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.
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.
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.
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:
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
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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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
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 | Pop Culture
'Atomic Blonde' Delivers Female Action Without An Action Hero
After seeing the new spy thriller, I still don't know what a female action hero looks like.
Laura Kenna has a PhD in American Studies and teaches on cultural criticism, film, and writing at Trinity Fellows Academy and blogs about popular culture at remotepossibilitiesblog
Reporting | Church
Forgive Us Our Debts: How Christian College Grads Pay the Price
Evangelical schools work to capture the real cost of student loans.
our choices to attend a private Christian college solely because of the financial hole it's put us in,” said Parker, who works full-time as a nanny because it pays more than writing or social
Reporting | Pop Culture
Making Music and Babies: Christian Singers Open Up About Motherhood
For artists like Kari Jobe and Audrey Assad, family comes first, but that doesn’t mean their careers go away.
and counsel. Still, that God-given confidence doesn't eliminate the practical struggles of raising a family while writing, recording, and touring. “While I
Opinion | Sexuality
Lent in the Shadow of Cancer
Three writers reflect on breast cancer, bodies, and resurrection hope.
finiteness. In what ways has your journey with cancer shaped your writing? Intense moments in life fuel all sorts of things, perhaps most especially writing. Anya
Opinion | Sexuality
Why Are Evangelical Women at Planned Parenthood?
What a recent Marie Claire report gets wrong—and right—about evangelicals and abortion.
graduation. After writing a blog post supporting Runkles, I received comments that were gracious and compassionate and others that turned my stomach.
Opinion | Discipleship
Why White-Centered Discipleship Hurts Us All
A vision for bringing racial equity to the spiritual training of women.
In my research for this piece, I reached out to numerous women of color to ask for their partnership in writing it only to be told over and over again, “Sorry, Helen, but I am done with the
Opinion | Family
When ‘You’re Pregnant’ Feels Like Bad News
How can the church help those who are grieving motherhood?
Parenthood left her “exhausted” and “bankrupt,” she says, and many readers agreed, writing in their own stories of regret over their decisions to have children.