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Jen Pollock Michel

Jen Pollock Michel

Jen Pollock Michel is the author of Teach Us to Want, Christianity Today's 2015 Book of the Year, which is also produced as an original video series by RightNow Media. Her forthcoming book on the longing for home is expected in early 2017. Jen speaks on topics of practical theology—though as an American expatriate living in Canada, she occasionally ends her sentences with “eh.” Wife and mother of five, Jen is an active member of Grace Toronto Church and enthusiastic supporter of HOPE International and Safe Families. She belongs to Redbud Writers Guild and INK. You can find more at www.jenpollockmichel.com or follow Jen on Twitter @jenpmichel.

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God Does Help Those Who Help Themselves

A look at poverty solutions that engage the poor.

Is This What Love Looks Like?

Parsing mixed messages about the heart of marriage.

Finding My Place in The Gospel Coalition

Where do women belong in complementarian organizations?

Patience Is an Offline Virtue

What I’m learning from Lent without 24/7 connectivity.

You're Not Too Busy for the Bible

It doesn't take a special kind of person to read the Scriptures daily.

How Abortion Stories Overtook Life Ethics

Anecdotes aren’t enough to determine morality.

When Childhood Has Become a Race

Goodbye busy summer, hello busy school year: What have we lost in the rush?

When Our Desires Disorient Us

Recognizing what we want allows us to stand exposed before God.

Jesus Never Said, 'Be True to Yourself'

So where does desire fit with God’s will?

Maybe Jesus Wants Us to Get Things Done

Discovering women’s place in the time management conversation.

This Is 40

My upcoming birthday has me already thinking of dying.

Redeeming the 'Do What You Love' Mantra

The good news for Christians: When work is worship, we get to love it all.

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.

Fellow Christians: I'm Rich and I'm Sorry

The church needs a more open conversation about wealth and stewardship—and not just for pastors.

A Rich Christian in the Age of Food Stamps

Why food insecurity is every evangelical’s concern.

The Misguided Theology of Kindness

Why George Saunders’s convocation speech misses the mark for Christians.

The Feel-Good Faith of Evangelicals

Are we really as “biblical” as we think we are?

The Double Shock of Unexpected Pregnancy

How faith meets this scary, stressful, but ultimately divine surprise.

Hashtags Won't Heal Us

Learning to lament in the 21st century.
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