excerpt | Discipleship
Your Calling Actually Isn’t About You
From our special issue: resisting the draw of self-serving discipleship.
Then I went back to seminary. Somewhere in there I began blogging. Over time, I realized writing was my ministry. In the beginning, I started writing because I felt called.
Reporting | Discipleship
4 Things Beth Moore Taught Me About Writing
What the biggest name in women’s Bible studies wants the next generation to know.
Reporting | Discipleship. 4 Things Beth Moore Taught Me About Writing Leer en Español. What the crucial. 2. You should know more than you're writing. Lest
Save Your Soul: Stop Writing
In the age of push-button publishing, self-disclosure isn't always God's best.
Save Your Soul: Stop Writing. It was a post not unlike most of Melton's writing: raw, emotive, quaking with transparency and defensiveness at the same time.
The Demanding Faith of Flannery O’Connor
In her writing, O’Connor made belief believable.
excerpt. The Demanding Faith of Flannery O'Connor. In her writing, O'Connor made belief believable. Karen Wright Marsh. Image: Klaus Ernst. 0; tweet; link; email; print.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Charles Dickens Still Haunts Christmas
How a 19th-century story informs the modern holiday spirit.
selfishness. The screenwriters redeem Dickens using much the same strategy, as his writing prompts moments of conviction about his relationships with others.
Opinion | Church
The Dead White Man Who Could Fix Our Race Problem: Oswald Chambers
As a black woman wrestling with racism in America, I lean on a Scottish theologian’s four key insights.
it. In my own personal writing ministry, for example, I confess to pushing back at white evangelical readers who don't think racism is “still” a problem. Asking
interview | Discipleship
Beth Moore: I Found God in ‘Deep Valleys and Difficulties’
The best-selling author and speaker talks about her past and her first-ever work of fiction.
study author. In her writing life, Moore is once again breaking new ground by debuting her first work of fiction: The Undoing of Saint Silvanus. The story
Opinion | Pop Culture
Dear Everyone: Stop Writing Open Letters
Open letters have changed history, but our petty online rants are getting old.
Opinion | Pop Culture. Dear Everyone: Stop Writing Open Letters. Open letters have changed history, but our petty online rants are getting old. Rebecca
excerpt | Discipleship
God’s Ministry of Disappointment
In pain and confusion, I’m finding that God is, indeed, close to the brokenhearted.
I thought I'd be pregnant by now. Full stop. Hard return. I will sit a few minutes after writing that sentence. I want to highlight and delete. I want to press
Reporting | Church
Women in China’s House Church Movement Face a Hidden Challenge
Chinese pastors’ wives struggle with something more personal than political oppression.
Hannah Nation lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and serves the global church through her work with China Partnership. You can also find her writing at carvedtoadorn.com.
Opinion | Family
When Combat Trauma Tests a Marriage
PTSD impacts not just veterans but their spouses and children too. How can the church help military families heal?
mother of six. She holds a master of arts in human services counseling: marriage and family. You can read more of her writing at TheKesslerDiaries.com.
Opinion | Sexuality
The Unsettling Truth Behind the #MeToo Movement
Creating a safer world for women means talking about our vulnerability.
Moody). You can find more of her writing at sometimesalight.com, hear her on the weekly podcast Persuasion, or follow her on Twitter @sometimesalight.
Opinion | Family
Never on Pause
In seasons of unpaid work or at-home care, your calling is still significant.
as her choices align with particular tenets. Writing in The Federalist this year, Anna Mussmann observes: Smart, educated women who decide to end
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.
Like CS Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia, her writing is beloved by children and adults alike, with her bestselling Jesus Storybook Bible selling over 2 million copies to date and ranking as
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.
produced a Maren Morris, who sings cheekily about how church for her consists of listening to Johnny Cash and Hank Williams on the car radio, but who's also capable of writing this:
Opinion | Sexuality
Glennon Doyle Melton's Gospel of Self-Fulfillment
Why living your truth bravely isn't enough.
(It's worth noting, by the way, that in The Good Life Project, Melton called her readers “congregants” and also likened her writing to the acts of the early church.).
Opinion | Discipleship
Online Tribalism Threatens Women’s Ministry
From our special issue: reflections on discipleship in a fractured age.
Moody). You can find more of her writing at sometimesalight.com, hear her on the weekly podcast Persuasion, or follow her on Twitter @sometimesalight.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Your Calling Isn’t Just Between You and God
How community discernment can help women recognize their gifts.
My thing was always writing. After many years of writing and speaking on my own, I received a phone call from a leader within our larger church community.
Opinion | Pop Culture
Learning to Love My HatersSubscriber access only
How even the harshest criticism makes us better writers.
At first, I thought I agreed. Writing for the web, I know what it's like to be the receiving end of bizarrely personal, speculative, misogynist, ill-informed, and all-around angry comments.
Opinion | Discipleship
Who’s In Charge of the Christian Blogosphere?
The age of the Internet has birthed a crisis of authority, especially for women.
Winsome, relatable writing, good storytelling, and compelling life experiences are often as crucial to audience size—and therefore to authority—as theological teaching, presuppositions