebrity culture are many, but so are the risks.
and tracts. For women who do theology via blogging in the public sphere, celebrity authority offers enticing rewards and extraordinary risks. There are
Opinion | Discipleship
Racial Difference Without Division
The power of an ethnicity-honoring witness.
A fine artist and painter, Sarah has a master of arts in theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a master's in city planning and development from MIT.
Opinion | Family
I’m Not Called to Keep My Kids from Danger
I can’t keep my kids safe. But I can prepare them for a life of faithfulness.
I can't keep my kids safe. But I can prepare them for a life of faithfulness.
Opinion | Church
6 Ways Martin Luther Led Me to My Own Personal Reformation
As a young Catholic, learning about the Protestant Reformation dramatically changed my faith.
As a young Catholic, learning about the Protestant Reformation dramatically changed my faith.
Opinion | Sexuality
The Unsettling Truth Behind the #MeToo Movement
Creating a safer world for women means talking about our vulnerability.
Creating a safer world for women means talking about our vulnerability.
Opinion | Discipleship
Why I Continue to Call God ‘Father’
I’m sympathetic to the arguments for female pronouns. But the linguistic alternatives leave behind a profound truth.
I'm sympathetic to the arguments for female pronouns. But the linguistic alternatives leave behind a profound truth.
Opinion | Discipleship
The California Fires Are Purifying My Priorities
The threat of disaster forces me to reckon with salvation—mine and others.
The threat of disaster forces me to reckon with salvation—mine and others.
Opinion | Church
God Made Our Brains to Need Others
Both science and Scripture invite us to share our suffering.
Katie Jo is currently working on her first book, exploring her experience of joy in suffering alongside insights from interpersonal neurobiology and theology.
Opinion | Discipleship
Confessions of a Christian Prepper
My hope shouldn’t lie in survival skills and stockpiles.
My hope shouldn't lie in survival skills and stockpiles.
The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
Freaked out by the self-blinding prophet and dying grandmother. Puzzled by the untamed theology of tent meetings. Throughout the 596 pages, there is a great deal of theology.
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.
After a mass shooting, we can find solace in an art form steeped in Scripture.
Opinion | Discipleship
Online Tribalism Threatens Women’s Ministry
From our special issue: reflections on discipleship in a fractured age.
Alastair Roberts, blogger and author of the forthcoming book Heirs Together: A Theology of the Sexes, notes that in such discipleship tribes, women leaders take on a status of “super
Opinion | Church
Why Being a Woman in Seminary Is Worth the Work
It's not always easy to get there, but the blogosphere needs more of us.
The universality of this desire is evidenced by the explosion of the Christian blogosphere, with its niche emphases on mothering, relationships, pop-theology, and life coaching.
interview | Discipleship
Stay Woke: A Q&A with ‘Faithfully Magazine’
The story behind a new, multiethnic journalistic enterprise.
staff and only $5,000 in Kickstarter seed money, Menzie has established Faithfully as an exemplar of racial and spiritual diversity and a resource for news, theology, and cultural
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.
How do we help children and teens contend with the big questions? An apologist offers her take.
excerpt | Church
Searching for Christian Heroines from History? Look to the Early Church
How women were instrumental to the rise of Christianity.
Philippians and Ephesians. Amy Brown Hughes (PhD, Wheaton College) is assistant professor of theology at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.
Opinion | Family
Marriage Lessons from the Luthers
Katharina and Martin Luther lived 500 years ago, but they can teach us much about how to live well in our own modern-day marriages.
Martin Luther had no intention of marrying. Though he had preached extensively and passionately on the theology of marriage, matrimony, he had decided, simply wasn't for him.
Opinion | Family
The Unique FOMO of Motherhood
Living in the tension between my dreams and my family’s needs.
For close to a decade, I've dreamed of being a theology professor. In order for me to teach theology on the graduate level, I'd need to earn a PhD (or a Doctorate in Ministry).
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.
of the Bible. She took the course so that she could draw on deeper theology when she composes biblically faithful songs for the nursery kids. “I went
excerpt | Discipleship
How Jesus Discipled Women
In a patriarchal culture, Jesus showed his followers a radically different way to relate and lead.
womankind brings evil upon himself and neglects the study of the Law and at the last will inherit Gehenna” (m. Avot 1:5). In the eyes of many Jews, not only was teaching theology to a