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The 'Scandalous,' Nonsensical Portrayal of Christian Faith on TV

Scripted television still doesn’t get evangelicals.

Help Wanted: Coming-of-Age in a Recession Can Shake Our Faith

Millennials’ unstable careers and changing identities make it harder to see God’s direction.

I Love You And I Don't Care Who on Facebook Knows It

Guidelines for PDA in the digital age.

Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the Politics of Down Syndrome

Both the right and the left have more to learn.

Peeking into the Womb

A Christian response to advancing ultrasound technology.

Why We Need Paternity Leave

Having Dad take time off sets up a more balanced family life.

What Your Facebook Updates Say About You, Your Faith, and Your Mental Health

New study connects emotional wellbeing with churchy status updates.

'Crazy Talk': How We Characterize Mental Illness

Our careless language reinforces stigma.

Christians Can't Ignore the Uncomfortable Reality of Mental Illness

Our shallow responses send the message that our faith has no answer for this kind of suffering.

Picture This: A Closer Look at Mindy Kaling's Elle Cover

We need a more informed eye, rather than an impulse for outrage.

There's No Such Thing as a 'Boy Color' or 'Girl Color'

The short history of our blue-pink designations.

Is There a Christian Formula for Online Dating?

Trusting God after listing, praying, and searching the web for my Mr. Right.

The Divine Grace of the IRS

Seriously. God’s help comes from the weirdest places.

God Used Me to Stop a School Shooter

Antoinette Tuff, the steady voice who famously talked down an armed intruder, speaks out about her faith.

How I Stopped Being a Happiness Skeptic

Even our fleeting moments of bliss are worth celebrating.

Putting Our Womanhood to Work

Forget the stereotypes: Women get ahead by being themselves.

Does God Wish Adam Lanza Had Never Been Born?

After his father’s recent remarks, Christians are challenged to remember the value of every life.

Extroverts and Introverts in the Body of Christ

Learning from our obsession with personality types.

Can You Teach Modesty Without Body-Shaming?

Girls told to cover their "irresistible" bellies, boobs, and bodies.

Time's Breast-Feeding Cover Adds Fuel to the Mommy Wars

Why Christians, of all people, must call a truce and support moms—no matter their parenting style.

Amid Bribery Scandal, Wal-Mart Contest Attracts Christians

T. J. Foltz says his clean-water nonprofit works because 84 percent of Americans shop at the superstore chain.

It's Inevitable: We're Human, We're Christian, and We're Lonely

How an over-connected, over-independent culture keeps us from the intimacy we all crave.

The Women Who Sang Out for Civil Rights

The heroines of the movement followed a call to “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

Read, Write, Worship

Finding God between the lines of literature.

Why Do We Love to Hate Taylor Swift?

Sweet or sexualized, young female celebrities get subjected to constant criticism.

I'm Childless, Not Child-Incompetent

Healing the rift between parents and non-parents.

All Hail Maggie Smith

Finally, someone shows us how to age with dignity.

The View from the Religious Middle

How can we oppose injustice without acting like the sky is falling?

Changing Depictions, Changing Perceptions

Bridging the gap between female stereotypes and real women starts in our heads, not stock photography.

A Real Cause for Christian Outrage

Believers around the world are dying for their faith. Where’s the evangelical groundswell for them?

This Is 40

My upcoming birthday has me already thinking of dying.

The Book Thief: Being Human in the Midst of Inhumanity

A World War II film with an unexpected theme.

Rob Ford: The Good City's Bad Mayor

Toronto's tolerance gets tested by Ford's embarrassing antics.

Marriage in the Age of 'Conscious Uncoupling'

Five things Gwyneth Paltrow's announcement gets wrong about relationships.

Let's Not Bully Kids Into Belief

Sorry Glenn Beck, Christian children need room to grow.

The Awkward-but-Important HPV Vaccine Conversation

Why I changed my mind about vaccinating my kids—boys and girls.

Don't Blame Evangelicals for the Cult of the Virgin

As the saying goes, we didn’t start the fire.

