excerpt | Discipleship
Why Evangelism Requires Both Logic and Loveliness
An apologist argues that beauty and imagination are key to faith formation.
An apologist argues that beauty and imagination are key to faith formation.
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
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 | 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.
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 | 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.
school administrator, and doctoral student. You can find her thoughts on theology and culture at www.bekahmason.com and on Twitter @bekahmason.
interview | Family
Sanya Richards-Ross: My Abortion Broke Me; God Redeemed Me
The Olympic gold medalist opens up about faith, failure, and grace.
The Olympic gold medalist opens up about faith, failure, and grace.
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.
Women in urban East Africa face challenges that are both unique and universal.
Kay Warren: 'We Were in Marital Hell'
Through God's work in our lives, we've beaten the odds that divorce would be the outcome of our ill-advised union.
was okay. On our second wedding anniversary, we moved for Rick to pursue a master's degree in theology so that he could become a senior pastor. We
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.
“It wasn't in my dreams,” said Sleiman, who studied at Beirut's Near East School of Theology (NEST). “I just wanted to serve God. I never planned that I'm going to be ordained.”.
Reporting | Discipleship
Why Even Pessimists Can Embrace Hope
A social psychologist explains why fear and hope often work as a team.
A social psychologist explains why fear and hope often work as a team.
Opinion | Family
Family and Politics: Why I'm Against 'Keeping the Peace'
There are times when we need to speak up.
Although I've long been passionate about theology and ministry, I've only recently begun the practice of finding my voice—of discerning when and how to put my faith into action in
Opinion | Pop Culture
Why We Need Wonder Woman
Even when it falters, the new female-led film brings freshness to the superhero flick.
However, in Wonder Woman's world, where she was “created” by the Greek god Zeus, it is the demigods and heroes who fight on behalf of corrupt mankind. As theology, it's alarming.
Opinion | Discipleship
Why White-Centered Discipleship Hurts Us All
A vision for bringing racial equity to the spiritual training of women.
A vision for bringing racial equity to the spiritual training of women.
Opinion | Discipleship
Middle-Aged Women Face a Crisis of Discipleship
Are churches missing out on discipling those in midlife?
Are churches missing out on discipling those in midlife?
Opinion | Pop Culture
Sarah Bessey: In Praise of Everyday Theologians Subscriber access only
God-talk isn’t just for academia. It’s for laundry rooms, gyms, hospitals, and everywhere else.
The following excerpt comes from a chapter encouraging readers to not be intimidated to raise questions and study theology as a way to foster their own spiritual growth and evolution.
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.
For writers, bloggers, and speakers, the pitfalls of self-promotion are offset by a robust vision of women's gifts in the church.
Opinion | Discipleship
Starving Myself Meant Losing Myself
For years, I looked at myself in mirrors only to see mirages.
For years, I looked at myself in mirrors only to see mirages.
Opinion | Discipleship
Dispatches from Baylor: Let Women Lead
We see female professors excel when the people around them support their callings.
men (college professor, anyone? What about president?). We see the more extreme implications of such theology. Cedarville University, for example
How Brainy Women Benefit the Church
A recent study suggests that intelligence is often associated with masculinity, not femininity.
our understanding about which topics of conversation are “male” and which are “female.” It may mean creating spaces for men and women to engage in ideas and theology together.