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 | 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.
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
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 | 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
Opinion | Discipleship
The Parable of the Lost Pointer
When Ruby went missing, Jesus’ words struck home.
When Ruby went missing, Jesus' words struck home.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Taylor Swift Breaks the Silence
Her recent legal case underscores the value of speaking out about sexual assault.
Her recent legal case underscores the value of speaking out about sexual assault.
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 | 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
Treasures in Heaven, Tchotchkes on Earth
What happens when our kids don’t want our heirlooms.
Rather, he had fond memories of spending lots of time over the years enjoying this ordinary meal together, laughing and talking about everything from theology to superheroes to school
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 | Sexuality
Can Robots Be Sexist?
How artificial intelligence might reinforce and amplify gender stereotypes.
resides in each of us. For Pope John Paul II, this theology of the body was so central to faith that he dedicated 129 lectures to it. “The body, and it alone
Opinion | Pop Culture
Why Christians Should Avoid Watching Rape Scenes
What if there's a hidden human cost to our entertainment?
What if there's a hidden human cost to our entertainment?
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.
On the anniversary of her accident, Joni Eareckson Tada reflects on God's faithfulness.
Reporting | Family
Young, Female, and Pro-Trump
How white evangelical millennials are defying political predictions.
imbibing,” he said. “A traditional evangelical theology does not advocate a progressive view of human beings, that we're all getting better. A more traditional
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.
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 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