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Jen Pollock Michel

Jen Pollock Michel

Jen Pollock Michel is a writer and speaker who lives with her husband and five children in Toronto. In August 2014, she's publishing her first book entitled, Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition, and the Life of Faith (InterVarsity Press). Jen also writes regularly for Today in the Word, a monthly devotional published by The Moody Bible Institute, and serves on staff at Grace Toronto Church. She earned her B.A. in French from Wheaton College and her M.A. in Literature from Northwestern University. You can follow Jen on Twitter at @jenpmichel and find her at www.jenpollockmichel.com.

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.

The Real Value of a College Education

Why Christians might challenge the view of college as an investment

Who Speaks for Complementarian Christians?

For me, it's not the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. It's the local church.

Thou Shall Have More Kids

In defense of bigger families and smaller budgets.

Virginity Isn't Our Holy Grail

Grace keeps us all from being 'damaged goods.'

Being Skinny Is Not a Christian Virtue

Finding the right motivations for caring for our bodies.
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