The Most Influential Reformer You've Never Heard of

Hannah More shows us what happens when Christians focus on world-changing instead of in-fighting.

We Can't All Be Beautiful

Why does our obsession with self-acceptance focus so much on appearance?

If a Brand-New Christian Women's Conference Goes Viral, Then What?

The story behind the success of the IF: Gathering.

Hot Wives, the Harlem Shake, and Our Favorite Posts from 2013

Readers and writers pick the best of Her.meneutics.

Christine Caine: Trust God to Open Doors for Women

The Australian activist and speaker discusses women in church leadership.

Lamenting My Prejudice Against Beautiful Women

When did I absorb the belief that being feminine means being shallow?

My Calling as a Female Breadwinner

Sometimes Christian women can’t help breaking traditional gender roles.

The Best of Her.meneutics 2012: Writers' Choice

The posts that wowed our regular contributors.

Jesus Loves Miley Cyrus

Everyone’s shocked and offended over her VMA performance. As Christians, we can offer another response.

Sex and the Single Olympian: Lolo Jones Talks about Her Virginity

The world-class runner shows that virginity isn't just for nerdy 18-year-olds—and that following God's plan for sexuality can be really hard.

Why Women Are Obsessed with Pinterest

The spirituality of the booming online "self-expression engine."

Enough About the B-Word

Sorry Beyonce and Sheryl Sandberg, we’ve got bigger problems than “bossy.”

The Christian F-Word

Letting go of our outdated fear of feminism.

Why I'll Accept Your Imperfect Apology

Alan Chambers, Paula Deen, and a Christian response to contrition.

Heal Me—Body, Mind, and Soul

Our need for a more robust Christian theology of medicine.

Let Advent Break Your Heart

Pausing in the pregnant darkness of “Come, Lord Jesus.”

Making Ourselves the Strangers

For the sake of reconciliation, Christians might seek out the experience of being a minority.

The Poor Shall Inherit the Boards

Calling for more economic diversity in church leadership.

Why MLK Still Matters

Evangelicals share how the civil rights leader continues to inspire them as Christians.

We're Not 'Too Fat' for Pictures

On being remembered for how we loved, not how much we weighed.

Let Them Eat Dirt

Undoing the guilt, delusion, and obsession of today’s parents.

When Parenting Gets Lost in the Details

In a wave of books for modern moms, Gloria Furman’s gospel meditations offer a simple goal.

Advice to Women: Marry an Evangelist

Has scriptural instruction become merely optional in our marriages?

Aged Out of Church

Even in our congregations, midlife has become a joke.

Raised in a Christian Cult

‘Girl at the End of the World’ adds to an important line of ex-fundamentalist survivor stories.

The Unfortunate Art of Female Self-Sabotage

How women inadvertently undermine their own success.

Sizing Ourselves Up

For women, arbitrary clothing sizes further distort our body image.

In Jesus' Name, We Play

Kids and adults alike need the freedom to do what they love.

Keeping the Christmas In Christmas

It’s not holiday celebrations that need toning down; it’s the rest of the year.

Is Valentine's Day a Lose-Lose Holiday?

The single and dating come together to try to redeem the commercialized extravaganza.

The Normal, Drama-Free, Totally-Healthy Christian Homeschool Movement

In a culture that loves shock value, typical evangelicalism rarely makes news.

Lee Grady Opens the Door for Women

The 'Charisma' editor says today's women should stop waiting for Prince Charming and get out into the mission field.

Lent Isn't Just About You

Why one Catholic writer went on a mission to do more than self-improve.

C.S. Lewis's Pen Pal, Kathy Keller

Keller's childhood correspondence with the revered author led her to Christian faith.

Beyoncé Vs. the Bible

Was her sexy Grammy performance with Jay-Z actually good for marriage?

The Double-Edged Sword of Being a Female Bible Scholar

Wheaton's Lynn Cohick: ‘Don’t let people box you in’

Blame-Shifting Away Our Sin

Our culture’s repeated cry that “it's not our fault” minimizes our understanding of the Cross.
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